U.K. leads Banff TV nominations

Brits dominate awards with 35 nods

MONTREAL — The U.K. leads the race for this year’s Banff World Television Awards with 35 nominations, followed by the U.S. with 22.

Producer Jon Plowman unveiled the 100 nominees in 22 categories at a Thursday reception at the Canadian High Commission in London. Plowman will receive the lifetime achievement award at the fest, which takes place June 8-11 in the town of Banff nestled in the Rockies in Alberta.

“The high number of entries from the more than 44 countries, representing a 15% increase from last year, proves the awards’ continued growth and recognition within our international television community,” said Banff fest exec director Jennifer Harkness.

The awards will be doled out at a ceremony June 9. There are two new categories this year — environmental programs and social and humanitarian programs.

The U.K. dominates in the continuing series category, with contenders including the BBC’s time-traveling cop drama “Life on Mars”; Company Pictures production (for Channel 4) “Skins”; Granada’s “The Street II”; and ITV Prods.’ “Time of Your Life.” The lone non-U.K. entry in the category is the Shephard/Robin production “Nip/Tuck,” a hit on FX in the U.S.

The U.K. also has three of the nominees in the made-for-TV-movies category, with Cuba Pictures’ “Boy A,” Tiger Aspect’s “Recovery” and Neal Street’s “Stuart, a Life Backwards.” They will vie with Germany’s “Autopilots” and “Borderline.”

More Film

  • Durban FilmMart Celebrates Women as Industry

    Durban FilmMart Celebrates Women as Industry Still Struggles With Transformation

    MONTREAL — The U.K. leads the race for this year’s Banff World Television Awards with 35 nominations, followed by the U.S. with 22. Producer Jon Plowman unveiled the 100 nominees in 22 categories at a Thursday reception at the Canadian High Commission in London. Plowman will receive the lifetime achievement award at the fest, which […]

  • MayFair, directed by Sara Blecher

    Sara Blecher’s ‘Mayfair’ Brings Feminine Gaze to Gangster Tale

    MONTREAL — The U.K. leads the race for this year’s Banff World Television Awards with 35 nominations, followed by the U.S. with 22. Producer Jon Plowman unveiled the 100 nominees in 22 categories at a Thursday reception at the Canadian High Commission in London. Plowman will receive the lifetime achievement award at the fest, which […]

  • Todd Brown, XYZ Films

    African Finance Under Spotlight at Durban FilmMart  

    MONTREAL — The U.K. leads the race for this year’s Banff World Television Awards with 35 nominations, followed by the U.S. with 22. Producer Jon Plowman unveiled the 100 nominees in 22 categories at a Thursday reception at the Canadian High Commission in London. Plowman will receive the lifetime achievement award at the fest, which […]

  • Ryan Reynolds'Deadpool' panel, Comic-Con International, San

    Ryan Reynolds Wants to Explore Deadpool's Bisexuality in Future Films

    MONTREAL — The U.K. leads the race for this year’s Banff World Television Awards with 35 nominations, followed by the U.S. with 22. Producer Jon Plowman unveiled the 100 nominees in 22 categories at a Thursday reception at the Canadian High Commission in London. Plowman will receive the lifetime achievement award at the fest, which […]

  • Mandatory Credit: Photo by Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9243328q)From

    Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Restaurant Critic, Dies at 57

    MONTREAL — The U.K. leads the race for this year’s Banff World Television Awards with 35 nominations, followed by the U.S. with 22. Producer Jon Plowman unveiled the 100 nominees in 22 categories at a Thursday reception at the Canadian High Commission in London. Plowman will receive the lifetime achievement award at the fest, which […]

  • Johnny Depp Amber Heard

    Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Appear Moments Apart at WB's Comic-Con Panel

    MONTREAL — The U.K. leads the race for this year’s Banff World Television Awards with 35 nominations, followed by the U.S. with 22. Producer Jon Plowman unveiled the 100 nominees in 22 categories at a Thursday reception at the Canadian High Commission in London. Plowman will receive the lifetime achievement award at the fest, which […]

  • Patty Jenkins, Chris Pine and Gal

    'Wonder Woman 1984' Team Talks '80s Setting, Chris Pine's Resurrection

    MONTREAL — The U.K. leads the race for this year’s Banff World Television Awards with 35 nominations, followed by the U.S. with 22. Producer Jon Plowman unveiled the 100 nominees in 22 categories at a Thursday reception at the Canadian High Commission in London. Plowman will receive the lifetime achievement award at the fest, which […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content