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Bafta TV awards: Michaela Coel wins multiple awards for I May Destroy You

Guardian, 07 Jun 2021
The big winner of the 2021 BAFTA television awards was Michaela Coel and her drama I May Destroy You, about a woman coming to terms with assault. The BBC One drama claimed two out of four of its nominated awards including leading actress [Coel] and best mini series. Coel dedicated her award to the show’s intimacy director, Ita O’Brien. ‘Thank you for your existence in our industry’, Coel said during her acceptance speech. ‘For making a safe space, for creating physical, emotional and professional boundaries so that we can make work about exploitation, loss of respect, about abuse of power, without being exploited or abused in the process’

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Staged sex: how an intimacy coordinator works with actors on sex scenes ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXPe4OLeUCE

Baftas 2021: Michaela Coel dedicates win to intimacy coordinator ► https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/jun/06/baftas-2021-michaela-coel-dedicates-win-to-intimacy-coordinator

Michaela Coel to Noel Clarke: the best, worst and most bizarre bits of the 2021 TV Baftas ► https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/jun/06/baftas-2021-tv-awards-highlights-best-worst-moments-michaela-coel

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