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"The Crown," "National Treasure," "The Night Manager," "Planet Earth II" Earn 2 BAFTAs Apiece
A scene from "The Crown" (courtesy of Netflix)
  • LONDON
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the winners of tonight’s British Academy Television Craft Awards, celebrating the very best behind-the-scenes talent in 2016. 
 
Four programs won two BAFTAs each. Historical drama The Crown, starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, was successful in Costume Design and Special, Visual & Graphic Effects. Espionage thriller The Night Manager, adapted from John le Carré’s novel, won in Editing: Fiction and Sound: Fiction. National Treasure won for Director: Fiction and Original Music. Planet Earth II (Cities) received the Photography: Factual and Sound Factual awards.
 
Further cementing her status as one of the UK’s foremost writers, Sally Wainwright won Writer: Drama for Happy Valley, her third BAFTA to date in this category and her fifth overall. In Writer: Comedy, Stefan Golaszewski took home the second BAFTA of his career, for Mum.
 
James Friend won the BAFTA for Photography & Lighting: Fiction for Rillington Place. Tanya Lodge won Make Up & Hair Design for San Junipero (Black Mirror) and Chris Roope fought off stiff competition in Production Design, winning for War & Peace.   
 
BAFTA continues to shine a spotlight on the very best emerging talent in the industry with its Breakthrough Talent category, won this year by director Mahalia Belo for Ellen.
 
The award for Digital Creativity, which rewards excellence and innovation through a multi-platform television experience, was won by David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive, while the BAFTA for Titles & Graphic Identity went to Paralympics 2016. The award for Entertainment Craft Team was presented to the BBC Studios team for Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2016, which paid tribute to victims of war and conflict.
 
First-time winners included Andy Worboys in Editing: Factual for Hillsborough, James Bluemel in Director: Factual for Exodus: Our Journey to Europe, and Chris Power in Director: Multi-Camera for Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, the show’s sixth BAFTA in four years.
 
Industry-renowned prop master Bobby Warans was presented with the BAFTA Special Award for his outstanding contribution to the industry. In a craft that is thoroughly integral to the success of a show, Warans has worked on nearly 100 of the best-loved British television programs of the past 40 years, spanning a number of genres including live events, entertainment, talk shows, sitcoms and comedy sketch shows including Absolutely Fabulous, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Episodes, French and Saunders, Harry Hill’s TV Burp, The Morecambe and Wise Show, Noel’s House Party, Strictly Come Dancing and The Two Ronnies. The award was presented to him by Paul Merton.

The ceremony was hosted by Stephen Mangan at The Brewery, City of London, where presenters included Adeel Akhtar, Ross Kemp, Naga Munchetty, Joel Dommett, Wunmi Mosaku and Joan Bakewell.

Here’s a full rundown of winners:
 
SPECIAL AWARD
Bobby Warans
 
BREAKTHROUGH TALENT 
MAHALIA BELO (Director) Ellen – Touchpaper Television/Channel 4 
 
COSTUME DESIGN 
MICHELE CLAPTON The Crown – Left Bank Pictures/Netflix

DIGITAL CREATIVITY
ALCHEMY VR, ATLANTIC DIGITAL David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive – Atlantic Productions/BBC One

DIRECTOR: FACTUAL
JAMES BLUEMEL Exodus: Our Journey to Europe – KEO Films/BBC Two

DIRECTOR: FICTION
MARC MUNDEN National Treasure – The Forge/Channel 4

DIRECTOR: MULTI-CAMERA
CHRIS POWER Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – ITV Studios/Mitre Television/ITV

EDITING: FACTUAL 
ANDY WORBOYS Hillsborough – Very Much So Productions/BBC Two 
 
EDITING: FICTION
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
 
ORIGINAL MUSIC 
CRISTOBAL TAPIA DE VEER National Treasure – The Forge/Channel 4 
 
PHOTOGRAPHY: FACTUAL
JOHN AITCHISON, ROB WHITWORTH, MARK MACEWEN Planet Earth II (Cities) – BBC Studios/BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One
 
PHOTOGRAPHY & LIGHTING: FICTION
JAMES FRIEND Rillington Place – BBC Studios/Bandit Television/BBC One
 
PRODUCTION DESIGN
CHRIS ROOPE War & Peace – BBC Studios/BBC Wales/Lookout Point/TWC/BBC One
 
SOUND: FACTUAL
GRAHAM WILD, KATE HOPKINS, TIM OWENS Planet Earth II (Cities) – BBC Studios/BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One
 
SOUND: FICTION
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
 
TITLES & GRAPHIC IDENTITY
RICHARD NORLEY, LEE JACOBS, CALLUM O’REILLY Paralympics 2016 – Sunset + Vine/Channel 4
 
WRITER: COMEDY
STEFAN GOLASZEWSKI Mum – Big Talk Productions/BBC Two 
 
WRITER: DRAMA
SALLY WAINWRIGHT Happy Valley – Red Production Company/BBC One

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