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Wolf Hall, Cilla and Fortitude lead RTS Craft awards

Mark Rylance in Wolf Hall. Photo: BBC Mark Rylance in Wolf Hall. Photo: BBC
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The BBC’s Wolf Hall, ITV drama Cilla and Sky Atlantic’s crime series Fortitude have each received three nominations for this year’s Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards.

The awards, which comprise programme production categories including design, photography, lighting, sound and music, will this year recognise directors for the first time, following a campaign by industry body Directors UK.

Alice Troughton, Paul Andrew Williams and Julian Farino will compete for the fiction director award for their work on Cucumber, The Eichmann Show and Marvellous respectively.

BBC historical drama Wolf Hall, which starred Mark Rylance, has been nominated for editing and photography in drama as well as in the sound for drama category, where it is up against Fortitude. The Sky Atlantic series also picked up nominations in the titles design and special effects categories.

ITV’s Cilla, which starred Sheridan Smith, will compete for prizes in the digital effects, drama production design and drama costume design categories.

Nominations were also received for for Poldark, W1A, Indian Summers and Strictly Come Dancing.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in central London, hosted by comedian Susan Calman, on November 30.

A full list of nominees can be found here

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