SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED:  VIRGIN TV’s MUST-SEE MOMENT

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced the shortlist of nominated moments for this year’s Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment, the only award voted for by the British public at the upcoming Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards, taking place on Sunday 14 May at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

The nominated moments are:

  • Game of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards
  • The Late Late Show: Carpool Karaoke Michelle Obama
  • Line of Duty: Urgent Exit Required
  • Planet Earth II: Snakes vs Iguana Chase
  • Strictly Come Dancing: Ed Balls’ Gangnam Style
  • Who Do You Think You Are: Danny Dyer’s Origins

The Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment rewards the TV highlights that had the nation gripped last year: the dramatic scenes, the cliffhangers, the laugh-out-loud and the edge-of-your-seat action. A panel of leading media and entertainment journalists collated the shortlist, which this year champions everything from British drama and global entertainment showstoppers to nature documentaries and factual history programmes.

From Tuesday 11 April (08.00) until Wednesday 10 May (17.00) members of the public will have the opportunity to vote for the Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment at www.virginmedia.com/bafta. Early voters will also enter a prize draw to win tickets to attend the event.

For the first time TV fans can also vote through their television sets- Virgin TV customers can vote through the app on the TiVo® platform. Voting via TiVo closes on Thursday 4 May at 23:59.

David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin TV, said: “The Virgin TV Must-See Moment celebrates the role that TV has at the heart of British entertainment and culture.  Great television has the power to fire our emotions and get us talking and laughing. From snake chases and huge battle scenes, to seeing big names trying to sing and dance, there is something for everyone. With the nominations we are announcing today, the Great British public has a tough decision to make.  I can’t wait to see the final results.”

Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, added: “With our title sponsor Virgin TV, we are thrilled to announce the shortlist for a new public-voted award this year – Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment. The shortlist demonstrates an incredible range of unforgettable TV moments from last year and I’m sure it will be tough to pick out a favourite.  I look forward to the winner being revealed on Sunday 14 May.”

The nominations for the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards will be announced tomorrow live on Facebook (facebook.com/bafta)

The winner of the Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment will be announced at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards, which will take place on Sunday 14 May at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

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