The Crown Looks Set To Rule – BAFTA Television Awards Nominations Announced The Crown Looks Set To Rule – BAFTA Television Awards Nominations Announced
After another stunning year for television. Peter Morgan’s exquisite biographic drama – The Crown, starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, is on course to... The Crown Looks Set To Rule – BAFTA Television Awards Nominations Announced

After another stunning year for television. Peter Morgan’s exquisite biographic drama – The Crown, starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, is on course to dominate the BAFTA Television Awards for 2017. With the Netflix series leading the overall nods with a total of 5 nominations, as the official announcements were made last Tuesday (04/04/17).

The 10-part drama, depicting the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II (Foy), was met with both critical and public acclaim. And commands the majority of the Acting categories. Including acknowledgments for John Lithgow, Jared Harris and Vanessa Kirby in their supporting roles. Claire Foy for her leading performance, and for the overall series as Best Drama. Matt Smith’s portrayal of Prince Phillip, though highly praised, missed out on a Leading Actor pick.

Other inclusions from the announcement come from BBC’s Happy Valley. Which totalled up nominations for Best Drama, Best Supporting Actress and Best Leading Actress for previous BAFTA nominee and winner, Sarah Lancashire.

Over in the International Series category. Netflix’s Stranger Things, with its second season currently in production, goes up against HBO’s The Night Of and the OJ Simpson crime drama – The People V OJ Simpson: American Crime Story.

The ceremony will be held at the Royal Festival Hall in London, on May 14th. The full list of nominations can be found below, and keep it locked on Filmoria for more news, features and review on television.

Source: Variety

Drama Series

THE CROWN (Left Bank Pictures/Netflix)
THE DURRELLS (Sid Gentle Films Ltd/Masterpiece/ITV)
HAPPY VALLEY (Red Production Company/BBC One)
WAR & PEACE (BBC Studios/BBC Wales/Lookout Point/TWC/BBC One)

Scripted Comedy

CAMPING (Baby Cow Productions/Sky Atlantic)
FLEABAG  (Two Brothers Pictures/BBC Three)
FLOWERS (Kudos/Seeso/Channel 4)
PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING (Roughcut TV/BBC Three)

Leading Actress

CLAIRE FOY – The Crown
JODIE COMER – Thirteen
NIKKI AMUKA-BIRD – NW
SARAH LANCASHIRE – Happy Valley

Leading Actor

ADEEL AKHTAR – Murdered by My Father
BABOU CEESAY – Damilola, Our Loved Boy
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH – The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses
ROBBIE COLTRANE – National Treasure

Female Performance In A Comedy Program

DIANE MORGAN – Cunk on Shakespeare
LESLEY MANVILLE – Mum
OLIVIA COLMAN – Fleabag
PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE – Fleabag

Male Performance In A Comedy Program

ASIM CHAUDHRY – People Just Do Nothing
DAVID MITCHELL – Upstart Crow
HARRY ENFIELD – The Windsors
STEVE COOGAN – Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle

Supporting Actress

NICOLA WALKER – Last Tango in Halifax
SIOBHAN FINNERAN – Happy Valley
VANESSA KIRBY – The Crown
WUNMI MOSAKU – Damilola, Our Loved Boy

Supporting Actor

DANIEL MAYS – Line of Duty
JARED HARRIS The Crown
JOHN LITHGOW The Crown
TOM HOLLANDER – The Night Manager

International

THE NIGHT OF (HBO/Sky Atlantic)
THE PEOPLE V OJ SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY (Fox 21 Television Studios/FX Productions/BBC Two)
STRANGER THINGS (21 Laps Entertainment/Netflix)
TRANSPARENT (Amazon Studios/Amazon Prime Instant Video)

Comedy And Comedy Entertainment Program

CHARLIE BROOKER’S 2016 WIPE (House of Tomorrow/BBC Two)
CUNK ON SHAKESPEARE (House of Tomorrow/BBC Two)
THE LAST LEG (Open Mike/Channel 4)
TASKMASTER (Avalon/Dave)

Current Affairs

INSIDE OBAMA’S WHITE HOUSE (Brook Lapping/BBC Two)
TEENAGE PRISON ABUSE EXPOSED (PANORAMA) (BBC Productions/BBC One)
THREE DAYS OF TERROR: THE CHARLIE HEBDO ATTACKS (THIS WORLD) (AMOS Pictures/BBC Two)
UNARMED BLACK MALE (THIS WORLD) (BBC Current Affairs/BBC Two)

Entertainment Performance

ADAM HILLS – The Last Leg
CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN – Strictly Come Dancing
GRAHAM NORTON – The Graham Norton Show
MICHAEL MCINTYRE – Michael McIntyre’s Big Show

Entertainment Program

ANT & DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY (ITV Studios/Mitre Television/ITV)
BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT (Thames/ITV)
MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S BIG SHOW (Hungry McBear/BBC One)
STRICTLY COME DANCING (BBC Studios/BBC One)

Factual Series

24 HOURS IN POLICE CUSTODY (The Garden Productions Ltd/Channel 4)
EXODUS: OUR JOURNEY TO EUROPE (KEO Films/BBC Two)
KIDS ON THE EDGE (Century Films/Channel 4)
THE PROSECUTORS: REAL CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (Gold Star Productions/BBC Four)

Features

THE DOCTOR WHO GAVE UP DRUGS (Raw TV/BBC One)
THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF (Love Productions/BBC One)
TRAVEL MAN: 48 HOURS IN… (North One Television/Channel 4)
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? (Wall to Wall Media/BBC One)

Live Event

THE CENTENARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME: THIEPVAL (BBC Studios/BBC One)
SHAKESPEARE LIVE! FROM THE RSC (BBC Studios/BBC Two)
STAND UP TO CANCER (Princess Productions/Channel 4)
THE QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (ITV Studios/Spun Gold Television/ITV)

Mini-Series

THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WARS OF THE ROSES (Neal Street Productions/Carnival Films/NBC Universal/Thirteen/BBC Two)
NATIONAL TREASURE (The Forge/Channel 4)
THE SECRET (Hat Trick Productions/ITV)
THE WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (Mammoth Screen/Agatha Christie Productions Limited/BBC One)

News Coverage

CHANNEL 4 NEWS: BREXIT – DAY ONE (ITN/Channel 4)
BBC NORTH WEST TONIGHT: HILLSBOROUGH INQUESTS (BBC North West/BBC One)
SKY NEWS TONIGHT – ALEPPO: DEATH OF A CITY (Sky News/Sky News)
VICTORIA DERBYSHIRE (BBC News/BBC Two)

Reality And Constructed Factual

FIRST DATES (Twenty Twenty/Channel 4)
MUSLIMS LIKE US (Love Productions/BBC Two)
THE REAL MARIGOLD HOTEL (Twofour /BBC Two)
THE SECRET LIFE OF 5 YEAR OLDS (RDF Television/Channel 4)

Single Documentary

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS (True Vision Aire/BBC One)
HILLSBOROUGH (Very Much So Productions/Passion Pictures/BBC Two)
HOW TO DIE: SIMON’S CHOICE (Minnow Films/The Open University/BBC Two)
HYPERNORMALISATION (BBC iPlayer)

Single Drama

ABERFAN: THE GREEN HOLLOW (BBC Studios/BBC Cymru Wales/Vox Pictures/ BBC One Wales)
DAMILOLA, OUR LOVED BOY (Minnow Films/BBC One)
MURDERED BY MY FATHER (BBC Studios/BBC Three)
NW (Mammoth Screen /BBC Two)

Soap And Continuing Drama

CASUALTY (BBC Studios/BBC One)
EASTENDERS (BBC Studios/BBC One)
EMMERDALE (ITV Studios/ITV)
HOLLYOAKS (Lime Pictures/Channel 4)

Specialist Factual

ALAN BENNETT’S DIARIES (Lone Star Productions/BBC Two)
ATTENBOROUGH’S LIFE THAT GLOWS (Terra Mater Factual Studios/Ammonite Films/CuriosityStream/BBC Two)
GRAYSON PERRY: ALL MAN (Swan Films/Channel 4)
PLANET EARTH II (BBC Studios/BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One)

Sport

THE OPEN (Sky Sports/European Tour Productions/Sky Sports 1)
RIO 2016 OLYMPICS (BBC Sport/BBC One)
RIO 2016 PARALYMPICS (Sunset+Vine/Channel 4)
SIX NATIONS – ENGLAND V WALES (ITV Sport/ITV)

Virgin TV Must-See Moment Award (voted for by the public)

Game Of Thrones – Battle of the Bastards
The Late Late Show – Carpool Karaoke: Michelle Obama
Line of Duty – Urgent Exit Required
Planet Earth II – Snakes vs. Iguana Chase
Strictly Come Dancing – Ed Balls’ ‘Gangnam Style’
Who Do You Think You Are? – Danny Dyer’s Origins

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