×

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Rungano Nyoni Win Women in Film & TV U.K. Awards

Phoebe Waller-Bridge has won the top writing award and Rungano Nyoni the newcomer accolade from influential British industry organization Women in Film & TV. Actress Juliet Stevenson, whose numerous film credits include “Truly, Madly, Deeply” and “Bend it Like Beckham,” will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at a ceremony Friday.

Waller-Bridge broke out with 2016’s “Fleabag” and this year’s cat-and-mouse drama “Killing Eve.” Nyoni is the director of “I Am Not a Witch,” a freshman feature-length film that is Britain’s submission for next year’s foreign-language Oscar.

Jameela Jamil won WFTV’s award for achievement of the year. The former presenter stars in U.S. sitcom “The Good Place” and has actively campaigned on body-image issues.

American-born documentary filmmaker and producer Norma Percy picked up the award for contribution to the medium for her work on factual projects including “Inside Obama’s White House.” The factual category was won by Deeyah Khan, the founder of Fuuse, which specializes in projects with women, minorities, and kids raised in cultures different from those of their parents.

“Sifting through the huge numbers of nominations for our awards, it quickly becomes apparent just how many extraordinarily talented women there are working in film and TV today,” said WFTV chair Liz Tucker. She added that she hoped the winners’ achievements “will give inspiration across the industry to all women battling to make a difference.”

WFTV has members from across the film, TV, and media business. It has been a prominent voice for women in the industry, notably in the past year as the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements gained ground.

“One of the most striking aspects of our unique awards is the huge diversity of our winners,” said Ade Rawcliffe, a WFTV board member and head of diversity for ITV commissioning. “What our annual  awards ceremony clearly shows is the huge achievements women from all backgrounds can make when they are given the right opportunities.”

The winners of the 2018 Women in Film & Television awards:

The Barclays Business Award

Lucy Ainsworth Taylor, Angela Barson (BlueBolt)

The Technicolor Creative Technology Award

Selina MacArthur

The Panalux Craft Award

Eunice Huthart

The ENVY Producer Award

Gill Isles

The EIKON Presenter Award

Sandi Toksvig

The Film Finances Project Management Award

Arabella Gilbert

The Netflix New Talent Award

Rungano Nyoni

The ITV Studios Achievement of the Year Award

Jameela Jamil

The Deluxe Director Award

Hettie Macdonald

The Screen Skills Writing Award

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

The Pinewood Studios Best Performance Award

Nicola Walker

The BBC News and Factual Award

Deeyah Khan   

The Argonon Contribution to the Medium Award

Norma Percy

The EON Productions Lifetime Achievement Award

Juliet Stevenson

More Film

  • Elsie Fisher and Bo Burnham2019 Writers

    Writers Guild Announces 2020 Awards Show Date

    The 72nd Annual Writers Guild Awards will take place in coinciding ceremonies in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton and the Edison Ballroom in New York on Feb. 1, the Writers Guild of America announced. The WGA will begin voting in November and will reveal this year’s TV nominees Dec. 5 and film Jan. 6. [...]

  • Tarantino Movies Ranked Illustration

    All of Quentin Tarantino's Movies Ranked

    In the history of cinema, has any director done more to elevate the idea of movies as cool than Quentin Tarantino? Certainly, the idea that films could be made by fans dates back at least to the French New Wave, when a group of die-hard critics stepped behind the camera. A few years later, Spielberg, [...]

  • A Stranger on the Beach

    Anonymous Content Wins Film Rights to Michele Campbell's 'A Stranger on the Beach' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Anonymous Content has won the adaptive rights to the forthcoming Michele Campbell novel “A Stranger on the Beach.” In a competitive situation, Anonymous outbid multiple players for the thriller, which it will adapt for the big screen with in-house producers Alex Goldstone and Rosalie Swedlin. “Stranger” has been likened to sensual thrillers like “Fatal Attraction” [...]

  • Ridley Scott Matt Damon Ben Affleck

    Ridley Scott, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Nicole Holofcener Team on 'The Last Duel'

    Ridley Scott looks to have his next directing job, as he has signed on to direct “The Last Duel” with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck attached to star. Damon and Affleck co-wrote the script with Oscar-nominated Nicole Holofcener. Scott, Damon and Affleck all producing along with Scott’s producing partner Kevin Walsh. Drew Vinton is also [...]

  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas Ed Asner Elliott

    Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Ed Asner, Elliott Gould Seek SAG-AFTRA Board Seats

    Ed Asner, Elliott Gould and Jonathan Taylor Thomas are seeking SAG-AFTRA national board seats as members of presidential candidate Matthew Modine’s progressive Membership First slate. Asner is the former president of the Screen Actors Guild, serving two terms from 1981 to 1985, and winning five Emmys for his role as Lou Grant and two others [...]

  • Natalie Portman Thor Comic Con

    Comic-Con: Marvel 'Shock and Awe' Strategy Dominates Twitter Buzz

    Disney’s Marvel Studios handily won the hype trophy from this year’s Comic-Con International San Diego. Marvel Studios — which returned to the 2019 Comic-Con stage with a chock-full Phase 4 slate of announcements — dominated the discussion on Twitter out of the convention, capturing the biggest volume of buzz for nine of the top 10 [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content