Shortlist for Virgin TV's Must-See Moment is announced

 

3 April 2018

 

 

 

Shortlist for Virgin TV's Must-See Moment is announced
  • Shortlisted programmes represent the most-talked about TV moments of 2017
  • Public voting opens 3 April, 12pm for this year’s Virgin TV Must-See Moment
  • Winner announced at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards on Sunday 13 May 2018
     

LONDON, 3 APRIL 2018: Today, Virgin TV announces the six nominees for Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment Award.
 

The winner will be revealed during the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards, hosted by Sue Perkins on Sunday 13 May at the Royal Festival Hall, London. Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment is the only award presented on the night to be voted for by the British public.
 

Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment celebrates the on-screen moments that truly resonated with TV fans across the UK. The award showcases the most talked about TV of 2017, recognising the unforgettable television that had the nation gripped - the emotional scenes, the cliff-hangers, the laugh-out-loud and edge-of-your-seat moments.


The top six Must-See Moment nominees are:
 


Members of the public can vote for their favourite Must-See Moment online virginmedia.com/bafta and will also have the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win tickets to the event. For the second year, Virgin TV customers can vote through their television, via their TiVo® or V6 box. Voting opens on Tuesday 3 April (from midday) and closes on 1 May (at 5pm).


David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin TV said:
“We launched Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment last year and it immediately caught the nation’s imagination. Great television deserves to be celebrated and this year’s shortlist is packed with powerful moments that gripped the nation - now it’s up to the public to get voting and pick their favourite.”


Krishnendu Majumdar, Chair of BAFTA’s Television Committee, said:
“Alongside our title sponsor Virgin TV, we are excited to announce this year’s nominees for the Virgin TV Must-See Moment. The award recognises the most talked about moment on television last year and puts the power of the vote in the hands of the public. I look forward to seeing the winning moment when it’s revealed at the ceremony on Sunday, 13 May.”


Quote from Virgin TV Ambassador and TV critic Caitlin Moran:
“2017 has been a tumultuous year and television has reflected that. Conversations that started on social media poured over onto television and visa-versa. This years Virgin TV Must-See Moment selection is notable in how often TV took a global conversation and boiled it down to one dramatic minute, one beautiful laugh or a moment where you sat back in your seat and went oh my gosh, that has changed the way that I think… but which ones are you going to vote for?”


The full list of the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards nominees will be announced on Wednesday 4th April at 7am, live on Facebook (facebook.com/bafta) and Twitter (@BAFTA).


Notes to editors


For accreditation, photography, BAFTA logos, press releases and more visit www.bafta.org/press


About the Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment nominations: virginmedia.com/bafta


#MustSeeMoment #BAFTATV

 

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Sky Atlantic Game of Thrones
- Viserion is Killed by the Night King

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Based on the bestselling book series by George R.R. Martin (a co-EP) and fuelled by storylines that have gone beyond the narratives set forth in those novels, Game of Thrones is set in the fantasy continents of Westeros and Essos, where summer can last years and winter (which is finally arriving) can last even longer. With David Benioff and D.B. Weiss again serving as showrunners, Season 7 was shot in Northern Ireland, Spain and Iceland.


BBC One Doctor Who
- The Thirteenth Doctor Revealed

A mysterious hooded figure walks through a wooded glade to the sounds of nature and birdsong. The sounds of the Tardis emerge and a hooded figure pulls back their hood to reveal Jodie Whittaker.  She then walks off towards the newly materialised Tardis. The thirteenth Doctor is revealed.


BBC One Love Manchester
Ariana Grande Sings ‘One Last Time

One Love Manchester was held on 4 June 2017. The concert was organised in response to the terrorist bombing attack at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena two weeks earlier. Fans that were at the 22 May concert were able to obtain free entry at Old Trafford Cricket Ground. The show ended with Ariana singing ‘One Last Time’ whilst her fans sang along with her.


BBC One Blue Planet II
- Mother Pilot Whale Grieves

During the course of making Blue Planet II we discovered great beauty, complexity and intelligence in our oceans. But we also witnessed great change. Many large creatures have become contaminated by chemical pollution: so much so, that the baby pilot whale may even have been poisoned by its own mother’s milk.

And scientists are investigating the role plastics may play in this contamination, as a wide variety of sea creatures are known to consume it. If we are to prevent these kind of tragedies, we are going to have to stop polluting our oceans.


BBC One Line of Duty
- Huntley’s Narrow Escape

DCI Huntley suspects Tim Ifield and turns up at his house at night. A row breaks out and after a scuffle Huntley hits her head on a table and lies unconscious on the floor. Realising Huntley has no pulse, Ifield sets about disposing of the body with a chainsaw. At the last minute, Huntley awakes….

 

 

For further information:

 

Jennifer Tetteh at Influence

T: 07852 203 621

E: jennifer@weareinfluence.london

 

Lois Kettlewell at Influence

T: 07712 548 960

E: loiskettlewell@weareinfluence.london

 

Hep Kwakye-Saka at freuds

T: 020 3003 6482

E: hep.ksaka@freuds.com

 

Olivia McKee, Virgin Media

T: 0333 000 2900

E: Press@virginmedia.co.uk

 

 

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About the Media Panel

The media panel was made up of key entertainment and media journalists across print, TV, radio and online outlets. The panel debated over a long list of TV moments that aired between 1 January and 31 December 2017, to create the six shortlisted programmes eligible for public vote.


About BAFTA

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For advice and inspiration from the best creative minds in working in film, games and television, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.