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BAFTA Merges Single Drama and Mini-Series for 2024 TV Awards



BAFTA has shaken up main classes and rung in some eligibility modifications as entries open for the 2024 TV awards.

Restricted drama is a brand new class for scripted one-off packages or collection that inform an entire story over 1-19 episodes, changing separate classes for single drama and mini-series. “The introduction of limited drama maintains the opportunity for single self-contained films to be eligible following a decline in entries to the single drama category in recent years,” BAFTA stated.

To place this in perspective, on the 2023 awards, “I Am Ruth,” starring Kate Winslet, gained the one drama class, whereas Nicôle Lecky’s “Mood” gained one of the best mini-series class. In 2024, there’ll solely be one winner, underneath the brand new restricted drama class. The drama collection class stays unchanged.

The modifications had been flagged earlier by BAFTA. As set out within the 2023 rulebook, classes with underneath 20 entries will see three, quite than the usual 4 nominations introduced, or alternatively, classes could also be merged as a way to run. The modifications had been made on this foundation.

The opposite class merger for 2024 is the brand new sport and reside occasion protection class, which brings collectively the hitherto separate sports activities protection class and reside occasion protection class.

Some classes have been renamed. Cleaning soap and persevering with drama is now simply cleaning soap; actuality and constructed factual is now actuality and options is now outlined as factual leisure.

In eligibility modifications, within the daytime class eligibility was beforehand outlined by excessive quantity and returnability, not by scheduling, with entrants selecting one episode to signify the collection – as is the case for all BAFTA’s aggressive awards. From 2024, entered episodes should be transmitted between 09:00 – 18:00 to be eligible. Within the leisure efficiency class, from 2024, two folks will likely be eligible to be thought of as a pair if they’ve equal billing on their entered program and are entered collectively. This relaxes the earlier requirement that pairs should be already acknowledged as a presenting duo to be eligible.

As well as, U.Okay.-based productions will likely be required to offer details about assembly BFI’s new variety requirements and will likely be required to have a coverage in place on tackling bullying and harassment as a way to be eligible to enter.

Hilary Rosen, chair of BAFTA’s Tv Committee, stated: “We’ve listened and engaged closely with our peers and have responded to wider industry trends in setting this year’s eligibility, category and voting rules, which are reviewed annually. At a time when recognition of creative efforts on-and-off screen are needed more than ever, BAFTA’s awards are an important showcase of the ingenuity and talents of those who bring TV to life.”


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