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Sky WFTV Awards 2012 - Press Release and the Winners!
London, Friday 7th December: The face of the Olympic and Paralympics coverage, presenter Clare Balding, critically acclaimed film director, Lynne Ramsay, and versatile comedy and drama actor, Olivia Colman, were just three of the fifteen outstanding women from the world of film and television to be honoured at the 22nd Annual Sky WFTV Awards at the London Hilton, Park Lane.
Comedian and presenter of the moment, Sue Perkins, hosted the ceremony, which was attended by almost 1000 of film and TV’s most influential movers and shakers. Perkins, who had been at the event last year as an award winner, said she was “honoured” to be hosting this year’s ceremony showcasing “the brightest and best female talent in the UK.”
WFTV CEO, Kate Kinninmont, said:
“It’s been another outstanding year for the Sky WFTV Awards! We’re so proud that three of our winners – Clare Balding, Barbara Slater and Tracey Seaward – were key players in delivering the most watched TV event in UK broadcasting history, the London Olympics.
I’m also particularly pleased that we have two exceptional film directors, Lynne Ramsay and Sally El Hosaini, amongst our winners this year. There’s still a significant gender disparity when it comes to feature film directors but the talent of Lynne and Sally, irrespective of their gender, is undeniable and I’m proud that our Awards are recognising that.
That Sue Perkins came back this year to host the ceremony, and Julie Walters returned in a presenting capacity, is testimony to the fact that our Awards are a ‘not to be missed’ occasion and tickets sold out in a record 28 minutes this year!
Every single one of our winners is an inspiration and a role model. We salute them all and have done our best to throw them the Awards ceremony they deserve!”
Presenters on the day included Davina McCall, Jessica Raine, Evan Davis, Mark Foster, Mitchell and Webb, and Julie Walters.
To see pictures of all of our winners and read their biogs, please click here.
Full list of winners:
THE TECHNICOLOR WRITING AWARD - HEIDI THOMAS
THE ENVY PRODUCER AWARD - TRACEY SEAWARD
THE BARCLAYS BUSINESS AWARD - NICKY SARGENT & VIKKI DUNN
THE PANALUX CRAFT AWARD - CAROLINE O'REILLY
THE CREATIVE SKILLSET INSPIRATIONAL WOMAN AWARD - BARBARA SLATER
THE INTERNATIONAL FILM GUARANTORS PROJECT MANAGEMENT AWARD - EMMA ZEE
THE MAC BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD - OLIVIA COLMAN
THE DELUXE DIGITAL LONDON DIRECTOR AWARD - LYNNE RAMSAY
THE BBC NEWS AND FACTUAL AWARD - JACKIE FAULKNER
THE FREMANTLEMEDIA UK NEW TALENT AWARD - SALLY EL HOSAINI
THE ITV STUDIOS ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR AWARD - CLARE BALDING
THE CHANNEL 4 FEMALE INDIE OF THE YEAR AWARD - NICOLA SHINDLER
THE BROADCAST & SCREEN CONTRIBUTION TO THE MEDIUM AWARD - JANA BENNETT
THE EON PRODUTIONS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - RUTH CALEB
Sue Perkins to Host 22nd Annual Sky WFTV Awards
Sue Perkins will oversee this year’s ceremony, which boasts another roster of talented, inspiring, and successful women.
Sue is the TV personality of the moment; after picking up The BBC News and Factual Award at last year’s Sky WFTV Awards, the comedian, presenter and actress has received further critical acclaim for her presenting prowess on BBC Two’s hugely successful Great British Bake Off and has just finished penning and starring in her much anticipated sitcom Heading Out, to be shown on BBC2 next year.
Perkins said "I am thrilled to be presenting this year's awards and as soon as I sober up from LAST year's awards I will be honoured to take to the podium and showcase the brightest and best female talent in the UK.”
Sky WFTV Awards Tables Sell Out in Record Time!
Team WFTV were astounded when tables for the 2012 Sky WFTV Awards sold out in a record of 30 minutes after the bookings window opened at 10:00am on Monday 1 October.
The event, which takes place on Friday 7 December and will be attended by almost 1000 industry guests, is always a hot ticket but tables have never sold out so swiftly before.
A waiting list for table bookings is now in operation and individual ticket requests can be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and to join the waiting list, click here.