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Articles Tagged 'BAFTA TV Awards'

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BAFTA TV Awards to Go Ahead Virtually with Richard Ayoade as Host

Today brings great news for fans of British TV: this year’s BAFTA TV Awards are going ahead after all, only virtually. The IT Crowd‘s Richard Ayoade will host the first ever virtual BAFTA TV Awards on July 31 after coronavirus prevented the annual ceremony from taking place as planned on May 17. The virtual awards […]

Matt Smith attends the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

‘The Crown’ Loses Out on All Five of Its TV BAFTA Nominations

Budget-busting regal drama The Crown failed to pick up a single award at the TV BAFTA award ceremony in London last night (May 14), despite picking up five nominations in April. Instead, awards were spread out evenly among top British TV shows like Happy Valley, Planet Earth II, and The Night Manager. Top of the pile was the gritty Happy […]

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‘The Crown’ Leads BAFTA Television Award Nominations

Nominations for the TV BAFTA awards were announced today (April 11), and rather fittingly the show on the top of the pile is The Crown. Netflix’s lavish dramatization of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II received five nods from the BAFTA judges: Best Drama Series; Best Leading Actress for Claire Foy, who plays the young queen; Best Supporting […]

Mark Rylance, accepting the Best Drama award for ‘Wolf Hall’, poses in the Winners room at the House Of Fraser British Academy Television Awards 2016  at the Royal Festival Hall on May 8, 2016 in London, England.

‘Wolf Hall’ Wins Top Gongs at TV BAFTAs

The TV BAFTAs hosted by Graham Norton took place in London last night, with Wolf Hall winning Best Drama Series and Best Leading Actor for Oscar winner Mark Rylance. It marked the latest in a year of awards and nominations for the actor, who won an Oscar in February for his role in The Bridge of […]

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Idris Elba, Ben Whishaw Among BAFTA TV Award Nominations

Nominations for the BAFTA TV Awards celebrating excellence in British TV have been announced, and BBC AMERICA series Luther, London Spy, Adele: Live in London, The Graham Norton Show and Doctor Who all received nods from the judges. Luther was nominated thanks to the performance of Idris Elba, who is competing for the Best Leading Actor Award […]

Benedict Cumberbatch (Pic: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Could This Be the Year Benedict Finally Wins a BAFTA?

The nominations for this year’s BAFTA Television Awards have been revealed today (April 8), and as you’d expect, there’s a more-than-decent showing of Anglophenia favorites. Benedict Cumberbatch is up to six BAFTA nominations now. This is the third year he is listed in the leading actor category for his part in Sherlock, no mean feat […]

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