Bafta TV Awards 2022: It's A Sin leads nominations for TV's big night out

It's A Sin is up for seven awards in total. Credit: Channel 4

Channel 4 drama It’s A Sin is leading the nominations at the Bafta TV Awards taking place on Sunday evening after receiving seven in total.

The series, written and created by Russell T Davies, follows a group of gay men and their friends as they navigate the UK’s Aids crisis throughout the 1980s and early '90s.

Years and Years singer Olly Alexander is in the running for the best leading actor award for his role in the show.

He faces competition from David Thewlis for Landscapers, Hugh Quarshie for Stephen, Samuel Adewunmi for You Don’t Know Me, Sean Bean for Time and Stephen Graham for Help.

Graham is a double nominee, also recognised for BBC prison drama Time in the supporting actor category.

Elsewhere, Virgin Media's Must-See Moment Award looks set to go to Strictly Come Dancing for winner and first ever deaf contestant Rose Ayling-Ellis' dance with Giovanni Pernice.

The couple paused the music and danced in silence as a tribute to the deaf community.

Rose Ayling-Ellis made history as the first deaf contestant on Strictly Come Dancing. She went on to win with partner Giovanni Pernice. Credit: PA

The award, which is the only one voted for by the public, celebrates the diversity of British TV and the moments that got the nation talking, tweeting and laughing in 2021.

The awards, which will be hosted by comedian Richard Ayoade, will celebrate the best of British television and see celebrities including Nicola Coughlan, Jodie Comer and Ant and Dec walk the red carpet at the Royal Festival Hall on Southbank.

Brit award-winning singer George Ezra will kick things off with a performance of his new single Green Green Grass.

During the ceremony, awards will be presented by a variety of recognisable faces from British television and beyond, including Sex Education’s Aimee Lou Wood, Oscar winner Olivia Colman, Olympic champion Tom Daley and Heartstopper star Joe Locke.

Martin Freeman, Katie Piper, Lee Mack, Lorraine Kelly, Michelle Keegan, Ncuti Gatwa, Munya Chawawa, Ross Kemp, Yung Filly and Rochelle Humes will also present awards throughout the evening.

The awards will be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on May 8 at 6pm.

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Who is nominated for which award?

Comedy Entertainment Programme

  • THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW Graham Norton, Graham Stuart, Jon Magnusson, Toby Baker, Catherine Strauss, Pete Snell - So Television/BBC One

  • THE LATEISH SHOW WITH MO GILLIGAN Rhe-an Archibald, Ben Wicks, Tim Dean, Pollyanna McGirr, David Geli, Mo Gilligan - Expectation, Momo G/Channel 4

  • RACE AROUND BRITAIN Ben Wicks, Andy Brown, Munya Chawawa, Trent Williams-Jones, Claire Cook, Kevin Muyolo - Expectation, Munz Made It/YouTube

  • THE RANGANATION Ruth Phillips, Richard Cohen, Mark Barrett, Barbara Wiltshire, Debra Blenkinsop, Helena Parkhill – Zeppotron/BBC Two

Current Affairs

  • FEARLESS: THE WOMEN FIGHTING PUTIN (EXPOSURE) Sarah Collinson, David Henshaw, David Alter, Sasha Odynova, Ksenia Barakovskaya - Hardcash Productions, The Economist/ITV

  • FOUR HOURS AT THE CAPITOL Jamie Roberts, Will Grayburn, Dan Reed - AMOS Pictures/BBC Two

  • THE MEN WHO SELL FOOTBALL (AL JAZEERA INVESTIGATIONS) Phil Rees, David Harrison, Jason Gwynne, Sarah Yeo, Nicholas Dove, Naji Tamimi - Al Jazeera I-Unit/Al Jazeera English

  • TRUMP TAKES ON THE WORLD Norma Percy, Tim Stirzaker, Sam Collins, Tania Rakhmanova, Lucy Hetherington, Greg Sanderson - Brook Lapping, Les Films D’ici, Arte France/BBC Two


  • THE CHASE Michael Kelpie, Martin Scott, Helen Tumbridge, Hester Davies, Christina Clayton, Mick Thomas – Potato/ITV

  • MONEYBAGS David Flynn, Michelle Woods, Aaron Rosenthal, Louisa Benger, Shaun Parry, Mike Maclaine - Youngest Media/Channel 4

  • RICHARD OSMAN'S HOUSE OF GAMES Tamara Gilder, Breid McLoone, Tom Banks, Abby Brakewell, John Smith, Sarah Boyce - Remarkable Television/BBC Two

  • STEPH'S PACKED LUNCH Ben Wicks, Rebecca Papworth, Vivek Sharma, Steph McGovern, Alan Clayton, Derek Hallworth – Expectation, Can Can Productions/Channel 4

Drama Series

  • IN MY SKIN Kayleigh Llewellyn, Nerys Evans, Molly Manners, Sophie Francis – Expectation/BBC Three

  • MANHUNT: THE NIGHT STALKER Ed Whitmore, Marc Evans, Jo Willett, Evie Bergson-Korn, Philippa Braithwaite - Buffalo Pictures/ITV

  • UNFORGOTTEN Production Team - Mainstreet Pictures/ITV

  • VIGIL Tom Edge, Simon Heath, Jake Lushington, Angie Daniell, James Strong, Isabelle Sieb - World Productions/BBC One

Entertainment Performance

  • ALISON HAMMOND I Can See Your Voice – Thames/BBC One

  • BIG ZUU Big Zuu's Big Eats – Boom/Dave

  • GRAHAM NORTON The Graham Norton Show - So Television/BBC One

  • JOE LYCETT Joe Lycett's Got Your Back - Rumpus Media, My Options Were Limited/Channel 4

  • MICHAEL MCINTYRE Michael McIntyre's The Wheel - Hungry McBear Media/BBC One

  • SEAN LOCK 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown – Zeppotron/Channel 4

Entertainment Programme

  • AN AUDIENCE WITH ADELE Adele, Jonathan Dickins, Sally Wood, Ben Winston, Lou Fox, Bex Hampson - Fulwell 73, Onward, Sony, Columbia/ITV

  • ANT & DEC'S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY Production Team - Lifted Entertainment, Mitre Studios/ITV

  • LIFE & RHYMES Production Team - CPL Productions, Licklemor Productions/Sky Arts

  • STRICTLY COME DANCING Production Team - BBC Studios/BBC One

Factual Series

  • THE DETECTIVES: FIGHTING ORGANISED CRIME Production Team - Minnow Films, Open University/BBC Two

  • 9/11: ONE DAY IN AMERICA Caroline Marsden, Daniel Bogado, TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay, David Glover - 72 Films/National Geographic

  • UNDERCOVER POLICE: HUNTING PAEDOPHILES Joe Mather, Simon Ford, Jamie Pickup, Mark Casebow, Charlie MacDonald, Juliet Piper - BBC Studios/Channel 4

  • UPRISING Production Team - Rogan Productions, Lammas Park, Turbine Studios/BBC One


  • BIG ZUU'S BIG EATS Sam Grace, Alex Gilman, Chris Faith, Lucy Blatch, Big Zuu, Rohan Minhas - Boom/Dave

  • MORTIMER & WHITEHOUSE: GONE FISHING Paul Whitehouse, Bob Mortimer, Lisa Clark, Stephanie Fyfe, Rob Gill - Owl Power/BBC Two

  • SORT YOUR LIFE OUT Charlotte Brookes, Kurt Seywald, James Callum, Lucy Blatch, Michael Hyland, Demi Doyle - Optomen Television/BBC One

  • THE GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE Production Team – Love Productions/BBC One

Female performance in a comedy programme

  • AIMEE LOU WOOD Sex Education - Eleven Film/Netflix

  • AISLING BEA This Way Up – Merman Television/Channel 4

  • ANJANA VASAN We Are Lady Parts – Working Title Television/Channel 4

  • NATASIA DEMETRIOU Stath Lets Flats - Roughcut TV/Channel 4

  • ROSE MATAFEO Starstruck - Avalon/BBC Three

  • SOPHIE WILLAN Alma's Not Normal – Expectation/BBC Two


  • CALL MY AGENT! Harold Valentin, Aurélien Larger, Dominique Besnehard, Michel Feller - Mon Voisin Productions, Mother Productions, France Télévisions/Netflix

  • LUPIN Production Team - Gaumont Télévision/Netflix

  • MARE OF EASTTOWN Production Team - wiip Studios, The Low Dweller Productions, Juggle Productions, Mayhem, Zobot Projects, HBO/Sky Atlantic

  • SQUID GAME Hwang Dong-hyuk, Kim Ji-Yeon - Siren Pictures/Netflix

  • SUCCESSION Production Team - Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries, Gary Sanchez Productions, HBO/Sky Atlantic

  • THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD Barry Jenkins, Colson Whitehead, Adele Romanski, Mark Ceryak, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner - Plan B, PASTEL, Big Indie, Amazon Studios/Amazon Prime

Leading actor

  • DAVID THEWLIS Landscapers – SISTER, South of the River Pictures/Sky Atlantic

  • HUGH QUARSHIE Stephen - HTM Television/ITV

  • OLLY ALEXANDER It's A Sin - Red Production Company/Channel 4

  • SAMUEL ADEWUNMI You Don't Know Me - Snowed-In Productions/BBC One

  • SEAN BEAN Time - BBC Studios/BBC One

  • STEPHEN GRAHAM Help – The Forge Entertainment, One Shoe Films/ Channel 4

Leading actress

  • DENISE GOUGH Too Close - Snowed-In Productions/ITV

  • EMILY WATSON Too Close - Snowed-In Productions/ITV

  • JODIE COMER Help - The Forge Entertainment, One Shoe Films/Channel 4

  • KATE WINSLET Mare of Easttown - wiip Studios, The Low Dweller Productions, Juggle Productions, Mayhem, Zobot Projects, HBO/Sky Atlantic

  • LYDIA WEST It's A Sin - Red Production Company/Channel 4

  • NIAMH ALGAR Deceit - Story Films/Channel 4

Live event

  • THE BRIT AWARDS 2021 Production Team - BRITS TV/ITV

  • THE EARTHSHOT PRIZE 2021 Production Team - BBC Studios/BBC One


  • SPRINGWATCH 2021 Production Team - BBC Studio/ BBC Two

Male performance in a comedy programme

  • JAMIE DEMETRIOU Stath Lets Flats -Roughcut TV/Channel 4

  • JOE GILGUN Brassic – Calamity Films/Sky Max

  • NCUTI GATWA Sex Education - Eleven Film /Netflix

  • SAMSON KAYO Bloods -Roughcut TV, Sky Studios/Sky One

  • STEVE COOGAN This Time with Alan Partridge - Baby Cow Productions/BBC One

  • TIM RENKOW Jerk – Roughcut TV/BBC Three


  • IT'S A SIN Russell T Davies, Nicola Shindler, Peter Hoar, Phil Collinson - Red Production Company/Channel 4

  • LANDSCAPERS Will Sharpe, Ed Sinclair, Katie Carpenter, Olivia Colman, Jane Featherstone, Chris Fry – SISTER, South of the River Pictures/Sky Atlantic

  • STEPHEN Mark Redhead, Madonna Baptiste, Alrick Riley, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Joe Cottrell Boyce, Jessica Sharkey - HTM Television/ITV

  • TIME Jimmy McGovern, Tom Sherry, Lewis Arnold, Simon Maloney, Michael Parke, Andrew Morrissey - BBC Studios/BBC One

News coverage

  • CHANNEL 4 NEWS: BLACK TO FRONT Production Team - Channel 4 News/Channel 4

  • GOOD MORNING BRITAIN: SHAMIMA BEGUM Production Team - ITV Studios Daytime/ITV


  • SKY NEWS: AFGHANISTAN: ENDGAME Production Team - Sky News/Sky News

Reality and constructed factual

  • GOGGLEBOX Production Team - Studio Lambert/Channel 4

  • MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT UK Murray Boland, Dermot Caulfield, Danielle Lux, Sharyn Mills, Rachel Viner, James Kayler - CPL Productions/E4

  • RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE UK RuPaul Charles, Fenton Bailey, Tom Campbell, Bruce McCoy, Sally Miles, Matt Green - World of Wonder Productions/BBC Three

  • THE DOG HOUSE Production Team - Five Mile Films/Channel 4

Scripted comedy

  • ALMA'S NOT NORMAL Sophie Willan, Gill Isles, Andrew Chaplin, Nerys Evans – Expectation/BBC Two

  • MOTHERLAND Holly Walsh, Helen Serafinowicz, Barunka O’Shaughnessy, Caroline Norris, Sharon Horgan, Clelia Mountford – Merman Television, Twofour/BBC Two

  • STATH LETS FLATS Jamie Demetriou, Seb Barwell, Andrew Gaynord, Ash Atalla - Roughcut TV/Channel 4

  • WE ARE LADY PARTS Production Team - Working Title Television/Channel 4

Short form programme

  • HOLLYOAKS SAVED MY LIFE (HOLLYOAKS IRL) Rachel Hardy, Alan Toner, Graham Gallery – Lime Pictures/YouTube

  • OUR LAND Alexandra Genova, Alfred Thirolle - Alexandra Genova/Together TV

  • PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW Juliet Riddell, James Graham, Tom Hannen, Franklin Dow - Financial Times, Sonia Friedman Productions/Financial Times

  • PLEASE HELP Lucy Pearman, Ben Mallaby, David Simpson - Tiger Aspect Productions/BBC Three

Single documentary

  • 9/11: INSIDE THE PRESIDENT'S WAR ROOM Adam Wishart, Neil Grant, Serena Kennedy, Simon Finch - Wish/Art Films, Apple TV+/BBC One

  • GRENFELL: THE UNTOLD STORY James Newton, Daisy Ayliffe, Emma Lysaght, Kirsty Cunningham, Jessie Versluys – BBC Studios/Channel 4

  • MY CHILDHOOD, MY COUNTRY - 20 YEARS IN AFGHANISTAN Phil Grabsky, Shoaib Sharifi, Amanda Wilkie, Clive Mattock - Seventh Art Productions/ITV

  • NAIL BOMBER: MAN HUNT Production Team - Expectation/Netflix

Single drama

  • DEATH OF ENGLAND: FACE TO FACE Clint Dyer, Dixie Linder, David Sabel, Rufus Norris, Christine Schwarzman, Roy Williams - National Theatre, Sabel Productions, Cuba Pictures/Sky Arts

  • HELP Production Team - The Forge Entertainment, One Shoe Films/Channel 4

  • I AM VICTORIA Dominic Savage, Krishnendu Majumdar, Richard Yee, Suranne Jones, Josh Hyams, David Charap - Me + You Productions/Channel 4

  • TOGETHER Production Team - Shoebox Films, Sonia Friedman Productions, BBC Film/BBC Two

Soap and Continuing drama

  • CASUALTY Deborah Sathe, Loretta Preece, Debbie Biggins, Jenny Thompson, Sarah Beeson – BBC Studios/BBC One

  • CORONATION STREET Production Team – ITV Studios/ITV

  • EMMERDALE Production Team – ITV Studios/ITV

  • HOLBY CITY Production Team – BBC Studios/BBC One

Specialist factual

  • BLACK POWER: A BRITISH STORY OF RESISTANCE George Amponsah, Helen Bart, Steve McQueen, James Rogan, Soleta Rogan, Tracey Scoffield - Rogan Productions, Lammas Park, Turbine Studios/BBC Two

  • FREDDIE MERCURY: THE FINAL ACT James Rogan, Daniel Hall, Chris Wilson, Mark Hedgecoe, Soleta Rogan, Simon Lupton - Rogan Productions/BBC Two

  • THE MISSING CHILDREN Production Team - TrueNevision/ITV



  • THE ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX Production Team - Sky Sports, Formula 1/Sky Sports Formula 1

  • ITV RACING: THE GRAND NATIONAL Mark Demuth, Paul McNamara, Paul Cooper, Tasleem Hasham-Laywood, Rob Oldham, Jon Harris – ITV Sport/ITV

  • TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS Production Team – BBC Sport/BBC One

  • UEFA EURO 2020 SEMI-FINAL: ENGLAND V DENMARK Mark Demuth, Paul McNamara, Phil Heslop, Maggie Price, Roger Pearce, Stuart Smith – ITV Sport/ITV

Supporting actor

  • CALLUM SCOTT HOWELLS It's A Sin - Red Production Company/Channel 4

  • DAVID CARLYLE It's A Sin - Red Production Company/Channel 4

  • MATTHEW MACFADYEN Succession - Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries, Gary Sanchez Productions, HBO/Sky Atlantic

  • NONSO ANOZIE Sweet Tooth - Warner Bros. Television/Netflix

  • OMARI DOUGLAS It's A Sin - Red Production Company/Channel 4

  • STEPHEN GRAHAM Time - BBC Studios/BBC One

Supporting actress

  • CATHY TYSON Help - The Forge Entertainment, One Shoe Films/Channel 4

  • CELINE BUCKENS Showtrial - World Productions/BBC One

  • EMILY MORTIMER The Pursuit of Love - Open Book Productions, Moonage Pictures, Amazon Studios/BBC One

  • JESSICA PLUMMER The Girl Before – 42/BBC One

  • LEAH HARVEY Foundation - Skydance Television, Phantom Four/Apple TV+

  • TAHIRAH SHARIF The Tower – Mammoth Screen, Windhover Films/ITV

Virgin Media's must-see moment (voted for by the public)

  • AN AUDIENCE WITH ADELE Adele’s surprised by the teacher who changed her life - Fulwell 73, Onward, Sony, Columbia/ITV

  • I’M A CELEBRITY… GET ME OUT OF HERE! Ant and Dec dig at Downing Street’s lockdown parties - Lifted Entertainment/ITV

  • IT’S A SIN Colin’s devastating AIDS diagnosis - RED Production Company/Channel 4

  • RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE UK ‘UK Hun?’ – Bimini’s verse - World of Wonder/BBC Three

  • SQUID GAME Red Light, Green Light game - Siren Pictures/Netflix

  • STRICTLY COME DANCING Rose and Giovanni’s silent dance to ‘Symphony’ - BBC Studios/BBC One