The production managers behind ITV charity event Concert For Ukraine were the inaugural winners in their category at the Royal Television Society’s Craft and Design Awards last night.
Judges hailed the “small but impressive” team of Laura Djanogly, Jen Bollom and Mei Ye Lei, who collected the prize for their roles in delivering Livewire Pictures’ live broadcast of the two-hour event from Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena in March.
The event, which featured the likes of Ed Sheeran, Nile Rogers and Ukraine’s 2016 Eurovision winner Jamala, raised more than £13.4 million within a day of it broadcast.
The winners beat teams on Apple TV+ drama series The Essex Serpent and BBC2 drama single Then Barbara Met Alan.
Meanwhile fresh from being named producer of the year at the Women in Film and TV Awards, Working Title’s Surian Fletcher-Jones, who executive produced both Channel 4 comedy We Are Lady Parts and BBC comedy-drama series Everything I Know About Love, received the RTS Special Award.
Judges said Fletcher-Jones has “has built a slate of critically acclaimed TV series that have broken new ground, championed diverse voices, created meaningful impact on global audiences and have been celebrated by the industry”.
The BBC led the way with 14 wins across the 29 categories.
Sister won five awards – two for BBC drama This is Going to Hurt and three for Sky’s Landscapers, which was the most-garlanded show of the night.
BBC Studios Events Team won two awards for its live coverage of the Platinum Party at the Palace and also received the RTS outstanding contribution award for its continued excellence in delivering nation-defining moments in history.
Judges said that the team’s creative director Claire Popplewell’s CV “reads like a list of some of the most important events of the 20th and 21st centuries”, from Live 8 and the funeral of Nelson Mandela to the 213 cameras filming all nine hours of the Queen’s funeral.
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