It’s a sin tops TV Bafta 2022 nominations | Bafta

The Channel 4 series It’s a Sin topped the Bafta Television Awards nominations where it is up for 11 gongs.

The series, written and created by Queer as Folk and Doctor Who screenwriter Russell T Davies, followed a group of gay men and their friends as they navigated the UK’s HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s. and in the early 90s.

The show’s 11 nominations, including five in the craft categories and six in the television awards categories, include nods for Davies in the drama writer category, as well as an acting nomination. lead for singer Olly Alexander for his role as Ritchie Tozer.

Her co-star Lydia West was nominated in the Leading Actress category, alongside Kate Winslet, who starred in HBO/Sky Atlantic’s Mare of Easttown, and marking the Titanic star’s first nomination on television, although that she has already been nominated and won a film. Baftas, and is a former Britannia Award winner.

Denise Gough and Emily Watson for ITV’s Too Close are also nominated in the lead actress category, alongside Jodie Comer for Channel 4’s drama Help and Niamh Algar for Channel 4’s Deceit.

Stars who will go up against Years & Years singer Alexander in the lead actor category include David Thewlis for Landscapers, Hugh Quarshie for ITV’s Stephen, Samuel Adewunmi for BBC’s You Don’t Know Me, Sean Bean for Time and Stephen Graham for Channel 4’s Help.

The drama Sky Landscapers, which also starred Olivia Colman, who is not nominated in the performance categories, is the second most nominated television show, with seven overall, five in the craft categories and two in TV categories.

Inspired by true events, the series starred Colman and Thewlis as a mild-mannered married couple whose lives are turned upside down after bodies are discovered in the back garden of a Nottingham house.

Landscaper nominations include fiction director, original music, lead actor and miniseries categories.

Help, Time and We Are Lady Parts each received six nominations, Netflix’s Sex Education five nominations and A Very British Scandal, starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany as the Duke and Duchess of Argyll in the drama series on The couple’s highly publicized split in the 1960s brought four nominations in the craft categories.

Of the 42 nominees, 23 receive their first Bafta nominations, including comedians Rose Matafeo and Joe Lycett, and Alexander.

In the international category, Jesse Armstrong’s drama about a warring media dynasty Succession competes with French comedy about the talent business Call My Agent! and Netflix’s Korean dystopian hit Squid Game.

Netflix’s French thriller Lupine, HBO crime drama Mare of Easttown – which also sees Kate Winslet take part in her first TV Bafta for her performance – and the Underground Railroad, a drama about slavery, are also nominated.

Richard Ayoade, comedian, presenter and star of The IT Crowd, will host the Virgin Media Bafta TV Awards ceremony for the third consecutive year when he returns to London’s Royal Festival Hall on May 8.

The Bafta TV Craft Awards will take place on April 24.

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