EDINBURGH TV AWARDS 2022

OPEN FOR ENTRY

The Edinburgh TV Awards are back for their 21st year. One of the highlights of the industry’s calendar, the Awards bring out the TV glitterati and showcase the outstanding talent, and incredible breadth of creativity our industry has to offer.

The awards have expanded with categories which recognise distributors who have played a role in shining a light on the best of British creativity outside of the UK, on-screen talent who’ve had a standout year, and new for 2022,  the Climate Impact Award highlighting the vital role of television to inspire and inform. See the full list of categories below. Winners will be announced at the Festival in August in a return a glittering Awards Ceremony.

CLIMATE IMPACT AWARD

NEW for 2022

The climate impact award will go to the best example of storytelling that motivates, enables, and/or educates audiences to engage with the transition to a sustainable future. The category is open to any series, episode or one-off programme eligible for any of the other programme categories, and can be entered as a stand-alone entry or as an add-on to another programme category entry.

Stand-alone entry fee: £150 + VAT
Add-on entry fee: £75 + VAT

GLOBAL SUCCESS AWARD

With UK programming in demand, the award will recognise the distribution firm that has best brought British programming to international audiences throughout the year. Open to any distribution or sales firm with an established UK presence, the winner will have played a role in shining a light on the best of British creativity outside of the UK.

Entry fee: £300 + VAT

BEST DRAMA

This award will go to an outstanding UK drama – whether a standalone one-off, a miniseries or a full series.

Entry Fee: £200 + VAT

BEST INTERNATIONAL DRAMA

This award will go to a series originated in the UK – or with notable British production or on-screen talent – that has travelled to multiple territories. Judges will be looking for shows that have had an impact internationally through the year.

Entry Fee: £250 + VAT

BEST COMEDY SERIES

This award will go to a standout UK comedy series. It is open to new projects and established series that can be described have had notable success and/or been genre-defining.

Entry Fee: £200 + VAT

BEST ENTERTAINMENT SERIES

This award will go to an outstanding entertainment series. It is open to new projects and established series that have had notable success and/or been genre-defining.

Entry Fee: £200 + VAT

BEST TV ACTOR - DRAMA

The award will be given to the performer – male or female – that has electrified audiences with a standout on-screen performance in a drama series on UK television. Open to lead and supporting roles, the winner will have had the nation talking as a result of their performance.

Entry Fee: £250 + VAT

BEST TV ACTOR - COMEDY

The award will be given to the performer – male or female – that has electrified audiences with a standout on-screen performance in a comedy series on UK television. Open to lead and supporting roles, the winner will have had the nation talking as a result of their performance.

Entry Fee: £250 + VAT

BEST DOCUMENTARY

This award will go to the outstanding documentary programme of the year. It is open to one-off projects as well as series.

Entry Fee: £200 + VAT

BEST POPULAR FACTUAL SERIES

This award will go to an outstanding popular factual series. This will go to a popular factual project that is entertaining and/or tackles issues that become a talking point for the audience and the nation.

Entry Fee: £200 + VAT

BEST TV PRESENTER

The winner will be an established or emerging presenter OR presenting team that has delivered standout work on a series or recurring programme. The category is open to presenters of a mainstream or specialist show, and the winner will have an authentic voice that has resonated with viewers.

Entry Fee: £250 + VAT

BREAKTHROUGH TALENT

This award recognises emerging and breakout on-screen talent in either scripted or unscripted programming who have had standout success in the period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Entry Fee: £175 + VAT

CHANNEL OF THE YEAR

This award will go to the mainstream channel that best connects with its audience through offering a range of high-quality content across different genres.

Entry Fee: £500 + VAT

BEST ON DEMAND SERVICE

This award will go to an on-demand platform that has had a standout year. Open to subscription and ad-supported services as well as streaming services launched by broadcasters. It will be awarded to the service that has best connected with UK viewers through its content and/or platform, design or marketing.

Entry Fee: £500 + VAT

SMALL INDIE OF THE YEAR

The award will go to an indie with an annual turnover of £5M or less. The award is open to specialist at the top of their game and companies that have excelled across a range of genres.

Entry Fee: £150 + VAT

PRODUCTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR

This award will go to a production company with an annual turnover over £5M, and is open to specialists at the top of their game and companies that have excelled across a range of genres

Entry Fee: £300 + VAT

EDINBURGH TV AWARDS 2021

See last year’s shortlists and winners

2021 WINNERS

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