BAFTA TV Craft Awards Winners 2021

Small Axe and I May Destroy You win big at this year's British Academy Television Craft Awards.


This year's British Academy Television Craft Awards were hosted by Gbemisola Ikumelo, co-written by Ikumelo and Akemnji Ndifornyen and streamed live on BAFTA's Facebook and YouTube channels.


The awards celebrate the very best behind-the-scenes television talent of 2020 and guest presenters included Annie Wallace, Ellen Thomas, Nathaniel Martello-White, Tony Robinson, Max Harwood and Mawaan Rizwan.



Small Axe, the drama mini-series about the lives of West Indian immigrants in London in the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s was successful in five categories; Make Up & Hair Design, Costume Design, Production Design, Photography & Lighting: Fiction and Scripted Casting.



Whilst Michaela Coel's I May Destroy You, the drama series featuring a woman who seeks to rebuild her life after a sexual assault, picked up three awards; Director: Fiction, Editing: Fiction and Writer: Drama.


The awards come ahead of the TV Awards on Sunday 6th June, which will return to a studio-based production and broadcast as-live on BBC One, hosted by Richard Ayoade.


The 2021 BAFTA TV Craft winners in full are... (BAFTA TV nominations here)


Emerging Talent: Fiction

Georgi Banks-Davies, Director, I Hate Suzie, Sky Atlantic


Emerging Talent: Factual

Marian Mohamed, Director, Defending Digga D, BBC Three


Costume Design

Jacqueline Durran, Small Axe, BBC One


Director: Factual

Teresa Griffiths, Lee Miller – A Life on the Front Line , BBC Two


Director: Fiction

Michaela Coel, Sam Miller, I May Destroy You, BBC One


Director: Multi Camera

Marcus Viner, ENO’s Drive & Live: La Bohème, Sky Arts


Editing: Factual

Claire Guillon, Lee Miller – A Life on the Front Line, BBC Two


Editing: Fiction

Editing Team I May Destroy You, BBC One


Entertainment Craft Team

Mark Busk-Cowley, Roy Callow, Steve Kruger, Andy Milligan, James Tinsley, Mathieu Weekes, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, ITV


Make Up & Hair Design

Jojo Williams, Small Axe, BBC One


Original Music

Harry Escott, Roadkill, BBC One


Photography & Lighting: Factual

Johnny Shipley, Drone Camera Team, John Livesey, The Great Mountain Sheep Gather, BBC Four


Photography & Lighting: Fiction

Shabier Kirchner Small Axe, BBC One


Production Design

Helen Scott, Small Axe, BBC One


Scripted Casting

Gary Davy, Small Axe, BBC One


Sound: Factual

Nick Fry Steve Speed, James Evans, Hugh Dwan, Formula 1: Drive to Survive, Netflix


Sound: Fiction

Jon Thomas, Gareth Bull, James Ridgway, Dillon Bennett, Eilam Hoffman, His Dark Materials (Episode 7), BBC One


Special, Visual & Graphic Effects

Russell Dodgson, James Whitlam, Jean-Clement Soret, Robert Harrington, Dan May, Brian Fisher, His Dark Materials, BBC One


Titles & Graphic Identity

Nic Benns, Miki Kato, Fear City: New York vs The Mafia, Netflix


Writer: Comedy

Sophie Willan, Alma’s Not Normal, BBC Two


Writer: Drama

Michael Coel, I May Destroy You, BBC One