Peaky Blinders and Broadchurch win most BAFTA TV Craft Awards nominations

Olivia Colman in Broadchurch. Audience figures for ITV dramas fell in 2013, according to Ofcom. Photo: ITV/Patrick Redmond
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BBC2 drama Peaky Blinders and ITV’s Broadchurch lead the nominees for this year’s BAFTA TV Craft Awards, with six and five nominations respectively.

Peaky Blinders, which starred Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory, is nominated for its music, photography and lighting, production design, sound, and visual effects.

The drama’s director, Otto Bathurst, is also nominated in the direction category, against Broadchurch’s James Strong.

Broadhurch has also picked up nominations for its music, production design, and editing.

Its writer, Chris Chibnall, is nominated too, in a category that also includes Dominic Mitchell for BBC3’s In the Flesh, Sally Wainwright, who wrote BBC1’s Last Tango in Halifax, and Dennis Kelly, who penned Utopia for Channel 4.

The comedy writer category features Graham Linehan twice. He is up for both Channel 4’s The IT Crowd and BBC2’s Count Arthur Strong, co-written with Steve Delaney.

Other nominees in this section include Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong and Tom Basden for Fresh Meat on Channel 4, and James Corden and Mathew Baynton, whose nod is for BBC2’s The Wrong Mans.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony on April 27 in London, hosted by Stephen Mangan.

BBC1 entertainment series Strictly Come Dancing will pick up a special award on the night, in recognition of its “outstanding creative and technical teamwork” over the last 10 years.

The full list of nominees can be found here.