Sky Originals Save Me Too & Life of Rhymes win at BAFTA Television Awards
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Following 24 nominations, Sky won a total of 6 BAFTAs, with BAFTA Television Craft awards going to I Hate Suzie Director Georgi Bank-Davies for Emerging Talent: Fiction and Marcus Viner landing Director: Multi-Camera for Sky Arts ENO's Drive & Live: La Bohème - Somethin' Else, both announced earlier this month.
Commenting on the wins Zai Bennett, Managing Director, Content, Sky UK and Ireland, said: “From best-in-class storytelling to genre defying event TV with every Sky Original commission we’re looking for ways to make content that will surprise and delight our customers. We’re incredibly proud that Save Me Too, and Life & Rhymes have been recognised at tonight’s BAFTAS and it fuels our ambition to make more ground-breaking TV in the years ahead.”
Head of Sky News, John Ryley, said: "Sky's success at the BAFTAs reinforces yet again the importance of eye-witness, independent journalism and our flare for international news."
Sky Sports Director of Cricket Bryan Henderson said: “It is so pleasing that such a special piece of work has received so much recognition. However none of this would have been possible without the bravery and strength of character of Michael Holding and Ebony Rainford-Brent.
“What started as a team meeting to discuss the tragic events of George Floyd’s murder, turned into an outpouring of emotion from Ebony talking of her experiences of racism in society and in cricket.
“We decided there and then to use our voice - the platform of Sky Cricket - to highlight injustice and hopefully in some small way make the world a fairer place, and cricket a sport for everyone.
“Thank you to Mikey and Ebony, two incredible people. Thanks also to Rob Noonan, James Wilson, Trevor Hart and Tom Basciano who made the VT. And finally thanks to Ian Ward and Nasser Hussain for their wonderful supporting roles on air.”
SKY’S BRITISH ACADEMY TELEVISION AWARD WINS
SAVE ME TOO Simon Heath, Jessica Sykes, Lennie James, Lizzie Rusbridger, Coky Giedroyc, Jim Loach - World Productions/Sky Atlantic
LIFE & RHYMES Production Team - CPL Productions, Licklemor Productions/Sky Arts
EMERGING TALENT: FICTION
GEORGI BANK DAVIES (Director) I Hate Suzie - Bad Wolf/Sky Atlantic
MARCUS VINER - ENO's Drive & Live: La bohème - Somethin' Else, ENO/Sky Arts
All episodes of this year’s BAFTA winning and nominated content such as Save Me Too, Life & Rhymes, I Hate Suzie and The Third Day are available to watch on demand for all Sky customers and on streaming service NOW.
June 6, 2021 6:00pm ET by SKY