Presented by Olivia Colman – the Geordie duo, both 46, were delighted to scoop the first award of the night, which marked the fourth time they have won in the category and the eight time they have been nominated in it.
The awards recognise and celebrate the very best in television craft and television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2021 and are back to having a full live audience after the pandemic.
Success! Ant and Dec picked up the Best Entertainment Show Award at this year’s BAFTA Television Awards held at London ‘s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday
Ant and Dec said in their acceptance speech: ‘Thanks so much, what a great start to the night, we were convinced we wouldn’t get it this year so this is wonderful.
‘This is a lovely cherry on the cake. When we first started we were just in an empty studio and walking around thinking ‘is this any good?’
‘We have to thanks the fantastic production team so a round of applause for all of you too!’
Happy: Presented by Olivia Colman – the Geordie duo, both 46, were delighted to scoop the first gong of the night, which marked the fourth time they have won in the category and the eight time they have been nominated
Yay! The awards recognise and celebrate the very best in television craft and television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2021 and are back to having a full live audience after the pandemic
Elsewhere Cathy Tyson picked up the gong for Supporting Actress for her role in the pandemic drama Help where she starred alongside Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham.
She said in her speech: ‘This is so surreal. Congratulations to all the other nominees, this feels like an outer body experience. I haven’t prepared so I don’t know what to say. But I stand with Ukraine and the Russian people. I want to tank my partner and my mum!’
Other early awards included Motherland winning in the Scripted Comedy category while Big Zuu’s Big Eats won in the Features category.
Accepting his award Big Zuu joked: ‘Representation matters. There will be young people watching this thinking if these waste-men can win a BAFTA! Jokes aside we did this for working class people.’
Incredible: Elsewhere Cathy Tyson picked up the gong for Supporting Actress for her role in the pandemic drama Help where she starred alongside Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham
Here they are: Big Zuu’s Big Eats won in the Features category and are pictured collecting their award on stage
Later, Succession star Matthew Macfadyen – who wasn’t there to collect his award – scooped the Supporting Actor gong, beating the likes of Stephen Graham in Help.
In the Reality and Constructed factual category Gogglebox won while Virgin Media’s Must See Moment award went to Rose Ayling-Ellis & Giovanni’ Pernice for their silent Strictly dance.
Channel 4 series It’s A Sin leads the nominations at the Bafta television awards where it is in the running for 11 gongs.
Landscapers, which starred Olivia Colman, has received seven nominations while Channel 4’s acclaimed pandemic-set drama Help, starring Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham has earned six nods.
Talented: Channel 4 series It’s A Sin leads the nominations at the Bafta television awards where it is in the running for 11 gongs
Another Stephen Graham led drama Time has also received six nods as has the comedy We Are Lady Parts.
There are five nominations for Sex Education and four for A Very British Scandal
It’s A Sin, written and created by Queer As Folk and Doctor Who screenwriter Russell T Davies, tracked a group of gay men and their friends as they navigated the UK’s HIV/Aids crisis throughout the 80s and early 90s.
The show’s 11 nominations, comprising of five in the craft categories and six in the television awards categories, include nods for Davies in the writer drama category, as well as a leading actor nomination for singer Olly Alexander for his role as Ritchie Tozer.
His co-star Lydia West has been nominated in the leading actress category, alongside Kate Winslet, who starred in HBO/Sky Atlantic’s Mare Of Easttown, and marking The Titanic star’s first TV performance nomination, although she has previously been nominated for and won film Baftas, and is a previous Britannia Award winner.
Fingers crossed: Landscapers, which starred Olivia Colman, has received seven nominations
Also nominated in the leading actress category are Denise Gough and Emily Watson for ITV’s Too Close, alongside Jodie Comer for Channel 4 drama Help, and Niamh Algar for Channel 4’s Deceit.
Stars going up against Years & Years singer Alexander in the leading actor category include David Thewlis for Landscapers, Hugh Quarshie for ITV’s Stephen, Samuel Adewunmi for BBC’s You Don’t Know Me, Sean Bean for Time and Stephen Graham for Channel 4’s Help.
Sky drama Landscapers, which also starred Olivia Colman, who is not nominated in the performance categories, is the second-most nominated TV show, with seven in total, five in the craft categories and two in the television categories.
Inspired by real events, the series starred Colman and Thewlis as a mild-mannered married couple whose lives are upturned after dead bodies are discovered in the back garden of a house in Nottingham.
Wow! A Very British Scandal, starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany as the Duke and Duchess of Argyll in the drama about the couple’s high-profile split in the 1960s, has four nominations
Landscapers’ nominations include for director fiction, original music, leading actor and mini-series categories.
Help, Time and We Are Lady Parts have all received six nominations, Netflix’s Sex Education has received five nominations and A Very British Scandal, starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany as the Duke and Duchess of Argyll in the drama series about the couple’s high-profile split in the 1960s, has four nominations in the craft categories.
The nominations for the public-voted Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment include when Adele was surprised by her teacher on An Audience with Adele; Ant and Dec joking about Downing Street’s parties on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! and Rose and Giovanni’s silent dance on Strictly.
Sean Lock has been nominated for an award following his death from cancer at the age of 58 last year.
Tragic: Sean Lock has been nominated for an award following his death from cancer at the age of 58 last year (pictured in 2010)
The comedian has received a nod in the entertainment performance category for his role on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
He is up against Alison Hammond, for I Can See Your Voice, Big Zuu, for Big Zuu’s Big Eats, Graham Norton for The Graham Norton Show, Joe Lycett, for Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, and Michael McIntyre, for Michael McIntyre/s The Wheel.
There was surprise snubs for EastEnders and Hollyoaks in the Soaps and Continuing Drama category,
Holby City, which aired its final episode this week, is up against Casualty, Coronation Street and Emmerdale.
Comedian, presenter and star of The IT Crowd Richard Ayoade will host the Virgin Media Bafta TV Awards ceremony for the third consecutive year as it returns to London’s Royal Festival Hall on May 8.
Admirable: GMB star Kate Garraway has made two moving documenatries over the past two years following her husband Derek’s battle with the ongoing effects of Covid
EastEnders has been snubbed in the soap category at the BAFTA TV Awards.
The BBC show failed to get a nod despite strong storylines, including Gray Atkins’ murders which have drawn in viewers throughout the year, however Holby City – which aired its final episode this week – did get a nod.
Hollyoaks was also snubbed in the Soaps category – which has been running on Channel 4 since 1995. Holby City is up against Casualty, Coronation Street and Emmerdale in the category.
Other notable snubs include an omission for Kate Garraway’s emotional documentary Caring For Derek.
GMB star Kate has made two moving documenatries over the past two years following her husband Derek’s battle with the ongoing effects of Covid.
Kate’s 2021 documentary Finding Derek won a BAFTA last year but her recent follow-up Caring for Derek, following the family’s adjustments after Derek returned home, failed to pick up a nod on Wednesday.
BBC favourite Line Of Duty also didn’t receive any nominations despite its popularity with viewers.
The sixth series finale, which aired in May 2021 was the most-watched episode of any drama (excluding soaps) since modern records began in 2002, with 12.8 million tuning in.
The second most viewed drama of the year, BBC1’s Vigil, did receive a nod in the Best Drama category but lead Suranne Jones was overlooked for a Leading Actress nomination.
BAFTA TV AWARDS 2022: NOMINATIONS
Comedy Entertainment Programme
The Graham Norton Show
The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan
Race Around Britain
Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin (Exposure)
Four Hours at the Capitol
The Men Who Sell Football (Al Jazeera Investigations)
Trump Takes on the World
Richard Osman’s House of Games
Steph’s Packed Lunch
In My Skin
Manhunt: The Night Stalker
Alison Hammond (I Can See Your Voice)
Big Zuu (Big Zuu’s Big Eats)
Graham Norton (The Graham Norton Show)
Joe Lycett (Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back)
Michael McIntyre (Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel)
Sean Lock (8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown)
An Audience with Adele
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Life & Rhymes
Strictly Come Dancing
The Factual Series
The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime
9/11: One Day in America
Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles
Big Zuu’s Big Eats
Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
Sort Your Life Out
The Great British Sewing Bee
Female Performance in a Comedy Programme
Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education)
Aisling Bea (This Way Up)
Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts)
Natasia Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats)
Rose Matafeo (Starstruck)
Sophie Willan (Alma’s Not Normal)
Call My Agent!
Mare of Easttown
The Underground Railroad
9/11: Inside the President’s War Room
Grenfell: The Untold Story
My Childhood, My Country – 20 Years in Afghanistan
Nail Bomber: Man Hunt
Death of England: Face to Face
I Am Victoria
Black Power: A British Story of Resistance
Freddie Mercury: The Final Act
The Missing Children
Silenced: The Hidden Story of Disabled Britain
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
ITV Racing: The Grand National
Tokyo 2020 Olympics
UEFA Euro 2020 Semi-Final: England v Denmark
David Thewlis (Landscapers)
Hugh Quarshie (Stephen)
Olly Alexander (It’s A Sin)
Samuel Adewunmi (You Don’t Know Me)
Sean Bean (Time)
Stephen Graham (Help)
Denise Gough (Too Close)
Emily Watson (Too Close)
Jodie Comer (Help)
Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown)
Lydia West (It’s A Sin)
Niamh Algar (Deceit)
The Brit Awards 2021
The Earthshot Prize 2021
The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance
Male Performance in a Comedy Programme
Jamie Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats)
Joe Gilgun (Brassic)
Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education)
Samson Kayo (Bloods)
Steve Coogan (This Time With Alan Partridge)
Tim Renkow (Jerk)
It’s A Sin
Channel 4 News: Black to Front
Good Morning Britain: Shamima Begum
ITV News at Ten: Storming of the Capitol
Sky News: Afghanistan: Endgame
Reality and Constructed Factual
Married at First Sight UK
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
The Dog House
Alma’s Not Normal
Stath Lets Flats
We Are Lady Parts
Short Form Programme
Hollyoaks Saved My Life (Hollyoaks IRL)
People You May Know
Soap & Continuing Drama
Callum Scott Howells (It’s A Sin)
David Carlyle (It’s A Sin)
Matthew MacFadyen (Succession)
Nonso Anozie (Sweet Tooth)
Omari Douglas (It’s A Sin)
Stephen Graham (Time)
Cathy Tyson (Help)
Celine Buckens (Showtrial)
Emily Mortimer (The Pursuit of Love)
Jessica Plummer (The Girl Before)
Leah Harvey (Foundation)
Tahirah Sharif (The Tower)
Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment
An Audience with AdeleI
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
It’s A Sin
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
Strictly Come Dancing