Two Apple documentaries win BAFTA Craft Awards

Every year the very prestigious ceremony of British Academy Television Craft Awards is held in London to recognize the best of British technical productions on the small screen. Recently, however, video-on-demand applications have been in the limelight, so this category was included in the selection process. In 2022, two documentaries in particular were selected as part of the campaign, which are available on Apple TV+ (EUR 4.99 per month).

1971: The year music changed everything (best sound)

First of all, it is like this 1971: The year music changed everything who wins for best soundtrack ahead of another TV+ creation, Earth in color at night, a documentary about Netflix’s Formula 1 and the funeral of Prince Philip of England on BBC One. The eight-part series commemorates the success of several artists such as Elton John, Ringo Starr and Jimmy Iovine. Beats co-founder sold the company to Apple in 2014 for billions of dollars.

The work also focuses on the American singer Graham Nash, who became famous with the group The Hollies. In the realization we find Asif Kapadia (standard procedure, The me you can’t see, The Story of Thomas Burberry), Danielle Peck (wonders of the solar system, A night with the stars, Battlefields of the twentieth century) and James Rogan (Generation Libya, panorama, subnormal).

9/11: In the President’s War Room (best edit)

The BAFTA Craft 2022 also rewarded the documentary with this 9/11: In the President’s War Room which traces the career of the President of the States George W. Bush during the September 11, 2021 attacks on the occasion of their twentieth anniversary.

Several speakers have been invited to the occasion, including former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney, ABC journalist Peter Jennings, General Colin Powell or even former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

In the narrative we find Jeff Daniels (The newsroom, godless, The catcher was a spy), but above all the video team deserves credit here. it is Markus Hammill (petals, The Big Body Hotel, Richard Hammond’s workshop) and from DannyCollins (Ludwig and the Nazis, life and death row, Education in Greater Manchester).

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By: Keleops AG

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