BAFTA TV Nominations: ‘Killing Eve’ And ‘A Very English Scandal’ Dominate | TV News

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the nominations for the 2019 Television Awards. The ceremony will be held at the Royal Festival Hall on May 12 in London.


Killing Eve and A Very English Scandal lead the way in the nominations, with 14 and 12 nods respectively. Also Killing Eve‘s leading stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh are both up for the Leading Actress award.



Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s thriller series Killing Eve will battle for the best drama gong against Informer, the counter-terror series about a British-Asian man tasked with spying on extremists, Lennie James’ missing daughter drama Save Me and ratings big-hitter Bodyguard.



Killing Eve also has a nomination for ‘Must-See Moment’, voted for by the public, with its chilling final scene when Eve, played by Oh, stabs Villanelle, played by Comer. Other categories the popular series is nominated for include Costume Design, Director: Fiction, Editing: Fiction, Original Music, Photography and Lighting: Fiction, Production Design, Sound: Fiction and Titles & Graphic Identity.



While Russell T DaviesA Very English Scandal is up for best mini-series, it’s also well represented in the acting categories, with Hugh Grant nominated for leading actor for his turn as Jeremy Thorpe, the Liberal Party leader accused of conspiracy to murder and Ben Whishaw is also up for the supporting actor prize for playing Thorpe’s lover, Norman Scott.



The political miniseries has also been nominated for Best Mini-Series, Costume Design, Director: Fiction, Editing: Fiction, Make Up & Hair Design, Original Music, Production Design, Sound: Fiction and Writer: Drama.


Also with several nominations are Patrick MelroseBodyguardThe Little Drummer GirlMrs Wilson, Bros: After the Screaming Stops and Bandersnatch. Check out the full list of nominations here.



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