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Apple TV+ Receives First BAFTA TV Awards

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Apple has been given two 2022 BAFTA TV Awards. The company received the two awards in recognition of the documentary special 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room and the music docuseries 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything.

During the 75th British Academy Film Awards aka the BAFTAs, Apple’s 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room earned the BAFTA TV Award for ‘Editing: Factual,’ recognizing the work of Danny Collins and Mark Hammill on the project. 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room released on September 1, 2021, and showed the events of 9/11 through key members of the presidency using achieved footage. The documentary is narrated by Jeff Daniels and covers the 12-hour period following the horrific event.

Additionally, the critically acclaimed music docuseries 1971: The Year Music Changed Everything was given the BAFTA TV Award for Sound: Factual. The award recognized Stephen Griffiths, Andy Shelley, Nas Parkash, Dan Johnson, Tae Hak Kim and Claire Ellis who worked as sound editors and within the sound department. The eight-part docuseries is executive produced by Academy, BAFTA and Grammy Award winners Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees. It highlights the musicians and soundtracks of 1971, a year that affected and influenced music for generations.

Receiving these awards marks the first BAFTAs that Apple has been given. To date, Apple TV+ productions including films, series, and documentaries have received a total of 243 wins and 961 award nominations. This includes the company’s milestone of CODA winning this year’s Oscar for Best Picture.

Apple TV+ is available in Canada for $5.99/month.

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