The BAFTA TV awards 2020 nominations list in full

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The BAFTA TV awards 2020 nominations have been announced, with the HBO and Sky Atlantic miniseries Chernobyl leading the way. The series, which tells of the tragic events leading to the 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl's nuclear power plant, picked up 14 nominations, including best miniseries and best lead actor for Jared Harris. 

Last year, Killing Eve became the first-ever series to reach that number of nominations. The thriller series from Phoebe Waller-Bridge was not as successful this time around, with Jodie Comer landing Killing Eve's single nomination in 2020.

The Crown came in second, behind Chernobyl, with seven nominations, closely followed by both Fleabag and the crime series Giri / Haji. Other notable shows include The End of the F***ing World, Succession, The Virtues, and When They See Us. See the full list of BAFTA TV awards 2020 nominations below.

Drama series

The Crown - Netflix

The End Of The F***Ing World - Channel 4

Gentleman Jack - BBC One

Giri/Haji - BBC Two

Single drama

Brexit: The Uncivil War - Channel 4

Elizabeth Is Missing - BBC One

The Left Behind - BBC Three

Responsible Child - BBC Two


A Confession - ITV

Chernobyl - Sky Atlantic

The Victim - BBC One

The Virtues - Channel 4

International series

Euphoria - Sky Atlantic

Succession - Sky Atlantic

Unbelievable - Netflix

When They See Us - Netflix

Scripted comedy

Catastrophe - Channel 4

Derry Girls - Channel 4

Fleabag - BBC Three

Stath Lets Flats - Channel 4

Leading actress

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve - BBC One

Glenda Jackson, Elizabeth is Missing - BBC One

Suranne Jones, Gentleman Jack - BBC One

Samantha Morton, I Am Kirsty - Channel 4

Leading actor

Stephen Graham, The Virtues - Channel 4

Jared Harris, Chernobyl - Sky Atlantic

Takehiro Hira, Giri/Haji - BBC Two

Callum Turner, The Capture - BBC One

Supporting actress

Naomi Ackie, The End of the F***ing World - Channel 4

Helen Behan, The Virtues - Channel 4

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown - Netflix

Jasmine Jobson, Top Boy - Netflix

Supporting actor

Joe Absolom, A Confession - ITV

Josh O'Connor, The Crown - Netflix

Will Sharpe, Giri/Haji - BBC Two

Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl - Sky Atlantic

Entertainment performance

Frankie Boyle, Frankie Boyle's New World Order - BBC Two

Mo Gilligan, The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan - Channel 4

Lee Mack, Would I Lie to You - BBC One

Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show - BBC One

Male performance in a comedy programme

Jamie Demetriou, Stath Lets Flats - Channel 4

Ncuti Gatwa, Sex Education - Netflix

Youssef Kerkour, Home - Channel 4

Guz Khan, Man Like Mobeen - BBC Three

Female performance in a comedy programme

Sian Clifford, Fleabag - BBC Three

Gbemisola Ikumelo, Famalam - BBC Three

Sarah Kendall, Frayed - Sky One

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag - BBC Three

Soap and continuing drama

Casualty - BBC One

Coronation Street - ITV

Emmerdale - ITV

Holby City - BBC One

Entertainment programme

The Greatest Dancer - BBC One

The Rap Game UK - BBC Three

Strictly Come Dancing - BBC One

The Voice UK - ITV

Comedy and comedy entertainment programme

The Graham Norton Show - BBC One

The Last Leg - Channel 4

The Ranganation - BBC Two

Taskmaster - Dave


Joe Lycett's Got Your Back - Channel 4

The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan - BBC Two

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - BBC Two

Snackmasters - Channel 4

Must-see moment

Coronation Street, the death of Sinead Osborne - ITV

Fleabag, Confessional scene - BBC Three

Game of Thrones, Arya kills the Night King - Sky Atlantic

Gavin and Stacey, Nessa proposes to Smithy - BBC One

Line of Duty, John Corbett's death - BBC One

Love Island, Michael recouples after Casa Amor - ITV2

Current affairs

Growing up Poor: Britain's Breadline Kids (Dispatches) - Channel 4

The Hunt for Jihadi John - Channel 4

Is Labour Anti-Semitic? (Panorama) - BBC One

Undercover: Inside China's Digital Gulag (Exposure) - ITV

Single documentary

The Abused - Channel 5

David Harewood: Psychosis And Me - BBC Two

The Family Secret - Channel 4

The Last Survivors - BBC Two

Factual series

Crime and Punishment - Channel 4

Don't F**K With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer - Netflix

Leaving Neverland - Channel 4

Our Dementia Choir With Vicky McClure - BBC One

Reality and constructed factual

Celebrity Gogglebox - Channel 4

Harry's Heroes: The Full English - ITV

Race Across The World - BBC Two

RuPaul's Drag Race UK - BBC Three

Specialist factual

8 Days: To The Moon And Back - BBC Two

Seven Worlds, One Planet - BBC One

Thatcher: A Very British Revolution - BBC Two

Yorkshire Ripper Files: A Very British Crime Story - BBC Four

News coverage

Hong Kong Protests - Sky News

ITV News At Ten: Election Results - ITN/ITV

Prince Andrew & The Epstein Scandal (Newsnight) - BBC News/BBC Two

Victoria Derbyshire: Men Who Lost Loved Ones To Knife Crime - BBC News/BBC Two


2019 Rugby World Cup Final: England v South Africa - ITV

ICC Cricket World Cup Final - Sky Sports Cricket

Fifa Women's World Cup 2019 Semi Final: England v USA - BBC One

Wimbledon 2019 Men's Final - BBC One

Live event

Blue Planet Live - BBC One

Election 2019 Live: The Results - ITN/ITV

Glastonbury 2019 - BBC Two

Operation Live - Channel 5

Short-form programme

Anywhere But Westminster - The Guardian

Brain In Gear - BBC iPlayer

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle - BBC Four

Toni_With_An_I (Born Digital: First Cuts) - BBC Four

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