Sophie Willan wins BAFTA comedy writing award – News
Sophie Willan won the Comedy Writing Award at the 2021 BAFTA Craft Awards, for her pilot screenplay Alma’s Not Normal.
Airing in April 2020, Alma’s Not Normal follows Alma Nuthall, the Boltonian wild child, and her family of eccentric and unruly women. A full series is currently being filmed and will air on BBC Two later this year.
The results were revealed in an online video feed. Willan was watching alongside his co-star Jayde Adams and fellow comedian Jonny Pelham. Adams captured the moment Willan found out she had won:
Once calmer, she then gave her speech:
Here is his official acceptance video:
Other nominees in the comedy writing category were Charlie Brooker (for Charlie Brooker’s Antiviral Wipe), Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper (This Country) and Team Ghosts.
Famalam star Gbemisola Ikumelo hosted the 2021 BAFTA Craft Awards. Here is her arrival sketch:
The opening monologue:
The full ceremony can be viewed via YouTube or Facebook
Other award winners including Small ax, the drama mini-series about the life of West Indian immigrants in London, which was successful in five categories. Full results can be viewed on Bafta.org
The BAFTA TV Awards will follow on Sunday June 6 (nominations).