WFTV Awards 2013: the winners
06 December 2013
Veteran broadcaster Angela Rippon, actress Sheridan Smith, presenter Mary Beard and producer Pippa Harris were four of the women honoured at Friday's Women in Film and TV Awards ceremony at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel, hosted by Ruby Wax.
Angela Rippon received the EON Productions Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by director general of the BBC, Tony Hall. The award honours her outstanding contribution to the industry, for her work throughout a career spanning five decades. A practising journalist for more than 50 years, Rippon made history by becoming the first woman to read the news regularly on national television. She has continued to present hundreds of TV shows including The Antiques Roadshow, Top Gear, Cash in the Attic and Come Dancing.
Screen and stage star Sheridan Smith was honoured for her performance in Mrs Biggs, receiving the MAC Best Performance Award. The newly appointed Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi, presented Mary Beard with the NEP Visions Presenter Award, recognising her valuable contribution as one of television's too few on-screen female academics and acknowledging her fight against twitter trolls earlier this year.
Pippa Harris, executive producer of the most successful new BBC drama series in over 10 years, Call the Midwife, received the ENVY Producer Award, presented by Julie Walters. Last Tango in Halifax writer and creator Sally Wainwright was presented with the Technicolor Writing Award.
Screenwriter Kelly Marcel picked up the FremantleMedia UK New Talent Award for her screenplay of Saving Mr Banks, as well as her writing work on the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation which is set to be released in 2015 and Clio Barnard was presented with the Deluxe Digital Cinema Director Award by Clare Stewart for the film The Selfish Giant.
Ashley Walters presented The ITV Studios Achievement of the Year Award to controversial British filmmaker Penny Woolcock forf One Mile Away, which chronicles Birmingham's gang wars.
BBC senior broadcast camera journalist Julie Ritson was awarded The Panalux Craft Award by her colleague Caroline Wyatt for her dogged perseverance and bravery filming on the front line. Documentary filmmaker Anna Hall spent 17 years researching the landmark series The Hunt for Britain's Sex Gangs and won the BBC News and Factual Award, presented by Shami Chakrabarti, while ITV News journalist Ronke Phillips won the Creative Skillset Inspirational Woman Award for her persistent and determined ten year investigation in to Torso in the Thames, a story that gripped the nation.
Other winners included: Danielle Lux, Rosa Romero and Penny Eyles
A full list of winners and presenters :
The Barclays Business Award
The FremantleMedia UK New Talent Award
The Panalux Craft Award
The BBC News and Factual Award
The Film Finances Project Management Award
The NEP Visions Presenter Award
The Deluxe Digital Cinema Director Award
The Creative Skillset Inspirational Woman Award
The Technicolor Writing Award
The ENVY Producer Award
The MAC Best Performance Award
The ITV Studios Achievement of the Year Award
The Argonon Contribution to the Medium Award
The EON Lifetime Achievement Award
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