19 nominations for ITV across the BAFTA Television Awards and the BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2023 shortlists
ITV programmes have secured an impressive spread of nominations across the BAFTA Television Awards and the BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2023 shortlists, which have been published today, including half of the nominations in the Current Affairs, Mini Series and Entertainment categories, and a nomination for Good Morning Britain in the News category.
Afghanistan - No Country for Women, where reporter Ramita Navai went undercover to powerfully expose the reality of life for women under Taliban rule, is nominated in the Current Affairs category, on the back of its 2022 Grierson Award win for best Current Affairs documentary. RTS Television Journalism award winner, The Crossing, for ITV’s Exposure strand is also nominated in the Current Affairs category, a film piecing together the events behind the tragic capsizing of a dinghy of asylum seekers where over 30 people died.
A Spy Among Friends, ITVX’s gripping spy thriller starring Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce, and The Thief, His Wife and The Canoe the hit ITV drama starring Eddie Marsan and Monica Dolan, claim two out of the four nominations in the Mini Series category.
Similarly ITV Entertainment favourites Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and The Masked Singer make up half the nominations in the Entertainment Programme category. Lee Mack, host of ITV’s successful new series, the Broadcast Award-winning The 1% Club, is nominated for Entertainment Performance.
Worlds Collide: The Manchester Bombing receives recognition in the Factual series category nominations, and The Martin Lewis Money Show Live is nominated in the Features category.
Good Morning Britain is nominated in the News category for Susanna Reid’s interview with Boris Johnson in May 2022. Last year's Daytime category winner, The Chase, is once again nominated.
Maxine Peake (Anne) and Vicky McClure (ITVX’s Without Sin) both receive nominations in the Leading Actress category.
ITV’s Concert for Ukraine, which raised £13.4 million, is nominated in the live event category, and Emmerdale appears in the Soap and Continuing Drama nominations.
In the BAFTA Television Craft Awards, a range of talent working on ITV commissions are recognised.
Jason Osborne is nominated in the Emerging Talent: Factual category, for his Our Jubilee film in which Black Britons tell personal stories of the Queen’s Jubilee years, compiled in 2022 before the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The film was part of the Fresh Cuts series for Black History Month in 2022, which is returning in October 2023, and was Jason’s first network documentary commission for ITV.
Charlie Melville, Director of Joe and John Bishop: Life After Deaf, is also nominated in the Emerging Talent:Factual category, for her work on the film which followed comedian John and his son Joe, who lost most of his hearing at the age of 15, as they embark upon a journey to understand more about the Deaf community.
Mark Summers is nominated in the Editing:Factual category for his work on ITV Exposure film, Afghanistan - No Country for Women.
Nancy Harris, writer of The Dry, is nominated in the Writer: Comedy category, for her BritBox series which is streaming for free on ITVX from this Thursday (March 23rd). Starring Roisin Gallagher, Ciarán Hinds, Pom Boyd, Siobhán Cullen, Moe Dunford and newcomer Adam Richardson, The Dry celebrates the joyful chaos and dark absurdities of family life in a series that is all about recovery.
The team behind the Concert for the Ukraine are also recognised in the Entertainment Craft Category.
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