Bafta TV Awards 2019 nominations: Who are the nominees at this year's ceremony?

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The Bafta TV awards kick off later on Sunday, as the stars gather in London for the ceremony, honoring the best of the small screen.

This year, hit shows Killing Eve and the Bodyguard go up against each other in the best drama series category.

Both shows received critical acclaim when they were broadcast on UK screens earlier this year.

BBC One counter-terror drama Informer and Save Me, a Sky Atlantic six-part series centred around a father's quest to find his missing daughter, are the other shows holding up the drama series category.

Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer are both in the running for leading actress. Credit: AP

Killing Eve, written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, leads the nominations, with five nominations and a leading actress double.

Its two main stars - Jodie Comer who plays assassin Villanelle and Sandra Oh taking up the role of MI5 agent Eve Polastri - are both in the running for the leading actress award.

The darkly comic crime drama also has nods in the supporting actor and actress categories, for Kim Bodnia who plays Villanelle's mentor Konstantin and Fiona Shaw's Carolyn Martens.

The cat-and-mouse drama first aired in the US on BBC America, and is nominated despite Bafta's own rules stating a programme must have premiered in the UK.

Bodyguard, which stars Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes, is nominated for best drama series. Credit: PA

Bafta said there was "significant creative contribution from key UK talent throughout the production" and "the television committee is the arbiter of all eligibility".

A Very English Scandal - a mini-series about British Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe who was accused of conspiracy to murder his homosexual ex-lover and forced to stand trial in 1979 - has been shortlisted four times, including Leading Actor and Supporting Actor nominations for Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw.

Bodyguard, the show which had viewers on the edge of their seats last year, has a nod for best actress, for Keeley Hawes.

She played a home secretary in Jed Mercurio's thriller, which aired on BBC One.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Hugh Grant are among the nominees in the leading actor field and Ant and Dec have been nominated for best entertainment performance for Saturday Night Takeaway.

Ant McPartlin will be back on the red carpet after stepping away from his TV roles following his arrest for drink-driving.

Ant said it felt good to be back on the red carpet with Dec and added the public's support "meant the world" to him.

Danny Dyer, Holly Willoughby, Steve Coogan and Sir Lenny Henry are among some of the presenters at the ceremony, taking place at the Royal Festival Hall.

Graham Norton will be fronting the awards ceremony from Royal Festival Hall. Credit: PA
  • Bafta TV Awards 2019 nominations:

Comedy entertainment programme

  • The Big Narstie Show, Channel 4

  • The Last Leg, Channel 4

  • A League of their Own, Sky One

  • Would I Lie to You?, BBC One

Current affairs

  • Football’s Wall of Silence (Al Jazeera Investigations), Al Jazeera English

  • Iran Unveiled: Taking on the Ayatollas (Exposure), ITV

  • Massacre at Ballymurphy, Channel 4

  • Myanmar’s Killing Fields (Dispatches), Channel 4

Drama series

  • Bodyguard, BBC1

  • Informer, BBC1

  • Killing Eve, BBC1

  • Save Me, Sky Atlantic

Bodyguard is up for drama series. Credit: PA

Entertainment performance

  • Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV

  • David Mitchell, Would I Lie To You?, BBC1

  • Lee Mack, Would I Lie To You?, BBC1

  • Rachel Parris, The Mash Report, BBC2

Entertainment programme

  • Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV

  • Britain’s Got Talent, ITV

  • Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, BBC1

  • Strictly Come Dancing, BBC1

Factual series

  • 24 Hours in A&E, Channel 4

  • Life and Death Row: The Mass Execution, BBC3

  • Louis Theroux’s Altered States, BBC2

  • Prison, Channel 4

Strictly Come Dancing is also up for an award. Credit: PA


  • Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip, ITV

  • The Great British Bake Off, Channel 4

  • Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, BBC2

  • Who Do You Think You Are?, BBC1

Female performance in a comedy programme

  • Daisy May Cooper, This Country, BBC3

  • Jessica Hynes, There She Goes, BBC4

  • Julia Davis, Sally4Ever, Sky Atlantic

  • Lesley Manville, Mum, BBC2

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  • 54 Hours: The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis, BBC4

  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Channel 4

  • Reporting Trump’s First Year: The Fourth Estate (Storyville), BBC2

  • Succession, Sky Atlantic

Louis Theroux’s Altered States is on the shortlist. Credit: PA

Leading actor

  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose, Sky Atlantic

  • Chance Perdomo, Killed By My Debt, BBC3

  • Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal, BBC1

  • Lucian Msamati, Kiri, Channel 4

Leading actress

  • Jodie Comer, Killing Eve, BBC1

  • Keeley Hawes, Bodyguard, BBC1

  • Ruth Wilson, Mrs Wilson, BBC1

  • Sandra Oh, Killing Eve, BBC1

Live event

  • Open Heart Surgery: Live, Channel 5

  • Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, BBC1

  • The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, BBC1

  • Stand Up to Cancer, Channel 4

Benedict Cumberbatch is up for leading actor. Credit: PA

Male performance in a comedy programme

  • Alex Macqueen, Sally4Ever, Sky Atlantic

  • Jamie Demetriou, Stath Lets Flats, Channel 4

  • Peter Mullan, Mum, BBC2

  • Steve Pemberton, Inside No. 9, BBC2


  • A Very English Scandal, BBC1

  • Kiri, Channel 4

  • Mrs Wilson, BBC1

  • Patrick Melrose, Sky Atlantic

News coverage

  • Bullying and Harassment in the House of Commons, Newsnight, BBC2

  • Cambridge Analytica Uncovered, Channel 4

  • Good Morning Britain: On a Knife Edge, ITV

  • Good Morning Britain: Thomas Markle Exclusive, ITV

Peter Mullan is also up for an award. Credit: PA

Reality and constructed factual

  • Dragons’ Den, BBC2

  • I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, ITV

  • Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, Channel 4

  • The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night, ITV

Scripted comedy

  • Derry Girls, Channel 4

  • Mum, BBC2

  • Sally4Ever, Sky Atlantic

  • Stath Lets Flats, Channel 4

Short form programme

  • Bovril Pam (Snatches from Women’s Lives), BBC4

  • The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk, BBC iPlayer

  • Missed Call, Real Stories

  • Wonderdate, BBC iPlayer

For scripted comedy, Derry Girls is up for an award. Credit: PA

Single documentary

  • Driven: The Billy Monger Story, BBC3

  • Gun No. 6, BBC2

  • My Dad, the Peace Deal and Me, BBC1

  • School for Stammerers, ITV

Single drama

  • Black Mirror – Bandersnatch, Netflix

  • Care, BBC1

  • Killed by my Debt, BBC3

  • On the Edge – Through the Gates, Channel 4

Soap and continuing drama

  • Casualty, BBC1

  • Coronation Street, ITV

  • EastEnders, BBC1

  • Hollyoaks, Channel 4

Black Mirror's Bandersnatch is up for a gong. Credit: PA

Specialist factual

  • Bros: After the Screaming Stops, BBC4

  • Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage, Channel 4

  • Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley, BBC1

  • Superkids: Breaking Away from Care, Channel 4


  • 2018 Six Nations: Scotland v England, BBC1

  • 2018 World Cup Quarter Final: England v Sweden, BBC1

  • England’s Test Cricket, Sky Sports Cricket

  • Winter Olympics, BBC2

Supporting actor

  • Alex Jennings, Unforgotten, ITV

  • Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal, BBC1

  • Kim Bodnia, Killing Eve, BBC1

  • Stephen Graham, Save Me, Sky Atlantic

Billie Piper is one of four nominated for supporting actress. Credit: PA

Supporting actress

  • Billie Piper, Collateral, BBC2

  • Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve, BBC1

  • Keeley Hawes, Mrs Wilson, BBC1

  • Monica Dolan, A Very English Scandal, BBC1

Virgin Media's must-see moment

  • Coronation Street – Gail’s monologue on the suicide of Aidan Connor, ITV

  • Doctor Who – Rosa Parks, the Doctor and her companions make sure historical moments remain, BBC1

  • Killing Eve – Eve stabs Villanelle, BBC1

  • Peter Kay’s Car Share – The Finale, BBC1

  • Bodyguard – The bomb during Julia Montague’s speech, BBC1

  • Queer Eye – Tom completes his transformation, Netflix

Sir Graham Norton fronts The Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, which airs at 8pm on BBC One tonight.