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BAFTA TV Awards Nominations 2021

Small Axe, The Crown I May Destroy You, Adult Material and Normal People and lead the nominations for this year's Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards.

This year's Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards will take place on Sunday 6th June and will return to a studio-based production and broadcast as-live on BBC One.

Once again the ceremony will be hosted by Richard Ayoade, who hosted for the first time in 2020 and Gbemisola Ikumelo will host the BAFTA TV Craft Awards for the first time on Monday 24th May.

Both ceremonies will be socially-distanced studio records with a small number of Awards presenters either joining the hosts in the studio or via video call. Further details about the formats of both ceremonies will be announced in due course.

The 2021 BAFTA TV nominations in full are... (BAFTA TV Craft nominations here)

Drama Series

Gangs of London, Sky Atlantic

I Hate Suzie, Sky One

Save Me Too, Sky Atlantic

The Crown, Netflix

Leading Actor

John Boyega, Small Axe, BBC One

Josh O'Connor, The Crown, Netflix

Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You, BBC One

Paul Mescal, Normal People, BBC Three

Shaun Parkes, Small Axe, BBC One

Waleed Zuaiter, Baghdad Central, Channel 4

Leading Actress

Billie Piper, I Hate Suzie, Sky Atlantic

Daisy Edgar-Jones, Normal People, BBC Three

Hayley Squires, Adult Material, Channel 4

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve, BBC One

Letitia Wright, Small Axe, BBC One

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You, BBC One

Supporting Actor

Kunal Nayyar, Criminal: UK, Netflix

Malachi Kirby, Small Axe, BBC One

Micheal Sheen, Quiz, ITV

Micheal Ward, Small Axe, BBC One

Rupert Everett, Adult Material, Channel 4

Tobias Menzies, The Crown, Netflix

Supporting Actress

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown, Netflix

Leila Farzad, I Hate Suzie, Sky Atlantic

Rakie Ayola, Anthony, BBC One

Sienna Kelly, Adult Material, Channel 4

Sophie Okonedo, Criminal: UK, Netflix

Weruche Opia, I May Destroy You, BBC One


Adult Material, Channel 4

I May Destroy You, BBC One

Normal People, BBC Three

Small Axe, BBC One

Single Drama

Anthony, BBC One

BBW (On The Edge), Channel 4

Sitting in Limbo, BBC One

The Windermere Children, BBC Two

Soap & Continuing Drama

Casualty, BBC One

Coronation Street, ITV

EastEnders, BBC One

Hollyoaks, Channel 4


Little America, Apple TV+

Lovecraft Country, Sky Atlantic

Unorthodox, Netflix

Welcome to Chechnya: The Gay Purge (Storyville), BBC Four

Scripted Comedy

Ghosts, BBC One

Inside No.9, BBC Two

Man Like Mobeen, BBC Three

This Country, BBC Three

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme

Aimee Lou Wood, Sex Education, Netflix

Daisy Haggard, Breeders, Sky One

Daisy May Cooper, This Country, BBC Three

Emma Mackey, Sex Education, Netflix

Gbemisola Ikumelo, Famalam, BBC Three

Mae Martin, Feel Good, Channel 4

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme

Charlie Cooper, This Country, BBC Three

Guz Khan, Man Like Mobeen, BBC Three

Joseph Gilgun, Brassic, Sky One

Ncuti Gatwa, Sex Education, Netflix

Paul Ritter, Friday Night Dinner, Channel 4

Reece Shearsmith, Inside No.9, BBC Two

Entertainment Performance

Adam Hills, The Last Leg, Channel 4

Bradley Walsh, Beat the Chasers, ITV

Claudia Winkleman, Strictly Come Dancing, BBC One

David Mitchell, Would I Lie to You? At Christmas, BBC One

Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show, BBC Two

Romesh Ranganathan, The Ranganation, BBC Two

Comedy Entertainment Programme

Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe, BBC Two

Rob & Romesh VS, Sky One

The Big Narstie Show, Channel 4

The Ranganation, BBC Two

Entertainment Programme

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV

Life & Rhymes, Sky Arts

Strictly Come Dancing, BBC One

The Masked Singer, ITV

Reality & Constructed Factual

MasterChef: The Professionals, BBC One

Race Across the World, BBC Two

The School that Tried to End Racism, Channel 4

The Write Offs, Channel 4


Jimmy McGovern's Moving On, BBC One

Richard Osman's House of Games, BBC Two

The Chase, ITV

The Great House Giveaway, Channel 4

Short Form Programme

Criptales, BBC Four

Disabled Not Defeated: The Rock Bans with Learning Disabilities - Delta 7, Vice/Noisy

The Main Part, BBC iPlayer

They Saw the Sun First, Red Bull TV

Current Affairs

America's War on Abortion (Exposure), ITV

Italy's Frontline: A Doctor's Diary, BBC Two

The Battle for Hong Kong (Dispatches), Channel 4

The Cyrpus Papers Undercover (Al Jazeera Investigations), Al Jazeera English

Factual Series

Crime & Punishment, Channel 4

Hospital, BBC Two

Losing It: Our Mental Health Emergency, Channel 4

Once Upon a Time in Iraq, BBC Two


Big Zuu's Big Eats, Dave

Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace, ITV

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, BBC Two

The Repair Shop, BBC One

Live Event

Life Drawing Live!, BBC Four

Springwatch 2020, BBC Two

The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, BBC One

The Third Day: Autumn, Sky Atlantic

News Coverage

BBC News at Ten: Prime Minister Admitted to Intensive Care, BBC News/BBC One

Channel 4 News: Deterring Democracy, Channel 4

Newsnight: Covid Care Crisis, BBC Two

Sky News: Inside Idlib, Sky News

Single Documentary

American Murder: The Family Next Door, Netflix

Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism & Me, BBC One

Locked In: Breaking the Silence (Storyville), BBC Four

Surviving Covid, Channel 4

Specialist Factual

Extinction: The Facts, BBC One

Putin: A Russian Spy Story, Channel 4

The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty, BBC Two

The Surgeon's Cut, Netflix


Bahrain Grand Prix, Sky Sports Formula 1

England V France: The Final of Autumn Nations Cup, Sky Sports Cricket

England V West Indies Test Cricket, Sky Sports Cricket

London Marathon 2020, BBC One

Virgin Media Must-See Moment

Penelope is revealed as Lady Whistledown, Bridgerton

Diversity perform a routine inspired by the events of 2020, Britain's Got Talent

Gray kills Chantelle, EastEnders

Reactions to Boris Johnson’s press conference, Gogglebox

Mee-cro-wah-vay, Nigella: Cook, Eat, Repeat

Luke Skywalker appears, The Mandalorian

Vote for this year's Must-See Moment here.

The 2021 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards will be shown Sunday 6th June on BBC One


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