UK’s ‘Utopia’ Leads RTS Craft & Design Award Noms: Global Showbiz Briefs

The Royal Television Society has announced its shortlist for the RTS Craft & Design Awards. The prizes are spread across 25 categories, recognizing the variety of skills and processes involved in program production. Among the most-nominated are Channel 4 series Utopia (not to be confused with the recently cancelled Fox show in the U.S.) in the Costume Design, Effects, Music, Production Design and Photography categories. Also up for multiple prizes is BBC Two’s Peaky Blinders in Costume Design, Make-Up and Production Design. Sherlock has mentions in Graphic Design and Photography, and Da Vinci’s Demons is noted for Effects. Winners will be announced December 1 in London at a ceremony hosted by Jennifer Saunders. A full list of nominees is here.

LEe Daniels featuredOscar-nominated director Lee Daniels will head the jury for the 11th Dubai International Film Festival’s Muhr Feature Competition. The Precious and The Butler helmer will head a four-person jury that will judge the competition, which is a platform for launching new works by Arab filmmakers. Entries include features, documentaries and short films by filmmakers from the region. DIFF runs from December 10-17.

BAFTA will pay tribute to Oscar-nominated sound and picture editor Terry Rawlings on December 7 in London. The British Academy produces a small Terry Rawlingsnumber of tributes each year to recognize major figures in the film and TV industries who have made a significant contribution to the moving picture arts and demonstrated excellence in their field. Rawlings’ credits include GoldenEye, Women In Love, Bedazzled, The Duellists, The Great Gatsby, Watership Down, Alien, Chariots Of Fire, Yentl and Blade Runner. A five-time BAFTA nominee. Rawlings started his career as a dubbing assistant before working as a sound, dubbing and music editor during the 1960s and early 1970s on films directed by then-emerging new talents including Jack Clayton, Karel Reisz, Ken Russell and Michael Winner. In 1982, he was nominated for an editing Oscar for Chariots Of Fire.

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