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“I love the fresh take on familiar faces, like the classic Frankenstein’s monster,” says the series’ lead makeup artist Nick Dudman. “Reinventing them has been a dream come true and the production has allowed me free rein to explore, design and deliver these makeups. This is all about characters and our job is ultimately to aid performance, not hide it, so it’s about detail, nuance and flavor.”
On AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” makeup artist Greg Nicotero’s biggest challenge is the sheer volume of work— sometimes 300 “walkers” a day — and evolving their look from season to season. “We also love having the ability to create off-shoot looks like melted-by-napalm corpses or waterlogged walkers.” he says. This allows us to constantly change things up. »
- Hillary Atkin
Here at FM, we cannot get enough of Showtime’s gothic horror series Penny Dreadful, and with the second season premiering this weekend, we will not have to wait much longer to be satiated. But it is still a few days away, so to tide fans over, Hot Topic released a Penny Dreadful-inspired fashion line today, and screw my wallet, I want it all!
The beautifully designed pieces definitely capture the macabre aesthetic that is at the very core of the series. Scorpions and spiders hide in lace details and victorian-inspired prints on dresses, tank tops, and jackets. The line will be available for pre-order online at Hot Topic from April 28, before hitting shelves on May 26.
The aim of the collaboration between CBS Consumer Products, Showtime, and Hot Topic was to give fans a way to flaunt their love for the show, and without a doubt, they’ve hit the mark. »
- Caroline Stephenson
Penny Dreadful picked up three awards at the British Academy Television Craft Awards.
The period thriller series, produced by Neal Street with Showtime, triumphed in the Production Design, Make Up & Hair Design and Original Music categories.
BBC drama Sherlock received two Bafta craft awards: one for Sound: Fiction and the other for Editing: Fiction, taking its total tally of Baftas to nine in four years.
In terms of broadcasters, the awards were spread around. BBC1 led the way with six of the 20 awards, with Channel 4 picking up five.
ITV and Sky Atlantic won three awards each, while BBC2 landed two and BBC4 one.
The winners in full
The winners in full:
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The ceremony, which celebrated behind-the-scenes talent in British television during 2014, took place tonight (April 26) and was hosted by Stephen Mangan.
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London — Supernatural horror series “Penny Dreadful” picked up three BAFTAs Sunday for its portrayal of a murky Victorian London, with wins in production design, makeup and hair design, and original music.
Other winners at the British Academy Television Craft Awards, which celebrates the best behind-the-scenes talent in British television of 2014, included “Sherlock,” which picked up BAFTAs for sound in a fiction show and editing in a fiction program.
Sally Wainwright cemented her status as one of the U.K.’s leading writers, receiving a BAFTA in the drama writer category for her rural police thriller “Happy Valley.” In the comedy writer category, Mackenzie Crook prevailed over strong competition to win the first BAFTA of his career for “Detectorists,” in which he also stars alongside Toby Jones.
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- Leo Barraclough
London — Psychological thriller “Penny Dreadful” leads the race for BAFTA’s Television Craft Awards with five nominations.
There are four nominations each for “The Honorable Woman,” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, and documentary “Life & Death Row,” while “Strictly Come Dancing,” “Peaky Blinders” and “Da Vinci’s Demons” each received three nominations.
Among free-tv networks, BBC led the chart with 46 nominations, while Channel 4 had 13, and ITV had 10, while pay TV operator Sky had six.
There were two nominations for “Ripper Street,” marking the first BAFTA nominations for a program shown exclusively on Amazon’s streaming platform, Prime Instant Video.
Vision mixer Hilary Briegel will receive the BAFTA Special Award at the ceremony, which will be held on April 26 at The Brewery, »
- Leo Barraclough
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