Distinguished camera-work in current war zones was honoured at the Guild of Television Cameramen’s 42nd Awards of Camera Excellence on Sunday May 18. The awards were presented at The Great Barn in Upper Aynho, Oxfordshire. Guest of Honour, Jeremy Thompson, news-presenter and anchor of Sky News at Five, spoke about the contribution of cameramen in television.

Darren Conway OBE was honoured for his film 'Saving Syria’s Children' and the memory of Mick Deane, a Sky News cameraman who was tragically shot and killed whilst filming in Cairo last August. Mick Deane's widow Daniela and sons Patrick and Ben were there to receive a posthumous award for his Special Contribution to Television News. Jeremy Thompson paid a moving tribute to his colleague.

TiCA, the Guild's highest award, was presented to Dominic Jackson for his outstanding Steadicam work.
Other awards went to:

Death Comes To Pemberley, BBC 1. Steve Lawes, Director of Photography.

Jonathan Ross Music Sequences, ITV 1. Nat Hill, Dave Emery, Rob Allen and Mark Marvin.

Hebrides - Islands on the Edge. BBC 2. Camera team led by John and Mary-Lou Aitchinson.

Bill Bailey’s Jungle Hero: Alfred Wallace’s Study of Evolution in the Far East, BBC 2. Toby Strong, Lighting Cameraman.

How To Win The Grand National, C4. Simon Reay, James Aldred and Rupert Binsley, Directors of Photography.

D-Day: The Last Heroes, BBC 1. Neville Kidd, Director of Photography.

Game of Thrones, HBO/Sky Atlantic. Sam McCurdy BSC, Director of Photography.

Eurovision Song Contest 2013, Sweden. Per Olof Lantto, Camera Supervisor.

Africa, BBC 1. The whole camera team.

Peaky Blinders, BBC 2. George Steel, Director of Photography.

Alan Carr, Chatty Man, music sequences, ITV 1. Nat Hill, Dave Emery, Rob Allen, Steve Inchmore, Gemma Partridge and Pat Mehanna.

Penguins - Spy In The Huddle, BBC 1. John Downer Productions: The complete camera team.

The ITV London Studios, complete output; ITV. The camera department.

X-Factor Final 2013, ITV 1. Rob Sargent, Camera Supervisor.

Paul Hollywood’s Bread, BBC 2. Andrew Smith, Director of Photography.
GTC Seal of Approval: GoPro 3 Hero Black Edition camera.

GTC Seal of Approval: Sony PMW-F5  camera.
Mike Baldock Award: Stuart McKears.

Honorary Membership: Perry Mitchell.

About the Guild of Television Cameramen
The Guild of Television Cameramen (www.gtc.org.uk) is an independent non-profit-making international organisation that cares about television camerawork and the people who make it their craft. The GTC has over 1,000 members, in the UK, Europe, Australia, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the USA. The majority work in aspects of television ranging from production through documentary and drama, live events, news and current affairs, sports and light entertainment, to corporate video.

Run by a council of volunteer television professionals, the GTC is financed by subscription from its members as well as sponsorship from equipment manufacturers and suppliers. As a result, the GTC offers a channel for manufacturers to consult with working cameramen when designing new equipment. GTC membership is open to anyone employed in single or multi-camera television operations or in any associated occupation.