Making you want to strive on a Monday is none other than Sir David Attenborough, who is the only person in HISTORY to win BAFTA awards for programmes in black and white, colour, HD, 3D, 4K, and VR. Wow.
Now 94 years old, Attenborough first became a TV producer for BBC in 1952 and throughout his career, has created several hard-hitting documentaries, films, and television series – not to mention a pioneering colour television in Britain in the 1960s.
Back in 1961, Attenborough won his first BAFTA with the Special Award and ever since, has earned a total of 8 BAFTAs, according to the award show’s website. Damn.
Later in 1971, Attenborough won the Desmond David Award – after the launch of a full-colour service on BBC in 1969 – and the Fellowship award in 1980.
Then in 2006, Attenborough worked on Planet Earth – the first wildlife series shot in high definition – but it wasn’t until 2009 that he won the Specialist Factual BAFTA for his programme Life in Cold Blood, concluding his long-running Life series in 2008.
A very happy 91st birthday to David Attenborough, the only person whose programmes have won BAFTAs in black & white, colour, HD, 3D & VR! pic.twitter.com/4REj1zrlxT
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) May 8, 2017
Two years later, his documentary Flying Monsters 3D earned the same award before taking things to another level with his infamous Great Barrier Reef Diver which offered a virtual reality tour of the landscape beneath oceans, earning Attenborough the Digital Creativity BAFTA award in 2017.
Also in 2017, Attenborough won the Specialist Factual award yet again for his series Planet Earth II, which streamed in 4K.