Today April 4th, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the nominations for the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards, which reward the very best television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2017. The ceremony will be held at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 13 May and hosted by Sue Perkins.
Black Mirror, Line of Duty, The Crown and Three Girls and are each nominated in three categories.
Black Mirror has two first-time nominees recognised for their performances: a Leading Actor nomination for Joe Cole for Hang the DJ, which is also nominated in the Single Drama category, and a Supporting Actor nomination for Jimmi Simpson for USS Callister.
Line of Duty receives nominations in the Drama Series category, as well as a Leading Actress nomination for Thandie Newton and a Supporting Actor nomination for Adrian Dunbar.
Also nominated in the Drama Series category is The Crown, which receives performance nominations for the second year in a row for Claire Foy for Leading Actress and Vanessa Kirby for Supporting Actress. Completing the Drama Series category is returning drama Peaky Blinders and The End of the F###ing World, written by BAFTA Breakthrough Brit, Charlie Covell.
Other BAFTA Breakthrough Brits nominated are writers Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper who receive a nomination for This Country for Scripted Comedy. Daisy May Cooper is also nominated in Female Performance in a Comedy Programme. Breakthrough Brit Molly Windsor receives a Leading Actress nomination for her performance in Three Girls. Her co-star Liv Hill receives a Supporting Actress nomination. Three Girls is also recognised in Mini Series alongside Howards End, The Moorside and The State.
Also nominated in the Scripted Comedy category are Chewing Gum, Timewasters and Catastrophe, for which Sharon Horgan receives a nomination in the Female Performance in a Comedy Programme category. Also in Female Performance in a Comedy Programme are Anna Maxwell Martin for Motherland and Sian Gibson for Peter Kay’s Car Share.
Receiving his first Leading Actor nomination is Jack Rowan for Born to Kill. In the Leading Actress category, Sinead Keenan receives her first BAFTA nomination for her performance in Little Boy Blue.
The late Tim Pigott-Smith is nominated for King Charles III, which also receives a Single Drama nomination. Also nominated in the Single Drama category is Against the Law and Murdered for Being Different.
In the Supporting Actor category two further actors receive their first BAFTA nominations. Anupam Kher is nominated for his performance in the adaptation of Satnam Sanghera’s memoir, The Boy with the Topknot, and Brían F. O’Byrne receives a nomination for Little Boy Blue. Anna Friel receives her first BAFTA nomination in the Supporting Actress category for Broken, alongside her co-star Sean Bean, who is nominated for Leading Actor; and first-time nominee Julie Hesmondhalgh is nominated for her Supporting Actress performance in Broadchurch.
Other first-time performance nominees include Samson Kayo for Male Performance in a Comedy Programme for Famalam; and Sandi Toksvig, nominated for QI in the Entertainment Performance category. Also nominated for Male Performance in a Comedy Programme is Asim Chaudhry for People Just Do Nothing, Rob Brydon for The Trip to Spain, and Toby Jones for Detectorists.
Completing the Entertainment Performance category is Adam Hills, who receives his second nomination for The Last Leg, which is also nominated in the Comedy Entertainment Programme category; last year’s winner, Michael McIntyre, nominated for Michael McIntyre’s Big Show; and Graham Norton, for The Graham Norton Show, who receives his 16th BAFTA nomination. Michael McIntyre’s Big Show also receives a nomination in Entertainment Programme alongside Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice UK.
Nominated alongside The Last Leg in the Comedy Entertainment Programme category are Murder in Successville, Taskmaster and Would I Lie to You?
The Short Form Programme category, new for 2018, recognises programmes of between three and 20 minutes across all genres, premiering on a broadcast or online platform. The nominations are Britain’s Forgotten Men, Eating with My Ex, Morgana Robinson’s Summer, and Pls Like.
Four programmes compete in the Current Affairs category: Raped: My Story, Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad (Dispatches), Undercover: Britain’s Immigration Secrets (Panorama) and White Right: Meeting the Enemy (Exposure).
In the Factual Series category, the four nominations are: Ambulance, Catching a Killer, Drugsland and Hospital. Presenter-led documentaries dominate the Single Documentary category this year, with nominations for Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me, Louis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia, Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad and One Deadly Weekend in America.
Blue Planet II, which has returned to the BBC after 16 years, is nominated in the Specialist Factual category, alongside Basquiat: Rage to Riches, Blitz: The Bombs that Changed Britain and Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents.
Nominated in the Features category are Antiques Roadshow, Cruising with Jane McDonald, No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?, and The Secret Life of the Zoo.
Competing in the International category are dramas Big Little Lies, Feud: Bette and Joan, The Handmaid’s Tale and documentary The Vietnam War.
The nominations for the Live Event category are ITV News Election 2017 Live: The Results, One Love Manchester, Wild Alaska Live and World War One Remembered: Passchendaele.
Domestic and international news events feature in this year’s News Coverage category, with nominations for the coverage of The Grenfell Tower Fire from both Channel 4 News and ITV News at Ten; alongside Sky News’ coverage of The Battle for Mosul and The Rohingya Crisis.
The nominees for the Reality & Constructed Factual category are Celebrity Hunted, Love Island, Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds and The Real Full Monty.
Competing in this year’s Soap & Continuing Drama category are Casualty, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks.
The nominations for this year’s Sport category are Anthony Joshua v. Wladimir Klitschko, Six Nations: Wales v. England, The Grand National and the UEFA Women’s Euro Semi-Final: England v. Netherlands.
The nominations for the publicly-voted Virgin TV Must-See Moment are Blue Planet II: Mother Pilot Whale Grieves, Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor Revealed, Game of Thrones: Viserion is Killed by the Night King, Line of Duty: Huntley’s Narrow Escape, Love Island: Stormzy Makes a Surprise Appearance, and One Love Manchester: Ariana Grande Sings ‘One Last Time’.
COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
MURDER IN SUCCESSVILLE Andy Brereton, Avril Spary, James De Frond, Laurence Rickard – Shiny Button Productions / BBC Three
TASKMASTER Andy Cartwright, Andy Devonshire, Alex Horne – Avalon / Dave
THE LAST LEG Production Team – Open Mike Productions / Channel 4
WOULD I LIE TO YOU? Peter Holmes, Rachel Ablett, Ruth Phillips, Adam Copeland – Zeppotron / BBC One
RAPED: MY STORY Production Team – Lambent Productions / Channel 5
SYRIA’S DISAPPEARED: THE CASE AGAINST ASSAD (DISPATCHES) Sara Afshar, Nicola Cutcher, Callum Macrae – Afshar Films / Channel 4
UNDERCOVER: BRITAIN’S IMMIGRATION SECRETS (PANORAMA) Karen Wightman, Joe Plomin, Callum Tulley, Gary Beelders – BBC Current Affairs / BBC One
WHITE RIGHT: MEETING THE ENEMY (EXPOSURE) Deeyah Khan, Darin Prindle, Andrew Smith, Melanie Quigley – Fuuse Films / ITV
LINE OF DUTY Production Team – World Productions / BBC One
PEAKY BLINDERS Production Team – Caryn Mandabach Productions / Tiger Aspect Productions / BBC Two
THE CROWN Production Team – Left Bank Pictures / Netflix
THE END OF THE F###ING WORLD Production Team – Clerkenwell Films / All 4
ADAM HILLS The Last Leg – Open Mike Productions / Channel 4
GRAHAM NORTON The Graham Norton Show – So Television / BBC One
MICHAEL McINTYRE Michael McIntyre’s Big Show – Hungry McBear / BBC One
SANDI TOKSVIG QI – QI Ltd / Talkback Thames – BBC Two
ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME (i)
ANT & DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY Pete Ogden, Saul Fearnley, Diego Rincon, Andy Milligan – ITV Studios / Mitre Television / ITV
BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT Amelia Brown, Lee McNicholas, Richard Holloway, Charlie Irwin – Thames / Syco / ITV
MICHAEL McINTYRE’S BIG SHOW Dan Baldwin, Claire Horton, Christian Fletcher, Michael McIntyre – Hungry McBear / BBC One
THE VOICE UK Production Team – ITV Studios / Talpa / ITV
AMBULANCE Jo Hughes, Bruce Fletcher, Kirsty Cunningham, Simon Ford – Dragonfly / BBC One
CATCHING A KILLER Anna Hall, Jezza Neumann, Erica Gornall, Brian Woods – True Vision / Channel 4
DRUGSLAND Sacha Mirzoeff, Xavier Alford, Bart Corpe, Simon Ford – BBC Studios / BBC Three
HOSPITAL Production Team – Label1 / BBC Two
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Simon Shaw, Julia Foot, Robert Murphy, Sophie Wogden – BBC Studios / Unscripted Productions / BBC One
CRUISING WITH JANE McDONALD Production Team – Elephant House Studios / Channel 5
NO MORE BOYS AND GIRLS: CAN OUR KIDS GO GENDER FREE? Javid Abdelmoneim, Helen Veale, Jeremy Daldry, Sam Palmer – Outline Productions / BBC Two
THE SECRET LIFE OF THE ZOO Production Team – Blast! Films / Channel 4
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
ANNA MAXWELL MARTIN Motherland – Delightful Industries / Merman / BBC Two
DAISY MAY COOPER This Country – BBC Studios / BBC Three
SHARON HORGAN Catastrophe – Avalon Television / Merman / Birdbath Productions / Channel 4
SIAN GIBSON Peter Kay’s Car Share – Goodnight Vienna Productions / BBC One
BIG LITTLE LIES Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Bruna Papandrea, Per Saari – HBO / David E. Kelley Productions / Pacific Standard / Blossom Films / Sky Atlantic
FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN Ryan Murphy, Dede Gardner, Tim Minear, Alexis Martin Woodall – Fox 21 Television Studios / BBC Two
THE HANDMAID’S TALE Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Kari Skogland – MGM / Channel 4
THE VIETNAM WAR Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, Geoffrey C. Ward , Sarah Botstein – BBC / Florentine Films / BBC Four
JACK ROWAN Born to Kill – World Productions / Channel 4
JOE COLE Hang the DJ (Black Mirror) – House of Tomorrow / Netflix
SEAN BEAN Broken – LA Productions / BBC One
TIM PIGOTT-SMITH King Charles III – Drama Republic / BBC Two
CLAIRE FOY The Crown – Left Bank Pictures / Netflix
MOLLY WINDSOR Three Girls – BBC Studios / Studio Lambert / BBC One
SINEAD KEENAN Little Boy Blue – ITV Studios / ITV
THANDIE NEWTON Line of Duty – World Productions / BBC One
ITV NEWS ELECTION 2017 LIVE: THE RESULTS Production Team – ITN / ITV
ONE LOVE MANCHESTER Production Team – BBC Studios / SB Projects / BBC One
WILD ALASKA LIVE Adam White, James Morgan, Roger Webb, Vanessa Coates – BBC Studios / BBC Natural History Unit / PBS / BBC One
WORLD WAR ONE REMEMBERED: PASSCHENDAELE Production Team – BBC Studios / BBC Two
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
ASIM CHAUDHRY People Just Do Nothing – Roughcut TV / BBC Three
ROB BRYDON The Trip to Spain – Revolution Films / Baby Cow Productions / Small Man Productions / Sky Atlantic
SAMSON KAYO Famalam – BBC Studios / BBC Two
TOBY JONES Detectorists – Channel X North / Treasure Trove Productions / Lola Entertainment / BBC Four
HOWARDS END Kenneth Lonergan, Hettie Macdonald, Laura Hastings-Smith, Sophie Gardiner – Playground Entertainment / BBC One
THE MOORSIDE Neil McKay, Paul Whittington, Ken Horn, Jeff Pope – ITV Studios / BBC One
THE STATE Peter Kosminsky, Steve Clark-Hall, Liza Marshall, Kris Thykier – Archery Pictures / Stonehenge Films / Channel 4
THREE GIRLS Nicole Taylor, Philippa Lowthorpe, Susan Hogg, Simon Lewis – BBC Studios / Studio Lambert / BBC One
THE BATTLE FOR MOSUL (SKY NEWS) Production Team – Sky News
THE GRENFELL TOWER FIRE (CHANNEL 4 NEWS) Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Jackie Long, Cathy Newman, Ben de Pear – ITN / Channel 4
THE GRENFELL TOWER FIRE (ITV NEWS AT TEN) Production Team – ITN / ITV
THE ROHINGYA CRISIS (SKY NEWS) Production Team – Sky News
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
CELEBRITY HUNTED Production Team – Shine TV / Channel 4
LOVE ISLAND Production Team – ITV Studios / Motion Content Group / ITV2
OLD PEOPLE’S HOME FOR 4 YEAR OLDS Trish Powell, Murray Boland, Benjamin Leigh, Belle Borgeaud – CPL Productions / Channel 4
THE REAL FULL MONTY Nick Bullen, Kevin Mundye, Daniela Neumann, Will Yapp – Spun Gold TV / ITV
CATASTROPHE Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Ben Taylor, Jack Bayles – Avalon Television / Merman / Birdbath Productions / Channel 4
CHEWING GUM Production Team – Retort / E4
THIS COUNTRY Daisy May Cooper, Charlie Cooper, Tom George, Simon Mayhew-Archer – BBC Studios / BBC Three
TIMEWASTERS Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Barunka O’Shaughnessy, Josh Cole, George Kane – Big Talk Productions / ITV2
SHORT FORM PROGRAMME
BRITAIN’S FORGOTTEN MEN Production Team – BBC Three / BBC Three
EATING WITH MY EX Production Team – Shotglass Media / BBC Three
MORGANA ROBINSON’S SUMMER Production Team – Merman / Sky Arts
PLS LIKE Tom Kingsley, Rupert Majendie, Olly Cambridge, Liam Williams – BBC Three / BBC Three
SINGLE DOCUMENTARY (ii)
CHRIS PACKHAM: ASPERGER’S AND ME Charlie Russell, Lizzie Kempton, Tom Barry, Will Grayburn – Raw TV / BBC Two
LOUIS THEROUX, TALKING TO ANOREXIA Louis Theroux, Ellena Wood, Simon McMahon, Peter Dale – BBC Studios / BBC Two
ONE DEADLY WEEKEND IN AMERICA Sanjay Singhal, Ursula Macfarlane, Jon Alwen, Sarah Hunt – Voltage TV Productions / BBC Three
RIO FERDINAND: BEING MUM AND DAD Rio Ferdinand, Grant Best, Matt Smith, Martin Thompson – Only The Best Productions / BBC One
AGAINST THE LAW Aysha Rafaele, Scott Bassett, Fergus O’Brien, Brian Fillis – BBC Studios / BBC Two
HANG THE DJ (BLACK MIRROR) Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones, Tim Van Patten, Nick Pitt – House of Tomorrow / Netflix
KING CHARLES III Mike Bartlett, Greg Brenman, Rupert Goold, Simon Maloney – Drama Republic / BBC Two
MURDERED FOR BEING DIFFERENT Aysha Rafaele, Scott Bassett, Paul Andrew Williams, Nick Leather – BBC Studios / BBC Three
SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
CASUALTY Production Team – BBC Studios / BBC One
CORONATION STREET Production Team – ITV Studios / ITV
EMMERDALE Production Team – ITV Studios / ITV
HOLLYOAKS Bryan Kirkwood, Emily Gascoyne, Vikki Tennant, Colette Chard – Lime Pictures / Channel 4
SPECIALIST FACTUAL (iii)
BASQUIAT – RAGE TO RICHES David Shulman, Janet Lee – BBC Studios / BBC Two
BLITZ: THE BOMBS THAT CHANGED BRITAIN Production Team – Wall to Wall Media / BBC Two
BLUE PLANET II Production Team – BBC Studios / BBC Natural History Unit / BBC One
ELIZABETH I’S SECRET AGENTS Chris Durlacher, Bernadette Ross, Julian Jones, Claire Guillon – 72 Films / BBC Two
ANTHONY JOSHUA v. WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO Adam Smith, Ed Robinson, Sara Chenery, Jennie Blackmore – Sky Sports / Sky Sports Box Office
SIX NATIONS: WALES v. ENGLAND Production Team – BBC Sport / BBC One
THE GRAND NATIONAL Paul McNamara, Richard Willoughby, Amy Lewin, Tony Cahalane – ITV Sport / ITV
UEFA WOMEN’S EURO SEMI-FINAL: ENGLAND V. NETHERLANDS Sunil Patel, Mark Cole, Kay Satterley, Ian Finch – Whisper Films / Channel 4
ADRIAN DUNBAR Line of Duty – World Productions / BBC One
ANUPAM KHER The Boy with the Topknot – Kudos / Parti Productions / BBC Two
BRÍAN F. O’BYRNE Little Boy Blue – ITV Studios / ITV
JIMMI SIMPSON USS Callister (Black Mirror) – House of Tomorrow / Netflix
ANNA FRIEL Broken – LA Productions / BBC One
JULIE HESMONDHALGH Broadchurch – Kudos / Imaginary Friends / Sister Pictures / ITV
LIV HILL Three Girls – BBC Studios / Studio Lambert / BBC One
VANESSA KIRBY The Crown – Left Bank Pictures / Netflix
VIRGIN TV’S MUST-SEE MOMENT
BLUE PLANET II Mother Pilot Whale Grieves – BBC Studios / BBC Natural History Unit / BBC One
DOCTOR WHO The Thirteenth Doctor Revealed – BBC Studios / BBC One
GAME OF THRONES Viserion is Killed by the Night King – HBO Programming / Bighead, Littlehead / Television 360 / Sky Atlantic
LINE OF DUTY Huntley’s Narrow Escape – World Productions / BBC One
LOVE ISLAND Stormzy Makes a Surprise Appearance – ITV Studios / Motion Content Group – ITV
ONE LOVE MANCHESTER Ariana Grande Sings ‘One Last Time’ – BBC Studios / SB Projects / BBC One
(i) Entertainment Programme is given in honour of Lew Grade
(ii) Single Documentary is given in honour of Robert Flaherty
(iii) Specialist Factual is given in honour of Huw Wheldon