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BAFTA Winners Announced in London during ceremony at The Royal Festival Hall in London, 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards, Oppenheimer wins seven BAFTAs.

London – The winners of the 2024 EE BAFTA Awards (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Film Awards) were announced tonight in a ceremony hosted by David Tennant at The Royal Festival Hall in London and broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer. The EE BAFTAs celebrate the very best in film of the past year.

The winners of the 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards have been announced and are as follows.

  • Oppenheimer wins seven BAFTAs, including Best Film and Director
  • Poor Things wins five BAFTAs
  • The Zone of Interest wins three BAFTAs
  • Emma Stone wins Leading Actress for Poor Things
  • Cillian Murphy wins Leading Actor for Oppenheimer
  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph wins Supporting Actress for The Holdovers
  • Robert Downey Jr. wins Supporting Actor for Oppenheimer
  • Earth Mama wins Outstanding Debut
  • Samantha Morton receives the BAFTA Fellowship
  • June Givanni receives the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award
  • Mia McKenna-Bruce wins the EE Rising Star Award

Oppenheimer won seven BAFTAs: Best Film; Director for Christopher Nolan; Leading Actor for Cillian Murphy; Supporting Actor for Robert Downey Jr.; Cinematography; Editing, and Original Score.

Poor Things won five BAFTAs: Leading Actress for Emma Stone; Costume, Make Up & Hair, Production Design and Special Visual Effects.

The Zone of Interest won three BAFTAs:  Outstanding British Film, Film Not in the English Language, and Sound. 

The Holdovers won two categories: Supporting Actress for Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Casting.

Anatomy of a Fall won Original Screenplay.

American Fiction won Adapted Screenplay.

Earth Mama won Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.

20 Days in Mariupol won Documentary.

he Boy and the Heron won Animated Film.

Jellyfish and Lobster won the British Short Film award; while the BAFTA for British Short Animation was won by Crab Day.

June Givanni was presented with the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award.

The BAFTA Fellowship was presented to actress and director Samantha Morton. The Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA in recognition of an individual’s outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games across their career.

The EE Rising Star Award, the only award voted for by the public, went to Mia McKenna-Bruce.

This marks a first BAFTA Director win for Christopher Nolan, and first time Film Awards nomination and win for Cillian Murphy and Da’Vine Joy Randolph. 

The Zone of Interest is the first film to win both the Outstanding British Film and Film Not in the English Language categories.

All winners were in attendance and accepted their awards on stage, with the exception of Animated Film.

The ceremony included a performance by Sophie Ellis-Bextor of Murder on the Dancefloor. Hannah Waddingham performed a solo rendition of Time After Time as part of the In Memorium, honouring those in the film industry who have sadly passed away in the last 12 months.

BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts – is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For more, visit www.bafta.org. BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).

Sophie Ellis-Bextor to perform iconic hit “Murder on the Dancefloor” from Saltburn at the 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards.

British singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor will perform at the 2024 EE BAFTA Film AwardsBritain’s biggest film night to air on Sunday 18 February 2024 on BBC One and iPlayer and Britbox International.

London –  BAFTA today announces that iconic British singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor, will perform her 2001 smash-hit “Murder on the Dancefloor” at the 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards.

“Murder on the Dancefloor” as featured in British film Saltburn written, directed and produced by Emerald Fennell became one of the most talked about moments in cinema this year and a viral sensation, taking the song back into the international music charts 22 years after the first release of the song.

The pop dancefloor classic has seen a huge resurgence – old and new fans are streaming the track which is being used as a trending audio for millions of videos on Instagram and TikTok, and continues to mark new achievements on Spotify, YouTube and TikTok globally alongside newfound success in America, where it entered the Billboard Top 100 for the first time and continues to climb.

The UK’S biggest night in film hosted by David Tennant takes place at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on 18 February where Sophie Ellis-Bextor will take to the stage to perform live during the ceremony. Offering audiences at home an unmissable night of entertainment the 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards will broadcast on BBC One, and iPlayer, and on BritBox International in USA, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and South Africa, as well as BBC Australia and Britbox in Australia, NOVA Bulgaria, NOVA Greece, Turner Spain, and Canal Plus. With more territories to be confirmed. 

Other musical acts, to be announced.

Follow the action via #EEBAFTAs.

About BAFTA

BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts – is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For more, visit www.bafta.org. BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).

Nominations Announced for the 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards.

Winners will be announced on Sunday 18 February on BBC1 and iPlayer and @BAFTA

London, 18 January 2024, 12.20pm GMT: BAFTA today announces the nominations for the 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards, celebrating the very best in film over the past year. A total of 38 films received nominations today. .

The ten films with the most nominations are:

  • 13 nominations for Oppenheimer
  • 11 nominations for Poor Things
  • Nine nominations for Killers of the Flower Moon and The Zone of Interest
  • Seven nominations for Anatomy of a FallThe Holdovers and Maestro
  • Six nominations for All of Us Strangers
  • Five nominations for Barbie and Saltburn

The following films also nominated include:

  • Four nominations for Napoleon
  • Three nominations for How to Have Sex and Past Lives
  • Two nominations for 20 Days in Mariupol, The Color Purple, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Rye Lane and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • One nomination for each of the following: American Fiction, American Symphony, Beyond Utopia, Blue Bag Life, Bobi Wine: The People’s President, The Boy And The Heron, Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, The Creator, Earth Mama, Elemental, Ferrari, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Is There Anybody Out There? The Old Oak, Rustin, Scrapper, Society of the Snow, Still: A Michael J Fox Movie, Wham! and Wonka

·       The following British shorts were nominated: Crab Day, Visible Mending, Wild Summon, Festival of Slaps, Gorka, Jellyfish and Lobster, Such A Lovely Day, and Yellow

11 out of 23 nominees in the performance categories have received their first BAFTA Film nomination, including Sandra Hüller (Anatomy of a Fall and The Zone of Interest), Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer), Fantasia Barrino and Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple), Colman Domingo (Rustin), Paul Giamatti, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Dominic Sessa (The Holdovers), Jacob Elordi (Saltburn), Vivian Oparah (Rye Lane), and Teo Yoo (Past Lives).

Alongside this year’s EE Rising Star nominee Jacob Elordi, six former EE Rising Stars are nominated: Emily Blunt (2007), Carey Mulligan (2010), Cillian Murphy (2007), Emma Stone (2011), Margot Robbie (2015) and Barry Keoghan (2019).

In the Best Director category, four of the six are first-time Director nominees: Jonathan Glazer (The Zone of Interest), Andrew Haigh (All of Us Strangers), Alexander Payne (The Holdovers), andJustine Triet (Anatomy of a Fall). None of the Director nominees are previous winners in this category.

Three directors in the 2023-4 BAFTA Breakthrough cohort are nominated in addition to Vivian Oparah. Raine Allen-Miller (Rye Lane) and Charlotte Regan (Scrapper) in Outstanding British Film, and Ella Glendining (Is Anybody Out There?) in Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.

Jane Millichip, CEO of BAFTA, said: “The 38 films nominated by BAFTA voters today span an extraordinary range of genres and stories.  The field this year is incredibly strong. More films were entered, making the selection process particularly tough for our voting members. The films and talented people nominated represent some of the most talked about films of the year, the most critically acclaimed, and films yet to be released and discovered by audiences. With a month to go until the EE BAFTAs on 18 February, we encourage film fans everywhere to watch as many nominated films as possible and find out more about the people who make them by listening to our new official podcast, Countdown to the BAFTAs, which is available widely on podcast platforms from today.”  

Sara Putt, Chair of BAFTA, said“BAFTA’s mission is to celebrate best in British and global filmmaking so we are delighted to showcase 38 extraordinary films in this year’s EE BAFTA Film Award 2024 nominations. BAFTA film voters are creatives, practitioners and film experts who represent all corners of the British and global film industry and they have been voting in their thousands having watched more hours of filmmaking than ever before. There are so many talented people both in front of, and behind the camera involved in bringing every BAFTA-nominated film to life and we look forward with excitement to celebrating their skill and creativity at the EE BAFTAs on 18 February.”

Anna Higgs, Chair of BAFTA Film Committee: “It has been an outstanding year for filmmaking as represented by the 38 films nominated today.  They showcase ambitious, creative and hugely impressive voices from independent British debuts to global blockbusters.  From complex moral issues through to joyful journeys of self-discovery, they all ultimately explore human connection.  Which is why we go to the cinema: to be transported into new worlds, to laugh, cry, to be entertained and to be challenged.  The films nominated today deliver all that and more – we hope people up and down the country, and around the world, are inspired to watch them. Congratulations to all the nominees.”

The nominees for the EE Rising Star Award were announced on 10 January as Phoebe Dynevor, Ayo Edebiri, Jacob Elordi, Mia McKenna-Bruce, and Sophie Wilde. It is the only award voted for by the British public and it is presented annually to a performer who has demonstrated exceptional talent early in their careers.  Voting is now open at ee.co.uk/bafta.

Actors Naomi Ackie and Kingsley Ben-Adir announced the nominations via a live broadcast from BAFTA 195 Piccadilly in London earlier today.

The winners will be announced on 18 February from the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London, as part of an unmissable celebration of film hosted by David Tennant.     

The EE BAFTA Film Awards will be broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK, on BritBox International in USA, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and South Africa, as well as BBC Australia and Britbox in Australia, NOVA Bulgaria, NOVA Greece, Turner Spain, and Canal Plus. With more territories to be confirmed.

The EE BAFTA Film Awards voting takes place over three rounds: Longlisting, Nominations and Winners, by BAFTA’s global voting membership, comprising over 7,800 creatives and film industry practitioners.

  • BAFTA announced the longlists of films and talent (culmination of Round One voting which began on 8 December 2023) to 29 December 2024, here.
  • Round Two voting determines the nominations, unveiled today.
  • The final, third voting round opens tomorrow, 19 January, to determine the winners.
  • Round Three is voted for by the full film voting BAFTA membership, and its opt-in chapters or juries.

Countdown to the BAFTAs is a new 10-part podcast series providing a deep dive into the 10 longlisted films in contention for Best Film, through exclusive interviews with the producers who brought them to life. The nominated Best Films are available widely today: http://podfollow.com/countdown-to-the-baftas

BAFTA Breakthrough is the charity’s flagship talent scheme, now in its 11th year. BAFTA Breakthrough UK showcases and supports the next generation of creative talent working in British film, games and television, identifying excellent individuals who have had a breakthrough year in the industry.

About BAFTA

BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts – is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For more, visit www.bafta.org. BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).

About EE

EE runs the UK’s biggest and fastest mobile network, offering superfast connections in more places than any other operator. EE brought the first 4G network to the UK in October 2012 and launched the UK’s first 5G network in May 2019.

EE has received extensive independent recognition, including being named the UK’s no.1 5G network by RootMetrics® in 2020 and being named the UK’s best network every year since 2014 for the following awards: The Mobile Choice Awards, The Mobile Industry Awards and by RootMetrics®.

As well as offering mobile services to consumers and small and medium businesses, EE also provides home and business broadband using both 4G and fixed line connections.

EE is committed to being number one for service in the industry and has nearly 600 shops across the UK. EE remains the only mobile provider to answer 100% of customer calls in the UK and Ireland and was recognised as the UK’s Best Large Contact Centre by the UK Customer Experience Awards 2018 and Welsh Contact Centre Awards 2019. EE was awarded The Sunday Times’ Best 100 Companies to Work for in 2018 and 2019, as well as being named Best Employer 2018 by the European Contact Centre & Customer Service awards.

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Penélope Cruz shares insights from her acting career for BAFTA’s A Life in Pictures.

BAFTA: A LIFE IN PICTURES: PENÉLOPE CRUZ

London – Monday 4 December: Earlier this evening BAFTA hosted a career retrospective with award-winning actor Penélope Cruz. In an in-depth discussion with Mariayah Kaderbhai, Head of Programmes at BAFTA, Penélope Cruz reflected on her varied, award-winning filmography, including her forthcoming film Ferrari, directed by Michael Mann.

Six of Cruz’s films were explored as part of the event, including Don’t Move (2004), Volver (2006), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008),  Official Competition (2021), Parallel Mothers (2021), and Ferrari (2023). 

A BAFTA and Academy Award winner for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, as well as a BAFTA and three-time Academy Award nominee throughout her filmography, Penélope Cruz has proven herself to be one of the industry’s most accomplished performers, lending her talents to an array of revered films and becoming the first actress from Spain to be nominated for and win an Academy Award. Past credits include Don’t MoveVolver, and Nine.

In 2021, she starred in Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers, which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 2021 Venice Film Festival. In 2022, Cruz partnered with The MediaPro Studio to launch her production company Moonlyon, which will produce premium non-fiction and dramatic content. Up next, she will star alongside Adam Driver and Shailene Woodley in Michael Mann’s Ferrari

BAFTA: A Life in Pictures is a long-running series of in-depth interviews in which some of the world’s leading film and television talent share unique career insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their craft.  

The series has previously hosted figures including Kate Hudson, Daniel Craig, George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Baz Luhrmann, Sam Mendes, Helen Mirren, Margot Robbie, Meryl Streep, Martin Scorsese, Kristin Scott Thomas, Meryl Streep, Quentin Tarantino, Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet. 

About BAFTA 
BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts – is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For more, visit www.bafta.org. BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726). 

BAFTA Cymru Awards 2023 Winners announced.

Y SŵnGreenham and Save the Cinema win two awards eachTaron Egerton and Rakie Ayola among first-time BAFTA Cymru winners.

Sunday, 15 October 2023, Cardiff: The winners of the 32nd BAFTA Cymru Awards have been announced this evening at a special ceremony at the ICC Wales in Newport, hosted by Welsh TV presenter Alex Jones. The BAFTA Cymru Awards honour excellence and celebrate talent across film and television in Wales.

Y Sŵn received two awards, Feature/TV Film and Editing: Fiction, won byKevin Jones. Greenham won Factual Series withRhys ap Rhobert receiving the Editing: Factual award for his work on the series.

Save the Cinema scooped two awards with Jo Thompson winning Costume Design and Jonathan Houlding receiving the award for Production Design.

This year’s Siân Phillips award recipient Rakie Ayola also won her first BAFTA Cymru award for Actress for her performance in The Pact and Taron Egerton received his first BAFTA Cymru Award for Actor in Black Bird. Joining first time winners is Lisa Jên who received the Presenter awardforStori’r laith.

Entertainment Programme was won by Luke Evans: Showtime! and The Lazarus Project collected the award for Television Drama.

Sally El Hosaini won Director: Fiction for The Swimmers. Last year’s Breakthrough Cymru winner, Chloe Fairweather, wins the Director: Factual award for Scouting for Girls: Fashion’s Darkest Secret.

The winner of this year’s Breakthrough Cymru award went to Mared Jarman for the comedy drama How This Blind Girl… which she wrote and acted in.

Bjørn Bratberg received the Photography & Lighting: Fictionfor his work onGwledd/ The Feast and the Sound Team for The Rising received the Sound award.

Brothers in Dance: Anthony and Kel Matsena won the award for Single Documentary. Photography: Factual was presented to Sam Jordan-Richardson for the Our Lives – Born Deaf Raised HearingY Byd ar Bedwar: Cost Cwpan Y Byd Qatar won the award for News and Current Affairs.

Children’s Programme was awarded to Mabinogi-ogi for the second time and the Short Film category was won byHeart Valley.

Industry legend, Hywel Gwynfryn was awarded the Outstanding Contribution award presented by Rhuanedd Richards. Further details, as previously announced, can be found here.

Sir Jonathan Pryce CBE awarded Rakie Ayola with the Siân Phillips Award. Further information, as previously announced, is found here.

22 competitive awards in total were presented across the evening as well as two BAFTA special awards. The ceremony was broadcast on BAFTA YouTube channel and is available to watch here.

The BAFTA Cymru Awards’ partners and supporters are Acqua Panna, Bad Wolf, BBC Cymru Wales, Champagne Taittinger, Channel 4, Coco & Cwtsh, Deloitte, EE, Eric James Travel Services, Gorilla, ITV Cymru Wales, Lancôme, San Pellegrino, S4C and Villa Maria.

2023 BAFTA Cymru Awards: The Winners

ACTOR
GRAHAM LAND Dal Y Mellt – Vox Pictures / S4C
OWAIN ARTHUR The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings of Power – Amazon Studios / Amazon Prime Video
RHYS IFANS House of The Dragon – HBO in association with 1:26 Pictures / Bastard Sword / GRRM Productions / Sky Atlantic
TARON EGERTON Black Bird – Apple Studios / Apple TV+

ACTRESS
EIRY THOMAS Y Sŵn – Swnllyd
KATY WIX Big Boys – Roughcut TV / Channel 4
RAKIE AYOLA The Pact – Little Door Productions / BBC One Wales
RUTH WILSON His Dark Materials – Bad Wolf / BBC iPlayer

BREAKTHROUGH CYMRU
EMILY MORUS-JONES Diomysus: More than Monogamy – BBC Wales & Emily Morus-Jones Production / BBC Three
ISSA FARFOUR Wales this Week and Wales at Six – ITV Cymru Wales
MARED JARMAN How This Blind Girl… – Boom Cymru / BBC Two

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME
GWRACH Y RHIBYN – Boom Cymru / S4C
MABINOGI-OGI – Boom Cymru / S4C
Y GOLEUDY – Boom Cymru / S4C

COSTUME DESIGN
JO THOMPSON Save the Cinema – Future Artists Entertainment Ltd / Sky Cinema
SARAH YOUNG WILLOW Lucasfilm Ltd. / Disney+
SIÂN JENKINS DREAM HORSE – Film 4 Productions / Topic Studios / Ffilm Cymru Wales / Ingenious Media / Raw TV / Popara Films / Warner Bros

DIRECTOR: FACTUAL
CHLOE FAIRWEATHER Scouting for Girls: Fashion’s Darkest Secret – The Guardian / Wonderhood Studios / Sky Studios / Sky Documentaries
CLARE STURGES Charlie Mackesy: The boy, the Mole, the Fox, the Horse and Me – Embankment Films  / Apple TV+ / BBC Two
DYLAN WYN RICHARDS Greenham –  Tinopolis  / S4C
GRUFFYDD SION REES Stori’r Iaith – Rondo Media / S4C

DIRECTOR: FICTION
ISABELLA EKLÖF Industry – Bad Wolf / BBC iPlayer
LEE HAVEN JONES Y Sŵn – Swnllyd
RICHARD STODDARD Brassic – Calamity Films / Sky Max
SALLY EL HOSAINI The Swimmers –Working Title / Netflix

EDITING FACTUAL
GWYN JONES Italia 90 – Four Weeks that Changed the World – Blast! Films / Sky Documentaries
JOHN GILLANDERS & DAFYDD HUNT Stori’r Iaith – Rondo Media / S4C
RHYS AP RHOBERT Greenham – Tinopolis / S4C
SION AARON Chris a’r Afal Mawr – Cwmni Da / S4C

EDITING FICTION
DAFYDD HUNT Yr Amgueddfa – Boom Cymru / S4C
JOHANNES HUBRICH The Lazarus Project – Urban Myth Films / Sky Max
KEVIN JONES Y Sŵn – Swnllyd
MALI EVANS Y Golau / The Light in the Hall – Triongl / Duchess Street / S4C

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
CHRIS A’R AFAL MAWR – Cwmni Da / S4C
GOGGLEBOCS CYMRU – Cwmni Da / Chwarel / S4C
LUKE EVANS: SHOWTIME! – Afanti / BBC Two
STEREOPHONICS LIVE IN CARDIFF: WE’LL KEEP A WELCOME – BBC Studios / Steroephonics / Aldgate Pictures / BBC One

FACTUAL SERIES
A SPECIAL SCHOOL – Slam Media / BBC One Wales
GREENHAM – Tinopolis / S4C
STORI’R IAITH – Rondo Media / S4C
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF APRIL JONES – Blast! Films / Channel 4

FEATURE/TELEVISION FILM
DONNA – Truth Department / Films de Force Majeure
FIVE DATES – Wales Interactive / Good Gate Media
Y SŴN – Swnllyd

NEWS, CURRENT AFFAIRS & TOPICAL
BBC WALES INVESTIGATES; WELSH RUGBY UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT – BBC Cymru Wales / BBC One Wales
COUNTY LINES – ITV Cymru Wales / S4C
LLOFRUDDIAETH LOGAN MWANGI – Multistory Media Cymru / ITV Studios / S4C
Y BYD AR BEDWAR: COST CWPAN Y BYD QATAR – ITV Cymru Wales / S4C

PHOTOGRAPHY FACTUAL
CHRISTIAN CARGILL Heart Valley – The New Yorker / Dalmatian Films / BBC Two Wales
PAUL JOSEPH DAVIES Greenham – Tinopolis / S4C
SAM JORDAN-RICHARDSON Our Lives – Born Deaf, Raised Hearing – On Par Productions / BBC One

PHOTOGRAPHY AND LIGHTING: FICTION
BJØRN BRATBERG The Feast / Gwledd – Sgrech
BRYAN GAVIGAN Y Sŵn – Swnllyd
DAVID JOHNSON His Dark Materials – Bad Wold /BBC iPlayer
SERGIO DELGADO The Pact – Little Door Productions / BBC One Wales

PRESENTER
CHRIS ROBERTS Chris a’r Afal Mawr – Cwmni Da / S4C
EMMA WALFORD & TRYSTAN ELLIS-MORRIS Prosiect Pum Mil – Boom Cymru / S4C
LISA JÊN Stori’r laith – Rondo Media / S4C
SEAN FLETCHER Stori’r Iaith – Rondo Media / S4C

PRODUCTION DESIGN
DAFYDD SHURMER Y Sŵn – Swnllyd
DANIEL TAYLOR Dream Horse – Film 4 Productions / Topic Studios / Ffilm Cymru Wales / Ingenious Media / Raw TV / Popara Films / Warner Bros.
JOEL COLLINS His Dark Materials – Bad Wolf / BBC iPlayer
JONATHAN HOULDING Save the Cinema – Future Artists Entertainment Ltd / Sky Cinema

SHORT FILM
CARDIFF – The Festivals Company
HEART VALLEY – The New Yorker / Dalmatian Films / BBC Two Wales
INNER POLAR BEAR – Gritty Realism Productions
NANT – Strike Pictures / Channel 4 Streaming

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY
BLOOD, SWEAT AND CHEER – Little Bird Films / BBC Three
BROTHERS IN DANCE : ANTHONY AND KEL MATSENA – BBC Studios – BBC Two Wales
JASON AND CLARA – IN MEMORY OF MAUDIE – ITV Cymru Wales – ITV1
SPIKE MILLIGAN: THE UNSEEN ARCHIVE – Yeti / Sky Arts

SOUND
SOUND TEAM Industry – Bad Wolf / BBC iPlayer
SOUND TEAM The Feast / Gwledd – Sgrech
SOUND TEAM The Rising – Sky Studios / De Mensen / Sky Max

TELEVISION DRAMA
CASUALTY – BBC Studios / BBC One
THE LAZARUS PROJECT – Urban Myth Films / Sky Max
PERSONA – Cwmni Da – S4C

WRITER
JOE BARTON The Lazarus Project – Urban Myth Films / Sky Max
PETE MCTIGHE The Pact – Little Door Productions / BBC One
ROGER WILLIAMS Y Sŵn – Swnllyd
RUSSELL T DAVIES Nolly – Quay Street Productions / ITVX

BAFTA confirms new and returning chairs and deputy chairs of its Film and Television Committees.

London – Wednesday 26 July:  BAFTA today confirms the chairs and deputy chairs of its Film and Television Committees.

BAFTA’s three sector committees – comprised of BAFTA members who volunteer their time – play a central role in the oversight and steering of BAFTA’s high-profile Film, Games and Television Awards, and support BAFTA to deliver its strategic charitable mission through invaluable industry insight and expertise. The chairs of all three committees also sit on BAFTA’s Board of Trustees.

BAFTA’s guiding principles for its awards are to celebrate creative excellence, level the playing field, provide a fair and robust process, and encourage positive industry change. The eligibility, campaigning rules and voting criteria for the Film, Games, Television and Television Craft Awards are individually reviewed and set by the sector committees annually.

  • Anna Higgs, managing director of Casarotto Ramsay & Associates, has been re-elected as chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee, having held the position of chair for the previous two years, and deputy chair two years prior. Anna will serve alongside Emily Stillman, senior vice president at Warner Bros. Studio Leavesden, who has been newly elected deputy chair.
  • Hilary Rosen, director of commissioning at UKTV, has been newly elected as chair of BAFTA’s Television Committee. Christine Healy, COO of Keshet Productions UK,has been newly elected deputy chair.

As previously announced, Sara Putt was recently appointed by the Board as chair of BAFTA in June 2023. Tara Saunders continues as chair of the Games Committee, alongside deputy chair Des Gayle.

Sara Putt, chair of BAFTA said: “We are so grateful to our Sector Committee members who are comprised of people from across the screen industries who generously volunteer their time and expertise. We are delighted to see Anna Higgs re-elected as our Film Committee chair, and to welcome Hilary Rosen to the chair of the Television Committee for the first time. Together with Tara Saunders who chairs BAFTA’s Games Committee, and our deputy chairs Emily Stillman for Film, Christine Healy for TV and Des Gayle for Games, our committees play a central role in ensuring BAFTA’s activities, including our world-leading awards, support and spotlight the screen industries and the talented people within them.” 

Biographies

Anna Higgs
Anna Higgs is managing director of Casarotto Ramsay & Associates, a fiercely independent agency for some of the world’s most exceptional talent working in film, theatre, television and new media.  A creative leader with wide-ranging experience, she is also Chair of the BAFTA Film Committee and on the Board of Trustees.  She has been named one of Time Out’s ‘Creative 100’ and Creative Review’s ‘Creative Leaders 50’.

Emily Stillman
As senior vice president at Warner Bros. Studio Leavesden, Emily is responsible for Business Development, Marketing and Operations for Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, Warner Bros. Leavesden Park and Warner Bros. Set Lighting & Rigging; working to attract all types of productions, from high-end TV drama to feature films, music videos and commercials. Most recently Emily oversaw the preparation and delivery of WBSL masterplan expansion application to local and central government, gaining approval on all levels with the construction plan due to start Jan 2024.
Emily is passionate about diversity and inclusion and during her time at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden has worked on a number of initiatives and events with the aim of making the industry more inclusive, including an annual International Women’s Day event.
Emily became a board member of the Production Guild in September 2020 and was elected to the BAFTA Film Committee in June 2021. She is also on the Film and TV charity Mental Health Taskforce Group, is a judge on the Movers and Shakers awards panel and was listed in Variety’s Women That Have Made An Impact in Global Entertainment 2021 report.

Hilary Rosen
Hilary Rosen is director of commissioning at UKTV and leads UKTV’s award-winning team of commissioners, overseeing all of UKTV’s original unscripted and scripted content. Hilary has commissioned some of UKTV’s biggest successes including BAFTA-winning show Taskmaster and award-winning Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable. While running the Factual and Factual Entertainment slate she and her team commissioned breakout hits Emma Willis: Delivering BabiesStacey Dooley Sleeps Over, the double BAFTA-winning Big Zuu’s Big EatsBlackadder: The Lost Pilot and the Bangers and Cash franchise. Her team has delivered the hit scripted shows AnnikaWe Hunt Together and The Cockfields.
Prior to UKTV Hilary was creative director at Silver River. Her career has also encompassed ten years as a senior executive producer at Lion Television having begun her career in BBC News and Current Affairs at Panorama. Hilary is an active member of the BAFTA Television Committee and has also acted as a consultant for BBC Academy, worked on the Edinburgh International TV Festival and Realscreen advisories and is passionate about mentoring women in television.

Christine Healy
Christine is COO of Keshet Productions UK, a UK Scripted HETV production company, where she oversees the commercial, operational & production side of the business.
Throughout her television career she has played a pivotal role in the success of a multitude of high-profile dramas, including Line of DutyDoctor FosterThe White QueenCatherine the Great, and Des, and has worked with some of Britain’s leading production companies including New Pictures, Drama Republic, Leftbank, Company Pictures, World Productions, BBC Studios, and ITV Studios.
She remains an engaged Council member of the HETV Fund at ScreenSkills, whose main purpose is to support and enhance the HETV industry through professional training and development chiefly for below-the-line freelance talent at all stages of their careers across the whole of the UK.

About BAFTA

BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts – is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For more, visit www.bafta.org. BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).

BAFTA publishes Film Awards Rulebook for 2024 with entries now open.

BAFTA publishes Film Awards Rulebook for 2024 with entries now open.

London, Wednesday 12 July 2023: BAFTA today confirms the eligibility criteria, campaigning regulations and category rules for the 2024 BAFTA Film Awards. Entries are now open, kicking off the countdown to one of the most anticipated events in the global film calendar.

Reviewed annually, BAFTA’s guiding principles for its awards are to celebrate creative excellence, level the playing field, provide a fair and robust process, and encourage positive industry change.

For the 2024 edition, several updates have been introduced following in-depth consultation with sector peers and BAFTA’s cross-industry Film Committee. The key changes are as follows:

Campaigning

Detailed guidance and regulations on campaigning, hosting screenings and communicating with voters is now set out in a dedicated handbook for entrants and BAFTA members. A significant tightening of the rules around campaigning were last introduced as part of the 2020 BAFTA Review to ensure a fair and equitable process for entrants regardless of their origin, networks or marketing and PR budget. The updates for 2024 build-on and further clarify this ongoing work and can be found in full here.

Eligibility updates

UK-based productions will be required to have a policy in place on tackling bullying and harassment if entering into the Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer categories. To support this rule change going forwards, free guidance and policy templates will be available on Creative UK in the coming weeks. This new intervention, announced in December 2022, builds on BAFTA’s long-standing work to help tackle bullying and harassment across the screen industries, and forms part of wider, ongoing collective cross-sector activity.

UK-based productions will be required to provide information about meeting BFI’s new Diversity Standards as BAFTA’s eligibility for Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut transitions from a minimum of two (Standard C + 1) to the BFI’s new diversity standards requirement to include Standard E (accessibility).

Following BAFTA’s introduction of the BFI Diversity Standards in 2019 and Academy of Motion Picture Arts’ (AMPAS) introduction of new Inclusion Standards for its Best Picture category from 2024 onwards, BAFTA will be monitoring the film industry’s progress on diversity and inclusion internationally.

Specific category changes – Director

BAFTA’s 2020 Review included a positive intervention for female directors submitting into the BAFTA Film Awards Director category, allowing for a 50:50 gender split for male and female directors in the longlisting stage (16 in total). This has had a very positive effect on the number of female directors nominated and winning in this category compared with the years prior to the Review. This intervention is now being evolved to include directors who identify as non-binary.

For 2024, the top female, male and directors who identify as non-binary will be longlisted to a maximum of 17, with gender parity between male and female directors upheld. In the nominating round, the number of nominated directors will remain at six.

BAFTA View

BAFTA View, the academy’s online viewing platform launched in 2020, is a key part of BAFTA’s mission to level the playing field by removing the previously prohibitively high cost of supplying DVDs to BAFTA’s 7,500 voting global membership. It will continue to be mandatory for all films in contention to be available on BAFTA View ahead of Round One voting. Ongoing upgrades to BAFTA View will enable the platform to offer all entrants the chance to provide films in 4K and 5.1 sound for the first time, however watching films at the cinema or via BAFTA’s in-person official screening programme will continue to be the encouraged primary method of viewing for voters.

Emma Baehr, Executive Director of Awards & Content, said: “The changes to the 2024 rules reflect BAFTA’s ongoing commitment to using our Awards to help effect meaningful cultural change in the screen industries and our continued efforts to level the playing field through equitable, transparent and robust processes. We are hugely grateful for the expertise of BAFTA’s cross-industry Film Committee and the rigour and diligence they bring to reviewing and setting these rules annually. Celebrating creative excellence continues to be at the heart of our Awards and in a challenging and uncertain time for many working in the sector, our awards recognise the craft, creativity and tireless work that goes into bringing the magic of films and their stories to life.”

First held in 1949, the BAFTA Film Awards celebrate the very best of film over the past year, and the filmmakers, cast and crews on both sides of the camera. The 2024 edition will be held in London on Sunday 18 February. A comprehensive overview of entry information including rules and eligibility requirements can be found on BAFTA’s Awards webpage here.

As previously announced the key dates are as follows:

  • Friday 8 December 2023 – Round One voting opens
  • Friday 5 January 2024 – Longlists published; Round Two voting opens
  • Saturday 6 January 2024 – The BAFTA Tea Party in Los Angeles
  • Thursday 18 January 2024 – Nominations announced; Round Three opens
  • Sunday 18 February 2024 – BAFTA Film Awards

2023 BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises winners announced.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2023BAFTA TELEVISION AWARDS WITH P&O CRUISES.

Bad Sisters, Derry Girls, I Am Ruth and The Traitors each win two BAFTAs, Performance category winners are: Ben Whishaw; Kate Winslet; Adeel Akhtar; Anne-Marie Duff; Lenny Rush; Siobhán McSweeney and Claudia Winkleman, Platinum Jubilee – Party at the Palace: Paddington meets the Queen voted by public as winner of the P&O Cruises Memorable Moment Award, David Olusoga receives BAFTA Special Award, Meera Syal presented BAFTA Fellowship.

London, Sunday 14 May 2023: BAFTA has announced the winners of the BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises 2023 at a star-studded ceremony in London. Celebrating the very best of television in 2022, the ceremony was hosted by Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan and broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer, with further coveage on @BAFTA social channels.

Kate Winslet won the BAFTA for Leading Actress for her role in I Am Ruth, which won for Single Drama.

Anne-Marie Duff won Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Grace Williams in Bad Sisters, which won for Drama Series.

Ben Whishaw won Leading Actorfor his portrayal of Adam Kay in autobiographical drama This is Going to Hurt. Adeel Akhtar won the BAFTA for Supporting Actor for his role in the crime drama Sherwood.

Following Lisa McGee’s win at the Television Craft Awards last month, Derry Girls won in Scripted Comedy, with Sister Michael actress Siobhán McSweeney winning for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme. Lenny Rush won Male Performance in a Comedy Programmefor his role in Am I Being Unreasonable?

Entertainment Performance was won by Claudia Winkleman for The Traitors, which won for Reality and Constructed Factual.

The P&O Cruises Memorable Moment Award, the only award at tonight’s ceremony voted for by the public, was won by Platinum Jubilee – Party at the Palace Paddington meets the Queen.

Platinum Jubilee- Party at the Palace also won in Live Event Coverage.

Following Nicôle Lecky’s recent win at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards, Mood won Mini-Series.

The Real Mo Farah won Single Documentary; UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 won Sports Coverage; Casualty won Soap & Continuing Drama; The Repair Shop: A Royal Visit won Daytime; The Masked Singer won Entertainment Programme; Features was won by Joe Lycett Vs Beckham: Got Your Back at Xmas. Comedy Entertainment Programme was won by Friday Night Live.

Libby, Are you Home Yet? Won Factual Series; Specialist Factual was won by Russia 1985-1999: Traumazone; News Coveragewas presented to Channel 4 News: Live in Kyiv and Children of the Taliban won Current AffairsShort Form was won by How to Be a Person and International went to Dahmer-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

The BAFTA Special Award was presented by David Harewood to presenter, broadcaster, filmmaker, author and historian, Professor David Olusoga OBE for his outstanding contribution to the television industry and his trailblazing work in reappraising how history is told through popular culture.

The Fellowship, the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA, was presented by Adrian Lester to award-winning and nationally beloved actor, screenwriter and novelist Meera Syal CBE in recognition of her exceptional contribution to television. Syal’s cross-cultural stories and performances have united the nation through humour and have played an instrumental force in showcasing the positive representation of British-Asian stories and talent on screen, over four decades and counting.

Photography is available via BAFTA Thirdlight

Visit www.bafta.org/media-centre/TV for all supporting documents including the full list of today’s winners, information on photography and video clips, logos and more.

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Notes to editors:

First time BAFTA Television Award winners in the performance categories are: Kate Winslet; Anne-Marie Duff; Lenny Rush; Siobhán McSweeney and Claudia Winkleman.

Winners of the Television Craft Awards previously announced on the 23 April are:

  • This is Going to Hurt won in three categories: Adam Kay won Writer: Drama; Selina MacArthur, won Editing Fiction; and Nina Gold and Martin Ware won Scripted Casting.
  • House of the Dragon won in three categories: Amanda Knight, Barrie Gower and Rosalia Culora won Make-Up & Hair Design; Alastair Sirkett, Doug Cooper, Martin Seeley, Paula Fairfield, Tim Hands and Adele Fletcher won Sound: Fiction; and Angus Bickerton, Nikeah Forde, Asa Shoul, Mike Dawson, MPC and Pixomodo won Special, Visual & Graphic Effects.
  • The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II won in two categories: Peter Bridges, Matthew Charles, Conrad Fletcher, Julian Gough, Andy James and Andy Payne won Sound: Factual; and Directing Team won Director: Multi-Camera.
  • Writer Pete Jackson, Emerging Talent: Fiction for Somewhere Boy
  • Producer/director Charlie Melville, Emerging Talent: Factual for John & Joe Bishop: Life After Deaf
  • Felicity Morris, Director: Factual for The Tindler Swindler
  • William Stefan Smith, Director: Fiction for Top Boy
  • Lisa McGee, Writer: Comedy for Derry Girls
  • Jane Petrie, Costume Design for The Essex Serpent
  • Jessica Jones, Original Music: Factual for Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story
  • Nicôle Lecky, Bryan Senti, Kwame ‘KZ’ Kwei-Armah JR, Original Music: Fiction for Mood
  • Chas Appeti, Photography & Lighting: Fiction for Jungle
  • Becky Sloan and Joe Pelling, Production Design for Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared
  • Rupert Houseman, Editing: Factual for Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes
  • Catherine Land, David Bishop, Patrick Doherty, Richard Sillitto, David Newton and Joe Phillips, Entertainment Craft Team for Strictly Come Dancing
  • Marcel Mettelsiefen and Jordan Bryon, Photography: Factual for Children of the Taliban
  • Peter Anderson Studio, Titles and Graphic Identity for Bad Sisters
  • The Television Craft Special Award was presented to Alison Barnett in recognition of her pioneering role as one of the very first female Heads of Production in the UK television industry. Alison Barnett is the first Head of Production to receive a BAFTA honorary award.

About BAFTA

BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts – is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For more, visit www.bafta.org. BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).

About P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises is Britain’s favourite cruise line, welcoming guests to experience holidays with a blend of discovery, choice, relaxation and exceptional service catered towards British tastes. The fleet of seven ships each have their own appeal from family friendly or exclusively for adults.

With over 200 destinations worldwide, P&O Cruises Itineraries are carefully curated to inspire discovery, and are varied to suit newcomers and experienced guests alike. With a wide choice of holidays from two days to three months there is something for everyone.

Arvia joined the P&O Cruises fleet in December 2022 as its second LNG-powered, Excel-class ship offering a Caribbean maiden season of fly-cruise holidays from homeport Barbados.

Arvia, meaning “from the seashore,” is an innovative and future-focused ship and the latest evolution in the P&O Cruises experience, embodying the newest trends in travel, dining and entertainment to offer varied and contemporary holidays.

The ship boasts a unique SkyDome with a retractable glass roof and 16 guest decks, and will feature the first Altitude Skywalk high ropes experience, the tropical-themed Altitude Minigolf, the Altitude Splash Valley aquazone, an outdoor Sports Arena, swim-up bar and infinity pool. It will also offer guests several new dining options such as Green & Co feat. Mizuhana, Ocean Studios cinema, extensive shopping, and the Oasis Spa and Health Club.

British Travel Awards Winner 21/22 – Best Cruise Line for Family Holidays.

Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards Winner 2022 – Best for Families.

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BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2023: Winners Announced.

House of The Dragon and This is Going to Hurt win three BAFTAs each, The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II wins two BAFTAs, Alison Barnett receives BAFTA Special Award.

London, Sunday 23 April 2023: BAFTA has announced the winners of the BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2023 at a ceremony in London.  Celebrating the very best behind-the-scenes television talent of 2022, the ceremony was hosted by Mel Giedroyc, and featured a host of top TV talent as guest presenters including: Adil Ray, Adrian Lester, Charlene White, Clara Amfo, Cristo Fernandez, Dino Fetscher, George Webster, Kola Bokinni, Lisa Hammond, Lolly Adefope, Melissa Johns, Rachel Parris, Sacha Dhawan, Therica Wilson-Read and Tracy Ifeachor.

House of the Dragon, the prequel to Game of Thrones, was successful in three categories: Amanda Knight, Barrie Gower and Rosalia Culora for Make-Up & Hair Design; Alastair Sirkett, Doug Cooper, Martin Seeley, Paula Fairfield, Tim Hands and Adele Fletcher for Sound: Fiction; and Angus Bickerton, Nikeah Forde, Asa Shoul, Mike Dawson, MPC and Pixomodo for Special, Visual & Graphic Effects.

This is Going to Hurt won in three categories: first-time winner Adam Kay won a  BAFTA for Writer: Drama, for the series based upon his memoir as a junior doctor; Selina MacArthur, also a first-time winner, won for Editing Fiction; and Nina Gold and Martin Ware wonfor Scripted Casting.

The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II won in two categories: Peter Bridges, Matthew Charles, Conrad Fletcher, Julian Gough, Andy James and Andy Payne for Sound: Factual; and Directing Team for Director: Multi-Camera.

BAFTA continues to shine a spotlight on the very best emerging talent in the industry. The Emerging Talent: Fiction award went to writer Pete Jackson for Somewhere Boy, and Emerging Talent: Factual saw producer/director Charlie Melville win for John & Joe Bishop: Life After Deaf.

Other first-time BAFTA winners were: Felicity MorrisDirector: Factual for The Tindler Swindler; William Stefan SmithDirector: Fiction for Top BoyLisa McGeeWriter: Comedy for Derry Girls; Jane Petrie, Costume Design for The Essex Serpent; Jessica JonesOriginal Music: Factual for Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story;  Nicôle Lecky, Bryan Senti, Kwame ‘KZ’ Kwei-Armah JROriginal Music: Fiction for MoodChas AppetiPhotography & Lighting: Fiction for Jungle; and Becky Sloan and Joe PellingProduction Design for Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared.

Editing: Factual was won by Rupert Houseman for Chernobyl: The Lost TapesEntertainment Craft Team was won by Catherine Land, David Bishop, Patrick Doherty, Richard Sillitto, David Newton and Joe Phillips for Strictly Come Dancing; Photography: Factual was won by Marcel Mettelsiefen and Jordan Bryon for Children of the Taliban and Peter Anderson Studio won Titles and Graphic Identity for Bad Sisters.

The Television Craft Special Award was presented by Adrian Lester to Alison Barnett in recognition of her pioneering role as one of the very first female Heads of Production in the UK television industry. Alison Barnett is the first Head of Production to receive a BAFTA honorary award.

Highlights of the BAFTA TV Craft Awards will be shared via @BAFTA social channels on YouTube and Twitter #BAFTACraftAwards.

The BAFTA Television Craft Awards is supported by its official partners Mad Dog 2020 Casting, 3 Mills Studios, Hotcam, Microsoft, Sara Putt Associates, ScreenSkills High-end Television Skills Fund and Spotlight.

The BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises, hosted by Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan, will take place on Sunday 14 May and will be broadcast at 7pm on BBC One and iPlayer.

Nominations announced for the BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises and the BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2023.

London, 22 March 2023:  BAFTA today announces the nominations for the 2023 BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises and the BAFTA Television Craft Awards. The Awards are the biggest celebration of excellence across British and international television production and broadcasting.

A total of 128 programmes received nominations today from a record-breaking number of entries across Television and Craft. View the full list of nominations HERE.

  • This is Going to Hurt and The Responder receive six nominations each
  • Bad Sisters, The Crown, The English and Slow Horses receive five nominations each
  • Am I Being Unreasonable?, Big Boys, Somewhere Boy and Top Boy receive four nominations each
  • Comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan confirmed to host the BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises on 14May on BBC One and iPlayer at 7pm
  • P&O Cruises announced as new headline sponsor of BAFTA Television Awards  
  • Voting for the P&O Cruises Memorable Moment Award – the only award voted for by the British public – opens in April

Highlights:

  • First-time BAFTA Television Awards nominees across the performance categories include – Adelayo Adedayo (Supporting Actress: The Responder), Chaske Spencer (Leading Actor: The English), Cillian Murphy (Leading Actor: Peaky Blinders), Daniel Radcliffe (Male Performance in a Comedy Programme: Weird: The Al Yankovic Story), Gary Oldman (Leading Actor: Slow Horses), Jack Lowden (Supporting Actor: Slow Horses), Jon Pointing (Male Performance in a Comedy Programme: Big Boys), Josh Finan (Supporting Actor: The Responder), Lenny Rush (Male Performance in a Comedy Programme: Am I Being Unreasonable?), Lucy Beaumont (Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Meet The Richardsons), Rosie Jones (Entertainment Performance: Rosie Jones’ Trip Hazard), Saffron Hocking (Supporting Actress: Top Boy), Salim Daw (Supporting Actor: The Crown), Samuel Bottomley (Supporting Actor: Somewhere Boy), Siobhan McSweeney (Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Derry Girls), Sue Perkins (Entertainment Performance: Sue Perkins: Perfectly Legal), Taj Atwal (Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Hullraisers) and Taron Egerton (Leading Actor: Black Bird).
  • Three nominees in the Emerging Talent: Fiction category are also individuals with the most named nominations each this year: Jack Rooke (Emerging Talent: Fiction, Writer: Comedy and Scripted Comedy: Big Boys), Nicôle Lecky (Emerging Talent: Fiction, Original Music: Fiction, Mini-series: MOOD and Pete Jackson (Emerging Talent: Fiction, Writer: Drama, Drama Series: Somewhere Boy).
  • BBC leads with 81 nominations, followed by Channel 4 with 33, Netflix with 24, ITV with 19, Apply TV+ with 15, Sky with 14 and Disney+ with 8 nominations (Full table below). 

Jane Millichip, CEO of BAFTA, said: “Huge congratulations to all our nominees. Today a record number of entries in Television and Craft resulted in 128 nominations, demonstrating fantastic strength and depth in programming and talent in 2022. We are really pleased to announce Romesh Ranganathan and Rob Beckett as hosts of the TV Awards. We are also delighted to launch a brilliant new TV Awards partnership with P&O Cruises, who will not only be our partners on this extraordinary celebration of creative excellence, they will also be providing valuable support for our remit as a leading arts charity.”

Sara Putt, Deputy Chair of BAFTA & Chair of BAFTA’s Television Committee, said: “Today, we celebrate our nominees and their achievements. Our Awards encourage the public to talk about great TV and the craft and creativity that goes into creating the most talked-about TV of 2022. Production companies gave us topical and authentic stories that resonated with British audiences, from hard hitting non-scripted programming to strong-female led narratives. I am delighted to see that the interventions we put in place to improve female representation in the director and entertainment performance categories have had positive results. These nominations reflect some of those changes we are seeing today, and will continue to see in the future. The BAFTA Elevate and BAFTA Breakthrough talent schemes have also supported a number of first-time nominees across categories – so if you haven’t seen some of these nominated programmes, do watch them.”

BAFTA also announces today that P&O Cruises is the new headline sponsor to the BAFTA Television Awards. As part of the multi-year partnership, P&O Cruises will launch a ‘P&O Cruises Memorable Moment Award’, which will be the only award to be voted for by members of the viewing public. The award will honour the impact of television in the UK and its power to entertain, inform and bring the nation together. Voting for the six nominees will open in April 2023. The nominations will be decided by an independent industry jury, overseen by BAFTA.

The BAFTA Television Craft Awards will take place on Sunday 23 April. The BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises will be hosted by comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan and will be broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer on Sunday 14 May at 7pm.

How voting for the BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises and the BAFTA Television Craft Awards works

Juries of industry professionals are responsible for deciding the majority of BAFTA TV and TV Craft category nominees and winners, with the remainder decided by Chapters – groups of BAFTA members organised by their respective craft. A guide to voting across the BAFTA Television and Television Craft Awards can be found here.

The BAFTA TV juries for 2023 were representative of BAFTA membership targets as a minimum; this includes gender parity and at least 20% ethnic diversity, as well as a range of diversity indicators including age and location, in addition to having the required professional expertise, as set out in our rulebook.

BAFTA is supported by official partners of the BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises and BAFTA Television Craft Awards (Mad Dog 2020 Casting, 3 Mills Studios, Hotcam, Microsoft, Sara Putt Associates, ScreenSkills High-end Television Skills Fund and Spotlight). 

About BAFTA

BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts – is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For more, visit www.bafta.org. BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).

About P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises is Britain’s favourite cruise line, welcoming guests to experience holidays with a blend of discovery, choice, relaxation and exceptional service catered towards British tastes. The fleet of seven ships each have their own appeal from family friendly or exclusively for adults.

With over 200 destinations worldwide, P&O Cruises Itineraries are carefully curated to inspire discovery, and are varied to suit newcomers and experienced guests alike. With a wide choice of holidays from two days to three months there is something for everyone.

Arvia joined the P&O Cruises fleet in December 2022 as its second LNG-powered, Excel-class ship offering a Caribbean maiden season of fly-cruise holidays from homeport Barbados.

Arvia, meaning “from the seashore,” is an innovative and future-focused ship and the latest evolution in the P&O Cruises experience, embodying the newest trends in travel, dining and entertainment to offer varied and contemporary holidays.

The ship boasts a unique SkyDome with a retractable glass roof and 16 guest decks, and will feature the first Altitude Skywalk high ropes experience, the tropical-themed Altitude Minigolf, the Altitude Splash Valley aquazone, an outdoor Sports Arena, swim-up bar and infinity pool. It will also offer guests several new dining options such as Green & Co feat. Mizuhana, Ocean Studios cinema, extensive shopping, and the Oasis Spa and Health Club.

British Travel Awards Winner 21/22 – Best Cruise Line for Family Holidays.

Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards Winner 2022 – Best for Families.

The company is part of Carnival Corporation & PLC (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).