The nominations for the RTS Craft and Design Awards 2023, sponsored by Apple TV+, have been announced.

Across the 28 competitive categories, the BBC leads the way for the third year running with 42 nominations including three for its hit historical drama series SAS Rogue Heroes, and three for its broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, hosted in the UK. Sky also garnered 16 nods, three of which were for British drama series Funny Woman, and Channel 4 received 10 nominations across categories from Editing – Non-scripted to Production Management.

BBC’s The English received the most nominations for one programme overall, earning nods across Costume Design – Scripted, Design – Titles, Music Original Score – Scripted and Production Design – Scripted categories.

Also celebrating multiple nominations are Channel 4’s Somewhere Boy [shot by Ed Moore BSC] which received nods across the Casting Award, Director – Scripted and Picture Enhancement categories, and Sky’s I Hate Suzie Too, with nominations in the Director – Scripted, Editing – Scripted and Music Original Score – Scripted categories.

For scripted series, now highlighted within individual categories, Channel 4’s Somewhere Boy, Sky’s I Hate Suzie Too and BBC’s SAS Rogue Heroes all received multiple nominations in a range of categories.

Chair of the Awards, Ade Rawcliffe, said: “This year’s shortlist of nominees demonstrates the exceptional breadth of talent from across the production cycle, from the most preliminary stages of a series to the final touches in post-production. In a year which has seen UK television placed on a global stage, the RTS Craft & Design Awards spotlights the extraordinary work that has gone into this content from people from a range of backgrounds and skillsets. We’re looking forward to celebrating all of the nominees and crowning our winners next month!”

The Sky documentary, Dublin Narcos, shot by Narayan Van Maele, also received three nominations.