This coming Monday sees the return of the BAFTA TV Craft Awards. Now in its 21st year, the 2021 ceremony will be presented by BAFTA-Winner and first-time presenter Gbemisola Ikumelo.
What are the TV Craft Awards?
The annual BAFTA ceremony celebrates the best of television craftspeople typically found working behind the screen. From Make up and Hair Design to Lighting, Scripted Casting and more, the unsung heroes whose specialist crafts contribute to today’s terrific television are recognised in their own BAFTA TV Craft Awards ceremony.
For a second year running, Mad Dog 2020 Casting is proud to be an Official TV Craft Partner.
This year, BAFTA has introduced several changes for 2021, starting with extending the eligibility window for both the Television and Television Craft Awards. To be eligible this year, programmes had to be transmitted in the period between 1st January 2020 and 8th January 2021 (extended in light of Covid-19 from the original deadline of 30th November 2020).
- After a pilot in 2020 BAFTA is implementing a phased approach of the BFI Diversity Standards. For 2021, productions must meet at least one of the standards and complete information on Standard C.
- The Breakthrough Talent category has been renamed Emerging Talent and divided into two categories – fiction and factual.
- British craftspeople will now be eligible for Television Craft categories for International programmes, if the work took place outside of the UK and if their usual residence and employment are in the UK.
For over 21 years Mad Dog 2020 Casting has provided Supporting Artists for countless BAFTA-nominated and winning productions. We are delighted to have worked on some of this year’s nominees too, including Small Axe, I Hate Suzie, His Dark Materials, and Save Me Too to name a few.
Check out the all of the 2021 nominees here.
Where to Watch
As Official BAFTA TV Craft Partner for a consecutive year, Mad Dog 2020 Casting will be the only third party to broadcast the live stream on our Facebook page this coming Monday. The usually closed ceremony streamed on our Facebook page last year, with industry professionals, Supporting Artists and members of the public able to watch the ceremony, for most, for the very first time.
This year, you are invited to join us again to enjoy the BAFTA TV Craft Awards, celebrating our valuable industry craftspeople from the comfort of your own home or on the go. On Monday evening, we’ll be live-tweeting the winners and you can keep track of all things BAFTA by following their hashtag #BAFTATV.
Join us on Facebook to watch the BAFTA TV Craft Awards, here.