2020 Winner

Chernobyl

HBO, Sister, Sky Atlantic, The Mighty Mint, Word Games

LITHUANIA, UK, UKRAINE, USA

Scripted - Limited Series

Chernobyl, a five-part miniseries co-production from HBO and Sky,dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident,one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history. Writer,creator and executive producer Craig Mazin began researching the Chernobyl disaster in 2014, using a wide variety of materials, including several books, government reports from inside and outside of the Soviet Union and first-person accounts. He spoke to nuclear scientists about how a reactor works and interviewed former Soviet citizens to gain a better sense of the culture in 1986. Chernobyl was filmed on location in Lithuania and Ukraine, with a creative team including director of photography Jakob Ihre (Thelma); production designer Luke Hull (Howards End); editors Jinx Godfrey (The Theory of Everything) and Simon Smith (Endeavor); costume designer Odile Dicks-Mireaux (Brooklyn); two-time Emmy-winners Nina Gold and Robert Sterne as casting directors (Game of Thrones); and composer Hildur Gudnadóttir (Trapped).