Landscapers and We Are Lady Parts dominated at the British Academy Television Craft Awards.
The awards, which celebrate talent behind the scenes in the television industry, were moderated by Mel Giedroyc in a ceremony on Sunday night.
Sky drama Landscapers, starring Olivia Colman, who presented an award that night, led the awards ceremony and took home three gongs.
Arthur Sharpe won original music for the series, which is inspired by the story of a couple whose crime of killing the woman’s parents went undetected for more than a decade.
Meanwhile, the photo and lighting team (fiction) and the production design have also received awards.
Channel 4’s We Are Lady Parts, which follows a Muslim female punk band called Lady Parts on their journey to success, also took home three awards – including costume design and script casting.
Comedy show creator Nida Manzoor, who was honored with a comedy writer award, said the gong was a “huge thank you” to Channel 4.
“I didn’t go to film school or anything so my first gig as a writer on Channel 4 was on a plan and they really believed in me from the start and as all the channels went on We Are Lady Parts Channel 4 wasn’t like that is really a thank you to Channel 4 for believing in us,” she said.
It’s A Sin, which stars Olly Alexander and follows a group of gay men and their friends as they tackle the UK’s HIV/AIDS crisis, also won two awards during the ceremony.
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The Channel 4 show, written and created by Queer As Folk and Doctor Who screenwriter Russell T Davies, won the Editor (Fiction) and Director (Fiction) Award went to Peter Hoar.
Opening the awards ceremony, BAFTA Chairman Krishnendu Majumdar addressed the privatization of Channel 4, declaring that public broadcasting is the “fabric of our culture”, adding that “we cannot afford to lose it “.
He said: “The way we do television in this country is unique, a delicate ecosystem of different broadcasters and newer streaming platforms.
“While we embrace and embrace evolution, we should also appreciate public service broadcasting.
“It is the bedrock of the uniqueness and independence of thought in this country, it is the very fabric of our culture and our values.
“They say it poisons a nation, poisons its stories. We can’t let that happen, it’s too precious and should be above politics, we can’t afford to lose it.”
During the ceremony, Netflix’s The Witcher, starring Superman actor Henry Cavill, received two awards for makeup and hair design, and special visual and graphic effects.
BBC One’s A Very British Scandal starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany also secured a Sound (Fiction) award.
Young talents were also awarded.
In the feature film category, director Adjani Salmon won for the comedy series Dreaming Whilst Black, while fact director Adam Brown won for Into The Storm.
The Entertainment Craft Team award was presented to the Royal British Legion Festival Of Remembrance.
Alongside Colman, presenters included Nathalie Emmanuel, Aisling Bea, Mary Beard and Sir Tony Robinson.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/landscapers-and-we-are-lady-parts-big-winners-at-bafta-tv-craft-awards-41583601.html Landscapers and We Are Lady Parts are big winners at the Bafta TV Craft Awards