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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


  • 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). 


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).

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