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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 September 2018

BAFTA Craft Awards presented in London

Awards recognise the best behind-the-scenes talent in British TV

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the winners of this year’s British Academy Television Craft Awards, celebrating the very best behind-the-scenes talent working in television, at a ceremony hosted by actor Stephen Mangan at London restaurant The Brewery on Sunday night.

The BBC co-produced drama Three Girls was the biggest winner on the night, with three awards for the serialisation of the real-life tale of a child abuse ring in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. The show picked up awards for director Phillipa Lowthorpe, editor Úna Ní Dhonghaíle and writer Nicole Taylor.

Five shows picked up two awards. Global hits Game of Thrones and The Crown landed double wins in the fictional categories, while factual shows Blue Planet II, Chris Packham: Aspergers and Me and World War One Remembered: Paschendale scored twice in their respective technical categories.

Former League of Gentleman stars and long-term writing partners Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith picked up the second BAFTA of their careers for the cult dark comedy Inside Number 9, which won the award for Best Writing: Comedy, while another comedy writing pairing, Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper picked up the Breakthrough Talent award for their show This Country.

There were also awards for the dramas Charles III, SS-GB and Taboo, while Charlie Brooker’s dark comedy Black Mirror picked up an award for Best Special, Visual and Graphic Effects for the episode Metalhead. Game of Thrones, meanwhile, surprisingly picking up its very first BAFTAs this year, for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design, was also presented with a Special Award, recognising its achievements over the 67 episodes so far produced from its Belfast, Northern Ireland production base.

For a full list of winners visit http://www.bafta.org/media-centre/press-releases/tv-craft-winners-list-2018

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