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BAFTA TV awards 2018: Line of Duty leads nominations

Line of Duty

Story by Jack Foley

GRITTY police drama Line of Duty leads the BAFTA TV nominations with a total of four.

The show is up for best drama series, best leading actress for Thandie Newton and best supporting actor for Adrian Dunbar. It is also shortlisted for must-see moment of 2017, the only BAFTA TV award voted for by the public.

Other notable nominations included Claire Foy, who was shortlisted for the second year running as best leading actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth in Netflix series The Crown.

Vanessa Kirby – who plays Princess Margaret in the series – received a nomination for best supporting actress, while the royal drama also picked up a nomination for best drama series.

The Crown was one of three shows to receive three nominations. BBC drama Three Girls and fellow Netflix show Black Mirror also scored a triple.

Black Mirror has two first-time nominees recognised for their performances: a leading actor nomination for Joe Cole for Hang The DJ, which is also nominated in the single drama category, and a supporting actor nomination for Jimmi Simpson for USS Callister.

In the best drama series category, Peaky Blinders and The End of the F***ing World complete the category.

Tim Pigott-Smith received a posthumous nomination for playing the titular role in BBC Two drama King Charles III. The TV play, which also received a nomination for best single drama, sees Prince Charles’ accession to the throne dissolve into political chaos when the monarch refuses to sign a parliamentary bill. It was adapted by Mike Bartlett from his play of the same name.

Pigott-Smith, who previously won a BAFTA for his role in the 1984 TV series The Jewel in the Crown, died last year.

Among the actresses to receive first-time nominations were Julie Hesmondhalgh, who was shortlisted as best supporting actress for her performance in ITV’s Broadchurch, in which she played rape victim Trish Winterman in the third and final season.

Anna Friel also received a nomination in the supporting actress category for Broken. Her co-star, Sean Bean, is nominated for best leading actor for his role as a Catholic priest in the BBC One drama.

Graham Norton received his 16th BAFTA nomination, picking up a nod for best entertainment performance for BBC One’s The Graham Norton Show, while Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have received a TV nomination for their show Saturday Night Takeaway.

Michelle Keegan and Ore Oduba announced the nominations at BAFTA on Wednesday. The awards take place on May 13, 2018, hosted by Sue Perkins.

The nominations in full

Leading actor
Sean Bean – Broken
Joe Cole – Hang the DJ (Black Mirror)
Tim Piggott-Smith – King Charles III
Jack Rowan – Born to Kill

Leading actress
Claire Foy – The Crown
Sinead Keenan – Little Boy Blue
Thandie Newton – Line of Duty
Molly Windsor – Three Girls

Supporting actress
Anna Friel – Broken
Julie Hesmondhalgh – Broadchurch
Liv Hill – Three Girls
Vanessa Kirby – The Crown

Supporting actor
Adrian Dunbar – Line of Duty
Anupam Kher – The Boy with the Topknot
Brian F. O’Byrne – Little Boy Blue
Jimmi Simpson – USS Callister (Black Mirror)

Entertainment performance
Adam Hills – The Last Leg
Michael McIntyre – Michael McIntyre’s Big Show
Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show
Sandi Toksvig – QI

Male performance in a comedy programme
Rob Brydon – The Trip to Spain
Asim Chaudhry – People Just Do Nothing
Toby Jones – Detectorists
Samson Kayo – Famalam

Female performance in a comedy programme
Daisy May Cooper – This Country
Sian Gibson – Peter Kay’s Car Share
Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe
Anna Maxwell Martin – Motherland

Drama series
The Crown
The End of the F****** World
Line of Duty
Peaky Blinders

Single drama
Against the Law
Hang the DJ
King Charles III
Murdered for Being Different

Howards End
The Moorside
The State
Three Girls

Soap and continuing drama
Coronation Street

Big Little Lies
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Vietnam War

Entertainment programme
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Britain’s Got Talent
Michael McIntyre’s Big Show
The Voice UK

Comedy and comedy entertainment programme
The Last Leg
Murder in Successville
Would I Lie to You?

Scripted comedy
Chewing Gum
This Country

Antiques Roadshow
Cruising with Jane McDonald
No More Boys and Girls
The Secret Life of the Zoo

Must-see moment
Blue Planet II – Mother pilot whale grieves
Doctor Who – The 13th Doctor is revealed
Game of Thrones – Viserion is killed by the Night King
Line of Duty – Huntley’s narrow escape
Love Island – Stormzy makes a surprise appearance
One Love Manchester – Ariana Grande sings One Last Time

Current affairs
Raped: My Story
Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad (Dispatches)
Undercover: Britain’s Immigration Secrets (Panorama)
White Right: Meeting The Enemy (Exposure)

Single documentary
Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me
Louis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia
One Deadly Weekend in America
Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad

Factual series
Catching a Killer

Reality and constructed factual
Celebrity Hunted
Love Island
Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds
The Real Full Monty

Specialist factual
Basquiat – Rage to Riches
Blitz: The Bombs that Changed Britain
Blue Planet II
Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents

News coverage
The Battle for Mosul (Sky News)
The Grenfell Tower Fire (Channel 4 News)
The Grenfell Tower Fire (ITV News at Ten)
The Rohingya Crisis (Sky News)

Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko (Sky Sports/Sky Sports Box Office)
Six Nations: Wales v England (BBC Sport/BBC One)
The Grand National (ITV Sport/ITV)
Uefa Women’s Euro semi-final: England v Neterlands (Whisper Films/Channel 4)

Live event
ITV News Election 2017 Live: The Results
One Love Manchester
Wild Alaska Live
World War One Remembered: Passchendael