TV Bafta nominations announced

Ben Whishaw and Martin Freeman have received six nominations each at this year’s Bafta TV Awards, with Whishaw up for best actor for his role as a doctor in the adaptation of Adam Kay’s best-selling memoir, competing against Freeman’s portrayal of a police officer in a Liverpool-set drama.

Other notable acting nominees include Sarah Lancashire, Kate Winslet, Cillian Murphy, and Daniel Radcliffe.

The shows with the most nominations are Bad Sisters, The Crown, The English, and Slow Horses, each receiving five nods. Additionally, Daisy May Cooper’s comedy-thriller Am I Being Unreasonable? received four nominations, while three boy-based dramas – Top Boy, Somewhere Boy, and Big Boys – were each nominated four times.

BAFTA came under fire recently, after failing to mention Bernard Cribbins in the in memoriam section. This lead to actor Phil Davis withdrawing his membership. BAFTA has promised to pay tribute at the TV awards.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on May 14, with the Bafta Craft Awards handed out on April 23.