has won the top writing award and Rungano Nyoni
the newcomer accolade from influential British industry organization Women in Film & TV. Actress Juliet Stevenson
, whose numerous film credits include “Truly, Madly, Deeply” and “Bend it Like Beckham
,” will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at a ceremony Friday.
Waller-Bridge broke out with 2016’s “Fleabag
” and this year’s cat-and-mouse drama “Killing Eve
.” Nyoni is the director of “I Am Not a Witch
,” a freshman feature-length film that is Britain’s submission for next year’s foreign-language Oscar.Jameela Jamil
’s award for achievement of the year. The former presenter stars in U.S. sitcom “The Good Place
” and has actively campaigned on body-image issues.
American-born documentary filmmaker and producer Norma Percy
picked up the award for contribution to the medium for her work on factual projects including “Inside Obama’s White House
.” The factual category was won by Deeyah Khan