Bafta TV nominations full list: Steve McQueen’s Small Axe and The Crown lead pack

Bafta TV nominations full list: Steve McQueen’s Small Axe and The Crown lead pack
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Steve McQueen’s Small Axe, The Crown and I May Destroy You lead the nominations at this year’s Bafta TV awards.

Small Axe is up for 15 awards, including nods for stars Letitia Wright and John Boyega. The Crown has 10 total nominations, including for Drama Series, while Josh O’Connor, Tobias Menzies and Helena Bonham Carter also received nods.

Michaela Coel is waiting to hear whether she’ll win an acting award for I May Destroy You along with her co-stars Weruche Opia and Paapa Essiedu, with the sexual assault drama also up for Mini Series among its eight nominations.

Normal People, Sex Education, Adult Material, I Hate Suzie and This Country are all up for awards tonight too.

I May Destroy You’s Michaela Coel, Paapa Essiedu and Weruche Opia all earned Bafta nominations
I May Destroy You’s Michaela Coel, Paapa Essiedu and Weruche Opia all earned Bafta nominations

There is also a posthumous nomination for Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter, who died earlier this month of a brain tumour.

The Bafta TV Awards are being hosted by Richard Ayoade.

Find the full list of nominees for the Bafta TV Awards below...

Comedy Entertainment Programme

Charlie Brooker’s Antiviral Wipe

Rob & Romesh Vs

The Big Narstie Show

The Ranganation

Current Affairs

America’s War On Abortion (Exposure)

Italy’s Frontline: A Doctor’s Diary

The Battle for Hong Kong (Dispatches)

The Cyprus Papers Undercover (Al Jazeera Investigations)


Jimmy McGovern’s Moving On

Richard Osman’s House of Games

The Chase

The Great House Giveaway

Drama Series

Gangs of London

I Hate Suzie

Save Me Too

The Crown

Entertainment Performance

Adam Hills

Bradley Walsh

Claudia Winkleman

David Mitchell

Graham Norton

Romesh Ranganathan

Entertainment Programme

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Life & Rhymes

Strictly Come Dancing

The Masked Singer

Factual Series

Crime & Punishment


Losing It: Our Mental Health Emergency

Once Upon a Time in Iraq


Big Zuu’s Big Eats

Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace

Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

The Repair Shop

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme

Aimee Lou Wood – Sex Education

Daisy Haggard – Breeders

Daisy May Cooper – This Country

Emma Mackey – Sex Education

Gbemisola Ikumelo – Famalam

Mae Martin – Feel Good


Little America

Lovecraft Country


Welcome to Chechnya: The Gay Purge(Storyville)

Leading Actor

John Boyega – Small Axe

Josh O’Connor – The Crown

Paapa Essiedu – I May Destroy You

Paul Mescal – Normal People

Shaun Parkes – Small Axe

Waleed Zuaiter – Baghdad Central

Leading Actress

Billie Piper – I Hate Suzie

Daisy Edgar–Jones – Normal People

Hayley Squires – Adult Material

Jodie Comer – Killing Eve

Letitia Wright – Small Axe

Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You

Live Event

Life Drawing Live!

Springwatch 2020

The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

The Third Day: Autumn

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme

Charlie Cooper – This Country

Guz Khan – Man Like Mobeen

Joseph Gilgun – Brassic

Ncuti Gatwa – Sex Education

Paul Ritter – Friday Night Dinner

Reece Shearsmith – Inside No.9


Adult Material

I May Destroy You

Normal People

Small Axe

News Coverage

BBC News at Ten: Prime Minister Admitted to Intensive Care

Channel 4 News: Deterring Democracy

Newsnight: Covid Care Crisis

Sky News: Inside Idlib

Reality & Constructed Factual

MasterChef: The Professionals

Race Across the World

The School That Tried to End Racism

The Write Offs

Scripted Comedy


Inside No 9

Man Like Mobeen

This Country

Short Form Programme


Disabled Not Defeated: The Rock Band with Learning Disabilities

The Main Part

They Saw the Sun First

Single Documentary

American Murder: The Family Next Door

Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism & Me

Locked In: Breaking The Silence(Storyville)

Surviving Covid

Single Drama


BBW (On The Edge)

Sitting in Limbo

The Windermere Children

Soap & Continuing Drama


Coronation Street



Specialist Factual

Extinction: The Facts

Putin: A Russian Spy Story

The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty

The Surgeon’s Cut


Bahrain Grand Prix

England V France: The Final of Autumn Nations Cup

England V West Indies Test Cricket

London Marathon 2020

Supporting Actor

Kunal Nayyar – Criminal: UK

Malachi Kirby – Small Axe

Michael Sheen – Quiz

Micheal Ward – Small Axe

Rupert Everett – Adult Material

Tobias Menzies –The Crown

Supporting Actress

Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown

Leila Farzad – I Hate Suzie

Rakie Ayola – Anthony

Siena Kelly – Adult Material

Sophie Okonedo – Criminal: UK

Weruche Opia – I May Destroy You

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