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BAFTA TV Craft Awards: ‘House of the Dragon,’ ‘This Is Going to Hurt’ Share Spoils


HBOs Game of Thrones precursor House of the Dragon and the BBC/AMC medical comedy-drama This is going to hurt emerged with the most accolades following the 2023 BAFTA Television Craft Awards ceremony, honoring the best behind-the-scenes TV talent of 2022.

Held on Sunday in London, saw the event House of the Dragon win for make-up & hair design, sound: fiction and special, visual & graphic effect. Also landing three awards, This is going to hurt won writer: drama for Adam Kay – who edited his own best-selling memoir about his time as a junior doctor – plus editing: fiction and script casting.

Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral was a two-time winner – for sound: faction and director: multi-camera.

On an evening with a host of first-time BAFTA winners, including other honorees The Tinder scammer‘s Felicity Morris for director: factual; Great boyWilliam Stefan Smith’s for Director: Fiction; Lisa McGee, writer: comedy for Derry girls; Jane Petrie, costume design for The Essex snake; Jessica Jones, Original Music: Actually 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.

The Television Craft Special Award was presented by actor Adrian Lester to Alison Barnett, currently Head of Production at Kudos, in recognition of her pioneering role as one of the UK’s television industry’s first ever female heads of production.

The BAFTA TV Awards ceremony, which shifts the focus to in front of the camera, will take place on May 14.

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