THE Edinburgh International Television Festival brought to you by YouTube and BT, has revealed the shortlist of nominations for the Edinburgh TV Awards.
The highly-coveted awards form one of the highlights of the TV Festival calendar, celebrating the best of British content, as well as international co-productions.
The shortlist was voted for by over 50 industry professionals.
The shortlist features nominations in categories including: Channel of the Year, Production Company of the Year, New Programme of the Year, which will be open to international productions airing on British television or available to download or stream, Best Factual Programme, and returning for a second year, Best International Co-Production, which will recognise a co-production project which has had a creative and cultural impact in its respective territories.
Edinburgh TV Awards Shortlist 2017
Channel of the Year Award:
Production Company of the Year:
Left Bank Pictures
New Programme of the Year:
The Crown, Netflix, Left Bank Pictures
National Treasure, Channel 4, The Forge
Interview with a Murderer, Channel 4, ITN Productions
Flowers, Channel 4, Kudos
Apple Tree Yard, BBC One, Kudos
Slum Britain: 50 Years on, Channel 5, ITN Productions
Best International Co-Production:
The Young Pope, An Original Production Sky, HBO, Canal+, produced by Wildside in association with Haut et Court TV and Mediapro
Humans, Channel 4 and AMC produced by Kudos
The Tunnel: Sabotage, Sky Atlantic and CANAL+ co-production from Kudos and Shine France Films.
Medici: Masters of Florence, Big Light Productions Ltd, Lux Vide, Wild Bunch TV, RAI Fiction, and Netflix
Best Factual Programme:
Grayson Perry: All Man, Channel 4, Swan Films
The Real Marigold Hotel, BBC One, Twofour
Portrait Artist of the Year, Sky Arts, Storyvault Films
Gangland, Channel 5, Maroon Productions
SAS: Who Dares Wins, Channel 4, Minnow Films
Employable Me, BBC Two, Optomen Television Ltd
Festival director, Lisa Campbell, said: “Our panel of industry experts had to make some tough choices to pick the shortlist from hundreds of entries, so congratulations to all those nominated. It’s been another incredible year of creative excellence so I’d like to wish everyone the best of luck for the final round of judging.”
The TV Moment of the Year category, voted for exclusively via the Festival app saw Adele rapping on Carpool Karaoke claim victory in last year’s awards. This year’s TV Moment of the Year category will open from Wednesday 2nd August and remain open until Thursday, 24th August, the day of the Edinburgh TV Awards ceremony.
Last year, Channel 4 picked up the prestigious prize for Channel of the Year, while the Production Company of the Year went to Kudos. Both return this year with hopes of retaining their titles.
As a festival and a charity, the Edinburgh International Television Festival is committed to helping young people from all backgrounds gain access to the TV industry. It runs two young talent schemes: Ones to Watch and The Network.
Both schemes aim to ensure that the people working in television are as diverse as the audience watching it.
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