After widespread criticism over their lack of diversity in their film category earlier this year, BAFTA are back to honour the world of television. There is still work to be done, but this year saw diversity gains with three times as many black actors and performers receiving nods with Jasmine Jobson from Top Boy, Mo Gilligan, Naomi Ackie from the series The End of the F***ing World, and Ncuti Gatwa from Sex Education, all nominated in major categories.
The haunting and real-life deception of Chernobyl swept the board this year with 14 nominations, including leading actor, mini-series and supporting actor. The nominations follow the success of the five-part mini-series win at the Emmys – which saw the series take home 19 awards.
Behind Chernobyl in the nominations tally is Netflix drama The Crown, racking in seven nods including best-supporting actress for Helena Bonham Carter’s stunning portrayal of Princess Margaret.
Everyone favourite Hot Priest’s Andrew Scott missed out on nominations for Fleabag, but the series did receive six nods including comedy writer and scripted comedy for its creator and star Pheobe Waller-Bridge. The gripping and binge-worthy series Top Boy and Sex Education also received three nods with nominations for best lighting and best production design.
The BAFTA’s will be held virtually for the first time ever this year taking place on July 31 and hosted by Dara Ó Briain.
For the full list of nominations visit BAFTA.org