AFTA unveils TV Awards dates along with eligibility rules and changes in Voting
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the lineup of Television & Television Craft Awards 2022. Besides the schedule, BAFTA also published the eligibility rules as well as changes in voting criteria.
BAFTA TV Awards: Timeline
As revealed by BAFTA, the TV Craft Awards will occur on April 24, 2022. Meaning, this time, the event will fall on a Sunday. Further, the TV awards of 2022 will happen two weeks after the TV Craft Awards, on May 8.
In addition to the event dates, the organization also stated that the nominations would be declared on Wednesday, March 30, next year. However, before these, the Virgin Media Must-See Moment nominations will be revealed on March 23.
Changes in the eligibility Rules and Voting Rules:
- The International category earlier had only four nominees. Now, as per the latest changes by BAFTA, it increased to six nominees.
- Another major change in the eligibility norms is that the U.K. performers formerly used to take part in shows only eligible for the International category. But, now they can singly take part even in the performance categories. ( As per the previously revised rules and standards in the Craft divisions for U.K. people working on global shows).
- BFTA set a new rule that makes the production managers, line producers, and heads of production eligible to have their works recognized officially.
- Moving on to the changes in voting rules, from 2022 onwards, global voters can now vote for all the categories. Earlier they could only vote for four divisions.
- Earlier in 2020, it was necessary to meet at least one of the four entry criteria of the BFI Diversity Standards. As for the upcoming event, the condition doubles. Meaning, from 2022, entrants must fulfill at least two of the four entry criteria.
- Last but not least, the entrants need to fulfill the “albert” certification set by the BAFTA Albert consortium. Nonetheless, this will not impact the eligibility for the awards event.