Simon Smith

LSBU alumnus, Simon Smith, wins Editing: Fiction for Chernobyl at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards

In a hilarious video, Simon accepted the BAFTA award, alongside colleague Jinx Godfrey, from a social distance, in a car park!
27 July 2020

Editor and LSBU alumnus, Simon Smith, has already established himself working on several BBC series, including National Treasure, Electric Dreams, Victoria and Endeavour. Since then, his success has continued to grow, most recently contributing to the hit HBO series, Chernobyl.

The series was nominated for 19 Emmy awards and won 10, with Simon winning a personal Emmy for ‘Best Editing’. The show also received 14 BAFTA Television award nominations.

The TV BAFTAS are split into two award ceremonies, with the separate Craft Awards including editing categories. The Craft Awards took place on 17 July and Simon won in the ‘Editing: Fiction’ category, alongside his colleague, Jinx Godfrey.

Watch Simon's acceptance speech - filmed at a social distance, in a car park - below.

To read more about Simon and his journey to success, check out his profile.