The BAFTA Television Awards 2023: the nominees, hosts and how to watch
The BAFTA Television Awards take place in fewer than two weeks, where some of the biggest and British shows and talent battle it out for the British Academy’s top trophies.
With a plethora of major names nominated for this years’ nearly 30 categories, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) TV Awards 2023, which take place at the Royal Festival Hall, promises to be a big one.
Here is everything you need to know about the BAFTA TV Awards 2023.
Who is hosting the BAFTA TV Awards?
British broadcaster Clara Amfo and RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage will be hosting live from the red carpet.
Then, stand-up comedian Rob Beckett, who co-hosted I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! NOW! from 2012 to 2014 and presented All Together Now from 2018 to 2019 and comedian Romesh Ranganathan, who has appeared on shows including Have I Got News for You, Would I Lie to You? and Mock the Week, will be hosting the ceremony.
Where can you watch it?
For those who are keen to see what all the celebs are wearing, the red carpet show will be streamed on BAFTA’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter from 3pm on Sunday May 14. Then the actual ceremony will be broadcast the same evening on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 7pm.
There are also the BAFTA Film Awards
No, you’re not going mad, there was a BAFTA ceremony in February: there are two BAFTA award ceremonies, one for TV and one for film.
In the film festival, All Quiet on the Western Front won Best Film, its director Edward Berger won Best Director, Austin Butler won Best Actor for playing Elvis and Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for her role in Tár.
Who is nominated for the TV Awards?
Here are some of the top categories and their nominees.
Best Drama Series
Bad Sisters (Apple TV+)
The Responder (BBC One)
Sherwood (BBC One)
Somewhere Boy (Channel 4)
Best Scripted Comedy
Am I Being Unreasonable? (BBC One)
Big Boys (Channel 4)
Derry Girls (Channel 4)
Ghosts (BBC One)
Best Single Drama
I Am... Ruth (Channel 4)
The House (Netflix)
Life and Death in the Warehouse (BBC Three)
A Spy Among Friends (ITVX)
Mood (BBC Three)
The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe (ITV)
This Is Going to Hurt (BBC One)
Best Soap and Continuing Drama
Casualty (BBC One)
EastEnders (BBC One)
Best Comedy Entertainment Programme
Friday Night Live (Channel 4)
The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)
Taskmaster (Channel 4)
Would I Lie to You? (BBC One)
Taron Egerton – Black Bird (Apple TV+)
Martin Freeman – The Responder (BBC One)
Cillian Murphy – Peaky Blinders (BBC One)
Gary Oldman – Slow Horses (Apple TV+)
Chaske Spencer – The English (BBC Two)
Ben Whishaw – This Is Going to Hurt (BBC One)
Sarah Lancashire – Julia (HBO Max / Sky Atlantic)
Vicky McClure – Without Sin (ITVX)
Maxine Peake – Anne (ITV)
Billie Piper – I Hate Suzie Too (Sky Atlantic)
Imelda Staunton – The Crown (Netflix)
Kate Winslet – I Am... Ruth (Channel 4)
Best Supporting Actor
Adeel Akhtar – Sherwood (BBC One)
Samuel Bottomley – Somewhere Boy (Channel 4)
Salim Daw – The Crown (Netflix)
Josh Finan – The Responder (BBC One)
Jack Lowden – Slow Horses (Apple TV+)
Will Sharpe – The White Lotus (Sky Atlantic)
Best Supporting Actress
Adelayo Adedayo – The Responder (BBC One)
Anne-Marie Duff – Bad Sisters (Apple TV+)
Saffron Hocking – Top Boy (Netflix)
Jasmine Jobson – Top Boy (Netflix)
Lesley Manville – Sherwood (BBC One)
Fiona Shaw – Andor (Disney+)
Best Male Comedy Performance
Matt Berry – What We Do in the Shadows (Disney+)
Joe Gilgun – Brassic (Sky Max)
Stephen Merchant – The Outlaws (BBC One)
Jon Pointing – Big Boys (Channel 4)
Daniel Radcliffe – Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (The Roku Channel)
Lenny Rush – Am I Being Unreasonable? (BBC One)
Best Female Comedy Performance
Taj Atwal – Hullraisers (Channel 4)
Lucy Beaumont– Meet the Richardsons (Dave)
Daisy May Cooper – Am I Being Unreasonable? (BBC One)
Natasia Demetriou – Ellie and Natasia (BBC Three)
Siobhán McSweeney – Derry Girls (Channel 4)
Diane Morgan – Cunk on Earth (BBC Two)
Best Entertainment Performance
Mo Gilligan – The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan (Channel 4)
Rosie Jones – Rosie Jones’ Trip Hazard (Channel 4)
Lee Mack – The 1% Club (ITV)
Sue Perkins – Sue Perkins: Perfectly Legal (Netflix)
Claudia Winkleman – The Traitors (BBC One)
Find more categories and nominations here.
The BAFTA Television Awards 2023 will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on May 14 at 7pm