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RTS unveils Craft & Design Awards nominations

New RTS logo ranged left.epsThe UK’s Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2016 In Partnership With Blackmagic Design.

The Awards are designed to celebrate excellence in broadcast television and aim to recognise the skills and processes involved in programme production.

BBC Sunday night dramas The Night Manager and War and Peace have received four nominations each. They will compete in the Effects – Special category against Doctor Who Series 9, while The Night Manager is also nominated in the Costume Design – Drama category alongside BBC One’s The Living and the Dead and BBC Two’s The Dresser. It is also nominated for Make Up Design – Drama and Music – Original Title.

War and Peace’s remaining nominations are in the Photography – Drama & Comedy, Picture Enhancement, and Production Design – Drama categories.

Channel 4 series Flowers has three nominations – for Editing – Entertainment and Comedy, alongside BBC Three’s Fleabag and BBC iPlayer’s The Rack Pack; for Music – Original Score, alongside BBC One’s From Darkness and Elizabeth at 90; and for Production Design – Drama alongside ITV drama series The Durrells and BBC One’s War and Peace.

In the extended Director categories, John Alexander (One Child), Bruce Goodison (Murdered by My Father) and Craig Viveiros (And Then There Were None) will compete for the Director – Drama prize.

Jack Clough (People Just Do Nothing), Rob and Neil Gibbons (Alan Partridge: Scissored Isle) and Richard Laxton (Mum) are nominated for Director – Comedy Drama/Situation Comedy.

James Bluemel (Exodus: Our Journey to Europe), Huw Cordey (The Hunt: The Hardest Challenge) and Clare Johns (Life and Deaf) will fight it out in the Director – Documentary/Factual & Non Drama category.

The RTS Craft & Design Awards In Partnership With Blackmagic Design are chaired by Cheryl Taylor, Controller of CBBC. The winners will be announced at a ceremony, hosted by Sandi Toksvig, on Monday November 28 2016 at the London Hilton, Park Lane.