Jodie Comer, Graham Norton and 'Gangs of London' Pick Up BAFTA TV Awards Nominations
Past winners Jodie Comer and Graham Norton have received nominations for the 2021 BAFTA TV Awards.
Comer is nominated for the Best Actress prize for her performance as Villanelle in BBC America's Killing Eve. She previously won this award for her performance as Villanelle in 2019 and was nominated again in 2020.
Norton is nominated in the Best Entertainment Performance category for his role hosting BBC America's The Graham Norton Show. If he wins, it will be the seventh time in his career that he has won this award.
AMC's Gangs of London is nominated for the Best Drama Series prize, while Michael Sheen is up for Best Supporting Actor for his turn as British TV personality Chris Tarrant in AMC's Quiz. BBC Studios' CripTales – a collection of short films, each written, directed and performed by a person living with disabilities – is nominated in the Short Form Programme category.
Overall, Sir Steve McQueen's Small Axe miniseries leads the way with 15 nominations including acting nods for John Boyega, Letitia Wright, Shaun Parkes, Malachi Kirby, and Micheal Ward.
The Crown picks up 10 nominations including acting nods for Josh O'Connor, Tobias Menzies, and Helena Bonham Carter, while Michaela Coel's I May Destroy You collects eight nominations including acting nods for Coel, Paapa Essiedu, and Weruche Opia.
Doctor Who alum Billie Piper receives two nominations: Best Actress for her performance in I Hate Suzie, and Best Drama Series in her capacity as one of the show's producers. Other acting nominees include Rupert Everett (Adult Materials), Sophie Okonedo (Criminal: UK), and Normal People's Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones.
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