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BAFTA TV Nominations 2017

Earlier on today, the 2017 BAFTA TV nominations were revealed at an event at BAFTA which saw last year's big winner Michaela Coel read out the nominations alongside Broadchurch actor Andrew Buchan.

Netflix drama The Crown picks up the most nominations with five to its name, followed by Damilola, Our Loved Boy, Happy Valley and Fleabag who have each received three nominations.

Whilst those are the successes, it has to be said that this year's nomination have some glaring omissions, for example, Coronation Street has been overlooked in the Soap category, and The Night Manager and the close to perfect third series of Line Of Duty have also been hugely overlooked with just one Supporting Actor nomination each for Daniel Mays and Tom Hollander.

I guess there's always the publicly voted for 'Virgin TV's Must See Moment' which sees Urgent Exit Required from the third series of Line of Duty nominated alongside five others.

Once again BBC Three have proved that they're still a big part of British television, picking up eight nominations across Fleabag, People Just Do Nothing, Murdered By My Father and Thirteen.

And it's a great year for first-time nominees with nominations for Jodie Comer, Nikki Asuka-Bird and Daniel Mays in the Leading and Supporting performance categories.

This year's nominations also sees a well deserved and long overdue nomination in Comedy & Comedy Entertainment for Dave's entertainment format Taskmaster.

The 2017 BAFTA TV nominations in full are...

Comedy & Comedy Entertainment Programme

Charlie Brooker's 2016 Wipe

Cunk on Shakespeare

The Last Leg


Current Affairs

Inside Obama's White House

Teenage Prison Abuse Exposed (Panorama)

Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks (This World)

Unarmed Black Male (This World)

Drama Series

The Crown

The Durrells

Happy Valley

War & Peace

Entertainment Performance

Adam Hills | The Last Leg

Claudia Winkleman | Strictly Come Dancing

Graham Norton | The Graham Norton Show

Michael McIntyre | Michael McIntyre's Big Show

Entertainment Programme

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Britain's Got Talent

Michael McIntyre's Big Show

Strictly Come Dancing

Factual Series

24 Hours in Police Custody

Exodus: Our Journey to Europe

Kids on the Edge

The Prosecutors: Real Crime and Punishment


The Doctor who gave up Drugs

The Great British Bake Off

Travel Man: 48 Hours In...

Who Do You Think You Are?

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme

Diane Morgan | Cunk on Shakespeare

Lesley Manville | Mum

Olivia Colman | Fleabag

Phoebe Waller-Bridge | Fleabag


The Night Of

The People V OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

Stranger Things


Leading Actor

Adeel Akhtar | Murdered By My Father

Babou Ceesay | Damilola, Our Loved Boy

Benedict Cumberbatch | The Hollow Crown

Robbie Coltrane | National Treasure

Leading Actress

Claire Foy | The Crown

Jodie Comer | Thirteen

Nikki Amuka-Bird | NW

Sarah Lancashire | Happy Valley

Live Event

The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme

Shakespeare Live! From the RSC

Stand Up To Cancer

The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme

Asim Chaudhry | People Just Do Nothing

David Mitchell | Upstart Crow

Harry Enfield | The Windsors

Steve Coogan | Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle


The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses

National Treasure

The Secret

The Witness for the Prosecution

News Coverage

Channel 4 News: Brexit - Day One

BBC North West Tonight: Hillsborough Inquests

Sky News Tonight - Aleppo: Death of a City

Victoria Derbyshire

Reality & Constructed Factual

First Dates 

Muslims Like Us

The Real Marigold Hotel

The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds

Scripted Comedy




People Just Do Nothing

Single Documentary

Behind Closed Doors


How To Die: Simon's Choice


Single Drama

Aberfan: The Green Hollow

Camilla, Our Loved Boy

Murdered By My Father


Soap & Continuing Drama





Specialist Factual

Alan Bennett's Diaries

Attenborough's Life That Glows

Grayson Perry: All Man

Planet Earth II


The Open

Rio 2016 Olympics

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Six Nations - England V Wales

Supporting Actor

Daniel Mays | Line of Duty

Jared Harris | The Crown

John Lithgow | The Crown

Tom Hollander | The Night Manager

Supporting Actress

Nicola Walker | Last Tango in Halifax

Siobhan Finneran | Happy Valley

Vanessa Kirby | The Crown

Wunmi Mosaku | Damilola, Our Loved Boy

Virgin TV’s Must See Moment

Game of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards

The Late Late Show with James Corden: Carpool Karaoke with Michelle Obama

Line of Duty: Urgent Exit Required

Planet Earth II: Snakes vs Iguana Chase

Strictly Come Dancing: Ed Balls' Gingham Style

Who Do You Think You Are?: Danny Dyer's Origins

The 2017 Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards will be shown Sunday 14th May on BBC One


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