Nominations for the 2023 BAFTA TV awards have arrived.
Hits including The Traitors, The White Lotus and The Crown are among the big successes.
Ben Wishaw’s This is Going to Hurt, an adaptation of Adam Kay’s account of being an NHS junior doctor has received a total of six nominations along with Martin Freeman’s Liverpool-set drama The Responder.
Scottish actor Jack Lowden has been nominated in the supporting actor category for his part in the Apple TV+ adaptation of Slow Horses.
Bad Sisters, The Crown, The English and Slow Horses have five nominations each.
Other big names nominated in acting categories include Sarah Lancashire, Kate Winslet, Cillian Murphy and Daniel Radcliffe.
Lancashire won critical acclaim for her role in Happy Valley, however the series aired too recently to be eligible for this year’s awards.
She is nominated for her portrayal of US TV chef Julia Child in HBO’s Julia.
Radcliffe secured his first BAFTA TV nomination, in the male performance in a comedy programme category, for his portrayal of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, the US singer known for his musical parodies, in the Roku biopic, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.
This Is Going To Hurt author Kay said he was “thrilled” that the screen adaptation had been recognised by BAFTA, adding: “This show is a love letter to the NHS and the staff who work there.”
The first season of reality show The Traitors has been recognised for best reality show along with host Claudia Winkleman for best entertainment performance.
Internationally, Netflix hit Wednesday has received nomination along with The White Lotus, The Bear and Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
In the features category, Joe Lycett vs Beckham: Got Your Back At Xmas, which saw the comedian prank the England player for his promotion of Qatar, is nominated.
The Queen’s State Funeral on the BBC and the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations have been nominated for best live event along with the Concert For Ukraine on ITV.
Overall the BBC gained a total of 81 nominations across both TV and craft categories, while Channel 4 was second with 33, Netflix has 24 and ITV 19.
Jane Millichip, chief executive of BAFTA, said: “Huge congratulations to all our nominees.
“Today a record number of entries in television and craft resulted in 128 nominations, demonstrating fantastic strength and depth in programming and talent in 2022.
“We are also delighted to launch a brilliant new TV awards partnership with P&O Cruises, who will not only be our partners on this extraordinary celebration of creative excellence, they will also be providing valuable support for our remit as a leading arts charity.”
Sara Putt, deputy chair of BAFTA and chair of BAFTA’s Television Committee, said: “These nominations reflect some of those changes we are seeing today, and will continue to see in the future.
“The BAFTA Elevate and BAFTA Breakthrough talent schemes have also supported a number of first-time nominees across categories – so if you haven’t seen some of these nominated programmes, do watch them.”
The awards will take place on May 14 hosted by comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan.
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