The RTS West of England Awards is the only annual celebration of the region’s creative community and this year the region has again welcomed the work from the RTS Devon and Cornwall centre.
Accepting the award on behalf of Element Pictures Producer Emma Norton described what a “total joy” it was to work with so many extraordinarily talented people, including Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal as “our perfect Marianne & Connell”.
Hosted by renowned British television and radio presenter Jonathan Ross, the prestigious awards were presented, and the winners and nominees celebrated, earlier this evening on the RTS website.
The nominations were announced this morning via livestream by British television presenter Ore Oduba.
After a challenging year filled with ingenuity, resilience and dedication across the industry, the BBC leads the way with 40 nominations across the 28 categories, followed by Channel 4 with 17 and Sky with 13.
The winners of the RTS Yorkshire Student awards 2021 have been announced and the winners in both the Scripted and Non-scripted categories will be considered for the National Student awards – we wish them well. In addition the judges awarded a bumper crop of nine craft wards, reflecting the high standards of talent across the submissions for this year’s awards.
The winners were announced via an online celebration hosted by radio broadcaster, actor and spoken word artist Mim Shaikh, the virtual event also included a special message from RTS Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, in which he highlighted the challenges and praised the ingenuity and resourcefulness seen across the television industry over the past year, and celebrated the international recognition of the quality of content produced in the UK.
The RTS is seeking submissions that highlight the outstanding reporting that has taken place in this unique and turbulent year.
The awards, for both news and current affairs, seek to recognise creative and excellent journalism by organisations whose broadcasts are transmitted on a UK based platform or who create online video content from a UK production base.
Watch this year's RTS West of England Awards, hosted by comedian Deborah Frances-White.
Manchester Metropolitan University students took home the Animation prize with Luz and the University of Central Lancashire’s Jamie Walsh won the Short Form award with Tia.
BBC Breakfast presenter Sally Nugent presented the awards, which were held at the Lowry Theatre in Salford. The special guest was former Coronation Street actor and co-star of new BBC One sitcom, Scarborough, Catherine Tyldesley.
Earlier in the day, RTS North West held its annual Student Media Conference at the Lowry Theatre.
Obsession, made by TriHard Films, took home the Drama Short Form prize, with the film’s star, Kim Tserkezie, winning the Best Drama Performance prize for her “agonisingly gripping performance” as a victim of domestic abuse.