The BAFTAs are Coming!

As you may or may not know, I watch a little bitta British TV. Coming up on May 12 is the 2019 BAFTAs, who's excited?? Quite a lot of our favourites are nominated, let's see!!

The full list can be found here: 2019 BAFTA Nominations List

And here's what we've covered on the site!

Best Drama Series:

  • BODYGUARD Production Team - World Productions / BBC One
  • INFORMER Jonny Campbell, Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani, Julian Stevens - Neal Street Productions / BBC One
  • KILLING EVE Production Team - Sid Gentle Films / BBC One
  • SAVE ME Production Team - World Productions / Sky Atlantic

Bodyguard Recaps!

**Allow me to explain about not recapping Killing Eve, because it's going to come up a LOT in this BAFTA post. I did try to recap it, I got to the eye-stabby bit in the first episode.

Also, I'm terribly sorry but I cannot stand Sandra Oh.

For your consideration: Phoebe Waller-Bridge's other amazing show: Fleabag. Enjoy!

Next up!

FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

  • DAISY MAY COOPER This Country - BBC Studios / BBC Three
  • JESSICA HYNES There She Goes – Merman / BBC Four
  • JULIA DAVIS Sally4Ever – Various Artists / Hush Ho Productions / Sky Atlantic
  • LESLEY MANVILLE Mum - Big Talk Productions / The Money Men / BBC Two

But we know Lesley Manville from Rose and Maloney and River don't we??

On to:

LEADING ACTOR

  • BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH Patrick Melrose - Two Cities / SunnyMarch TV / Little Island Productions / Sky Atlantic
  • CHANCE PERDOMO Killed By My Debt - BBC Studios: The Documentary Unit / BBC Three
  • HUGH GRANT A Very English Scandal - Blueprint Pictures / BBC One
  • LUCIAN MSAMATI Kiri - The Forge Entertainment / Channel 4

I know there are a LOT of Cumberwhatsit fans out there, I may even be one, but in this case I have to root for Lucian Msamati from Kiri. To be fair, I watched Kiri for Sarah Lancashire, but my recaps are full of praise for Mr. Msamati's powerful work. The other person in this shot is Nathaniel Martello-White, who was excellent in Collateral.

And now we fete:

LEADING ACTRESS

  • JODIE COMER Killing Eve - Sid Gentle Films / BBC One
  • KEELEY HAWES Bodyguard - World Productions / BBC One
  • RUTH WILSON Mrs Wilson - Snowed-In Productions / BBC One
  • SANDRA OH Killing Eve - Sid Gentle Films / BBC One

Oh hai Keeley Hawes from Bodyguard! I also will include her memorable turn in Tipping the Velvet! because I'm sorry about the Sandra Oh..

And

MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

  • ALEX MACQUEEN Sally4Ever - Various Artists / Hush Ho Productions / Sky Atlantic
  • JAMIE DEMETRIOU Stath Lets Flats - Roughcut TV / Channel 4
  • PETER MULLAN Mum - Big Talk Productions / The Money Men / BBC Two
  • STEVE PEMBERTON Inside No. 9 - BBC Studios / BBC Two

Okay, so I'm recognising Steve Pemberton for his work in Happy Valley series one, it's practically the same as a comedy, yes? Also, apparently I don't have a Steve Pemberton gif, so here's Sarah from the first series.

MINI-SERIES

  • A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL Russell T. Davies, Stephen Frears, Dominic Treadwell-Collins, Dan Winch - Blueprint Pictures / BBC One
  • KIRI Jack Thorne, George Ormond, Toby Bentley, Euros Lyn - The Forge Entertainment / Channel 4
  • MRS WILSON Ruth Kenley-Letts, Richard Laxton, Anna Symon, Ruth Wilson - Snowed-In Productions / BBC One
  • PATRICK MELROSE Production Team - Two Cities / SunnyMarch TV / Little Island Productions / Sky Atlantic

Kiri again!!

SINGLE DRAMA

  • BANDERSNATCH (BLACK MIRROR) Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones, David Slade, Russell McLean - House of Tomorrow / Netflix
  • CARE Donna Molloy, Colin McKeown, Jimmy McGovern, David Blair - LA Productions / BBC One
  • KILLED BY MY DEBT Joseph Bullman, Tahsin Guner, Chris Clough, Aysha Rafaele - BBC Studios: The Documentary Unit / BBC Three
  • THROUGH THE GATES (ON THE EDGE) Lisa Walters, Georgia Christou, Stella Coraddi - Blacklight TV / Channel 4

I do not technically have a horse in this game because I did not finish Bandersnatch by Black Mirror. HOWEVER, I do greatly enjoy the vast majority of their episodes (that do not feature bestiality or Choosing Your Own Adventure), so am choosing them. But not my own adventure.

SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA

  • CASUALTY Production Team – BBC Studios / BBC One
  • CORONATION STREET Production Team – ITV Studios / ITV
  • EASTENDERS Production Team – BBC Studios / BBC One
  • HOLLYOAKS Bryan Kirkwood, Emily Gascoyne, Colette Chard, Kevin Rundle – Lime Pictures / Channel 4

I'm not perfectly sure which it is, but the one(s) with the lesbians!

SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • ALEX JENNINGS Unforgotten - Mainstreet Pictures / ITV
  • BEN WHISHAW A Very English Scandal - Blueprint Pictures / BBC One
  • KIM BODNIA Killing Eve - Sid Gentle Films / BBC One
  • STEPHEN GRAHAM Save Me - World Productions / Sky Atlantic

Alex Jennings of Unforgotten of course, an excellent third series with an uncertain ending. Did I mention it features Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar??

 

And now!

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • BILLIE PIPER Collateral - The Forge Entertainment / BBC Two
  • FIONA SHAW Killing Eve - Sid Gentle Films / BBC One
  • KEELEY HAWES Mrs Wilson - Snowed-In Productions / BBC One
  • MONICA DOLAN A Very English Scandal - Blueprint Pictures / BBC One

I will have to go with Billie Piper of Collateral; I'm glad to see this show recognised as I think it was a good and important one. It also had Nicola Walker! This is Jeany Spark, not Billie Piper because I think she was much better. My choices are arbitrary and final.

This award irritates me; it's loaded with spoilers! I've blanked out the important bits

VIRGIN MEDIA’S MUST-SEE MOMENT (voted for by the public)

  • BODYGUARD Julia Montague *********** – World Productions/BBC One
  • CORONATION STREET Gail’s Monologue on the Suicide of Aidan Connor – ITV Studios/ITV
  • DOCTOR WHO Rosa Parks, The Doctor and Her Companions Make Sure Historical Moments Remain – BBC Studios/BBC One
  • KILLING EVE Eve ***********– Sid Gentle Films/BBC One
  • PETER KAY’S CAR SHARE The Finale – Goodnight Vienna Productions/BBC One
  • QUEER EYE Tom Completes His Transformation – Scout Productions / ITV Entertainment LLC / Netflix

Wow. There is so much to choose from, Bodyguard we've talked about but I will have to go with Peter Kay's Car Share Finale because it was AWESOME and I just loved that series.

**Honourable mention to Queer Eye which is one of the best shows on TV ever. I can't bring myself to recap it because I don't want to examine it, I just want to enjoy it. And I learned from recapping RuPaul's Drag Race, previously my favourite show in the world. Here, my pal Old Ain't Dead reviewed the third season for you: Queer Eye Season 3 Review.

The other awards are more technical, but Bodyguard and Killing Eve feature heavily, as does Patrick Melrose. Do you think the BAFTA judges really just watch 3-6 shows? Coz it looks a lot like the Academy Awards, right? Let me know who you're rooting for in May!

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