BAFTA TV Awards announces nominations for 2021

The BAFTA TV award nominations have beenn revealed with Small Axe and The Crown leadingthe list.

Steve McQueen’s BBC and Amazon anthology drama dominated with 15 nominations in total across the main awards and the craft prizes, while The Crown was next in line with 10 nominations. There were good showings for BBC/HBO’s I May Destroy You, which is up for eight prizes, and BBC/Hulu series Normal People has seven nominations.

Small Axe’s 15 nominations include recognition for John Boyega and Letitia Wright in the Leading Actor/Actress categories (both are first-time TV nominees), while the drama will compete for Mini-Series alongside Normal People, I May Destroy You, and Channel 4’s Adult Material.

Full list below:

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 

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

Comedy entertainment programme

Charlie Brooker’s Antiviral Wipe

Rob & Romesh

The Big Narstie Show

The Ranganation 

Current Affairs

America’s War On Abortion 

Italy’s Frontline: A Doctor’s Diary 

The Battle For Hong Kong

The Cyprus Papers Undercovert


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 – The Last Leg

Bradley Walsh – Beat the Chasers

Claudia Winkleman – Strictly Come Dancing

David Mitchell – Would I Lie To You? 

Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show

Romesh Ranganathan – The Ranganation 

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 

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 Festivel 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

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 Bans With Learning Disabilities – Delta 7

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

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 Okenedo – Criminal: UK

Weruche Opia – I May Destroy You

Virgin Media’s must-see moment

Bridgerton – Penelope is revealed as Lady Whisledown

Britain’s Got Talent – Diversity perform a routine inspired by the events of 2020  

EastEnders – Gray kills Chantelle 

Gogglebox – Reactions to Boris Johnson’s press conference 

Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat – Mee-cro-wah-vay 

The Mandalorian – Luke Skywalker arrives

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