The TV BAFTAs is one of the biggest events in the calendar for the stars of the small screen, with some of our favourite television faces being honoured for their work in front of the camera.
But as the likes of Claire Foy and Benedict Cumberbatch gear up for a big night at London’s Royal Festival Hall, there are some stars who won’t receive a mention tomorrow evening (Sunday 14 May).
So who are they, we hear you cry. Take a look….
‘The Night Manager’
Twitter went into meltdown when BAFTA announced this year’s nominations, as ‘The Night Manager’ didn’t appear to get quite the recognition fans had expected. Despite clocking up a shelf-worth of Emmys and Golden Globes this year, the spy drama received a nomination for Supporting Actor, played by Tom Hollander. In January, Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman all scooped Golden Globes for their parts in the series yet not a single one is nominated for an award this weekend. On hearing the news, one fan tweeted: “How has The Night Manager only been nominated for one actor TV BAFTA? Someone call HALO to get this remedied immediately.”
‘Line Of Duty’
Despite being one of the most talked about shows of recent times, ‘Line Of Duty’ has not been nominated for Best Drama. Daniel Mays, who played Sergeant Danny Waldron, has received a nomination for Supporting Actor and ‘Line Of Duty’ has made the shortlist for TV’s Must See Moment, but that’s about it. One viewer asked: “@Line_of_duty please can anyone tell me why this amazing drama is not up for a Best Drama BAFTA this time?” Good question.
Another TV drama, another snub. Although it is super-popular,’The Missing’ has not received a single BAFTA nomination this year. Millions of viewers, yet no nom. Is BAFTA Missing something? We think it might be, and so does this fan: “Have to agree – no Night Manager, no Line of Duty and no The Missing. Ridiculous.”
It is hard to believe that ‘Corrie’ hasn’t landed a nomination in the TV BAFTAs’ Soap & Continuing Drama category. But believe us, we’re not lying. The iconic ITV soap has missed out in place of ‘EastEnders’, ‘Hollyoaks’, ‘Emmerdale’ and ‘Casualty’. At least the stars of the cobbles can save a bit on train fare by not travelling down to London for the glitzy ceremony…
‘Game Of Thrones’
HBO’s ‘Games Of Thrones’ is up there as one of the most-watched shows on TV in the last six years. If you’re not a fan, you can bet your bottom dollar you know someone who is. So how exactly did it miss out on being nominated for the BAFTA TV’s International Award? One of life’s great mysteries. However, it may not walk away empty handed, as fans have been going wild by voting for it to win TV’s Must See Moment category. Like ‘Line Of Duty’, it also faces tough competition from…err…Ed Balls’ Gangnam Style routine on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
Gangster drama ‘Peaky Blinders’ has received widespread acclaim. In fact, one critic even said it is “the most intelligent, stylish and engrossing BBC drama in ages”. BAFTA might not feel the same way though. The show has completely escaped the nominations list this year. Totes criminal.
The Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards, 8pm, BBC One, Sunday 14 May 2017