BAFTA reveals 2018 Television Craft Award winners

Five programmes won two accolades each, while Game of Thrones also bagged the BAFTA Special Award
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BAFTA has announced the winners of this year’s British Academy Television Craft Awards, with five programmes; Blue Planet II, Chris Packham: Asperger’s and me, Game of Thrones, The Crown, and World War One Remembered: Passchendaele each picking up two accolades.

Three Girls, the drama based on true-life events in Rochdale, won three awards: Philippa Lowthorpe was awarded in the Director: Fiction category, the second BAFTA of her career. Úna Ní Dhonghaíle received the BAFTA for Editing: Fiction and Nicole Taylor was recognised in the Writer: Drama category.

Two episodes of Blue Planet II were recognised. Graham Wild, Tim Owens and Kate Hopkins, the sound team behind the episode ‘Coral Reefs’, received the award for Sound: Factual; and the camera team for ‘One Ocean’ took home the BAFTA for Photography: Factual.

The BBC documentary Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me received awards for Charlie Russell for Director: Factual and Will Grayburn for Editing: Factual.

Game of Thrones received its first BAFTAs: in the Costume Design category for Michele Clapton and in the Production Design category for Deborah Riley and Rob Cameron. While The Crown was recognised in the Sound: Fiction category and director of photography Adriano Goldman received the award for Photography and Lighting: Fiction.

The teams behind World War One Remembered: Passchendaele, the commemorations marking the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, were awarded the BAFTA for Entertainment Craft Team and director Julia Knowles received the award for Director: Multi-Camera.

The award for Breakthrough Talent was awarded to writers (and BAFTA Breakthrough Brits) Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper for their comedy series This Country.

Television dramas dominated the remaining categories, while Game of Thrones was also presented with the BAFTA Special Award in addition to its two competitive award wins.

The British Academy Television Craft Awards were streamed live for the first time on BAFTA’s Twitter and YouTube channels.

The full list of winners can be viewed here.

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