Small Axe leads the nominations for this year’s Bafta Television and Bafta Craft awards, which take place on June 6 and May 24, respectively.
The BBC mini-series, created and directed by Steve McQueen, is up for 15 awards (six television and three craft), including best mini-series, John Boyega and Shaun Parkes for leading actor, Letitia Wright for leading actress, and Malachi Kirby and Michael Ward for supporting actor.
Small Axe was produced by Turbine Studios and Lammas Park alongside the BBC and Amazon Studios. Two episodes – Mangrove and Lovers Rock – were picked for the Cannes Official Selection in 2020.
The Crown has the next highest number of nominations with 10 (four television, six craft), including drama series, leading actor for John O’Connor, supporting actor for Tobias Menzies and supporting actress for Helena Bonham Carter.
Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You follows with eight nominations (four craft, four television), with Normal People next up with seven (three television, four craft).
The BBC leads the way with 104 nominations (46 craft and 58 TV), followed by Channel 4 with 27 (20 TV, 7 craft), Netflix on 25 (12 TV, 13 craft), Sky on 24 (14 TV, 10 craft) and ITV on 13 (8 TV, 5 craft).
The main TV awards will be broadcast on BBC One on June 6, with Richard Ayoade returning as host. The craft awards will be streamed on Baftas social channels on May 24 and be hosted by actor, writer and director Gbemisola Ikumelo.
Both ceremonies will be socially-distanced studio events with awards presenters either joining the hosts in the studio or via video call.
Selected nominations are below.
- Gangs Of London - Gareth Evans, Matt Flannery, Thomas Benski, Jane Featherstone, Lucas Ochoa, Hugh Warren - Pulse Films, SISTER/Sky Atlantic
- I Hate Suzie - Lucy Prebble, Billie Piper, Andrea Dewsbery, Julie Gardner, Georgi Banks-Davies, Anthony Neilson - Bad Wolf/Sky Atlantic
- Save Me Too - Simon Heath, Jessica Sykes, Lennie James, Lizzie Rusbridger, Coky Giedroyc, Jim Loach - World Productions/Sky Atlantic
- The Crown - Peter Morgan, Suzanne Mackie, Michael Casey, Oona O’Beirn, Andy Stebbing, Martin Harrison - Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television/Netflix
- Little America - Lee Eisenberg, Alan Yang, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon - Apple, Universal Television/Apple TV+
- Lovecraft Country - Production Team - Afemme, Monkeypaw, Bad Robot, Warner Bros., HBO/Sky Atlantic
- Unorthodox - Anna Winger, Alexa Karolinski, Maria Schrader - Studio Airlift, RealFilm/Netflix
- Welcome To Chechnya: The Gay Purge (Storyville) - David France, Alice Henty, Askold Kurov, Joy A. Tomchin - Public Square Films/BBC Four
- John Boyega - Small Axe - Turbine Studios, Lammas Park /BBC One
- Josh O’connor - The Crown - Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television/Netflix
- Paapa Essiedu - I May Destroy You - Various Artists, Falkna/BBC One
- Paul Mescal - Normal People - Element Pictures/BBC Three
- Shaun Parkes - Small Axe - Turbine Studios, Lammas Park/BBC One
- Waleed Zuaiter - Baghdad Central - Euston Films/Channel 4
- Billie Piper - I Hate Suzie - Bad Wolf/Sky Atlantic
- Daisy Edgar Jones - Normal People - Element Pictures/BBC Three
- Hayley Squires - Adult Material - Fifty Fathoms Productions/Channel 4
- Jodie Comer - Killing Eve - Sid Gentle Films/BBC One
- Letitia Wright - Small Axe - Turbine Studios, Lammas Park/BBC One
- Michaela Coel - I May Destroy You - Various Artists, Falkna/BBC One
- Adult Material - Lucy Kirkwood, Dawn Shadforth, Sara Hamill, Patrick Spence - Fifty Fathoms Productions/Channel 4
- I May Destroy You - Production Team - Various Artists, Falkna/BBC One
- Normal People - Lenny Abrahamson, Sally Rooney, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Emma Norton, Catherine Magee - Element Pictures/BBC Three
- Small Axe - Steve Mcqueen, Tracey Scoffield, David Tanner, Michael Elliott, Anita Overland - Turbine Studios, Lammas Park/BBC One
- Ghosts - Production Team - Monumental Television/BBC One
- Inside No. 9 - Adam Tandy, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Matt Lipsey, Guillem Morales - Bbc Studios/BBC Two
- Man Like Mobeen - Production Team - Tiger Aspect Productions/BBC Three
- This Country - Daisy May Cooper, Charlie Cooper, Tom George, Simon Mayhew-Archer - BBC Studios/BBC Three
- Anthony - Jimmy Mcgovern, Colin Mckeown, Donna Molloy, Terry Mcdonough - La Productions/BBC One
- BBW (On The Edge) - Ben Bickerton, Philip Trethowan, Lisa Walters, William Stefan Smith, Yolanda Mercy - Blacklight Television/Channel 4
- Sitting In Limbo - Production Team - Left Bank Pictures/BBC One
- The Windermere Children - Eleanor Greene, Leanne Klein, Tim Rostock, Simon Block, Michael Samuels, Alison Sterling - Wall To Wall Media, Warner Bros. Itvp Germany/BBC Two
- Kunal Nayyar - Criminal: UK - Idiotlamp Productions/Netflix
- Malachi Kirby - Small Axe - Turbine Studios, Lammas Park/BBC One
- Michael Sheen - Quiz - Left Bank Pictures/Itv
- Micheal Ward - Small Axe - Turbine Studios, Lammas Park/BBC One
- Rupert Everett - Adult Material - Fifty Fathoms Productions/Channel 4
- Tobias Menzies - The Crown - Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television/Netflix
- Helena Bonham Carter - The Crown - Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television/Netflix
- Leila Farzad - I Hate Suzie - Bad Wolf/Sky Atlantic
- Rakie Ayola - Anthony - LA Productions/BBC One
- Siena Kelly - Adult Material - Fifty Fathoms Productions/Channel 4
- Sophie Okonedo - Criminal: UK - Idiotlamp Productions/Netflix
- Weruche Opia - I May Destroy You - Various Artists, FALKNA/BBC One