'Wolf Hall' Leads BAFTA TV Craft Awards Nominations

Damian Lewis in 'Wolf Hall'

The historical miniseries picked up six nominations, followed by Arctic thriller 'Fortitude' with four.

Wolf Hall has emerged as the frontrunnner for BAFTA's annual television craft awards, picking up six nominations.

The BBC's acclaimed historical miniseries — shown on PBS' Masterpiece in the U.S. — was on Tuesday shortlisted in six categories, including costume design, editing: fiction, makeup and hair design, photography and lighting: fiction, sound: fiction and writer: drama, and now finds itself leading the pack ahead of the April 24 ceremony.

Elsewhere, Sky's big-budget Arctic thriller Fortitude — starring Stanley Tucci, Sofie Grabol and Michael Gambon and soon due to start shooting season two — picked up four nominations, the same number as the BBC's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell and its Ben Whishaw-starring espionage drama London Spy.

Comedy Catastrophe — showing on Amazon Prime — also earned two nominations, including for writer: comedy, for its creators Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, and director: fiction.

Announced last week, casting director Nina Gold, whose credits include Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Wolf Hall and Game of Thrones, is to receive BAFTA's Special Award.

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