Happy Valley, Slow Horses, and The Sixth Commandment Garner Six Nominations Each in TV BAFTA Announcement

Happy Valley, Slow Horses, and The Sixth Commandment Garner Six Nominations Each in TV BAFTA Announcement

The eagerly anticipated TV BAFTA nominations have been unveiled, setting the stage for the upcoming ceremony on May 12. Among the top contenders is the sixth series of the royal drama The Crown, which has garnered eight nominations across various categories.

This follows the gripping concluding series that delved into the aftermath of Princess Diana’s tragic death.

Another standout is Black Mirror, which has secured seven nominations for its thought-provoking episode Demon 79 from its sixth season.

This dystopian reality series captivated audiences with its chilling portrayal of a meek sales assistant faced with dire choices to avert disaster in 1979 northern England.

Meanwhile, acclaimed series such as Happy Valley, Slow Horses, and The Sixth Commandment have each received six nods, reflecting their widespread acclaim among fans and critics alike.

Notable stars in contention for the Leading Actress award include Anjana Vasan for Black Mirror, Anne Reid in The Sixth Commandment, and Bella Ramsey for The Last Of Us.

Controversy and Criticism

The Leading Actor category features prominent names like Brian Cox for Succession, Dominic West for The Crown, and Kane Robinson for Top Boy.

Notably, Steve Coogan’s nomination for his portrayal of Jimmy Savile in The Reckoning sparked controversy due to the sensitive subject matter. Despite the acclaim for Coogan’s performance, the series faced backlash for its portrayal of the notorious presenter.

Daytime TV Nominees and Snubs

In the daytime TV category, shows like Loose Women, Lorraine, Make It Market, and Scam Interceptors have received nominations.

However, This Morning was notably snubbed following a tumultuous year marked by the departure of longtime hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

The show underwent a period of transition with rotating hosts until Cat Deeley and Ben Shepherd were announced as the new regular hosts.

Recognition for Emerging Talent

A noteworthy aspect of this year’s nominations is the recognition of emerging talent, with 17 out of 44 nominees receiving their first BAFTA TV Awards nomination.

Among them are rising stars like Amit Shah, Bella Ramsey, and Bridget Christie, reflecting BAFTA’s commitment to celebrating fresh voices and diverse perspectives in the television industry.

BAFTA Awards Ceremony Details

The BAFTA Television Craft Awards are scheduled for Sunday, April 28, followed by the BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises on Sunday, May 12.

Comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan will once again host the ceremony, which will be broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer. The awards will also be available to viewers in various international territories through streaming platforms and broadcasting channels.

Selection Process and Acknowledgments

The nominations were determined through a rigorous process involving TV membership-wide voting, Juries, and Chapters composed of industry professionals and BAFTA members.

This inclusive approach ensures that every longlisted entry receives fair consideration from voting members.

BAFTA CEO Jane Millichip expressed pride in recognizing the outstanding talent and creativity showcased in the nominated programs, emphasizing the importance of celebrating the broadcast sector’s achievements amid challenges faced by the industry.