BAFTA Television Awards Nominations

It’s that time of year again, now that we’re done with the BAFTA Film Awards and the Oscars. It’s time to celebrate the best of British television of the past year, from drama to comedy. Here’s all the series and people who got a nod for their work this past year.

Leading Actress:

  • Nikki Amuka Bird- NW
  • Jodie Comer- Thirteen
  • Claire Foy- The Crown
  • Sarah Lancashire- Happy Valley

Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown

Leading Actor:

  • Adeel Akhtar- Murdered By My Father
  • Babou Ceesay- Damilola, Our Loved Boy
  • Robbie Coltrane- National Treasure
  • Benedict Cumberbatch- The Hollow Crown: War of the Roses

Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III in The Hollow Crown: The War of Roses

Supporting Actress:

  • Nicola Walker- Last Tango in Halifax
  • Siobhan Finneran- Happy Valley
  • Vanessa Kirby- The Crown
  • Wunmi Mosaku- Damilola, Our Loved Boy

Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret in The Crown

Supporting Actor:

  • Daniel Mays- Line of Duty
  • Jared Harris- The Crown
  • John Lithgow- The Crown
  • Tom Hollander- The Night Manager

Tom Hollander as Corky in The Night Manager

Entertainment (Performance):

  • Adam Hills- The Last Leg
  • Claudia Winkleman- Strictly Come Dancing
  • Graham Norton- The Graham Norton Show
  • Michael McIntyre- The Michael McIntyre

Male Performance (Comedy):

  • Asim Chaudhry- People Just Do Nothing
  • David Mitchell- Upstart Crow
  • Harry Enfield- The Windsors
  • Steve Coogan- Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle

Female Performance (Comedy):

  • Diane Morgan- Cunk on Shakespeare
  • Lesley Manville- Mum
  • Olivia Colman- Fleabag
  • Phoebe Waller Bridge- Fleabag

Drama Series:

  • The Crown
  • The Durrells
  • Happy Valley
  • War & Peace

Single Drama:

  • Aberfan: The Green Hollow
  • Damilola, Our Loved Boy
  • Murdered By My Father
  • NW


  • The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses
  • National Treasure
  • The Secret
  • The Witness for the Prosecution

Soap and Continuing Drama:

  • Casualty
  • Eastenders
  • Emmerdale
  • Hollyoaks


  • The Night Of
  • The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Stranger Things
  • Transparent

Entertainment Programme:

  • Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeway
  • Britain’s Got Talent
  • Michael McIntyre’s Big Show
  • Strictly Come Dancing

Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme:

  • Charlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe
  • Cunk on Shakespeare
  • The Last Leg
  • Taskmaster


  • Camping
  • Fleabag
  • Flowers
  • People Just Do Nothing


  • The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs
  • The Great British Bake Off
  • Travel Man: 48 Hours In…
  • Who Do Think You Are?

Must See Moment:

  • Game of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Carpool Karaoke with Michelle Obama
  • Line of Duty: Urgent Exit Required
  • Planet Earth II: Snakes vs Iguana Chase
  • Strictly Come Dancing: Ed Balls’ Gangnam Style
  • Who Do You Think You Are?: Danny Dyer’s Origins

Current Affairs:

  • Inside Obama’s White House
  • Teenage Prison Abuse Exposed (Panorama)
  • Three Days of Terror- The Charlie Hebdo Attacks (This World)
  • Unarmed Black Male (This World)

Inside Obama’s White House

Single Documentary:

  • Behind Closed Doors
  • Hillsborough
  • How to Die: Simon’s Choice
  • Hypernormlisation

Factual Series:

  • 24 Hours in Police Custody
  • Exodus: Our Journey to Escape
  • Kids on the Edge
  • The Prosecutors: Real Crime and Punishment

Reality and Constructed Factual:

  • First Dates
  • Muslims Like Us
  • The Real Marigold Hotel
  • The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds

Specialist Factual:

  • Alan Bennett’s Diaries
  • Attenborough’s Life That Grows
  • Grayson Perry All Man
  • Planet Earth II

News Coverage:

  • Channel 4 News: Brexit Day One
  • BBC Northwest Tonight: Hillsborough Inquest
  • Sky News Tonight – Aleppo: Death of a City
  • Victoria Derbyshire – BBC News


  • The Open Production Team – Sky Sports/European Tour Productions/Sky Sports 1
  • RIO 2016 Olympics – BBC Sport/BBC One
  • RIO 2016 Paralympics Production Team – Sunset+Vine/Channel 4
  • Six Nations: England v Wales – ITV Sport/ITV

Live Event:

  • The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme
  • Shakespeare Live! From the RSC
  • Stand Up to Cancer
  • The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Once again, Netflix’s The Crown leads the nominations, with Damilola, Our Loved Boy and The Hollow Crown: War of Roses getting a few nods as well. On the comedy side, it’s great to see The Last Leg is getting some the recognition it deserves, especially Adam Hills. Further, hilarious programmes The Windsors and Fleabag also got a few nods. Overall, the BAFTA TV nominations are very interesting year; it’s hard to pick out a front runner. It really will be all to play for on the night.


Isabella x


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