The nominees for the 2020 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards have been announced — including four high-profile productions vying for the VFX & Graphics honors.
Special, Visual & Graphic Effects nominees:
The Crown – Ben Turner, Chris Reynolds, Asa Shoul (Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television / Netflix)
His Dark Materials – Framestore, Painting Practice, Real SFX, Russell Dodgson (Bad Wolf, BBC Studios / HBO / BBC One)
Chernobyl – Lindsay McFarlane, Claudius Christian Rauch, Jean-Clément Soret, DNEG (Sister Pictures, The Mighty Mint, Word Games / Sky Atlantic)
Good Omens – Milk Visual Effects, Gareth Spensley, Real SFX (Amazon Studios, BBC Studios, Narrativia, The Blank Corporation / Amazon Prime Video)
Titles & Graphic Identity nominees:
The Durrells – Alex MacLean (Sid Gentle Films / ITV)
The Great – Elastic (New Pictures, Original Pictures / Sky Atlantic)
His Dark Materials – Elastic, Painting Practice (Bad Wolf, BBC Studios, HBO / BBC One)
Ghosts – Light Creative (Monumental Television, Them There / BBC One)
The full list of nominees is available here.
Winners of the 2020 British Academy Television Craft Awards will be revealed on Friday, July 17, followed by the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards on Friday, July 31.
The British Academy confirmed the dates last week, announcing that the BAFTA TV Awards will be broadcast live on BBC One, while the TV Craft Awards will be live streamed through BAFTA social channels, including YouTube.
The BAFTA TV awards will be presented for the first time by comedian, writer, actor and director Richard Ayoade, who has lent his distinctive voice to animated series and films including Apple & Onion Moominvalley, Danger Mouse, The LEGO Movie 2, Early Man, The BoxTrolls and Pixar’s upcoming Soul.
“I am as surprised as you are that this is still going ahead,” Ayoade wrily commented in last Friday’s announcement.
Stephen Mangan (animation V.O. credits: Postman Pat, Bromwell High,Cartoon Network’s Sunday Pants, Watership Down) will return to host the TV Craft Awards for the ninth time.
“I’m absolutely delighted to be hosting the BAFTA Craft Awards again — handing out our industry’s highest accolades to the people who make this country’s television world-leading,” Mangan said. “The format might have to change a little this year, but nothing will stop me putting on black tie and celebrating their success.”