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BAFTA Television nominations announced

March 30, 2022

BAFTA has announced the nominations for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards.

These awards recognise and celebrate the very best in television craft and television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2021. The Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards ceremony takes place on May 8th on BBC One and BBC One HD. This year marks Richard Ayoade’s third consecutive year as host as the red carpet event returns to London’s Royal Festival Hall. The BAFTA TV Craft Awards will take place on April 24th at The Brewery in London with host details to be announced in due course.

The highlights from today’s nominations are:

  • 11 nominations for It’s A Sin
  • Seven nominations for Landscapers
  • Six nominations for Help, Time and We Are Lady Parts
  • Five nominations for Sex Education
  • Four nominations for A Very British Scandal

The nominations for the public-voted Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment are:

  • 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 – ‘UK Hun?’ – Bimini’s verse
  • Squid Game – Red Light, Green Light game
  • Strictly Come Dancing – Rose and Giovanni’s silent dance to ‘Symphony’

BAFTA’s commitment to supporting and recognising new talent is evident in the increased number of first time TV nominees in the performance categories this year.  28 of the 42 nominees are receiving their first BAFTA TV nomination, with 23 of them receiving their very first BAFTA nomination.


  • Alison Hammond
  • Anjana Vasan
  • Big Zuu
  • Callum Scott Howells
  • Céline Buckens
  • David Carlyle
  • David Thewlis
  • Denise Gough
  • Emily Mortimer
  • Hugh Quarshie
  • Jessica Plummer
  • Joe Lycett
  • Leah Harvey
  • Lydia West (Breakthrough 2021)
  • Natasia Demetriou
  • Nonso Anozie
  • Olly Alexander
  • Omari Douglas
  • Rose Matafeo
  • Samuel Adewunmi
  • Sean Lock
  • Tahirah Sharif
  • Tim Renkow (Elevate 2019, Breakthrough 2020)


  • Aisling Bea (win, Breakthrough Talent – Craft, 2020)
  • Cathy Tyson (nom, Supp Actress, Film, 1987)
  • Kate Winslet (6 film wins/noms, Britannia honoree)
  • Niamh Algar (nom, Supp Actress, Film, 2021. Breakthrough 2019)
  • Sophie Willan (win, Writer Comedy – Craft, 2021)


  • Kayleigh Llewellyn (In My Skin. Breakthrough 2019)
  • Lewis Arnold (Time)
  • Nathan Bryon (Bloods)
  • Nida Manzoor (We Are Lady Parts)

Top nomineesIt’s A Sin (11): – Director: Fiction, Editing Fiction, Make-up & Hair Design, Scripted Casting, Writer Drama, Leading Actor , Leading Actress, Mini-Series and Supporting Actor (3) – five Craft/six Television Awards nominations

Landscapers (7): – Director Fiction, Editing Fiction, Original Music, Photography & Lighting Fiction, Production Design, Leading Actor and Mini-Series – five Craft/two Television

Help (6): – Director Fiction, Writer Drama, Leading Actor, Leading Actress, Single Drama and Supporting Actress – two Craft/four Television

Time (6): – Director Fiction, Photography & Lighting Fiction, Scripted Casting, Leading Actor, Mini-Series and Supporting Actor – three Craft/three Television

We Are Lady Parts (6): – Costume Design, Emerging Talent Fiction, Scripted Casting, Writer Comedy, Female Performance in a Comedy Role and Scripted Comedy – four Craft/two Television

Sex Education (5): – Emerging Talent Fiction, Photography & Lighting Fiction, Scripted Casting, Female Performance in a Comedy Role and Male Performance in a Comedy Role – three Craft/two Television

A Very British Scandal (4): – Costume Design, Editing Fiction, Make-Up & Hair Design and Sound Fiction – four Craft

BAFTA is supported by official partners of the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards (Mad Dog 2020 Casting, 3 Mills Studios, The Farm, Hotcam, Microsoft, Sara Putt Associates, ScreenSkills High-end Television Skills Fund and Spotlight).

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