AMS Neve facilities to the fore in BAFTA TV nominations19th April 2011
Unsurprisingly, the predominance is especially marked in the best sound category, and in particular in the nominations for Best Sound: Drama. Frontrunners include:Any Human Heart (based on William Boyd’s 2002 novel of the same name, and starring Sam Claflin, Matthew Macfaydyen and Jim Broadbent), with audio post-production handled by Hackenbacker; Downton Abbey (a lavish period drama set in a fictional stately home), also post-produced at Hackenbacker, and South Riding(post-produced at Boom).
Both Boom, with its AMS Neve DFC, and Hackenbacker, with an MMC in Studio One and a Libra Post in Studio Two, had already won BAFTAs in 2011 for their work on feature films. Hackenbacker had handled post production for Four Lions, voted outstanding debut by a British writer/director, while the multiple Oscar-winning The King’s Speech – post-produced at Boom – picked up no fewer than seven awards.