With the films done and dusted, attention now turns to the 2021 BAFTA TV Awards (or The Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, to give them their full title), which have just been announced. The BBC lead the field by some distance with 58 main nominations (plus another 46 in the Craft Awards categories), while Channel 4 and Netflix rank second and third with 20 and 12 respectively.

Steve McQueen’s anthology series Small Axe dominates with 15 nominations across multiple categories, including first-time TV acting nominations for John Boyega and Shaun Parkes. But there are also strong showings from The Crown (10 nominations), I May Destroy You (8) Normal People (7), and Sex Education (6).

The Virgin Media BAFTAs take place on Sunday 6 June and the Television Craft Awards on Monday 24 May. See below for the salient points, and head to BAFTA for the full, exhaustive list.

COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

CHARLIE BROOKER’S ANTIVIRAL WIPE

ROB & ROMESH VS

THE BIG NARSTIE SHOW

THE RANGANATION

CURRENT AFFAIRS

AMERICA’S WAR ON ABORTION (EXPOSURE)

ITALY’S FRONTLINE: A DOCTOR’S DIARY

THE BATTLE FOR HONG KONG (DISPATCHES)

THE CYPRUS PAPERS UNDERCOVER (AL JAZEERA INVESTIGATIONS)

DRAMA SERIES

GANGS OF LONDON

I HATE SUZIE

SAVE ME TOO

THE CROWN

FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

AIMEE LOU WOOD – Sex Education

DAISY HAGGARD – Breeders

DAISY MAY COOPER – This Country

EMMA MACKEY – Sex Education

GBEMISOLA IKUMELO – Famalam

MAE MARTIN – Feel Good

LEADING ACTOR

JOHN BOYEGA – Small Axe

JOSH O’CONNOR – The Crown

PAAPA ESSIEDU – I May Destroy You

PAUL MESCAL – Normal People

SHAUN PARKES – Small Axe

WALEED ZUAITER – Baghdad Central

LEADING ACTRESS

BILLIE PIPER – I Hate Suzie

DAISY EDGAR-JONES – Normal People

HAYLEY SQUIRES – Adult Material

JODIE COMER – Killing Eve

LETITIA WRIGHT – Small Axe

MICHAELA COEL – I May Destroy You

MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

CHARLIE COOPER – This Country

JOSEPH GILGUN – Brassic

NCUTI GATWA – Sex Education

PAUL RITTER – Friday Night Dinner

REECE SHEARSMITH – Inside No.9

MINI-SERIES

ADULT MATERIAL

I MAY DESTROY YOU

NORMAL PEOPLE

SMALL AXE

SCRIPTED COMEDY

GHOSTS

INSIDE NO. 9

MAN LIKE MOBEEN

THIS COUNTRY

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY

AMERICAN MURDER: THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR

ANTON FERDINAND: FOOTBALL, RACISM & ME

LOCKED IN: BREAKING THE SILENCE (STORYVILLE)

SURVIVING COVID

SINGLE DRAMA

ANTHONY

BBW (ON THE EDGE)

SITTING IN LIMBO

THE WINDERMERE CHILDREN

SUPPORTING ACTOR

KUNAL NAYYAR – Criminal: UK

MALACHI KIRBY – Small Axe

MICHAEL SHEEN – Quiz

MICHEAL WARD – Small Axe

RUPERT EVERETT – Adult Material

TOBIAS MENZIES – The Crown

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

HELENA BONHAM CARTER – The Crown

LEILA FARZAD – I Hate Suzie

RAKIE AYOLA – Anthony

SIENA KELLY – Adult Material

SOPHIE OKONEDO – Criminal: UK

WERUCHE OPIA – I May Destroy You

WRITER: COMEDY

CHARLIE BROOKER – Charlie Brooker’s Antiviral Wipe

DAISY MAY COOPER, CHARLIE COOPER – This Country

SOPHIE WILLAN – Alma’s Not Normal

WRITING TEAM – Ghosts

WRITER: DRAMA

ALASTAIR SIDDONS, STEVE MCQUEEN – Small Axe

LUCY KIRKWOOD – Adult Material

LUCY PREBBLE – I Hate Suzie

MICHAELA COEL – I May Destroy You

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