RED CARPET ARRIVALS
A full list of winners can be found below:
Presented by: Russell Tovey
Denzil Forrester: Itchin & Scratchin - Nottingham Contemporary & Spike Island, Bristol
Presented by: Bridget Christie
Ghosts, Series 2 - Monumental Television / BBC One
Presented by: Monica Dolan
Uncle Vanya (2020 Film) - Sonia Friedman Productions / Angelica Films for BBC Arts
Presented by: Matthew Bourne
Scherzo - The Royal Ballet
Presented by: Julian Lloyd Webber
Petrenko's Mahler I & II - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Presented by: Bernadine Evaristo
Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell
Presented by: Nadine Benjamin
L’enfant et les sortilèges - VOPERA
Presented by: Melvyn Bragg
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
Presented by: Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù
I May Destroy You – BBC One / HBO
THE TIMES BREAKTHROUGH AWARD
Presented by: Jimmy McGovern
Theatre – Samuel Bailey
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Presented by: Neil MacGregor
THE SKY ARTS AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN THE ARTS DURING THE PANDEMIC: AN INDIVIDUAL
Presented by: Phil Edgar-Jones
THE SKY ARTS AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN THE ARTS DURING THE PANDEMIC: AN INSTITUTION
Presented by: Phil Edgar-Jones
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This year’s award was designed by artist Tom Dixon.
Dissatisfied with the non-functional aspects of awards trophies, Tom Dixon set out to introduce at least an inkling of useability for the trophy. Having eventually rejected a series of concepts - life size busts of the winner, funeral urns and digital photo frames, Dixon settled on a pair of champagne glasses and a bottle stopper, machined from solid aluminium.
Manufactured in a Bedfordshire precision engineering workshop, the award ends up being a close collaboration between product design and British Manufacturing using the latest digital metalwork machinery.
About Sky Arts
Sky Arts exists to bring more art to more people across the UK. In 2020, with the creative industries under serious threat, we threw open our doors to make the channel free for everyone to watch. We’ve redoubled our mission to increase access to the arts and we’re committed to getting everyone involved as the industry recovers. The fact is, we need the arts now like never before, and Sky Arts brings them straight to your living room.
We have something for everyone, championing creative talent by showcasing the best in music, theatre, dance, literature, opera and visual art. From Glyndebourne to Grime and Cézanne to The Style Council, we’ve got your passions covered. Millions of viewers tune in to hit returning series such as Portrait Artist of the Year, Urban Myths and British cultural institution The South Bank Show, but our acclaimed new programmes might take you anywhere from Pinter’s house with Danny Dyer to a Scottish road trip with Samuel Johnson.
Collaboration is at the heart of what we do. Sky Arts is the headline sponsor of National Theatre Live in the UK and we work with cultural partners across the country including the English National Opera, Royal Academy of Arts, Tate, Creative Industries Federation and Coventry City of Culture to name but a few.
You can watch Sky Arts for free on Freeview channel 11 and Freesat channel 147. If you’ve got Sky or a Now TV entertainment pass, you can also watch over 2,000 hours of shows exclusively on demand.
We’re passionate about supporting the next generation of artists, so we’re working with five leading Sky Arts Ambassadors - Booker Prize-winner Bernardine Evaristo, dance artist Akram Khan, conductor Charles Hazlewood, Theatre Royal Stratford East Artistic Director Nadia Fall, and sculptor Anish Kapoor – to run bursary schemes for new and emerging talent.
About The South Bank Sky Arts Awards
The South Bank Sky Arts Awards are the only Awards ceremony in the world to represent the entire spectrum of the British Arts. Previous winners across the various categories include Doctor Foster for TV Drama, Skyfall for Film, and Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up the Bodies for Literature. Previous winners of the Outstanding Achievement Award include Harold Pinter, Judi Dench, J.K. Rowling, Eddie Izzard and last year Ian McKellen.
About Directors Cut Productions
Directors Cut Productions is an independent television production company based in Central London. Set up in 2010 by Melvyn Bragg and Cathy Haslam, who had worked together for 10 years at ITV, the company produces Arts and History Documentaries for UK television broadcasters. Directors Cut Productions produce all South Bank Show branded programmes for Sky Arts as well as producing The South Bank Sky Arts Awards.