Nominations Announced For 2022 Audio Productions Award

Poppy Jay & Rubina Pabani, have been confirmed as the hosts of this year’s Audio Production Awards ceremony to be held on Wednesday 23rd November. The Awards, sponsored by Audible, will be held at a gala evening at the BFI on London’s South Bank.

The APAs, organized by AudioUK (the trade body which champions and supports independent audio production businesses in the UK), celebrate outstanding achievement in audio production across a huge range of audio content including; podcasts, audiobooks, sound design, radio, presenting and more.

Producer, Sound Designer and Presenter Axel Kacoutié received nominations across three categories, as did Producer Victoria Ferran, nominated for Best Arts & Culture Producer, Best Entertainment Producer and Producer of the Year.

Presenter category nominees include talkSPORT’s Leanne Sanderson for Best New Voice, Claudia Wrinkleman and Rob Beckett for Best Presenter, BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Throwback Party hosts Joel, Keke and DJ Silk for Best Ensemble Cast, and Minnie Driver for Bonnier Books UK for Best Narrator.

Carousel, an organization supporting learning disabled people to fulfill their creative ambitions in the arts, received a first time nomination for the Grassroots Production Award. Newcomer Talia Augustidis for Message Heard received two nominations for Best New Producer and Best New Voice. Plus a new category for 2022, Publisher or Network of the Year, proved “tough competition,” said judges.

Bernard Achampong, Founder of Unedited, Vice Chair of AudioUK and Chair of Judges said:

“This year we received a record breaking number of entries across the 22 categories which reflects the sheer growth, creativity and talent working in this space. It is so encouraging to see, and such an exciting industry to be part of. Our vision is to champion the most outstanding producers whose work we will listen back to in 20 years time and all be proud of. Congratulations to all the nominees, I’m looking forward to raising a glass to the winners of 2022.”

Audio Production Awards 2022 Nominees

Best Arts & Culture Producer

Hannah Dean – Falling Tree Productions
Hannah Hufford – BBC Audio
Geoff Bird – Freelance
Lyndsay Fenner & Victoria Lloyd – Storyglass
Steven Rajam – Overcoat Media
Victoria Ferran – Just Radio

Best Audiobook Producer

Chris Thompson – Penguin Random House
David Beck – Wireless Theatre for Audible
Kathleen Moroney – Red Apple Creative for Audible
Laura-Leigh Smith – String and Tins for Audible
Lily Ridett – Freelance
Tanya Hougham – HarperCollins

Best Branded Sound Producer

Adam Venton – Little Monster Media
Ali Rezakhani – BBC Sounds
Chris Nicoll – WIZZFX
Kenny Southavy- Reelworld
Luke Berry – BBC Popular Music Station Sound
Sam Parker – WIZZFX

Best Drama & Fiction Podcast

Andrew Mark Sewell – B7 Productions
Barnaby Eaton-Jones & Ian Haig – Idea Hat Productions
Celia de Wolff – Pier Productions
Jacqueline Rayner – Big Finish Productions
Melanie Harris – Sparklab Productions
Nicholas Jackson – Afonica

Best Ensemble Cast

Elis James & John Robins – Audio Always
Helen Brown, Terri Sweeney, Emma Goswell & Been Khetani – Effin Hormones
Joelah, Keke & DJ Silk – 1Xtra’s Throwback Party
Kat Anderson & Natalia Anderson – Expat Immigrant Podcast
Kim Davis & Raffaella Coleman – The Scene
William Hanson & Jordan North – Audio Always

Best Entertainment Producer

Adem Waterman – Absolute Radio
Lorna Skingley – 7digital
Lucy Dearlove – Storyglass
Meera Kumar – Buddy
Ore Olukoga – TBI Media
Victoria Ferran – Just Radio

Best Factual Producer Sponsored by In:Quality

Axel Kacoutié – Falling Tree Productions
Eva Krysiak – Freelance
Joshua Kelly – The Guardian
Kate Taylor – Audible
Redzi Bernard – Falling Tree Productions
Russell Finch – Wondery

Best Lifestyle & Society Producer (New for 2022) Sponsored by BetterHelp

Andrew Gold – Freelance
Anouska Tate – Freelance
Lina Prestwood – Scenery Studios
Sangeeta Pillai – Soul Sutras
Selina Ream – Somethin’ Else
Sylvie Carlos – Unedited

Best Music Producer

Arthur Hagues – Prison Radio Association
Helen Watherhead – Audio Always
Jack Howson
Kate Callin – Multitrack
Keana Bernard – BBC Audio
Nate Goodman – We Are Grape

Best Narrator

Andy Serkis – HarperCollins
Julie Hesmondhalg – Harper Collins
Kristin Atherton – Penguin Random House
Minnie Driver – Bonnier Books UK
Tom Alexander. HarperCollins
Tracy Wiles – Almost Tangible

Find more categories HERE.