RTS Craft & Design Awards 2022
The winners for the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2022, sponsored by Apple TV+, have been announced.
The awards ceremony was hosted by journalist and television presenter Ranvir Singh on Monday 5 December at the London Hilton on Park Lane, where the industry came together to celebrate the best creatives, skills and processes in programme making.
The BBC had a triumphant evening, leading the way with 14 wins across the 29 competitive categories including two wins apiece for This is Going to Hurt for Sound – Drama and Director – Drama, and Platinum Party at the Palace for Director – Multicamera and Lighting for Multicamera. Following the BBC, Sky received six awards overall, half of which were for hit drama Landscapers, the most awarded programme of the evening.
The inaugural Production Management Award was given to Laura Djanogly, Jen Bollom and Mei Ye Li for Concert For Ukraine for ITV, one of the five awards ITV took home.
For the prestigious awards presented at the discretion of the RTS, the RTS Special Award went to Working Title TV’s Head of Drama Surian Fletcher-Jones for building a slate of critically acclaimed television series that have broken new ground, championed diverse voices and created meaningful impact on global audiences. For 2022, the RTS Outstanding Contribution Award was presented to Claire Popplewell and the BBC Studios Events Team for harnessing the power of live television to bring people together to witness some of the most important events in history.
Chair of the Awards, Ade Rawcliffe, said: “Congratulations to all our RTS Craft and Design winners this year. The exceptional range and depth of skills represented in this year’s winners shines a light on the outstanding talent that work behind the camera in UK content creation across many platforms.”
See the full list of nominees below.
Casting Award: Daniel Edwards
Costume Design - Drama: Alison McCosh
Costume Design - Entertainment & Non Drama: Plunge Creations & Bandicoot Scotland
Design - Programme Content Sequences: Made in Colour
Design - Titles: yU+co
Director - Comedy Drama/Situation Comedy: Andrew Chaplin
Director - Documentary/Factual & Non Drama: Sarah Collinson
Director - Drama: Lucy Forbes
Director - Multicamera: Julia Knowles
Editing - Documentary/Factual: Bruce Law, David Pearson & Bumble Bee Post Team
Editing - Drama: Lucien Clayton
Editing - Entertainment and Comedy: Paul Dingwall
Editing - Sport: Nicholas Perry & Philip Hughes
Effects: Vine FX & Real SFX
Lighting for Multicamera: Nigel Catmur
Make Up Design - Drama: Lin Davie, Sue Newbould & Laura Flynn
Make Up Design - Entertainment & Non Drama: Lisa Armstrong & Lisa Davey
Multicamera Work: Chris Power and the Camera Team
Music - Original Score: Nicôle Lecky & Bryan Senti
Music - Original Title: Carly Paradis
Photography - Documentary/Factual & Non Drama: Tim Shepherd, Todd Kewley, Oliver Mueller & Camera Team
Photography - Drama & Comedy: Erik Wilson BSC
Picture Enhancement: Thomas Urbye
Production Design - Drama: Cristina Casali, Robert Wischhusen-Hayes & Fabrice Spelta
Production Design - Entertainment & Non Drama: Catherine Land
Production Management Award: Laura Djanogly, Jen Bollom & Mei Ye Li
Sound - Drama: Nina Rice, Steve Browell, Jamie Selway & Adam Horley
Sound - Entertainment & Non Drama: Nick Fry, James Spooner & James Jones
RTS Special Award: Surian Fletcher-Jones
“This year’s RTS Special Award goes to someone who has built a slate of critically acclaimed television series that have broken new ground, championed diverse voices, created meaningful impact on global audiences and have been celebrated by the industry.
We Are Lady Parts, which was created, written and directed by Nida Manzoor, captured the hearts and minds of many as an irreverent comedy about an all-female Muslim punk band. Certified 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and heralded by critics for its uncompromised originality, the series was nominated for 9 RTS awards and won 5 for Editing, Make Up Design, Production Design, Comedy Performance and Writer. We Are Lady Parts also won a prestigious Peabody Award and picked up wins at the BAFTA Awards and Rockie Awards.
Our recipient was also the Executive Producer on the BBC hit adaptation of Dolly Alderton’s best-selling memoir Everything I Know About Love which has been described by critics as “warm, funny and wincingly accurate” (The Times). Their passion for telling authentic and daring stories is evident throughout their work and her mission to discover and nurture diverse voices permeates everything she creates.”
RTS Outstanding Contribution Award: Claire Popplewell and the BBC Studios Events Team
"This year’s RTS Outstanding Contribution Award goes to a team and its inspirational leader, who harnessed the great power of live television to bring people together to witness some of the most important events in history.
Responsible for the planning and execution of all royal, ceremonial and commemorative programming, they have delivered global events such as Live 8, the funeral of Nelson Mandela, the international broadcast of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as well as other events including: World War One Remembered: Passchendaele and most recently Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, a nine-hour event, with 213 cameras, which was broadcast to more the 200 countries.
The team is headed by a brilliant Creative Director whose CV reads like a list of some of the most important events of the 20th and 21st centuries.
It is highly complicated Outside Broadcast coverage. There are no second takes, resulting in coverage of the absolute highest craft and standard, that is often described as “flawless” and “Public Service Broadcasting at its very best”.
In the year that the BBC turns 100 this team and its remarkable leader - though they haven’t been at the BBC quite that long - are undoubtedly fitting and extremely deserving winners of the RTS Outstanding Contribution Award. The winners are Claire Popplewell and the BBC Studios Events Team."