It’s one of the biggest nights of the TV calendar, so get ready to celebrate the year’s best telly! Here’s everything you need to know about the Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards
By Virgin TV Edit
We love telly, and we love to celebrate our favourite telly, and that’s what makes the 2022 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards such a special night! The glamorous stars and creative geniuses that brought us the best TV entertainment of 2021 will be out in force at the ceremony this year, as the 2022 Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards leaves social distancing and remote speeches in the past to get on with what it’s best at: a massive celebration of everything that’s great about TV!
In particular we’re looking forward to the announcement of the Virgin Media Must-See Moment Award. It’s the only one voted for by the viewing public, and it’s both a showcase of the amazing diversity of British television and a brilliant demonstration of the way watching TV can bring us all together as we share emotional reactions. Wow, we’re getting all up in our feelings just thinking about it!
These are the fantastic TV moments that got everyone talking this year – but which will be crowned Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment of 2021? Join us for this year’s Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday 8 May to find out.
- An Audience With Adele – Adele is surprised on stage by the teacher who changed her life
- I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! – Ant and Dec’s dig at Downing Street’s lockdown parties
- It’s A Sin – Colin’s devastating AIDS diagnosis
- RuPaul’s Drag Race UK – “UK, hun?” – Bimini’s verse
- Squid Game – Red Light, Green Light game
- Strictly Come Dancing – Rose and Giovanni’s silent dance to “Symphony”
The voting has now closed, but you can enjoy them all over again ahead of the awards! And here’s everything you need to know to enjoy this glitzy night of telly magic…
How can I watch the 2022 Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards?
We’ll see you for the swankiest night in British TV on BBC One HD (CH 101) from 6pm on Sunday 8 May. Catch the ceremony in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer after broadcast.
Who is hosting the awards?
Actor, writer, film-maker, television presenter and all-round genius Richard Ayoade has done a superb job of hosting for the last two years, so we’re delighted to say he’s back to present again this year!
The other good news is that, after an understandably weird couple of years, the red carpet is back! Presenters Vick Hope and Zeze Millz will be live on BAFTA’s YouTube and Facebook channels as the stars arrive, and they’ll be quizzing the celebs to find out how they’re really feeling on such a big night.
Who’s been nominated?
It’s A Sin is the most nominated show this year. Channel 4’s 1980s-set drama about the impact of AIDS on the gay community has 11 nominations, including for Leading Actor, Leading Actress, Mini-Series and Drama Writer.
Sky’s drama Landscapers, starring David Thewlis and Olivia Colman, is next with seven, and there are six apiece for the dramas Help and Time (both featuring Stephen Graham!) and the sitcom We Are Lady Parts.
Where’s the ceremony and what else is involved?
No more hiding in a TV studio – it’s at London’s Royal Festival Hall, the wonderful venue on the South Bank of the Thames that’s the perfect setting for such a fabulous night. And hugely popular singer/songwriter George Ezra will also be on hand to sprinkle even more stardust on the occasion, kicking off the evening’s proceedings with an exclusive red-carpet performance of his new single “Green Green Grass”.
“I am looking forward to some fun on the BAFTA red carpet with my band,” George says. “It will be an honour to perform at the biggest night on TV and amongst some incredibly talented stars!”
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