The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have announced that entertainment programme; Strictly Come Dancing will be honoured with a Special Award at this year’s British Academy Television Craft Awards. The award’s show will take place on 27th April at The Brewery in London.
Strictly’s Special Award celebrates the outstanding work of the team behind the show which have year on year delivered consistent high-quality, live entertainment.
Chairman of BAFTA’s Television Committee, Andrew Newman, said: “This Special Award commends the outstanding craftsmanship of the phenomenon that is Strictly Come Dancing, which has set new standards for talent and creativity both here in the UK and around the world. This Award is to honour those craft people who bring a show that entertains millions each week to life. The team of talented individuals across many departments such as lighting, costume, cameras, hair and make-up, music, direction and editing – to name a few – are directly responsible for the format’s success and we congratulate everyone involved. They really have raised the bar for studio entertainment across the globe.”
Receiving the Award, on behalf of the whole production is series director Nikki Parsons. Series director, Nikki Parsons will receive the Award on behalf of the whole production and said: “We are so excited to be given this Special Award by BAFTA. We have extremely talented and creative people at every level on the team, working hard to deliver the highest quality of live television each week and I am very proud to be a part of it. Everyone gives 110% to give the show the highest possible production values throughout every series, so it is an honour for us to be recognised for our contribution to the huge success of Strictly over the last 10 years.“
The rest of the nominees will be revealed this week.