At an event this morning, hosted by Countryfile’s Anita Rani, the nominees were announced, including National Treasure stars Julie Walters and Robbie Coltrane for Actor (Female) and Actor (Male) respectively, TV duo Ant and Dec for Entertainment Performance, and Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussein for Breakthrough Award.
The Awards, hosted by QI's Sandi Toksvig, recognise quality work behind the camera, from costumes and make up, to lighting and multicamera work.
Why, 46 years after the Equal Pay Act, are women in television still being paid less than men? “A man at exactly the same grade as me, with far less education and experience, and who joined the BBC after I did, was paid £10,000 more than me,” says one female staffer.
“I am paid £5,000 less than a man on the same grade, despite having more responsibility and having worked more years on the team,” complains another.