The Crown, National Treasure, The Night Manager and David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II all picked up a brace of awards at the BAFTA Craft Awards, which ran Monday morning (NZ time), ahead of the TV-friendly front of camera gongs, which run 14 May.
The Crown took the awards for Costume Design and Special, Visual & Graphic Effects. The much-praised but under-awarded The Night Manager took Editing: Fiction and Sound: Fiction. National Treasure won for Director: Fiction and Original Music. Planet Earth II (Cities) left with the Photography: Factual and Sound Factual awards.
Another production featuring Attenborough David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive took the Digital Creativity gong.
Happy Valley lead and writer Sally Wainwright (pictured, top) took her fifth BAFTA award, her third for writing.
While the vast majority of the gongs went to BBC productions, Netflix continued its recent habit of disrupting award bashes as well as business models, with its wins for The Crown and Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, for which Tanya Lodge took the Make Up & Hair Design gong.
The BAFTA Craft Awards winners were:
Props Master Bobby Warans
Mahalia Belo (Director), Ellen, Touchpaper Television/Channel 4
Michele Clapton, The Crown, Left Bank Pictures/Netflix
Alchemy Vr, Atlantic Digital, David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive, Atlantic Productions/BBC One
James Bluemel, Exodus: Our Journey To Europe, Keo Films/BBC Two
Director: Fiction Sponsored By 3 Mills Studios
Marc Munden, National Treasure, The Forge/Channel 4
Chris Power, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV Studios/Mitre Television/ITV
Andy Worboys, Hillsborough, Very Much So Productions/BBC Two
Ben Lester, The Night Manager, The Ink Factory/Demarest/Character Seven/BBC One
Entertainment Craft Team
Bernie Davis, David Cole, Kevin Duff, Patrick Doherty, Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2016, BBC Studios/BBC One
Make Up & Hair Design
Tanya Lodge, San Junipero (Black Mirror), House Of Tomorrow/Netflix
Cristobal Tapia De Veer, National Treasure, The Forge/Channel 4
John Aitchison, Rob Whitworth, Mark Macewen, Planet Earth II (Cities), BBC
Photography & Lighting: Fiction
James Friend, Rillington Place, BBC Studios/Bandit Television/BBC One
Production Design Sponsored By Microsoft
Chris Roope, War & Peace, BBC Studios/BBC Wales/Lookout Point/TWC/BBC One
Graham Wild, Kate Hopkins, Tim Owens, Planet Earth II (Cities), BBC Studios/BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One
Aitor Berenguer, Howard Bargroff, Alex Sawyer, Adam Armitage, The Night Manager – The Ink Factory/Demarest/Character Seven/BBC One
Special, Visual & Graphic Effects
One Of Us, Molinare, The Crown – Left Bank Pictures/Netflix
Real Sfx, Milk Vfx, Kevin Horsewood Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, Hartswood Films/BBC One
Titles & Graphic Identity
Richard Norley, Lee Jacobs, Callum O’Reilly, Paralympics 2016, Sunset + Vine/Channel 4
Stefan Golaszewski, Mum, Big Talk Productions/BBC Two
Sally Wainwright, Happy Valley, Red Production Company/BBC One