Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 2 December 2015

'Special' Bafta award for Strictly

Published 27/04/2014

Stephen Mangan hosted the Bafta TV and Craft awards ceremony
Stephen Mangan hosted the Bafta TV and Craft awards ceremony

Strictly Come Dancing waltzed off with a special prize at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts craft awards.

The ceremony, which celebrates the best behind-the-scenes talent in British television of the past year, gave its Special Award to the reality dance talent show which has become a firm favourite since hitting the screens in 2004.

Dancer Anton du Beke and former winner Kara Tointon collected on behalf of the BBC production team.

Historical gangster epic Peaky Blinders received two Baftas - one for Otto Bathurst as director and another went to George Steel for photography and lighting.

Victoria Wood, Lennie James, Emilia Fox, Arthur Darvill and Patsy Palmer were among the stars who attended the ceremony in London. The event was hosted by Stephen Mangan.

Broadchurch and Educating Yorkshire, two of the year's most popular programmes, also came away as winners. Broadchurch won a Bafta for original music while Educating Yorkshire was rewarded for its editing.

Winners at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts craft awards include:

:: Special award - Strictly Come Dancing

:: Breakthrough talent - Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan, Marlon Smith for Run

:: Costume design - Caroline McCall, Downton Abbey

:: Digital creativity - Production team D-Day: As It Happens

:: Director: factual - Nick Holt, The Murder Trial

:: Director: fiction - Otto Bathurst, Peaky Blinders

:: Director: multi-camera - Phil Heyes, The X Factor

:: Editing; factual - Mark Towns, Educating Yorkshire

:: Editing, fiction - Steve Singleton, The Fall

:: Entertainment craft team - Patrick Doherty, Kevin Duff, Kim Gavin, Andrew Mulligan - Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

:: Make up and hair design - Vickie Lang, An Adventure in Space and Time

:: Original music - Olafur Arnals, Broadchurch

:: Photography, factual - Marcus Robinson, Rebuilding the World Trade Center

:: Photography and lighting,fiction - George Steel, Peaky Blinders

:: Production design - Mark Geraghty, Ripper Street

:: Sound, factual - Rowan Jennings, Karl Mainzer, Adam Scourfield, David Bowie - Five Years

:: Sound, fiction - Adrian Bell, Lee Crichlow, Robert Farr, Ian Wilkinson - Dancing on the Edge

:: Special, visual and graphic effects - Milk VFX, Real SFX, the model unit - Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor

:: Writer, drama - Dominic Mitchell, In The Flesh

:: Writer, comedy - Graham Linehan, The IT Crowd

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