Television Eligibility & Judging
28 September 07
Eligibility and Judging procedures for the next British Academy Television Awards supported by Sky+ on 20 April 2008.
The British Academy Television Awards supported by Sky+ will place on Sunday 20 April 2008. For a list of last year's winners and nominees click here
Entries are invited from cable, satellite and terrestrial broadcasters and independent production companies. All programmes (and performances) in contention must have had their original transmission in the UK between January 1 2007 - December 31 2007.
Entries for the production categories can be submitted directly by producers (both broadcasters and independent companies) at a cost of £225 plus VAT per entry. Entries for the performance categories can be entered by performers themselves or broadcasters/production companies and are free of charge. For further information, please contact Kelly Smith on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7292 5821.
VOTING PROCEDURE FOR PRODUCTION & PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES
The TV voting constituency of the Academy casts its votes online, for all those programmes entered according to the criteria above.
Those programmes and performances which have attracted the most votes from the Academy membership are then put up for further scrutiny by category juries specially selected by the Academy Television committee.
Each jury, which consists of nine individuals (with a quorum of seven) aims to be balanced in age, sex, experience, ethnicity and in broadcasting allegiances, with a track record of achievement in the genre and with no direct association with a short-listed programme. It must also comprise a mix of related skills such as writers, producers, directors, actors.
These juries decide upon the four nominations and the winner within the principal production and performance categories of the Awards.
AWARDS IN THE GIFT OF COUNCIL
Suggested recipients of the Gift of Council awards for outstanding contribution are put forward by the Academy's Television committee for consideration by the Academy's Council. These are:
- The Special Award in honour of Dennis Potter
- The Special Award in honour of Alan Clarke
- The Special Award in honour of Richard Dimbleby
There are no nominations for these awards, nor are they voted for by the Academy membership. The number of Gift of Council awards presented each year is at the discretion of the Academy.
THE ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP
This is the highest accolade the Academy can bestow on an individual and is presented to those within the television industry who have made an outstanding contribution to the industry within their lifetime. Previous TV winners include Bill Cotton, John Schlesinger, Morecambe & Wise, John Thaw, Peter Bazalgette, Sir David Frost and Ken Loach.