UK industry group Women in Film and Television(WFTV) announced its 15th annual awards today in London.

Winners were Gail Egan, executive producer of TheConstant Gardener and VeraDrake, for The Olswang Business Award; Deborah Saban,assistant director of Shakespeare in Loveand Proof, for The Film FinancesInc. Project Management Award; Sandy Powell, costume designer for The Aviator and Mrs Henderson Presents, for the AFM Lighting Craft Award; and actressEmma Thompson for The UK Film Council Script Award.

Further awards went to Lindsey Hilsumof Channel 4 News for the BBC News and Factual Award, comedienne Catherine Tatefor the FIVE Creative Originality Award; news correspondent Catherine Jacob forthe talkback THAMES New Talent Award; cinematographer Sue Gibson for the SonyPictures Television International Contribution to the Medium Award; TVexecutive Lorraine Heggesseyfor the ITV Award; and journalist and TV presenter Esther Rantzenfor the Working Title Films Lifetime Achievement Award.

More than 900 WFTV members and guests attended the ceremony, withpresenters including Stephen Woolley, Martine McCutcheon, Rachel Weisz, Stephen Fry, Gary Kemp, James Purefoyand Kelly Macdonald.

"Each of today's winners hasmade a significant contribution in her chosen field and deserves recognition,"said WFTV's new chair, Sophie Balhetchet."Collectively, they underline the sheer breadth of talent women bring to filmand television, working both in front and behind the camera, and all areimpressive role models for women considering a career in the industry."