BBC’s Killing Eve leads the BAFTA TV nominations with 14 nods

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Killing Eve leads the BAFTA TV nominations with 14 nods.

The BBC drama has amassed the huge haul across the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and the British Academy Television Craft Awards nods, both of which were announced today (28.03.19), including two for Leading Actress for the programme’s stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh.

Jodie Comer stars in Killing Eve (Credit: BBC)

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Jodie and Sandra – who play main characters Villanelle and Eve Polastri respectively – will face stiff competition from Bodyguard actress Keeley Hawes, and Mrs Wilson’s Ruth Wilson in the category.

And Killing Eve will also do battle with Bodyguard for the Drama Series prize, alongside Save Me and Informer.

Keeley could take home both Leading and Support Actress prizes on the night as she is also up for the latter alongside Billie Piper, Monica Dolan and Killing Eve’s Fiona Shaw.

Bodyguard will be against Killing Eve, Save Me and Informer for the Drama series prize (Credit: BBC)

The drama’s Kim Bodina will take on Save Me star Stephen Graham, A Very English Scandal’s Ben Whishaw, and Unforgotten actor Alex Jennings in the Supporting Actor category.

And Save Me and Killing Eve will continue to face off in the Writer: Drama category, with the BBC drama’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge up against Lennie James.

If one of the pair scoop the gong, they will have to overcome Patrick Melrose scribe David Nicholls, and A Very English Scandal’s Russell T. Davies.

Russell’s show could also be a big winner on the night after the series picked up 12 nods, including one for Hugh Grant in the Leading Actor category. Benedict Cumberbatch, Chance Perdomo and Lucian Msamati are also up for the accolade.

What’s more, Benedict’s nod is one of six for Patrick Melrose across the TV and Craft nominations.

The show is also up for Mini-Series alongside familiar faces in Kiri, Mrs Wilson and A Very English Scandal.

There’s a big surprise in the Actor category, with no nod to Bodyguard’s much-acclaimed Richard Madden…

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Away from the drama, Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly received two nods.

One came in the Entertainment Performance category – against David Mitchell, Lee Mack, and Rachel Parris – and their show Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway is up against Strictly Come Dancing, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show and Britain’s Got Talent, which they co-host, for Entertainment Programme.

The BAFTA TV Awards will take place at London’s Royal Festival Hall on May 12.

Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards and TV Craft Awards: Selected list of nominations

Comedy Entertainment Programme

The Last Leg has been nominated (Credit: Channel 4)

The Big Narstie Show

The Last Leg

A League Of Their Own

Would I Lie To You?

Current Affairs

Myanmar’s Killing Fields (Dispatches) is up for Current Affairs (Credit: YouTube/Channel 4)

Football’s Wall Of Silence

Iran Unveiled: Taking On The Ayatollahs (Exposure)

Massacre At Ballymurphy

Myanmar’s Killing Fields (Dispatches)

Drama Series

Bodyguard has been nominated for Drama series (Credit: BBC)



Killing Eve

Save Me

Entertainment Performance

Rachel Parris is up for Entertainment Performance for The Mash Report (Credit: BBC)

Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly – Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

David Mitchell – Would I Lie To You?

Lee Mack – Would I Lie To You?

Rachel Parris – The Mash Report

Entertainment Programme

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Strictly Come Dancing has been nominated for Entertainment Programme (Credit: BBC)

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Britain’s Got Talent

Michael Mcintyre’s Big Show

Strictly Come Dancing

Factual Series

Louis Theroux’s Altered States is up for Factual Series (Credit: YouTube/BBC)

24 Hours In A&E

Life And Death Row: The Mass Execution

Louis Theroux’s Altered States



The Great British Bake Off is up for Features (Credit: YouTube/Channel 4)

Gordon, Gino And Fred’s Road Trip

The Great British Bake Off

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Who Do You Think You Are?

Female Performance In A Comedy Programme

Daisy May Cooper is up for Female Performance In A Comedy Programme in This Country (Credit: YouTube/BBC Three)

Daisy May Cooper – This Country

Jessica Hynes – There She Goes

Julia Davis – Sally4Ever

Lesley Manville – Mum


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54 Hours: The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis

The Handmaid’s Tale

Reporting Trump’s First Year: The Fourth Estate (Storyville)


Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch is up for leading actor (Credit: Sky Atlantic/Showtime)

Benedict Cumberbatch – Patrick Melrose

Chance Perdomo – Killed By My Debt

Hugh Grant – A Very English Scandal

Lucian Msamati – Kiri

Leading Actress

Sandra Oh has been nominated as Leading Actress in Killing Eve (Credit: BBC)

Jodie Comer – Killing Eve

Keeley Hawes Bodyguard

Ruth Wilson – Mrs Wilson

Sandra Oh – Killing Eve

Live Event

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding was live on BBC (Credit: Kensington Palace/Alexi Lubomirski)

Open Heart Surgery: Live – Channel 5

Royal British Legion Festival Of Remembrance – BBC

The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle – BBC Studios

Stand Up To Cancer – Channel 4

Male Performance In A Comedy Programme

Peter Mullen is up for Male Performance In A Comedy Programme in Mum (Credit: BBC)

Alex Macqueen – Sally4Ever

Jamie Demetriou – Stath Lets Flats

Peter Mullan – Mum

Steve Pemberton – Inside No. 9


Kiri is up for Mini-Series (Credit: Channel 4)

A Very English Scandal


Mrs Wilson

Patrick Melrose

News Coverage

Good Morning Britain: Thomas Markle Exclusive is up for News Coverage(Credit: ITV)

Bullying And Harassment In The House Of Commons (Newsnight)

Cambridge Analytica Uncovered

Good Morning Britain: On A Knife Edge

Good Morning Britain: Thomas Markle Exclusive

Reality & Constructed Factual

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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! has been nominated for Reality & Constructed Factual (Credit: ITV)

Dragons’ Den

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds

The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night

Scripted Comedy

Derry Girls is up for Scripted Comedy (Credit: YouTube/All 4)

Derry Girls



Stath Lets Flats

Short Form Programme

The Mind Of Herbert Clunkerdunk is up for Short Form Programme (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

Bovril Pam

The Mind Of Herbert Clunkerdunk

Missed Call


Single Documentary

My Dad, The Peace Deal And Me is up for Single Documentary (Credit: BBC)

Driven: The Billy Monger Story

Gun No. 6

My Dad, The Peace Deal And Me

School For Stammerers

Single Drama

Bandersnatch (Black Mirror) is up for Single Drama (Credit: Netflix)

Bandersnatch (Black Mirror)


Killed By My Debt

Through The Gates (On The Edge)

Soap & Continuing Drama

EastEnders is up for Soap & Continuing Drama (Credit: BBC)


Coronation Street



Specialist Factual

Bros: After The Screaming Stops is up for Specialist Factual (Credit: BBC)

Bros: After The Screaming Stops

Grayson Perry: Rites Of Passage

Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley

Superkids: Breaking Away From Care


Winter Olympics is up for Sport (Credit: BBC)

2018 Six Nations: Scotland v England – BBC Sport

2018 World Cup Quarter Final: England v Sweden – BBC Sport

England’s Test Cricket – Cook’s Farewell – Sky Sports

Winter Olympics – BBC Sport

Supporting Actor

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Alex Jennings is up for Supporting Actor in Forgotten (Credit: MAINSTREET PRODUCTIONS FOR ITV)

Alex Jennings – Unforgotten

Ben Whishaw – A Very English Scandal

Kim Bodnia – Killing Eve

Stephen Graham – Save Me

Supporting Actress

Fiona Shaw is up for Supporting Actress for her role in Killing Eve (Credit: BBC)

Billie Piper – Collateral

Fiona Shaw – Killing Eve

Keeley Hawes – Mrs Wilson

Monica Dolan – A Very English Scandal

Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment (Voted For By The Public)

Gail gave a monologue after Aidan Connor committed suicide (Credit: ITV)

Bodyguard – Julia Montague Assassinated

Coronation Street – Gail’s Monologue on the Suicide of Aidan Connor

Doctor Who – Rosa Parks, The Doctor and Her Companions Make Sure Historical Moments Remain

Killing Eve – Eve Stabs Villanelle

Peter Kay’s Car Share – The Finale

Queer Eye – Tom Completes His Transformation

Writer: Comedy

Peter Kay, Sian Gibson, Paul Coleman – Peter Kay’s Car Share: The Finale is up for Writer: Comedy (Credit: YouTube/BBC)

Daisy May Cooper, Charlie Cooper – This Country

Peter Kay, Sian Gibson, Paul Coleman – Peter Kay’s Car Share: The Finale

Stefan Golaszewski – Mum

Writing Team – Cunk on Britain

Writer: Drama

Lennie James is up for Writer Drama for Save Me (Credit: Sky Atlantic)

David Nicholls – Patrick Melrose

Lennie James – Save Me

Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Killing Eve

Russell t. Davies – A Very English Scandal

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