TV Baftas 2020: Chernobyl Matches Record For Most Nominations

The Crown, Fleabag and Giri/Haji are also among the top-nominated shows at this year's awards.

The nominations for this year’s TV Baftas have been revealed, with Chernobyl storming ahead with a hefty 14 nominations.

Jared Harris and Stellan Skarsgard have both received nominations in the Leading Actor and Supporting Actor categories, while the show itself is also up for best Mini-Series.

Most of its other nominations are in technical categories, including Costume Design, Make-Up And Hair Design, Production Design and Original Music.

With 14 nominations, it’s now among the most-nominated TV shows in Bafta history, joining Killing Eve, which received the same number last year, but in 2020 is only up for four awards.

Chernobyl is leading the charge at this year's TV Baftas
Chernobyl is leading the charge at this year's TV Baftas

On seven nominations is The Crown, with recognition in the Drama Series category, while Josh O’Connor and Helena Bonham-Carter are in the running for Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress, respectively.

Just behind on six nominations are Fleabag and Giri/Haji, with the former being nominated for Scripted Comedy, while stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Sian Clifford are each up for Female Performance In A Comedy Programme.

It's a big year for Giri/Haji
It's a big year for Giri/Haji

Meanwhile, Giri/Haji – which aired on BBC Two last year and has since gone on Netflix internationally – is up for Drama Series, Leading Actor for Takehiro Hira and supporting actor Will Sharpe.

It’s a big year for first-time nominees as well, with Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa in the running for Male Performance In A Comedy Programme, Mo Gilligan being recognised for The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan and The End Of The F***ing World’s Naomi Ackie in the running for Supporting Actress.

Sex Education favourite Ncuti Gatwa is up for his first ever Bafta
Sex Education favourite Ncuti Gatwa is up for his first ever Bafta
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Here are all the nominations for this year’s TV Baftas...

Drama Series

The Crown

The End Of The F***ing World

Gentleman Jack


Leading Actress

Glenda Jackson (Elizabeth Is Missing)

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)

Samantha Morton (I Am Kirsty)

Suranne Jones (Gentleman Jack)

Leading Actor

Callum Turner (The Capture)

Jared Harris (Chernobyl)

Stephen Graham (The Virtues)

Takehiro Hira (Giri/Haji)

Supporting Actor

Joe Absolom (A Confession)

Josh O’Connor (The Crown)

Stellan Skarsgard (Chernobyl)

Will Sharpe (Giri/Haji)

Supporting Actress

Helen Behan (The Virtues)

Helena Bonham-Carter (The Crown)

Jasmine Jobson (Top Boy)

Naomi Ackie (The End Of The F***ing World)

Single Drama

Brexit: The Uncivil War

Elizabeth Is Missing

The Left Behind

Responsible Child

Comedy Entertainment Programme

The Graham Norton Show

The Last Leg

The Ranganation


Scripted Comedy


Derry Girls


Stath Lets Flats

Female Performance In A Comedy Programme

Gbemisola Ikumelo (Famalam)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)

Sarah Kendall (Frayed)

Sian Clifford (Fleabag)

Male Performance In A Comedy Programme

Guz Khan (Man Like Mobeen)

Jamie Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats)

Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education)

Youssef Kerkour (Jantaculum)

Current Affairs

Growing Up Poor: Britain’s Breadline Kids

The Hunt For Jihadi John

Is Labour Anti-Semitic: Panorama

Undercover: Inside China’s Digital Gulag

Entertainment Programme

The Greatest Dancer

The Rap Game

Strictly Come Dancing

The Voice UK

Entertainment Performance

Frankie Boyle (Frankie Boyle’s New World Order)

Graham Norton (The Graham Norton Show)

Lee Mack (Would I Lie To You)

Mo Gilligan (The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan)

Factual Series

Crime And Punishment

Don’t F*** With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer

Leaving Neverland

Our Dementia Choir With Vicky McClure

Reality & Constructed Factual

Celebrity Gogglebox

Harry’s Heroes: The Full English

Race Across The World

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Soap & Continuing Drama


Coronation Street


Holby City

Specialist Factual

8 Days: To The Moon And Back

Seven Worlds, One Planet

Thatcher: A Very British Revolution

Yorkshire Ripper Files: A Very British Crime Story


Joe Lyctett’s Got Your Back

The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan

Mortimer & Whitehouse






When They See Us

Live Event

Blue Planet Live

Election 2019 Live: The Results

Glastonbury 2019

Operation Live


A Confession


The Victim

The Virtues

The Virgin Media TV Baftas will take place on 31 July.


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