Nominations Announced For RTS Yorkshire Awards 2016

Nominations Announced For RTS Yorkshire Awards 2016

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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 
RTS YORKSHIRE AWARDS 2016 

Yorkshire, 25 May 2016 – The Royal Television Society (RTS) Yorkshire Centre has today announced the shortlist for its annual awards, which take place at The Royal Armouries in Leeds on Friday 24 June. Presenting the awards will be Emmerdale actors Mark Charnock (Marlon Dingle) and Laura Norton (Kerry Wyatt).

The RTS Yorkshire Awards celebrate excellence in production across all platforms. From traditional television output such as documentary and drama, through to news and current affairs, and the latest cutting edge formats, animation and multi-platform.

Dr. Fiona Thompson, Chair of the RTS Yorkshire Centre said: “We’re a region proud of its television industry – and for good reason. Following a record breaking number of entries this year, the RTS judges have put together a shortlist of nominations of the highest quality which reflect an incredible year of television for Yorkshire.”

A raft of household names are up for awards this year including James Martin, who is nominated in the Presenter category for BBC One’s Home Comforts at Christmas against On Closer Inspection’s Peg Alexander (Made in Leeds) and Calendar’s Duncan Wood (ITV Yorkshire). 

Peter Kay is nominated in the Factual Programme category for Peter Kay: 20 Years of Funny (Shiver for BBC One). Also nominated in this category is Secret History - London’s Lost Graveyard: The Crossrail Discovery (True North for Channel 4) and Beatrix Potter with Patricia Routledge (Daisybeck Studios for More4). 

In the Actor category, Sarah Lancashire is nominated for her role in BBC One’s Happy Valley (Red Production Company) against Emmerdale’s Charlotte Bellamy (ITV Studios for ITV) and Andrew Shim, who is nominated for This Is England ‘90 (Warp Films/Big Arty for Channel 4). 

Happy Valley and This Is England ’90 are also fighting it out for the award in the Drama Category, alongside BBC One’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Cuba Pictures/Feel Films), while their directors, Sally Wainwright, Shane Meadows and Toby Haynes respectively, are each nominated for the Director Award. Sally Wainwright is also nominated in the Writer category. 

Three Yorkshire-based independent production companies, Daisybeck Studios, Rocket and True North, are in the running this year for the Indie Spirit Award. 

For more information visit: https://rts.org.uk/event/rts-yorkshire-programme-awards-2016

THE NOMINATIONS: 

Filmed in Yorkshire
Hank Zipzer Kindle Entertainment Ltd/DHX Media/Walker Productions/Supported by Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund, for CBBC
Happy Valley Red Production Company for BBC One
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Cuba Pictures/Feel Films for BBC One

Second Screen
Emmerdale Digital ITV Studios for ITV
E Stings 2016 Rocket, 4creative, Spredfast for E4

Promotion or Commercial Production
Institute of Imagination Brand Launch Vista for Institute of Imagination
Visit England - Go A Little Further - Northern England Great Campaign Motiv Productions
Welcome to the Northern Powerhouse Motiv Productions

Factual Programme
Beatrix Potter with Patricia Routledge Daisybeck Studios for More 4
Peter Kay: 20 Years of Funny Shiver for BBC One
Secret History - London’s Lost Graveyard: The Crossrail Discovery True North for Channel 4

Factual Series
Body Donors Daisybeck Studios / GroupM Entertainment for Channel 5
Gift of Life Gift of Life True North / GroupM Entertainment for Channel 5
India’s Frontier Railways 3Di-TV for BBC Four

Director - Factual
Tarun Bhartiya - India’s Frontier Railways - Last Train in Nepal 3Di-TV for BBC 
Anna Hall - Forced Marriage Cops True Vision Aire for Channel 4
Roger Keech - Onstage at the York Theatre Royal Roger Keech Productions Limited for BBC One (Yorkshire & Lincolnshire) and BBC Four

Animation and/or Visual Effects
Institute of Imagination Brand Launch Vista for Institute of Imagination
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Milk VFX
Shakespeare in Shorts Fettle Animation and The Firm for BBC Learning

Presenter
Peg Alexander - On Closer Inspection Made in Leeds
James Martin - Home Comforts at Christmas BBC Bristol for BBC One
Duncan Wood - Calendar ITV Yorkshire

Made in Yorkshire
Body Donors Daisybeck Studios / GroupM Entertainment for Channel 5
Forced Marriage Cops True Vision Aire for Channel 4
The Yorkshire Vet Daisybeck Studios /GroupM Entertainment for Channel 5

Reporter
Mark Kielesz-Levine - On The Aire Made in Leeds
Matt Millington - On The Aire Made in Leeds
Christine Talbot - Calendar ITV Yorkshire

News Report
Christmas flooding - On The Aire Made in Leeds    
Tadcaster bridge collapse – Calendar ITV Yorkshire

News Programme
Paris attacks, Floods, Ofsted - On The Aire Made in Leeds         
The closure of Kellingley Colliery - Calendar ITV Yorkshire

Professional Excellence: Production
Emmerdale Production Administration and Crew Scheduling ITV Studios for ITV
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, David Roger – Production Design Cuba Pictures/Feel Films for BBC One 
The Last Panthers Warp Films / Haut et Court for Sky Atlantic / Canal+

Professional Excellence: Post-Production
India’s Frontier Railways 3Di-TV for BBC Four
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Sound Team Cuba Pictures/Feel Films for BBC One
Shakespeare in Shorts The Firm and Fettle Animation for BBC Learning

Writer
Maxine Alderton - Emmerdale ITV Studios for ITV
Susan Everett - Hinterland Fiction Factory for BBC One Wales and S4C
Peter Harness - Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Cuba Pictures/Feel Films for BBC One
Sally Wainwright - Happy Valley Red Production Company for BBC One

Actor
Charlotte Bellamy - Emmerdale ITV Studios for ITV
Sarah Lancashire - Happy Valley Red Production Company for BBC One
Andrew Shim - This Is England ’90 Warp Films/Big Arty for Channel 4

Director - Fiction
Toby Haynes - Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Cuba Pictures/Feel Films for BBC One
Shane Meadows - This Is England ’90 Warp Films/Big Arty for Channel 4
Sally Wainwright - Happy Valley Red Production Company for BBC One

Drama
Happy Valley Red Production Company for BBC One
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Cuba Pictures/Feel Films for BBC One
This Is England ’90 Warp Films/Big Arty for Channel 4

One To Watch
Rhys Connah - Happy Valley Red Production Company for BBC One
Mark O’Brien Made in Leeds
Chris Ryan The Other Planet

Independent Spirit
Daisybeck Studios
Rocket
True North

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