WFTV Awards 2012 - the winners

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Olivia Colman, Clare Balding and film director Lynne Ramsay were just some of the winners at the 22nd annual Women in Film & TV Awards (WFTV), which took place at the London Hilton, Park Lane on Friday 7 December.

Hosted by Sue Perkins, the event was attended by almost a thousand of film and TV’s key players.

Honouring her presenting duties for the Olympics and Paralympics, Clare Balding picked up The ITV Studios Achievement of the Year Award; whist actress Olivia Colman received The Mac Best Performance Award, in recognition of her roles over the past year.

Critically acclaimed director of We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lynne Ramsay won The Deluxe Digital London Director Award, but wasn't the only helmer who walked away victorious - Sally El Hosaini was awarded The Fremantle UK New Talent Award for her film My Brother The Devil.

WFTV CEO, Kate Kinninmont, said: “It’s been another outstanding year for the Sky WFTV Awards! We’re so proud that three of our winners – Clare Balding, Barbara Slater and Tracey Seaward – were key players in delivering the most watched TV event in UK broadcasting history, the London Olympics.

I’m also particularly pleased that we have two exceptional film directors, Lynne Ramsay and Sally El Hosaini, amongst our winners this year. There’s still a significant gender disparity when it comes to feature film directors but the talent of Lynne and Sally, irrespective of their gender, is undeniable and I’m proud that our Awards are recognising that.”


The full list of 15 winners were as followers:

The Technicolor Writing Award - Heidi Thomas

The Envy Producer Award - Tracey Seaward

The Barclays Business Award - Nicky Sargent & Vikki Dunn

The Panalux Craft Award - Caroline O'Reilly

The Creative Skillset Inspirational Woman Award - Barbara Slater

The International Film Guarantors Project Management Award - Emma Zee

The Mac Best Performance Award - Olivia Colman

The BBC News and Factual Award - Jackie Faulkner

The Fremantle UK New Talent Award - Sally El Hosaini

The ITV Studios Achievement of the Year Award - Clare Balding

The Channel 4 Female Indie of the Year Award - Nicola Shindler

The Broadcast & Screen Contribution to the Medium Award - Jana Bennett

The EON Productions Lifetime Achievement Award - Ruth Caleb

The Deluxe Digital London Director Award - Lynne Ramsay