Awards to take place on Sunday 14 May at the Royal Festival Hall in London
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today confirmed a number of the nominees, presenters and guests who are expected to attend the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards.
Attendees confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order):
Ade Adepitan, Adeel Akhtar, Alan Carr, Amanda Holden, Andrew Buchan, Anna Friel, Ant & Dec, Babou Ceesay, Benedict Cumberbatch, Charlotte Riley, Claire Foy, Clare Balding, Claudia Winkleman, Daniel Mays, David Haye, David Walliams, Ed Balls, Ed Westwick, Eleanor Tomlinson, Fred Sirieix, Greg Davies, Holly Willoughby, Hugh Skinner, Jared Harris, Jennifer Saunders, Jessica Raine, Jim Sturgess, Joan Collins, Jodie Comer, John Lithgow, Katie Piper, Katya Jones, Kim Cattrall, Louis Theroux, Malachi Kirby, Mehreen Baig, Michael McIntyre, Michaela Coel, Nicola Walker, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Olivia Colman, Ore Oduba, Pearl Mackie, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Rob Delaney, Sarah Lancashire, Scarlett Moffatt, Sean Bean, Siobhan Finneran, Stacey Dooley, Suranne Jones, Thandie Newton, Tom Hollander, Vanessa Kirby, Victoria Hamilton, Wunmi Mosaku, Zawe Ashton and many more to grace the carpet.
Joanna Lumley, who will receive the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship at the ceremony, and documentary-maker Nick Fraser, who will be presented with this year’s Special Award, will also be in attendance.
The Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards will be hosted by Sue Perkins at the Royal Festival Hall, London, and broadcast on BBC One at 20.00 on Sunday 14 May, preceded by a live red carpet programme from 16.30 on Facebook. BAFTA’s website www.bafta.org and dedicated social channels, including Facebook (/BAFTA), Twitter (@BAFTA/ #BAFTATV), Instagram (@BAFTA), Snapchat and YouTube, will feature winners’ interviews, photography and red carpet highlights.
Media accreditation for this Sunday’s event has now closed. For photography, BAFTA logos, press releases and more visit: www.bafta.org/media-centre
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – featuring workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes – in the UK, USA and Asia; it offers unique access to the world’s most inspiring talent and connects with a global audience of all ages and backgrounds. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, television and games production, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.