Carnival Films is the UK’s leading television drama producer and is part of NBCUniversal International Studios. Since 1978, Carnival has produced hundreds of hours of drama that have been broadcast and performed around the world, garnering over 200 award wins and nominations, including Primetime Emmys®, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Oscars and TONYs. Carnival’s shows include global phenomenon Downton Abbey and series such as Poirot, Hotel Babylon, Whitechapel, US shows Dracula and The Philanthropist, as well as mini-series such as the original Traffik, David Nicholl’s The 7:39, David Hare’s Worricker Trilogy, William Boyd’s BAFTA-winning Any Human Heart, and Peter Morgan’s BAFTA-winning The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies.
Carnival’s current slate includes second seasons of The Last Kingdom (BBC Two / Netflix) and Stan Lee’s Lucky Man (Sky 1), the first season of Jamestown (Sky 1) and recently released The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (BBC / WNET), a co-production with Neal Street.
Carnival is responsible for the TV sensation Downton Abbey, winner of three Golden Globes and fifteen Primetime Emmy awards, including Best Mini-Series. It is the most nominated non-US show in the history of the Emmy’s with a total of 69 nominations and is distributed in over 250 territories worldwide. Among numerous national and international awards, including three Screen Actors Guild Awards and four National Television Awards, the show has even garnered a Guinness World Record for highest critical ratings for a TV show, and a BAFTA Special Award in recognition of its outstanding global success.
Carnival was recognised as best production company at both the Bulldog Awards and Broadcast Awards.
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