‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Human Planet’ won big at BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2011

‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Human Planet’ led the way at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards last night (08.05.11).

The ITV1 period drama – which documents the running of a huge country mansion in the early 20th century – and the BBC One series picked up two accolades each at the prestigious ceremony at London’s The Brewery venue, which celebrates the behind-the-camera skills involved in television production.
‘Downton Abbey’ won best fiction director and an award for sound while ‘Human Planet’ was recognised in the categories for factual editing and factual photography.

The special award went to BBC Two’s ‘Springwatch’ for its “outstanding creative and technical teamwork” while ‘Coronation Street’ director Tony Prescott picked up the multi-camera director award for his work on the show’s 50th anniversary hour-long live episode.
E4 show ‘Misfits’ picked up the gong for best production design while Channel 4’s ‘This Is England’ won the best make-up and hair prize.
Other winners at the awards included Channel 4 four-parter ‘Any Human Heart’ – starring Matthew Macfadyen and Jim Broadbent – BBC One’s ‘Merlin’, ITV1’s ‘The Cube’ and new BBC Two romantic drama ‘Worried About the Boy’, depicting the early days of Culture Club.

Full list of award winners at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2011

SPECIAL AWARD
‘Springwatch’

BREAK-THROUGH TALENT sponsored by The Farm
Jon Brown (writer) – ‘Mongrels’
BBC Three/BBC Productions

COSTUME DESIGN sponsored by Swarovski
Annie Symons – ‘Worried About the Boy’
BBC Two/Red Production Company

DIGITAL CREATIVITY
Nick Hall, Luc Houselander, Simon Brickle, Jody Smith – ‘The Million Pound Drop Live’
Channel 4/Endemol/Monterosa

DIRECTOR: FACTUAL sponsored by ProductionBase
Dan Reed – ‘Dispatches: The Battle for Haiti’
Channel 4/Quicksilver Media

DIRECTOR: FICTION sponsored by ProductionBase
Brian Percival – ‘Downton Abbey’
ITV1/Carnival Films

DIRECTOR: MULTI-CAMERA
Tony Prescott – ‘Coronation Street’ (live episode)
ITV1/ITV Studios

EDITING: FACTUAL
Jason Savage – ‘Human Planet (Arctic)’
BBC One/BBC Wales/BBC Bristol

EDITING: FICTION
Charlie Phillips – ‘Sherlock (A Study In Pink)’
BBC One/Hartswood Films

ENTERTAINMENT CRAFT TEAM sponsored by HotCam
Barry Osment, Nick Foster, Peter Johnston, Julian Healy – ‘The Cube’
ITV1/Objective Productions

MAKE UP & HAIR DESIGN sponsored by MAC
Catherine Scoble – ‘This Is England ’86’
Channel 4/Warp Films

ORIGINAL MUSIC
Dan Jones – ‘Any Human Heart’
Channel 4/Carnival Films

PHOTOGRAPHY: FACTUAL
Will Edwards, Doug Allan, Matt Norman – ‘Human Planet (Arctic)’
BBC One/BBC Wales/BBC Bristol

PHOTOGRAPHY & LIGHTING: FICTION
Alan Almond – ‘South Riding’
BBC One/BBC Productions/Masterpiece

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Tom Bowyer – ‘Misfits’
E4/Clerkenwell Films

SOUND: FACTUAL
Paul Paragon, Jez Spencer, Mike Hatch – ‘Elgar: The Man Behind the Mask’
BBC Four/Crux Productions/Prospect Pictures

SOUND: FICTION
Nigel Heath, Alex Sawyer, Adam Armitage, Mark Holding – Downton Abbey
ITV1/Carnival Films

VISUAL EFFECTS
The Mill – ‘Merlin’
BBC One/Shine Productions/BBC Wales

WRITER
Peter Bowker – ‘Eric and Ernie’
BBC Two/BBC Wales/Blue Door Adventures