BAFTA TV Awards 2021 nominations

Wednesday 28th April 2021, 8:37am


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the nominations for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards 2021.

This Country has been nominated in four major categories. Meanwhile Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter has been posthumously nominated in the performance category.

Scripted Comedy

Ghosts. Image shows from L to R: Robin (Laurence Rickard), Humphrey (Laurence Rickard), Mary (Katy Wix), Thomas (Mathew Baynton), Alison (Charlotte Ritchie), Kitty (Lolly Adefope), Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe), Captain (Ben Willbond), Pat (Jim Howick), Lady Button (Martha Howe-Douglas), Julian (Simon Farnaby). Copyright: Monumental Pictures.

Ghosts

Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith. Copyright: BBC.

Inside No. 9

Man Like Mobeen. Image shows from L to R: Eight (Tez Ilyas), Mobeen (Guz Khan), Nate (Tolulope Ogunmefun), Aks (Duaa Karim).

Man Like Mobeen

This Country. Image shows from L to R: Lee 'Kurtan' Mucklowe (Charlie Cooper), Kerry Mucklowe (Daisy May Cooper).

This Country

Comedy Entertainment Programme

Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe. Charlie Brooker. Copyright: Matt Holyoak.

Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe

Rob And Romesh Vs. Image shows from L to R: Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan. Copyright: CPL Productions.

Rob And Romesh Vs

The Big Narstie Show. Image shows from L to R: Mo Gilligan, Big Narstie.

The Big Narstie Show

The Ranganation. Romesh Ranganathan. Copyright: Zeppotron.

The Ranganation

Entertainment Performance

The Last Leg. Adam Hills. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

Adam Hills (for The Last Leg)

Bradley Walsh.

Bradley Walsh (for Beat The Chasers

King Of.... Claudia Winkleman. Copyright: Big Talk Productions / Saltbeef TV.

Claudia Winkleman (for Strictly Come Dancing)

Would I Lie To You?. David Mitchell. Copyright: Zeppotron.

David Mitchell (for Would I Lie To You?)

The Graham Norton Show. Graham Norton. Copyright: So Television.

Graham Norton (for The Graham Norton Show)

The Ranganation. Romesh Ranganathan. Copyright: Zeppotron.

Romesh Ranganathan (for The Ranganation)

Female Performance In A Comedy Programme

Sex Education. Aimee Gibbs (Aimee Lou Wood). Copyright: Eleven Film.

Aimee Lou Wood (for Sex Education)

Breeders. Ally (Daisy Haggard). Copyright: Avalon Television.

Daisy Haggard (for Breeders)

This Country. Kerry Mucklowe (Daisy May Cooper). Copyright: BBC.

Daisy May Cooper (for This Country)

Emma Mackey.

Emma Mackey (for Sex Education)

Famalam. Gbemisola Ikumelo. Copyright: BBC Studios.

Gbemisola Ikumelo (for Famalam)

Feel Good. Mae (Mae Martin).

Mae Martin (for Feel Good)

Male Performance In A Comedy Programme

This Country. Lee 'Kurtan' Mucklowe (Charlie Cooper). Copyright: BBC.

Charlie Cooper (for This Country)

Man Like Mobeen. Mobeen (Guz Khan). Copyright: Cave Bear Productions.

Guz Khan (for Man Like Mobeen)

Brassic. Vinnie (Joe Gilgun). Copyright: Calamity Films.

Joe Gilgun (for Brassic)

Sex Education. Eric Effiong (Ncuti Gatwa). Copyright: Eleven Film.

Ncuti Gatwa (for Sex Education)

Friday Night Dinner. Martin (Paul Ritter).

Paul Ritter (for Friday Night Dinner)

The League Of Gentlemen. Benjamin (Reece Shearsmith). Copyright: BBC.

Reece Shearsmith (for Inside No. 9)

Writer: Comedy

Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe. Charlie Brooker. Copyright: Matt Holyoak.

Charlie Brooker (for Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe)

This Country. Image shows from L to R: Lee 'Kurtan' Mucklowe (Charlie Cooper), Kerry Mucklowe (Daisy May Cooper).

Daisy May Cooper & Charlie Cooper (for This Country)

Alma's Not Normal. Alma Nuthall (Sophie Willan).

Sophie Willan (for Alma's Not Normal)

Ghosts. Image shows from L to R: Julian (Simon Farnaby), Humphrey (Laurence Rickard), Thomas (Mathew Baynton), Lady Button (Martha Howe-Douglas), Captain (Ben Willbond), Pat (Jim Howick). Copyright: Monumental Pictures.

The Ghosts writing team


Elsewhere in the shortlists, Big Zuu's Big Eats and Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing are nominated alongside Long Lost Family and The Repair Shop in the Features category.

In the Bafta Craft Awards, there are nominations for Sex Education costume designer Rosa Dias, production designers Sam Harley and Alexandra Slade, and casting director Lauren Evans. Meanwhile Peter Anderson Studio is nominated for Titles & Graphic Identity for Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse.

The Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards ceremony - hosted again by Richard Ayoade - will take place on Sunday 6th June on BBC One, and the British Academy Television Craft Awards - hosted by Gbemisola Ikumelo - will be streamed on BAFTA's social channels on Monday 24th May.

In the non-comedy categories Small Axe, The Crown, I May Destroy You and Normal People have more than six nominations. For a full list of nominations across all categories see bafta.org

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