Chernobyl wins big at the British Academy Television Craft Awards

Derrick Santistevan

Chernobyl was the big winner at the British Academy Television Craft Awards scooping 7 awards.

The Sky Atlantic/HBO drama series, which has to do with the 1986 nuclear crisis, beat competition from the likes of The Crown, Killing Eve and The Virtues.

It won awards for director Johan Renck, Icelandic author Hildur Gudnadottir and outfit designer Odile Dicks-Mireaux.

Other wins consisted of best photography and lighting, noise, production style and modifying.

The awards, which commemorate technical achievement in the television market, were hosted by star and comic Stephen Mangan in a digital event, with award- winners resolving the audience by means of pre-recorded approval speeches.

In a tape-recorded message at the start of the event, BAFTA chairman Krishnendu Majumdar, who was selected last month, stated the academy is “committed” to resolving variety concerns in the wake of the Black Lives Matter motion.

“BAFTA cares passionately about championing the next generation of talent so they have the best chance to succeed,” he added.

The academy has actually formerly been the topic of rows over variety and addition.

2 awards went to His Dark Products. Photo: BBC/Bad Wolf/HBO

Amongst the winners on Friday night was Aisling Bea, who got the development skill award for her Channel 4 funny series By Doing This Up, which was her writing debut.

BBC series His Dark Products, which is based upon books by Philip Pullman, got 2 awards.

It won in the unique, graphic and visual impacts awards and graphic identity classifications.

The award for best drama author went to Jesse Armstrong, the developer of HBO family drama Succession.

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