Glenda Jackson, Charlotte Moore & Michaela Coel Among WFTV Winners
Glenda Jackson, Wunmi Mosaku, Stacey Dooley, Emily Maitlis, Michaela Coel and Charlotte Moore were among winners at the 30th Women in Film and TV (UK) Awards, which took place in London on Friday. Brit veteran Jackson was honored with The EON Productions Lifetime Achievement Award, accepted on her behalf by Aisling Walsh, who directed Jackson in BBC One’s Elizabeth is Missing. Mosaku, star of drama Our Loved Boy, won The Argonon Best Performance Award presented to her by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who she starred with in Marvel Studios’ Loki. Stacey Dooley was awarded with The EIKON Presenter Award by Ria Hebden, and I May Destroy You writer and actor Michaela Coel won The ScreenSkills Writing Award, which was picked up on her behalf by Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Journalist and broadcaster Emily Maitlis and producer Sam McAllister were jointly awarded with The BBC News and Factual Award by Andrew Marr, comedian and presenter Michael McIntyre handed out The YouTube Contribution to the Medium Award to the BBC’s Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore, with ITV’s Creative Diversity Partner Nahrein Kemp taking home The ITV Studios Achievement of the Year accolade, presented to her by Alex Scott.Managing Director of Douglas Road Productions Angela Ferriera was handed The Premiere Digital Business Award by Anita Rani, with Joanna Scanlan presenting The Company 3 Director Award to Jenny Ash, while producer Lisa Walters was awarded with The Netflix New Talent Award by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Alan Titchmarsh presented The Gravity Media Technology Award to Kate Davis, whom he has collaborated with on multiple TV projects, with Camera Operator Ilana Garrard receiving The MBSE Craft Award from Max Harwood, who she worked with on the Netflix hit show Sex Education. The Envy Producer Award went to Anna Hall presented to her by Louis Theroux, and comedian Lou Sanders presented the IMDb Project Management Award to production manager Alex Boyd whose recent work includes the upcoming historical thriller, The Northman.
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