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With the BAFTA TV awards now set to take place on 31st July (with no audience and new host Richard Ayoade), and the nominations due to be announced on 4th June, I will be doing some coverage beforehand looking at the shows that should be nominated and then predicting the shows that will, as well as then revealing the actual nominations when they are announced.

An important thing to point out is that the eligibility for shows is that they have to have been aired in the UK from 1st January 2019-31st December 2019, so shows like Normal People won’t be eligible until next year and it will be season 2 of something like Killing Eve that is competition, even though season 3 of that show has now already finished airing in the UK.

BAFTA TV nominates 4 contenders in each category so I am matching that pattern, and I have also put the contender in bold that I think will win each category.

This post will look at the things I predict will be nominated in the major categories (there are many other categories and I will cover them when the nominations are announced).

Check out my post from earlier today looking at what I think should be nominated and win.

Best Drama Series 

  • Gentleman Jack
  • Killing Eve
  • The Crown
  • Watchmen

Best Mini-Series 

  • Chernobyl
  • Good Omens
  • Les Miserables
  • Years and Years

Best Lead Actor

  • Cillian Murphy – Peaky Blinders
  • David Tennant – Good Omens
  • Jared Harris – Chernobyl
  • Stephen Graham – The Virtues

Best Lead Actress

  • Jodie Comer – Killing Eve
  • Olivia Colman – The Crown
  • Sandra Oh – Killing Eve / Glenda Jackson – Elizabeth is Missing (Tough to separate on which way this will go)
  • Suranne Jones – Gentleman Jack

Best Supporting Actor

  • Josh O’Connor – The Crown
  • Kim Bodnia – Killing Eve
  • Russell Tovey – Years and Years
  • Stellan Skarsgard – Chernobyl

Best Supporting Actress

  • Emily Watson – Chernobyl
  • Fiona Shaw – Killing Eve
  • Helena Bonham-Carter – The Crown
  • Sophie Rundle – Gentleman Jack

Best Scripted Comedy

  • Derry Girls
  • Fleabag
  • Sex Education
  • This Time with Alan Partridge

Best Male Comedy Performance

  • Andrew Scott – Fleabag
  • Asa Butterfield – Sex Education
  • Ricky Gervais – After Life
  • Steve Coogan – This Time with Alan Partridge

Best Female Comedy Performance

  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag
  • Saoirse-Monica Jackson – Derry Girls
  • Sian Clifford – Fleabag
  • Gillian Anderson – Sex Education

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My name is Sam Howe, and I am a Film and Screenwriting graduate. I have a passionate interest in the Film and Television industry and hope to be able to provide a personalised, entertaining and in depth look in all aspects of the industry. I will produce reviews, box office reports and predictions, general blog posts, and much more. Thank you for joining me on this journey and I hope this blog proves helpful and enjoyable reading for people.

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  1. If there was justice, Suranne Jones, by Gentleman Jack, has to win, her work is infinitely superior to that of her competitors.


    1. I agree she is great, but Jodie Comer is also magnificent this year so either would deserve the win


      1. I agree with you, but the thing is that Jodie has already won several awards for Killing Eve, deserved, and Suranne seems to be forgotten in the awards for this magnificent work, and has made a wonderful creation. It would be a shame if it were only recognized by the public.
        In any case, luck for both of their, well a little more for Suranne. And I’m not saying anything about Sophie Rundle, but … That would already be a dream.
        Grettings from Spain. .

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      2. A well made point 👍 I personally think Sophie Rundle is actually the best thing in that show and would love her to be recognised in the supporting category


  2. Okay, a vote for Sophie and you are happy, and a vote for Suranne and I am happy. So we both win. Rundle is perfect in that role. She is the 50% of the perfect equation.
    By the way, the third season of Killing seemed very weak to me, despite Jodie. She is the best, but the season has been sad. Fleabag spectacular, and Chernobyl. Years and Years, almost our present.
    A little remind for Gillian Anderson, I love to see her in a comedy.

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