The BAFTA's aren't over yet! Last night marked the annual British Academy Television Craft Awards and boy was it a good one! We love getting together to truly admire the pure talent we have in this country. Although the award ceremony isn't as talked about as the main BAFTA's it is still just as important. Without the amazing behind-the-scenes talent, these shows wouldn't be able to be created for us to enjoy. From costume to visual effects, the ceremony celebrated the very best working in British television.
The big winner of the night is the very popular Game of Thrones, winning three awards including the Special Award. The pure skill that has gone into the whole series, creating the costumes, the set, the sound, the visual effects is truly amazing. Everything is made by skilled craftsmen and these beautiful details are what really add to the authenticity of the show, immersing us deeper into its world.
Although the story was written by an American, the production of the show is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The sheer size it has grown to since season one has helped the local economy with employment and tourism and it has also inspired many more people to want to be a part of the industry. We should be proud as British people that we are seen as some of the best creatives in the world, "nowhere else would have been able to deal with the amount of detail or historical references".
Game of Thrones has made waves not only in television but also in Britain and that is why it truly deserves the BAFTA Special Award.
If you didn't catch the ceremony you can find it on the BAFTA website and on YouTube, but for now here are the rest of the awards for our amazing British talent behind-the-scenes!
SPECIAL AWARD :
GAME OF THRONES
DAISY MAY COOPER (Writer), CHARLIE COOPER (Writer) This Country – BBC Studios / BBC Three
MICHELE CLAPTON Game of Thrones – HBO Programming / Bighead, Littlehead / Television 360 / Startling Television / Sky Atlantic
CHARLIE RUSSELL Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me – Raw TV / BBC Two
PHILIPPA LOWTHORPE Three Girls – BBC Studios / Studio Lambert / BBC One
JULIA KNOWLES World War One Remembered: Passchendaele – BBC Studios / BBC One
WILL GRAYBURN Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me – Raw TV / BBC Two
ÚNA NÍ DHONGHAÍLE Three Girls – BBC Studios / Studio Lambert / BBC One
ENTERTAINMENT CRAFT TEAM:
NIGEL CATMUR, DAVID COLE, KATE DAWKINS, KEVIN DUFF World War One Remembered: Passchendaele – BBC Studios / BBC Two
MAKE UP & HAIR DESIGN:
JAN ARCHIBALD, ERIKA ÖKVIST, AUDREY DOYLE Taboo – Scott Free London / Hardy Son & Baker / BBC One
JOCELYN POOK King Charles III – Drama Republic / BBC Two
CAMERA TEAM Blue Planet II (One Ocean) – BBC Studios / BBC Natural History Unit / BBC Worldwide / Open University / WDR / BBC America / Tencent / France Televisions / CCTV9 / BBC One
PHOTOGRAPHY & LIGHTING: FICTION
ADRIANO GOLDMAN The Crown (Episode 4) – Left Bank Pictures / Netflix
DEBORAH RILEY, ROB CAMERON Game of Thrones – HBO Programming / Bighead, Littlehead / Television 360 / Startling Television / Sky Atlantic
GRAHAM WILD, TIM OWENS, KATE HOPKINS Blue Planet II (Coral Reefs) – BBC Studios / BBC Natural History Unit / BBC Worldwide / Open University / WDR / BBC America / Tencent / France Televisions / CCTV9 / BBC One
SOUND TEAM The Crown – Left Bank Pictures / Netflix
SPECIAL, VISUAL & GRAPHIC EFFECTS:
DNEG TV, JEAN-CLEMENT SORET, RUSSELL MCLEAN Metalhead (Black Mirror) – House of Tomorrow / Netflix
TITLES & GRAPHIC IDENTITY:
WILLIAM BARTLETT SS-GB – Sid Gentle Films / BBC One
STEVE PEMBERTON, REECE SHEARSMITH Inside No. 9 – BBC Studios / BBC Two
NICOLE TAYLOR Three Girls – BBC Studios / Studio Lambert / BBC One
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