The nominations for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and the British Academy Television Craft Awards 2019 have been announced.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the nominations for the 2019 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards. These awards reward the very best in television craft and television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2018. The Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards ceremony will be held at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 12 May with the British Academy Television Craft Awards taking place two weeks earlier on Sunday 28 April at The Brewery, London.
The highlights from today’s Television and Television Craft nominations are:
- 14 nominations for Killing Eve
- 12 nominations for A Very English Scandal
- Six nominations for Patrick Melrose
- Five nominations for Bodyguard and The Little Drummer Girl
- Four nominations for Mrs Wilson and Mum
- Three nominations for Bros: After the Screaming Stops, Bandersnatch (Black Mirror), The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, Sally4Ever, Save Me and Would I Lie To You?
The nominations for the public-voted Virgin Media Must-See Moment are:
- Bodyguard: Julia Montague Assassinated;
- Coronation Street: Gail’s Monologue on the Suicide of Aidan Connor;
- Doctor Who: Rosa Parks, The Doctor and Her Companions Make Sure Historical Moments Remain
- Killing Eve: Eve Stabs Villanelle;
- Peter Kay’s Car Share: The Finale;
- Queer Eye: Tom Completes His Transformation
Members of the public can now vote for their favourite Must-See Moment online at virginmedia.com/bafta
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Notes for editors
Killing Eve: - Costume Design, Director Fiction, Editing Fiction, Original Music, Photography & Lighting Fiction, Production Design, Sound Fiction, Titles and Graphic Identity, Writer Drama, Drama Series, Leading Actress (2), Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor
A Very English Scandal:- Costume Design, Director Fiction, Editing Fiction, Make-up & Hair Design, Original Music, Production Design, Sound Fiction, Writer Drama, Leading Actor, Mini Series, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress
Patrick Melrose: - Original Music, Photography & Lighting Fiction, Production Design, Writer Drama, Leading Actor and Mini Series.
Bodyguard: - Director Fiction, Editing Fiction, Sound Fiction, Drama Series and Leading Actress
The Little Drummer Girl: - Make-Up & Hair Design, Original Music, Photography & Lighting Fiction, Production Design and Sound Fiction.
First time nominees in Performance Categories
- Alex Jennings (Unforgotten)
- Billie Piper (Collateral)
- Chance Perdomo (Killed By My Debt)
- Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve)
- Hugh Grant, having previously been nominated three times for the Film Awards, gets his first nomination for Television for A Very English Scandal
- Jamie Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats)
- Kim Bodnia (Killing Eve)
- Lee Mack (Would I Lie to You?)
- Lucian Msamati (Kiri)
- Rachel Parris (The Mash Report)
- Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
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