Killing Eve and A Very English Scandal are leading this year’s BAFTA TV nominations.
The awards, which celebrate the very best in television craft and television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2018, announced the line-up of contenders this morning, and the BBC is dominating the list. BBC One thriller Killing Eve is leading the way with 14 nods, including Best Drama Series and Leading Actress for both Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, followed by A Very English Scandal with 12 nods – including Best Mini Series, Best Leading Actor and Best Supporting Actor for Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw.
BBC One’s Bodyguard and The Little Drummer Girl followed with five nominations apiece, just ahead of drama Mrs. Wilson and comedy Mum. It wasn’t entirely a Beeb affair, though, with Sky Atlantic’s mini series Patrick Melrose bagging six nominations Best Leading Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch.
Channel 4, meanwhile, competed heavily in the entertainment and comedy categories, with Derry Girls and Stath Lets Flats both up for Best Scripted Comedy, and the latter’s Jason Demetriou also up for Best Male Performance in a Comedy. The Last Leg and The Big Narstie Show are both competing for Comedy Entertainment Programme.
BBC Three is nominated for Best Factual Series for Life and Death Row: The Mass Execution, opposite Channel 4’s 24 Hours in A&E and Prison. The online channel’s This Coutry is also up for Best Female Performance in a Comedy and Best Writer: Comedy. BBC Three’s sketch show Famalam has also earned a nomination for Breakthrough Talent for Akemnji Ndifornyen.
Netflix’s groundbreaking interactive special Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is nominated for Best Editing and Visual Effects, as well as Best Single Drama. Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale is competing in the International category, alongside Reporting Trump’s First Year, HBO and Sky Atlantic’s Succession and BBC Four’s 54 Hours.
Members of the public can now vote for their favourite Must-See Moment online at virginmedia.com/bafta, with contenders includign Doctor Who’s Rosa Parks episode, Peter Key’s Car Share finale, Killing Eve’s climax and Tom completing his transformation in Netflix’s Queer Eye.
The awards will be handed out on Sunday 12th May at London’s Royal Festival Hall. The full list of nominees can be seen here