BAFTA TV Craft Awards preview: ‘The Crown’ vs. ‘The Night Manager’

On April 23, the BAFTAs will reveal the winners of the TV Craft Awards that honor the best behind-the-scenes artists and professionals; these are equivalent to the Creative Arts Awards at the Emmys. Not surprisingly, the BBC’s beautifully filmed nature program “Planet Earth II” leads with nine bids, including a clean sweep of the factual photography category.

BAFTA TV Awards: Craft nominations full list 

Among fictional fare, Netflix’s historical drama “The Crown,” which speculates about the first years of the rule of Queen Elizabeth II, contends in seven categories while the BBC spy thriller “The Night Manager” competes in six. Channel 4’s miniseries “National Treasure,” which streams on this side of the pond on Hulu, picked up five nominations as did the network’s one-time anthology “Black Mirror,” which now airs on Netflix.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge claimed two nominations for the freshman season of her BBC comedy “Fleabag,” which airs stateside on Amazon. She contends for writing and breakthrough talent. She picked up that latter prize at the Royal Television Society Awards.

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Winners will be announced in a ceremony at The Brewery in London with “Episodes” star Stephen Mangan hosting. The main BAFTA Awards take place on Sunday, May 14.

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