Nominations for the 2021 British Academy Television Awards have been revealed, with The Crown and I May Destroy leading the pack.
The period drama Netflix landed a nod to the drama series alongside a nod to star Josh O’Connor in lead actor for his role as Prince Charles among their 10 major category nominations. and artisanal.
Also among this year’s contenders was the UKTN’s Small Ax miniseries, which won 15 nominations in the main and craft categories, while Normal People followed closely behind with seven nods.
Exciting: 2021 British Academy Television Awards nominations revealed, with The Crown and I May Destroy leading the pack
It comes after the nominees for the Unmissable Moment award at the 2021 Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards were revealed on Tuesday.
Diversity’s controversial BLM-inspired dance, which sparked 24,500 complaints to Ofcom last year, was on the shortlist for the award, which is voted on by the public.
The shocking twist of Bridgerton’s Lady Whistledown who revealed Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) as the mysterious gossip also led the nominees list.
Shortlist: Diversity’s controversial BGT Black Lives Matter routine (pictured) was nominated for the 2021 BAFTA Television Awards’ Unmissable Moment Award, it was revealed on Tuesday
Other notable moments withheld for the gong include when Luke Skywalker appeared in the climax of season two of The Mandalorian, aiding his titular character and others as they stormed an Empire ship.
The shocking moment Chantelle (Jessica Plummer) was killed by her abusive husband Gray Atkins (Toby-Alexander Smith) on EastEnders was also mentioned.
While Nigella Lawson’s funny microwave pronunciation as “meecro-wah-vey” on her BBC2 cook show, Eat, Repeat was also nominated.
And the reactions of the Goggleboxes to the press conference given by Prime Minister Boris Johnson after his hospitalization with coronavirus were also approved.
Drama: Bridgerton’s Lady Whistledown shock twist, who revealed Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan, pictured) as the mysterious gossip, was also on the shortlist
Shortlist: The Diversity Dance saw band leader Ashley have a white man’s knee resting on his neck, in reference to the death of George Floyd, and sparked 24,500 complaints to Ofcom
Nominated at the essential moment of the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2021
Britain’s Got Talent – Diversity perform routine inspired by the events of 2020 (ITV1)
Bridgerton – Penelope Revealed As Lady Whistledown (Netflix)
EastEnders – Gray Atkins Kills His Wife Chantelle (UKTN One)
Gogglebox – Reactions to Boris Johnson’s press conference (Channel 4)
Nigella: cook, eat, rehearse – Mee-cro-wah-vay (UKTN Two)
The Mandalorian – Luke Skywalker Appears (Disney +)
The nominees were chosen from a long list based on audience figures provided by BARB, social listening data from TalkWalker, and vigorous research to represent television viewing across the country.
The final list was then selected by an independent virtual jury made up of national media experts, including TV critic Caitlin Moran, chaired by BAFTA TV committee chair Hannah Wyatt.
Among the nominees, Hannah said: ‘Television in 2020 has shown the importance of entertainment and demonstrated incredible craftsmanship, gripping screenwriting and brilliant visual performances that have captivated the British viewer.
From bringing back nostalgic favorites to raising awareness of extremely important issues, the shows and moments nominated for the Virgin Media 2021 Must-see Moment award reflect our viewing habits from last year and celebrate the relationship perfectly. between the viewers at home and the people who do it.
“ I can’t wait to see who the audience chooses to be the winner of Virgin Media’s inescapable moment, in what is sure to be a tight contest. ”
David Bouchier, director of television and entertainment at Virgin Media, added in a statement: “ 2020 has been a year like no other and big television was at the heart of every moment that kept the nation connected. , entertained and informed.
Virgin Media’s Unmissable Moment recognizes the televised moments that have played such a powerful role in all of our lives over the past year.
“ As households across the country stayed at home, television became our primary source of entertainment and distraction, with people turning to television more than ever to listen to the latest news or catch up on the moment everyone else had. world was talking. ”
Tragic: The shocking moment Chantelle (Jessica Plummer, left) was killed by her abusive husband Gray Atkins (Toby-Alexander Smith, right) on EastEnders was also mentioned
Micro-what? Nigella Lawson’s funny microwave pronunciation as ‘meecro-wah-vey’ on her BBC2 cooking show Cook, Eat, Repeat was also nominated
David added: “ We can’t wait to see who the audience crowns the fifth recipient of our Must-see Moment award. ”
Diversity’s performance on Britain’s Got Talent’s most recent series received 24,500 Ofcom complaints, making it the most criticized moment about the TV moment of the year in 2020.
ITV was “ supporting diversity ” by running advertisements in national newspapers in support of the controversial dance while Ofcom announced that it would no longer investigate the complaints.
Cameo: Other notable moments chosen for the gong include the appearance of Luke Skywalker in the climax of season two of The Mandalorian.
Gogglebox reactions to the press conference given by Prime Minister Boris Johnson after his coronavirus hospitalization also received a nod (photo Jenny and Lee)
The act saw bandleader Ashley have a white man’s knee propped up on his neck, in reference to the death of black man George Floyd last year.
In October, Ashley admitted he was encouraged to step up his Black Lives Matter campaign following the ‘hate’ he received about his diversity routine, and he said he would perform the same routine “ 100 times ”.
He revealed that while the routine sparked backlash, it also sparked a dialogue that lasted for weeks, as he dubbed her one of the ‘most impactful conversation starters the country has ever seen. ”.
Voting for the category is open from April 27 at 8 a.m. to May 24 at 5 p.m., with nominees representing all of the most discussed times of the year.
This year’s Must-See Moment winner will be revealed on June 6, when the Virgin Media British Television Academy Awards 2021 airs on UKTN One.
Comedian Richard Ayoade is set to return as host of the ceremony for a second year, and it will be a live studio production.
Members of the public can vote for their favorite must-see moment online at https://www.virginmedia.com/virgin-tv-edit/bafta-must-see-moment-vote-2021.
Support: ITV “ supported diversity ” last year and ran ads in national newspapers to support them, while Ofcom said it would not investigate the complaints further.
Encouraging: In October, Ashley admitted he was encouraged to step up his Black Lives Matter campaign following the ‘hate’ he received about his diversity routine