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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 4 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. This post will look at the things I think should be nominated in the major categories (there are many other categories and I will cover them when the nominations 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 deserves to win each category.

Best Drama Series

  • Euphoria
  • Gentleman Jack
  • Killing Eve
  • Mindhunter

Best Mini-Series  

  • Chernobyl
  • Good Omens
  • Watchmen
  • Years and Years

Best Lead Actor

  • David Tennant – Good Omens
  • Dominic West – Les Miserables
  • Jared Harris – Chernobyl
  • Stephen Graham – The Virtues

Best Lead Actress

  • Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones
  • Jodie Comer – Killing Eve
  • Regina King – Watchmen
  • Zendaya – Euphoria

Best Supporting Actor

  • Holt McCallany – Mindhunter
  • Jeremy Irons – Watchmen
  • Kim Bodnia – Killing Eve
  • Russell Tovey – Years and Years

Best Supporting Actress

  • Lily Collins – Les Miserables
  • Niamh Algar – The Virtues
  • Ruth Wilson – Luther
  • Sophie Rundle – Gentleman Jack

Best Scripted Comedy

  • Derry Girls
  • Fleabag
  • Sex Education
  • This Way Up

Best Male Comedy Performance

  • Andrew Scott – Fleabag
  • Asa Butterfield – Sex Education
  • Joe Gilgun – Brassic
  • Ricky Gervais – After Life

Best Female Comedy Performance

  • Aisling Bea – This Way Up
  • Emma Mackey – Sex Education
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag
  • Sian Clifford – Fleabag

Published by samhowe98

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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