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2020 Virgin Media BAFTAs: the nominees

2020 Virgin Media BAFTAs: the nominees


With the biggest night in the telly calendar almost upon us, discover who will be battling it out for the gongs

By Virgin TV Edit

The 2020 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards will be held behind closed doors by host Richard Ayoade live on BBC One on Friday 31 July, but you should still expect an epic celebration of top TV from the past 12 months. Because who says you can’t do glitz and glamour from the comfort of your sofa?


This year sees factual drama Chernobyl lead the way with an impressive 14 nominations, while royally good drama The Crown, Fleabag and Giri/Haji are also well represented among the incredible nominees.


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Read on to find out who has been nominated for the 2020 Virgin Media BAFTAs…


Leading Actress

Glenda Jackson – Elizabeth Is Missing

Jodie Comer – Killing Eve

Samantha Morton – I Am Kirsty

Suranne Jones – Gentleman Jack


Leading Actor

Callum Turner – The Capture

Jared Harris – Chernobyl

Stephen Graham – The Virtues

Takehiro Hira – Giri/Haji


Supporting Actress

Helen Behan – The Virtues

Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown

Jasmine Jobson – Top Boy

Naomi Ackie – The End Of The F***ing World


Supporting Actor

Joe Absolom – A Confession

Josh O’Connor – The Crown

Stellan Skarsgård – Chernobyl

Will Sharpe – Giri/Haji


Female Performance In A Comedy Programme

Gbemisola Ikumelo – Famalam

Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag

Sarah Kendall – Frayed

Sian Clifford – Fleabag


Male Performance In A Comedy Programme

Guz Khan – Man Like Mobeen

Jamie Demetriou – Stath Lets Flats

Ncuti Gatwa – Sex Education

Youssef Kerkour – Home


Entertainment Performance

Frankie Boyle – Frankie Boyle’s New World Order

Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show

Lee Mack – Would I Lie To You?

Mo Gilligan – The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan


Drama Series

The Crown

The End Of The F***ing World

Gentleman Jack



Scripted Comedy


Derry Girls


Stath Lets Flats



A Confession


The Victim

The Virtues


Single Drama

Brexit: The Uncivil War

Elizabeth Is Missing

The Left Behind

Responsible Child


Soap & Continuing Drama


Coronation Street


Holby City






When They See Us


Entertainment Programme

The Greatest Dancer

The Rap Game UK

Strictly Come Dancing

The Voice UK


Comedy Entertainment Programme

The Graham Norton Show

The Last Leg

The Ranganation



Reality & Constructed Factual

Celebrity Gogglebox

Harry’s Heroes: The Full English

Race Across The World

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK


Single Documentary

The Abused

David Harewood: Psychosis And Me

The Family Secret

The Last Survivors



Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back

The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing



Factual Series

Crime And Punishment

Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer

Leaving Neverland

Our Dementia Choir With Vicky McClure



2019 Rugby World Cup Final: England v South Africa

ICC Cricket World Cup Final

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 Semi-Final: England v USA

Wimbledon 2019 Men’s Final


Live Event

Blue Planet Live

Election 2019 Live: The Results

Glastonbury 2019

Operation Live


Specialist Factual

8 Days: To The Moon And Back

Seven Worlds, One Planet

Thatcher: A Very British Revolution

Yorkshire Ripper Files: A Very British Crime Story


Current Affairs

Growing Up Poor: Britain’s Breadline Kids

The Hunt for Jihadi John

Is Labour Anti-Semitic? (Panorama)

Undercover: Inside China’s Digital Gulag


News Coverage

Hong Kong Protesters

ITV News At Ten: Election Results

Prince Andrew & The Epstein Scandal

Victoria Derbyshire: Men Who Lost Loved Ones To Knife Crime


Short Form Programme

Anywhere But Westminster

Brain In Gear

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle



Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment

Coronation Street: The death of Sinead Osbourne

Fleabag: Confessional scene

Game Of Thrones: Arya kills the Night King

Gavin And Stacey: Nessa proposes to Smithy

Line Of Duty: John Corbett’s death

Love Island: Michael recouples after Casa Amor


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