The nominations for the 2019 RTS West of England Awards have been announced. This year’s awards will take place on Sunday 24th March at the newly refurbished Bristol Old Vic Theatre, presented by actor and writer Susan Wokoma (pictured), a previous winner in On Screen Performance for E4/Netflix’s Crazyhead (which was made at The Bottle Yard). Susan’s other credits include Year of the Rabbit, Dark Mon£y, Susan Wokoma’s Love the Sinner and Porters.
The shortlist of nominations for the annual awards, in association with Evolutions Bristol, are in the fields of on screen talent, craft, scripted, animation, regional television news and across a range of factual programming including natural history and documentary. The Bottle Yard Studios and Bristol Film Office are this year proud to be co-sponsoring this year’s Scripted category.
A number of productions and individuals based at The Bottle Yard Studios are in the running for an award. Eric, Ernie and Me (Objective Fiction and Objective Media Group Scotland) is nominated in the Scripted category, whilst the Children’s category contains two nominated shows made by the BBC Studios Natural History Unit and filmed in our green screen studio; Steve Backshall’s Deadly Dinosaurs and Andy’s Safari Adventures (which has also picked up a nomination for Doghouse Post Production’s Fred Tay for his VFX work). Our tenant company AxisVFX is twice-nominated; Howard Jones, Grant Hewlett, Ella Askew and Pat Andrew share a VFX and Digital Creativity nomination for their outstanding work on Aardman’s Early Man, whilst the company’s CG creation of SyFy’s show Happy! is also in the running for Best Animation.
Centre chair and RTS board trustee, Lynn Barlow said: “It’s another rich year of creativity from the West of England– our programmes reach global audiences, our talent breaks new ground and demonstrates innovation and originality. From more than 200 submissions our judges have nominated the best of the very best in factual entertainment, documentary, on screen talent and natural history. It promises to be a great evening, where the broadcast community comes together to celebrate our place as a world leader in television, film and animation.”
Congratulations to all the nominees!