The Crown’s Final Season Reigns In BAFTA TV Nominations

The prestigious annual British TV Awards nominations have been announced with Netflix's The Crown swaying 8 nominations.

From royal drama to futuristic nightmares, the prestigious annual British TV Awards season is heating up with an exciting lineup of nominations that has audiences buzzing with anticipation. With The Crown, Happy Valley, and Black Mirror vying for top honours, this year’s ceremony promises to be a spectacle worth watching.

Leading the pack is the final season of Netflix’s The Crown, which has amassed a staggering eight nominations. Despite stirring up controversy with its portrayal of the Royal Family, the show’s depiction of the tumultuous 1990s, including the tragic death of Princess Diana, has captivated audiences and critics alike.

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But The Crown isn’t the only heavyweight in the ring. Happy Valley and the chilling Black Mirror episode, Demon 79, have garnered seven nominations each, promising stiff competition in multiple categories.

In the acting realm, The Crown boasts four nominations, with Elizabeth Debicki stealing the spotlight for her portrayal of the beloved Princess Diana. Dominic West’s portrayal of Prince Charles has also garnered praise, while Lesley Manville and Salim Daw shine in supporting roles.

Despite its dominance in nominations, The Crown finds itself snubbed in the best drama series category, leaving the field wide open for contenders like The Gold, Slow Horses, and Top Boy to stake their claim for the top spot.

The battle for Best Leading Actress is equally fierce, with talents like Anjana Vassan (Black Mirror), Anne Reid (The Sixth Commandment), Bella Ramsey (The Last of Us), Helena Bonham Carter (Nolly), Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) and Sharon Horgan (Best Interests) showcasing their prowess on the small screen. 

Meanwhile, the Best Leading Actor category sees heavyweights like Brian Cox (Succession), Dominic West (The Crown), Kane Robinson (Top Boy), Paapa Essiedu (The Lazarus Project), Steve Coogan, The Reckoning (BBC One) and Timothy Spall (The Sixth Commandment) going head-to-head in a showdown of acting prowess.

As the anticipation mounts, fans eagerly await the main event, set to take place on May 12th and hosted by the dynamic duo of comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan. With laughter, tears, and plenty of surprises in store, this year’s BAFTA is shaping up to be an unforgettable affair.