BAFTA TV Nominations Announced as ‘Killing Eve’ and ‘A Very English Scandal’ Lead

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced their lineup of nominees representing the best of British television of last year. Leading the nominees are “Killing Eve” with 14 nominations and “A Very English Scandal” with 12 nominations across both the BAFTA TV Awards and BAFTA TV Crafts Awards. 

As AwardsCircuit continuously covers the awards race leading to the Academy Awards, in recent years, a prolific focus has been placed on the road to the Emmys.  The television landscape, along with potential contenders has already begun on the Circuit Hub.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge‘s Golden Globe-winning spy drama “Killing Eve” is making its way to the top of the television awards chain with BAFTA nominations across both ceremonies. To name a few, their nominations include Original Music, Editing: Fiction, Leading Actress for both Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, Supporting Actor for Kim Bodnia, Director: Fiction, Photography, and Lighting: Fiction, Writer: Drama, Titles & Graphic Identity, Supporting Actress for Fiona Shaw and Costume Design.

“Killing Eve” will go up against contenders of the drama category which include BBC One’s “Bodyguard,” BBC/Amazon’s “Informer” and Sky’s “Save Me.” As reported on Deadline, the show’s nomination announcement received some rather interesting concerns regarding BAFTA’s rules on the show’s BBC America commission. Its first season proved itself a tough competitor for the tv circuit. The series returns to the air on AMC April 2.

Stephen FrearsBBC/ Amazon co-produced mini-series “A Very English Scandal” raised up nominations which include Writer: Drama, Supporting Actor for Ben Whishaw, Sound: Fiction, Production Design, Original Music, Mini-Series, Editing: Fiction, Director: Fiction and Leading Actor for Hugh Grant. Grant will be going up against “Patrick Melrose”‘s Benedict Cumberbatch, “Killed By My Debt”‘s Chance Perdomo and “Kiri”‘s Lucian Msamati.

BBC One’s “The Little Drummer Girl” starring Florence Pugh and Daniel Litman earned five nominations which include Makeup & Hair Design, Sound: Fiction and Production Design.

The BAFTA TV Awards ceremony takes place on May 12 at the Royal Festival Hall in London. The BAFTA TV Craft Awards will take place on April 28 at The Brewery, London.

To read the full list of nominees for the best of British television across all series, affairs, and broadcast specials, they can be found on the BAFTA website.

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