Monday, 24 April, 2017

BAFTA TV Award Nominations Announced

The Crown season 3: Why season 2's Claire Foy is relieved she's leaving the cast Claire Foy is pleased to be abdicating from Netflix's 'The Crown'
Edmund Wade | 14 April, 2017, 00:37

Claire Foy is also nominated for leading actress for her portrayal of a young Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix show.

Also earning multiple awards were the comedy FLEABAG and the drama series HAPPY VALLEY.

Claire Foy and Matt Smith, the stars who play Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in Netflix's epic royal drama "The Crown", are stepping down from their official duties.

The Netflix original series The Crown is in prime position to be the big victor at the BAFTA TV Awards.

The Night Manager's relatively poor showing, with just one nomination for supporting actor Tom Hollander, was what most upset viewers on Twitter, with Duncan Bruce, coordinator at the National Film and Television School, writing: "Bafta clearly not a fan of The Night Manager".

Jared Harris, John Lithgow and Vanessa Kirby are featured in the line-up for best supporting actors in the historical drama.

How The Night Manager has missed out on nominations is beyond me...

Feature-length drama Damilola, Our Loved Boy followed with three nominations, including lead actor for Babou Ceesay and best supporting actress for Wunmi Mosaku.

Last year's series of Strictly Come Dancing received nods in both the best entertainment programme and best entertainment performance categories, while Ed Balls' famous Gangnam Style routine made the list of Must-see TV moments of the year. Its next awards-show challenge is going to be at the Emmys later this summer, where it will have competition from more recent series and other critically-acclaimed productions.

This morning, nominations for the BAFTA TELEVISION AWARDS were announced. Claire Foy should also win the BAFTA for Best Actress.

In the soaps and continuing drama category, Casualty, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks make the grade, at the expense of ITV's Coronation Street.

The final Virgin TV Bafta winners will be announced on May 14 in a ceremony hosted by Sue Perkins at London's Royal Festival Hall.

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