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BAFTA Craft Awards: Honourable Woman and Penny Dreadful lead charge

Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Honourable Woman. Photo: BBC Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Honourable Woman. Photo: BBC
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Sky Atlantic drama Penny Dreadful and BBC’s The Honourable Woman lead this year’s nominations for the British Academy Television Craft Awards.

Happy Valley’s Sally Wainwright, Line of Duty’s Jed Mercurio, Marvellous’ Peter Bowker and Utopia’s Dennis Kelly also receive nods in the drama writer category.

Penny Dreadful, co-produced by Neal Street Productions, has five nods, including costume design, make-up and hair design, original music, production design, and titles and graphic identity.

Hugo Blick, series director of The Honourable Woman, is nominated for best fiction director. He faces competition from Euros Lyn for Happy Valley, Julian Farino for Marvellous and Paul Andrew Williams for Murdered By My Boyfriend.

Overall, The Honourable Woman has four nominations, including nods for best editing (fiction), original music, and photography and lighting.

In the best comedy writer section, nominees include Mackenzie Crook for Detectorists, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton for Inside No 9, Arthur Mathews and Matt Berry for Toast of London, and Mathew Baynton and James Corden for The Wrong Mans.

Stephen Mangan will host the awards, which take place on April 26.

The full list of nominees can be found here.