BAFTA TV Awards: Vote for your 2016 top telly moment

Jaye Nolan

BAFTA has released the nominations for its Virgin sponsored TV awards on May 14 – and there’s a chance for us to choose the top must-see moment of 2016.

It’s a tough ask, with GOT’s Battle of the Bastards v Michelle Obama’s Carpool Karaoke, “Urgent Exit Required” from Line of Duty, those racer snakes chasing the baby iguanas from Planet Earth II, Danny Dyer’s origins on Who Do You Think You Are and of course, Ed Balls’ Gangnam Style (which got my vote, eventually).

What will get yours?

Fleabag is once again leading the way in the comedy department, with both Phoebe Waller Bridge and Olivia Colman up for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme, while the show itself is nominated for Scripted Comedy.

The Crown features well again in the drama sections, with nods in Drama Series, Leading Actress (Claire Foy) Supporting Actress (Vanessa Kirby) and two in Supporting Actor (Jared Harris and John Lithgow).

Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth I in The Crown
Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth I in The Crown

Surprisingly, following individual Golden Globe success for the leading actors, and multiple nominations in the BAFTA Craft Awards, there is only one nod to The Night Manager: Tom Hollander for Supporting Actor.

Powerful and moving true life drama Damilola, Our Loved Boy, is rewarded with recognition in the Single Drama category, with both Babou Ceesay and Wunmi Mosaku featuring in Leading Actor and Supporting Actress respectively.

Damilola, Our Loved Boy told the tragic true story of a young boy taken too soon
Damilola, Our Loved Boy told the tragic true story of a young boy taken too soon

The entertainment sections feature all the usual suspects: Ant’n’Dec, Strictly, Graham Norton and Michael McIntyre, while Happy Valley will be battling The Durrells and War and Peace as well as The Crown in Drama Series. Siobhan Finneran receives a nomination for her role as Sarah Lancashire’s on screen sister, Clare Cartwright, while Lancashire herself is in the frame for Leading Actress.

Sport gets a look in too, with both Rio Olympics facing off against The Open and The Six Nations, while cultural highlight Shakespeare Live! takes on The Centenary of the Battle of The Somme, Stand Up To Cancer and The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration for best Live Event.

The Hollow Crown and National Treasure come up against each other twice, for Mini Series and Leading Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch versus Robbie Coltrane).

The Awards take place on Sunday, May 14 and the full list of nominations can be found here.