It's a Sin leads BAFTA TV Awards nominees

'It's a Sin' leads this year's nominees for the BAFTA TV Awards.

The hit Channel 4 series - which centres on a group of gay men and their friends during the Aids crisis in the UK - has been nominated for 11 gongs in total, including five in the craft categories and six in the TV awards categories.

Olly Alexander - who also stars in the band Years Years - has received a nomination in the Leading Actor category, and his co-star Lydia West has been nominated in the Leading Actress category.

However, she'll face competition for the award from Kate Winslet - who starred in 'Mare of Easttown' - as well as Jodie Comer, Denise Gough, Emily Watson and Niamh Algar.

Elsewhere, 'Landscapers' - the true crime comedy-drama - has received seven nominations.

The show stars Olivia Colman and David Thewlis as a married couple whose lives are transformed when dead bodies are discovered in their garden.

David, 59, has been nominated for the Leading Actor accolade, while the show itself has been nominated in the Original Music, and Mini-Series categories.

'Help', 'Time' and 'We Are Lady Parts' have all been handed six nominations each, and Netflix’s hit series 'Sex Education' - which stars the likes of Gillian Anderson, Emma Mackey and Asa Butterfield - has earned five nominations.

Meanwhile, 'A Very British Scandal' - the drama series that featured Claire Foy and Paul Bettany as the Duke and Duchess of Argyll - has four nominations in the craft categories.

Richard Ayoade - who is best known for starring in 'The IT Crowd' - will host the BAFTA TV Awards for the third consecutive year on May 8, when the ceremony will be held at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

The full list of BAFTA TV Awards nominations:

Drama series:

In My Skin

Manhunt: The Night Stalker




It’s a Sin





Call My Agent!


Mare of Easttown

Squid Game


The Underground Railroad

Leading actress:

Denise Gough – Too Close

Emily Watson – Too Close

Jodie Comer – Help

Kate Winslet – Mare of Easttown

Lydia West – It’s a Sin

Niamh Algar – Deceit

Leading actor:

David Thewlis – Landscapers

Hugh Quarshie – Stephen

Olly Alexander – It’s a Sin

Samuel Adewunmi – You Don’t Know Me

Sean Bean – Time

Stephen Graham – Time

Female performance in a comedy programme:

Aimee Lou Wood – Sex Education

Aisling Bea – This Way Up

Anjana Vasan – We Are Lady Parts

Natasia Demetriou – Stath Lets Flats

Rose Matafeo – Starstruck

Sophie Willan - Alma’s Not Normal

Male performance in a comedy programme:

Jamie Demetriou – Stath Lets Flats

Joe Gilgun – Brassic

Ncuti Gatwa – Sex Education

Samson Kayo – Bloods

Steve Coogan – This Time with Alan Partridge

Tim Renkow – Jerk

Supporting actor:

Callum Scott Howells – It’s A Sin

David Carlyle – It’s A Sin

Matthew Macfadyen – Succession

Nonso Anozie – Sweet Tooth

Omari Douglas – It’s A Sin

Stephen Graham – Time

Supporting actress:

Cathy Tyson – Help

Céline Buckens – Showtrial

Emily Mortimer – The Pursuit of Love

Jessica Plummer – The Girl Before

Leah Harvey – Foundation

Tahirah Sharif – The Tower

Entertainment performance:

Alison Hammond – I Can See Your Voice

Big Zuu – Big Zuu’s Big Eats

Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show

Joe Lycett – Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back

Michael McIntyre – Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel

Sean Lock – 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Specialist factual:

Black Power: A British Story of Resistance

Freddie Mercury: The Final Act

The Missing Children

Silenced: The Hidden Story of Disabled Britain

Reality and constructed factual:


Married at First Sight UK

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

The Dog House

Current affairs:

Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin

Four Hours at the Capitol

The Men Who Sell Football

Trump Takes on the World

Entertainment programme:

An Audience With Adele

Ant Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Life Rhymes

Strictly Come Dancing

Scripted comedy:

Alma’s Not Normal


Stath Lets Flats

We Are Lady Parts

Comedy entertainment programme:

The Graham Norton Show

The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan

Race Around Britain

The Ranganation

Short Form programme:

Hollyoaks Saved My Life

Our Land

People You May Know

Please Help

Factual series:

The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime

9/11: One Day in America

Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles



Big Zuu’s Big Eats

Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Sort Your Life Out

The Great British Sewing Bee

Live event:

The Brit Awards 2021

The Earthshot Prize 2021

The Royal Legion Festival of Remembrance

News coverage:

Channel 4 News: Black to Front

Good Morning Britain: Shamima Begum

ITV News at Ten: Storming of the Capitol

Sky News: Afghanistan: Endgame

Single documentary:

9/11: Inside the President’s War Room

Grenfell: The Untold Story

My Childhood, My Country – 20 Years in Afghanistan

Nail Bomber: Man Hunt

Single drama:

Death of England: Face to Face


I Am Victoria


Soap and Continuing Drama:


Coronation Street


Holby City


The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

ITV Racing: The Grand National

Tokyo 2020 Olympics

UEFA EURO 2020 Semi-final: England v Denmark

Must-See Moment nominees:

An Audience With Adele – Adele is surprised by the teacher who changed her life

I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! – Ant and Dec dig at Downing Street’s lockdown parties

It’s a Sin – Colin’s devastating Aids diagnosis

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK – Bimini’s verse ‘UK Hun?’

Squid Game – Red Light, Green Light game

Strictly Come Dancing – Rose and Giovanni’s silent dance to Symphony