On Sunday 13 May, a star-studded crowd will celebrate the best of British television in the Bafta’s annual TV awards ceremony.
The nominations, released today, are dominated by familiar titles, with royal biopic The Crown, period gangster drama Peaky Blinders and Charlie Brooker’s bleak sci-fi series Black Mirror all up for awards.
However, the nominations also highlight lesser-known gems from the year’s TV viewing. Jack Rowan is up for the Leading Actor award for his portrayal of a sociopathic teen in Channel 4 thriller Born To Kill, while BBC Three sitcom This Country gets two nominations.
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Three Girls, the BBC’s hard-hitting dramatisation of the Rochdale child grooming scandal, won nods in two acting categories - with Molly Windsor up for Leading Actress and Liv Hill up for Supporting Actress - and is also among the nominees for the best miniseries award.
In the award for the best news coverage, Channel 4 and ITV go head to head for their reporting of the Grenfell fire disaster, alongside Sky News’ coverage of the battle to drive Islamic State out of Mosul and the unfolding Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.
Nominees for the Must-See Moment award, sponsored by Virgin, include everything from Stormzy’s surprise appearance on Love Island to the unveiling of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor Who.
You can see the full nominations list below:
The Crown (Netflix)End of the F***ing World (Channel 4)Line of Duty (BBC One)Peaky Blinders (BBC)
Claire Foy - The Crown (Netflix)Molly Windsor – Three Girls (BBC One)Sinead Keenan – Little Boy Blue (ITV)Thandie Newton – Line of Duty (BBC One)
Jack Rowan - Born To Kill (Channel 4)Joe Cole – Hang The DJ: Black Mirror (Netflix)Sean Bean – Broken (BBC)Tim Pigott-Smith – King Charles III (BBC)
Adrian Dunbar – Line of Duty (BBC One)Anupam Kher - The Boy with the Top Knot (BBC Two)Brian F O’Byrne – Little Boy Blue (ITV)Jimmi Simpson - USS Callister: Black Mirror (Netflix)
Anna Friel - Broken (BBC One)Julie Hesmondhalgh - Broadchurch (ITV)Liv Hill – Three Girls (BBC One)Vanessa Kirby – The Crown (Netflix)
Female performance in a comedy programme:
Anna Maxwell Martin – Motherland (BBC Two)Daisy May Cooper – This Country (BBC Three)Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe (Channel 4)Sian Gibson – Peter Kay’s Car Share (Channel 4)
Male performance in a comedy programme:
Asim Chaundry – People Just Do Nothing (BBC Three)Rob Brydon – The Trip to Spain (BBC)Samson Kayo – Famalam (BBC Three)Toby Jones – Detectorists (BBC Four)
Adam Hill - The Last Leg (Channel 4)Michael McIntyre – Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC One)Graham Norton - The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)Sandi Toksvig – QI (BBC Two)
Handmaid’s Tale (Channel 4)Big Little Lies (Sky Atlantic)Feud: Bette and Joan (BBC Two)The Vietnam War (BBC)
Basquiat: Rage to Riches (BBC Two)Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain (BBC Two)Blue Planet II (BBC One)Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents (BBC Two)
Reality and constructed factual:
Celebrity Hunted (Channel 4)Love Island (ITV)Old People’s Home For Four-Year Olds (Channel 4)The Real Full Monty (ITV)
Raped: My Story (Channel 5)Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad - Dispatches (Channel 4)Undercover: Britain’s Immigration Secrets – Panorama (BBC One)White Right: Meeting The Enemy – Exposure (ITV)
Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV)Britain’s Got Talent (ITV)Michael Mcintyre’s Big Show (BBC One)The Voice UK (ITV)
Catastrophe (Channel 4)Chewing Gum (Channel 4)This Country (BBC Three)Timewasters (ITV2)
Comedy and comedy entertainment programme:
Murder In Successville (BBC Three)Taskmaster (Dave)The Last Leg (Channel 4)Would I Lie to You (BBC One)
Ambulance (BBC One)Catching A Killer (Channel 4)Drugsland (BBC Three)Hospital (BBC Two)
Antiques Roadshow (BBC One)Cruising With Jane McDonald (Channel 5)No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kid Go Gender Free? (BBC Two)The Secret Life of the Zoo (Channel 4)
The Battle For Mosul (Sky)The Grenfell Tower Fire (Channel 4)The Grenfell Tower Fire (ITV)The Rohingya Crisis (Sky)
Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me (BBC Two)Louis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia (BBC Two)One Deadly Weekend in America (BBC Three)Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad (BBC One)
Against The Law (BBC Two)Hang The DJ: Black Mirror (Netflix)King Charles III (BBC Two)Murdered For Being Different (BBC Three)
Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko (Sky)Six Nations: Wales v England (BBC One)The Grand National (ITV)Uefa Women’s Euro Semi-final (Channel 4)
Howards End (BBC One)The Moorside (ITV)The State (Channel 4)Three Girls (BBC One)
Virgin’s Must-See Moments:
Love Island - Stormzy Makes a Surprise Appearance (ITV 2)Game of Thrones - Viserion is Killed by the Night King (Sky Atlantic)Doctor Who - The Thirteenth Doctor Revealed (BBC One)Love Manchester – Ariana Grande Sings ‘One Last Time’ (BBC One)Blue Planet II - Mother Pilot Whale Grieves (BBC One)Line of Duty - Huntley’s Narrow Escape (BBC One)
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