The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards Shortlists 2012 – which include the CWA’s Gold, Steel and John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Shortlists – were announced on 24 August 2012. [Update 20:45 – the Crime Thriller Site has now gone live.]
Information extracted from the Midas PR press release:
The winners of 12 Awards will be announced at The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards on Thursday 18 October at the Grosvenor House Hotel. The awards include the CWA Gold Dagger for the Best Crime Novel of the Year, the CWA Steel Dagger for the Best Thriller of the Year, and the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger for the Best New Crime Writer of the Year, alongside the Specsavers Bestseller Dagger and Film and TV-based Daggers.
The Shortlists for Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards are as follows:
The CWA Gold Dagger – sponsored by Constable & Robinson
The CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger – sponsored by Goldsboro Books
The CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger – sponsored by Ian Fleming Publications
The Specsavers Bestseller Dagger (Public Vote)
This award honours the success of authors throughout their careers, and is chosen by the reading public. Readers can register their vote for their favourite bestselling author online at this link. The winner will be presented with the Bestseller Dagger at the awards ceremony on 18 October, after all the votes are counted on 12 October.
The cream of acting talent is also recognised at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards with categories for Best UK and International Crime Series, Best Actor, Best Actress in a Crime series and Best Film.
The Film Dagger
The TV Dagger
The International TV Dagger
The Best Actress Dagger
The Best Actor Dagger
The Best Supporting Actress Dagger
The Best Supporting Actor Dagger
‘Best Detective Duo’ by PUBLIC Vote
The British public will also have the chance to vote for their favourite detective duo by phone vote. The shortlist is as follows:
The vote opens on 7 September at midday. This is the link to bookmark.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards
The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2012 will take place on Thursday, 18 October at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel and will be televised on ITV3 on the 23 October. The 2012 Awards are the fifth annual produced by Cactus TV for ITV3, and the fourth annual sponsored by Specsavers and in conjunction with the Crime Writers’ Association.
The vote for the Specsavers Bestseller Dagger is promoted by Agile Marketing and is not endorsed, controlled or associated with ITV or ITV3.
*Telephone lines open at 7 September 2012 at midday for the Best Detective Duo Vote. Calls from BT landlines cost no more than 36p, other networks may be higher and mobiles considerably more. Votes cast after lines close on 16 October 2012 at 10am will not be counted but may still be charged. Terms and conditions at itv.com/terms
Tickets for the televised Awards event on October 18, 2012 will be limited (tables of 10 and individual tickets are available). For ticket information, please email Susy Giles, Agile Marketing: firstname.lastname@example.org
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