Royal Television Society rewards Skills Fund contributors with nominations

It's a Sin (c) Red Production Company, Channel 4

Productions, broadcasters and streamers who have supported ScreenSkills in the last year have been nominated in the Royal Television Society Awards, celebrating the best British television of the past year.

Channel 4’s It’s a Sin leads the nominations with six, including two for newcomer Callum Scott Howells. The Comedy series We Are Lady Parts has received four nominations with Anjana Vasan’s performance recognised in two categories. There were two nominations each for Stephen Lawrence-based drama, Stephen, Sky sitcom Bloods, period thriller The Serpent and standalone drama, Help, starring Stephen Graham and Jodie Comer.

There were nominations too for dramas Back to life, Unforgotten and Time, while Feel Good, Intelligence, Stath Lets Flats and Motherland received nominations across comedy categories. BBCs live coverage of The Earthshot Prize was also rewarded with a nomination for live event.

In addition to contributing to the High-end TV Skills Fund, six of the nominated productions welcomed trainee placements onto production as part of the HETV Trainee Finder programme, a paid placement initiative for new entrants.

A further four shows saw participants from ScreenSkills’ HETV Make a Move programme work on production, with six people benefiting from the career progression initiative.

Unscripted TV Skills Fund supporters have been recognised across documentary, entertainment, factual and comedy categories with nominations for contributing production companies So Television, Expectation, Blast! Films, RDF Television West and Ricochet.

There was also a nomination for Channel 5’s The World According to Grandpa, a contributor to the Children’s TV Skills Fund.

After virtual ceremonies in 2020 and 2021, this year’s awards will return as an in-person event on 29 March, hosted by comedian Nish Kumar.

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