The Women in Film and TV (UK) Awards have been announced with fourteen awards including directing, performance, producing, business and project management.
Multi-award-winning actor Glenda Jackson was honoured with The EON Productions Lifetime Achievement Award, accepted on her behalf by Aisling Walsh, who directed Jackson in BBC One’s Elizabeth is Missing.
Jackson joins previous winners of the Women in Film and TV Lifetime Achievement award including Floella Benjamin, Judi Dench, Sheila Hancock, Katherine Hepburn, Helen Mirren, Joanna Lumley, Esther Rantzen, Vanessa Redgrave, and Maggie Smith.
Speaking of her Lifetime Achievement Award Glenda Jackson said “I am honoured to receive the Women in Film and TV Lifetime Achievement Award and thanks to Aisling for accepting it on my behalf today. These Awards are such a wonderful celebration of the achievements by so many incredible women in our industry. Thank you to everyone at Women in Film TV for the fantastic work you continue to do across the industry to improve opportunities for women in front and behind the camera, long may it continue”
Wunmi Mosaku, star of the award-winning drama Our Loved Boy won The Argonon Best Performance Award presented to her by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who she starred with in Marvel Studios’ Loki. Stacey Dooley was awarded with The EIKON Presenter Award by Ria Hebden, and I May Destroy You writer and actor Michaela Coel won The ScreenSkills Writing Award, which was picked up on her behalf by Gugu Mbatha-Raw,
Journalist and broadcaster Emily Maitlis and producer Sam McAllister were jointly awarded with The BBC News and Factual Award by Andrew Marr, comedian and presenter Michael McIntyre handed out The YouTube Contribution to the Medium Award to the BBC’s Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore, with ITV’s Creative Diversity Partner Nahrein Kemp taking home The ITV Studios Achievement of the Year accolade, presented to her by Alex Scott.
Celebrating the brilliant creative work of women behind the scenes this year, Managing Director of Douglas Road Productions Angela Ferriera was handed The Premiere Digital Business Award by Anita Rani, with Joanna Scanlan presenting The Company 3 Director Award to Jenny Ash, while producer Lisa Walters was awarded with The Netflix New Talent Award by Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Katie Bailiff, CEO of WFTV said “What our WFTV Awards have continued to highlight over the last 30 years is the huge number of talented and brilliant women working in film and TV in the UK. The last 18 months has shown us more than ever that the women of this industry are resilient, creative, and resourceful even when pitted against the greatest challenges. It’s been inspirational to witness. Today is our chance to celebrate them and their incredible achievements.”
Full list of Women in Film and TV Awards 2019 winners:
The Premiere Digital Business Award
The Gravity Media Creative Technology Award
The MBS Equipment Co Craft Award
The ENVY Producer Award
The EIKON Presenter Award
The IMDb Project Management Award
The Netflix New Talent Award
The ITV Studios Achievement of the Year Award
The Company 3 Director Award
The ScreenSkills Writing Award
The Argonon Best Performance Award
The BBC News and Factual Award
Emily Maitlis & Sam McAllister
The YouTube Contribution to the Medium Award
The EON Productions Lifetime Achievement Award
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