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BAFTA TV Craft Awards: ‘House of the Dragon’ and ‘This Is Going to Hurt’ Dominate

At the 2023 BAFTA Television Craft Awards, which celebrates the best behind-the-scenes TV talent of 2022, HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon and the BBC/AMC medical dramedy This is Going to Hurt received the most accolades.

The ceremony, held on Sunday in London, saw House of the Dragon secure awards for make-up & hair design, sound: fiction, and special, visual & graphic effect.

Similarly, This Is Going to Hurt claimed three honors: writer: drama for Adam Kay, who adapted his best-selling memoir about his experiences as a junior doctor, editing: fiction, and scripted casting.

The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth took home two awards—for sound: faction and director: multi-camera.

The event featured numerous first-time BAFTA winners, including Felicity Morris for director: factual in The Tinder Swindler; William Stefan Smith for director: fiction in Top Boy; Lisa McGee, writer: comedy for Derry Girls; Jane Petrie, costume design for The Essex Serpent; Jessica Jones, original music: factual for Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story; Nicôle Lecky, Bryan Senti, and Kwame ‘KZ’ Kwei-Armah JR, original music: fiction for Mood; Chas Appeti, photography & lighting: fiction for Jungle; and Becky Sloan and Joe Pelling, production design for Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared.

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Actor Adrian Lester presented the Television Craft Special Award to Alison Barnett, current head of production at Kudos, in recognition of her groundbreaking role as one of the first female heads of production in the UK television industry.

The BAFTA TV Awards ceremony, which highlights on-screen talent, is scheduled for May 14.

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