'The Crown,' 'Chernobyl' and 'Fleabag' earn BAFTA TV Awards 2020 nominations

By Heather Cichowski

'The Crown,' 'Chernobyl' and 'Fleabag' earn BAFTA TV Awards 2020 nominations


The BAFTA TV Awards 2020 nominations are in, and The Crown, Killing Eve, Fleabag and Chernobyl are some of the television shows up for prizes this year.

Chernobyl, the historical drama about the nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near the city of Pripyat, leads the pack with 14 nominations.

The latest season of Netflix's The Crown was the second most nominated show, receiving seven nods. These included nominations in the supporting actor and actress categories for Josh O'Connor as a young Prince Charles and for Helena Bonham Carter in her role as Princess Margaret. It's a special moment for Josh because the actor was named one of BAFTA’s Breakthrough Brits 2017.

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Fleabag was another popular show, earning six BAFTA TV Awards nominations, including for creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge's performance.The show tied with Giri/Haji for the third most nominated show with six nominations apiece. The latter is a Netflix crime drama that explores a murder across London and Tokyo.

Other highlights include a leading actress nomination for Killing Eve's Jodie Comer and one for 84-year-old Glenda Jackson of Elizabeth Is Missing. Chernobyl's Jared Harris and Takehiro Hira of Giri/Haji are both recognized in the Leading Actor category.

Fans will likely be surprised to see that Olivia Colman did not earn a nomination for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in the third season of The Crown. Fleabag's Andrew Scott was also snubbed for his role as Hot Priest.

With no further ado, here is the list of 2020 BAFTA Television Awards nominees relevant to HELLO! Canada readers:

LEADING ACTRESS

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Glenda Jackson, Elizabeth is Missing

Suranne Jones, Gentleman Jack

Samantha Morton, I Am Kirsty


LEADING ACTOR

Stephen Graham, The Virtues

Jared Harris, Chernobyl

Takehiro Hira, Giri/Haji

Callum Turner, The Capture


SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Naomi Ackie, The End of the F***ing World

Helen Behan, The Virtues

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

Jasmine Jobson, Top Boy


SUPPORTING ACTOR

Joe Absolom, A Confession

Josh O'Connor, The Crown

Will Sharpe, Giri/Haji

Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl


MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

Jamie Demetriou, Stath Lets Flats

Ncuti Gatwa, Sex Education

Youssef Kerkour, Home

Guz Khan, Man Like Mobeen


FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

Sian Clifford, Fleabag

Gbemisola Ikumelo, Famalam

Sarah Kendall, Frayed

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag


DRAMA SERIES

The Crown

The End Of The F***Ing World

Gentleman Jack

Giri/Haji


MINI-SERIES

A Confession

Chernobyl

The Victim

The Virtues


INTERNATIONAL

Euphoria

Succession

Unbelievable

When They See Us


SCRIPTED COMEDY

Catastrophe

Derry Girls

Fleabag

Stath Lets Flats


MUST-SEE MOMENT

Coronation Street, the death of Sinead Osborne

Fleabag, confessional scene

Game of Thrones, Arya kills the Night King

Gavin and Stacey, Nessa proposes to Smithy

Line of Duty, John Corbett's death

Love Island, Michael recouples after Casa Amor


Click here to see the full list of nominees, including those for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy TV Craft Awards. Awards for the former will be revealed on July 17 and the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards winners on July 31.

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