The work of cameramen in war zones was honoured at the Guild of Television Cameramen’s 42nd Awards of Camera Excellence earlier this week.

Guest of honour and Sky News at Five anchor Jeremy Thompson spoke about the contribution of cameramen in television.

Thompson paid a moving tribute to his former colleague Mick Deane, a Sky News cameraman who was tragically shot and killed whilst filming in Cairo last August.

Deane’s widow Daniela (pictured with Thompson) and sons Patrick and Ben received a posthumous award for his Special Contribution to Television News.

Darren Conway was also honoured for his film Saving Syria’s Children.

The GTC Awards in full

  • Death Comes To Pemberley (BBC1) Steve Lawes, director of photography
  • Jonathan Ross Music Sequences (ITV) Nat Hill, Dave Emery, Rob Allen and Mark Marvin
  • Hebrides - Islands on the Edge (BBC2) Camera team led by John and Mary-Lou Aitchinson
  • Bill Bailey’s Jungle Hero: Alfred Wallace’s Study of Evolution in the Far East (BBC2) Toby Strong, lighting cameraman
  • How To Win The Grand National (C4) Simon Reay, James Aldred and Rupert Binsley, directors of photography
  • D-Day: The Last Heroes (BBC1) Neville Kidd, director of photography
  • Game of Thrones (HBO/Sky Atlantic) Sam McCurdy BSC, director of photography
  • Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Sweden Per Olof Lantto, camera supervisor
  • Africa (BBC1) Camera team
  • Peaky Blinders (BBC2) George Steel, director of photography
  • Alan Carr, Chatty Man, music sequences (ITV) Nat Hill, Dave Emery, Rob Allen, Steve Inchmore, Gemma Partridge and Pat Mehanna
  • Penguins - Spy In The Huddle (BBC1) John Downer Productions: The complete camera team
  • The ITV London Studios complete output (ITV) The camera department
  • X-Factor Final 2013 (ITV) Rob Sargent, camera supervisor
  • Paul Hollywood’s Bread (BBC2) Andrew Smith, director of photography
  • GTC Seal of Approval: GoPro 3 Hero Black Edition
  • GTC Seal of Approval: Sony PMW-F5
  • Mike Baldock Award: Stuart McKears
  • Honorary Membership: Perry Mitchell
  • Special Contribution to Television News Mick Deane
  • Saving Syria’s Children (BBC1) Darren Conway