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Knight of Illumination Awards – Television Shortlist Announced
After much deliberation, The Knight of Illumination (KOI) Awards judging panel for the Television category has completed the shortlist of lighting and video designers nominated for their creative work in the Television sector. The winners will be announced at the 2018 Knight of Illumination Awards ceremony and gala dinner, to be held at London’s Eventim Apollo on 16 September 2018.
This year’s Television judging panel, chaired by lighting designer Stuart Gain, comprises outside broadcast director Stephen Neal, The New Statesman television critic Rachel Cooke, art director Jane Shepherd, and lighting director John O’Brien.
KOI Awards 2018 – Television Shortlist
The Knight of Illumination Award for Drama, sponsored by Philips Strand Lighting:
  • Martin Kempton for Upstart Crow
  • Anna Valdez-Hanks for Endeavour: Quartet
  • Chris Ramage for Emmerdale
The Knight of Illumination Award for Light Entertainment, sponsored by SLX:
  • Martin Hawkins for Mrs Brown’s Boys
  • Dave Davey for The Voice Final
  • Max Conwell, Rob Bradley and Gurdip Mahal for Harry Styles at the BBC.
The Knight of Illumination Award for Events, sponsored by Light Initiative:
  • Nigel Catmur for WW1 Remembered: Passchendaele
  • Andy Stagles for The MOBO Awards 2017
  • Mark Kenyon and Mike Smith for Nile Rodgers & CHIC Good Times NYE Concert
The Knight of Illumination Award for Small Production, sponsored by Altman Lighting:
  • Chris Kempton for The Chris Ramsey Show
  • Andy Stagles for Songs of Praise
  • David Bishop for The Singing Bee
The Knight of Illumination Award for Video Design and Graphic Display, sponsored by Green Hippo:
  • Vitor Carvalho for BBC Children in Need Rocks the 80s
  • Alberta Torres for Michael McIntyre’s Big Show s3
  • Kate Dawkins for WW1 Remembered: Passchendaele
“I’d like to thank all those who took the time to nominate,” says Stuart Gain. “As in previous years, the panel thoroughly enjoyed viewing and reviewing the incredibly high calibre entries received this year. The growth and success of these awards has meant that each year we receive more and more nominations, and this was the best year yet. My thanks go to the sub-committee for their assistance in choosing a very strong shortlist.”
About the Knight of Illumination Awards
Since its inception in 2007, The Knight of Illumination Awards (KOI) has continued to grow in stature and is now the most credible UK industry awards to celebrate international lighting and video content design for entertainment. KOI recognises work broadcast or performed in the UK across the fields of Concert Touring & Events, Theatre and Television. Judging is carried out by three panels of industry experts in conjunction with prestigious industry organisations the ALD and the STLD.
The KOI awards were conceived by renowned lighting designer Durham Marenghi, Jennie Marenghi and Italian lighting manufacturer Claypaky who, to this day, are headline sponsor of the event alongside Osram. The awards and ceremony are managed by specialist content creation and events company The Fifth Estate Ltd on behalf of the KOI Executive Committee: (alphabetically) Durham Marenghi; Jennie Marenghi; Pio Nahum; Sarah Rushton-Read and the KOI committee: Jess Allan; David Benedict; Coral Cooper; Bernie Davis; Rick Fisher; Stuart Gain and Peter Mumford.