'Wolf Hall,' 'Catastrophe' Among Winners at BAFTA TV Craft Awards

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'Wolf Hall'

The casting director for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and 'Game of Thrones' also was honored with BAFTA's special award.

There was a relatively even spread of winners at BAFTA's annual celebration of behind-the-scenes talent working in British television.

Despite leading the pack with six nominations going into the 2016 BAFTA TV Craft Awards, held in London on Sunday evening, Wolf Hall emerged with two wins, for editing: fiction and sound: fiction. The Dresser, starring Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins, also picked up two awards, as did The Hunt, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, The Murder Detectives and The Sound of Music Live!

Shane Meadows picked up his third BAFTA to date, this time in the director: fiction category for his acclaimed miniseries This is England '90, while Russell T. Davies (who helped reboot Doctor Who in 2005) won the writer: drama award for gay comedy series Cucumber, his fourth honor overall.

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan picked up their first BAFTA in the writer: comedy category for their series Catastrophe, to which Amazon has exclusive rights in the U.S.

Nina Gold, the British casting director whose credentials include Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones, Wolf Hall, The Imitation Game and more than 100 other productions, received the BAFTA Special Award, which was presented to her by Jim Broadbent and Stanley Tucci.

 

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