It’s A Sin takes the lead at this year’s Bafta TV Awards, with 11 nominations.

It’s A Sin takes the lead at this year’s Bafta TV Awards, with 11 nominations.
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The nominations for the BAFTA TV Awards 2022 have been announced and It’s A Sin is leading the charge for this year, with 11 nominations.

 

Record-breaking TV Drama It’s A Sinthe Russell T Davies show that charts the rise of the AIDS and HIV epidemic in London during the 80’s, has stormed the nominations this year, boasting 11 incredibly well-deserved nods in total.

 

Years and Years singer Olly Alexander, who played the show’s lead character Ritchie, is in the running for Leading Actor, while Callum Scott Howells, Omari Douglas, and David Carlyle are all up for Supporting Actor. Meanwhile Lydia West is up for Leading Actress for her role as fan-favourite, Jill.

Alexander shared his nomination on Twitter, saying: “What an honour !!!! i’m actually bafta nominated i can’t believe it !!! congratulations to all the nominees ❤️ 🧚‍♀️🌞🌸

In February 2021, broadcaster All4 revealed that the show had become their “third biggest series to date” and had their “biggest drama launch on record”, according to a Channel 4 statement, with around 19 million people who watched It’s a Sin on Channel 4’s streaming service alone.

The show also aired on HBO Max in the US.

It’s a Sin is also nominated for BAFTA for Mini-Series, and Russell T Davies has been nominated for Writer: Drama.

Other shows with multiple nominations include Time, Help and Sex Education, which bagged five nominations.

Comedian and actor Richard Ayoade will host the Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards ceremony for the third consecutive year when it returns to London’s Royal Festival Hall on May 8.

The full list of Bafta nominations for 2022 can be found below or by clicking here

The Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards, presented by Richard Ayoade, take place on Sunday, May 8 on BBC One in the UK. 

Leading actress

  • Denise Gough, Too Close – ITV
  • Emily Watson, Too Close – ITV
  • Jodie Comer, Help – Channel 4
  • Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown – Sky Atlantic
  • Lydia West, It’s A Sin – Channel 4
  • Niamh Algar, Deceit – Channel 4

Leading actor

  • David Thewlis, Landscapers – Sky Atlantic
  • Hugh Quarshie, Stephen – ITV
  • Olly Alexander, It’s A Sin – Channel 4
  • Samuel Adewunmi, You Don’t Know Me – BBC One
  • Sean Bean, Time – BBC One
  • Stephen Graham, Help – Channel 4

Supporting actress

  • Cathy Tyson, Help – Channel 4
  • Céline Buckens, Showtrial – BBC One
  • Emily Mortimer, The Pursuit of Love – BBC One
  • Jessica Plummer, The Girl Before – BBC One
  • Leah Harvey, Foundation – Apple TV+
  • Tahirah Sharif, The Tower – ITV

Supporting actor

  • Callum Scott Howells, It’s A Sin – Channel 4
  • David Carlyle, It’s A Sin – Channel 4
  • Matthew Macfadyen, Succession – Sky Atlantic
  • Nonso Anozie, Sweet Tooth – Netflix
  • Omari Douglas, It’s A Sin – Channel 4
  • Stephen Graham, Time – BBC One

Entertainment performance

  • Alison Hammond, I Can See Your Voice – BBC One
  • Big Zuu, Big Zuu’s Big Eats – Dave
  • Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show – BBC One
  • Joe Lycett, Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back – Channel 4
  • Michael McIntyre, Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel – BBC One
  • Sean Lock, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown – Channel 4

Male performance in a comedy programme

  • Jamie Demetriou, Stath Lets Flats – Channel 4
  • Joe Gilgun, Brassic – Sky Max
  • Ncuti Gatwa, Sex Education – Netflix
  • Samson Kayo, Bloods – Sky One
  • Steve Coogan, This Time with Alan Partridge – BBC One
  • Tim Renkow, Jerk – BBC Three

Female performance in a comedy programme

  • Aimee Lou Wood, Sex Education – Netflix
  • Aisling Bea, This Way Up – Channel 4
  • Anjana Vasan, We Are Lady Parts – Channel 4
  • Natasia Demetriou, Stath Lets Flats – Channel 4
  • Rose Matafeo, Starstruck – BBC Three
  • Sophie Willan, Alma’s Not Normal – BBC Two

Drama series

  • In My Skin – BBC Three
  • Manhunt: The Night Stalker – ITV
  • Unforgotten – ITV
  • Vigil – BBC One

Single drama

  • Death of England: Face to Face – Sky Arts
  • Help – Channel 4
  • I Am Victoria – Channel 4
  • Together – BBC Two

Mini-series

  • It’s A Sin – Channel 4
  • Landscapers – Sky Atlantic
  • Stephen – ITV
  • Time – BBC One

Soap and continuing drama

  • Casualty – BBC One
  • Coronation Street – ITV
  • Emmerdale – ITV
  • Holby City – BBC One

International

  • Call My Agent! – Netflix
  • Lupin – Netflix
  • Mare of Easttown – Sky Atlantic
  • Squid Game – Netflix
  • Succession – Sky Atlantic
  • The Underground Railroad – Amazon Prime

Entertainment programme

  • An Audience With Adele – ITV
  • Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – ITV
  • Life & Rhymes – Sky Arts
  • Strictly Come Dancing – BBC One

Comedy entertainment programme

  • The Graham Norton Show – BBC One
  • The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan – Channel 4
  • Race Around Britain – YouTube
  • The Ranganation – BBC Two

Scripted comedy

  • Alma’s Not Normal – BBC Two
  • Motherland – Channel 4
  • Stath Lets Flats – Channel 4
  • We Are Lady Parts – Channel 4

Features

  • Big Zuu’s Big Eats – Dave
  • Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing – BBC Two
  • Sort Your Life Out – BBC One
  • The Great British Sewing Bee – BBC One

Daytime

  • The Chase – ITV
  • Moneybags – Channel 4
  • Richard Osman’s House of Games – BBC Two
  • Steph’s Packed Lunch – Channel 4

Must-see moment

  • An Audience With Adele, Adele’s surprised by the teacher who changed her life – ITV
  • I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, Ant and Dec dig at Downing Street’s lockdown parties – ITV
  • It’s A Sin, Colin’s devastating Aids diagnosis – Channel 4
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, UK Hun? – Bimini’s verse – BBC Three
  • Squid Game, Red Light, Green Light game – Netflix
  • Strictly Come Dancing, Rose and Giovanni’s silent dance to Symphony – BBC One

Current affairs

  • Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin (Exposure) – ITV
  • Four Hours At The Capitol – BBC Two
  • The Men Who Sell Football (Al Jazeera Investigations) – Al Jazeera English
  • Trump Takes On The World – BBC Two

Single documentary

  • 9/11: Inside The President’s War Room – BBC One
  • Grenfell: The Untold Story – Channel 4
  • My Childhood, My Country – 20 Years In Afghanistan – ITV
  • Nail Bomber: Man Hunt – Netflix

Factual series

  • The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime – BBC Two
  • 9/11: One Day In America – National Geographic
  • Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles – Channel 4
  • Uprising – BBC One

Reality and constructed factual

  • Gogglebox – Channel 4
  • Married At First Sight UK – E4
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race UK – BBC Three
  • The Dog House – Channel 4

Specialist factual

  • Black Power: A British Story of Resistance – BBC Two
  • Freddie Mercury: The Final Act – BBC Two
  • The Missing Children – ITV
  • Silenced: The Hidden Story of Disabled Britain – BBC Two

News coverage

  • Channel 4 News: Black To Front – Channel 4
  • Good Morning Britain: Shamima Begum – ITV
  • ITV News At Ten: Storming of the Capitol – ITV
  • Sky News: Afghanistan: Endgame – Sky News

Sport

  • The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Sky Sports Formula 1
  • ITV Racing: The Grand National – ITV
  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics – BBC One
  • Uefa Euro 2020 Semi-Final: England v Denmark – ITV

Live event

  • The Brit Awards 2021 – ITV
  • The Earthshot Prize 2021 – BBC One
  • The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance – BBC One
  • Springwatch 2021 – BBC Two

Short-form programme

  • Hollyoaks Saved My Life (Hollyoaks IRL) – YouTube
  • Our Land – Together TV
  • People You May Know – Financial Times
  • Please Help – BBC Three

Writer: Comedy

  • Nathan Bryon and Paul Doolan, Bloods – Sky One
  • Nida Manzoor, We Are Lady Parts – Channel 4
  • Stephen Merchant and Emma Jane Unsworth, The Outlaws – BBC One
  • Sophie Willan, Alma’s Not Normal – BBC Two

Writer: Drama

  • Jack Thorne, Help – Channel 4
  • Jesse Armstrong, Succession – Sky Atlantic
  • Kayleigh Llewellyn, In My Skin – BBC Three
  • Russell T Davies, It’s A Sin – Channel 4
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