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28/04/2021 08:45 BST | Updated 28/04/2021 08:50 BST

Small Axe, I May Destroy You, Adult Material And The Crown Lead TV Bafta Nominations

The late Paul Ritter has also received a posthumous nomination for Friday Night Dinner.

Small Axe, I May Destroy You, Adult Material and The Crown are the big nominees at this year’s TV Bafta awards

Steve McQueen’s BBC anthology series, Small Axe, has picked up the most nominations with six, including two Leading Actor nods for John Boyega and Shaun Parkes and a Leading Actress nomination for Letitia Wright

Malachi Kirby and Micheal Ward have also been nominated for Supporting Actor, while the show was shortlisted in the Mini Series category. 

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Small Axe, I May Destroy You, Adult Material and The Crown are the big nominees

I May Destroy You, The Crown and Adult Material tied with four nominations a piece. 

I May Destroy You’s writer, creator and star Michaela Coel was named in the Leading Actress Category, with co-star Paapa Essiedu nominated for Leading Actor and Weruche Opia for Supporting Actress and the show nominated for Mini Series. 

Meanwhile, The Crown is in the running for Best Drama Series, with Josh O’Connor nominated for Leading Actor, Tobias Menzies for Supporting Actor and Helena Bonham Carter for Supporting Actress. 

Adult Material’s Hayley Squires was shortlisted for Leading Actress, Siena Kelly for Supporting Actress and Rupert Everett Supporting Actor, while the show was nominated in the Mini Series category. 

Other nominees include Normal People’s Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones, Billie Piper for I Hate Suzie and Sex Education’s Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee Lou Wood and Emma Mackey

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Ncuti Gatwa, Paul Ritter, Claudia Winkleman and Daisy Edgar Jones have also received nominations

There’s also nominations for Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkleman, The Masked Singer and Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

The late Paul Ritter has also received a posthumous nomination for Friday Night Dinner in the Male Performance in a Comedy Programme. 

The winners will be revealed during the televised ceremony on Sunday 6 June, airing on BBC One. 

Check out the full list of nominations below...

COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

CHARLIE BROOKER’S ANTIVIRAL WIPE 

ROB & ROMESH VS 

THE BIG NARSTIE SHOW 

THE RANGANATION   

CURRENT AFFAIRS

AMERICA’S WAR ON ABORTION (EXPOSURE) - ITV

ITALY’S FRONTLINE: A DOCTOR’S DIARY - BBC Two

THE BATTLE FOR HONG KONG (DISPATCHES)  - Channel 4

THE CYPRUS PAPERS UNDERCOVER (AL JAZEERA INVESTIGATIONS) - Al Jazeera English

DAYTIME

JIMMY MCGOVERN’S MOVING ON 

RICHARD OSMAN’S HOUSE OF GAMES 

THE CHASE 

THE GREAT HOUSE GIVEAWAY 

DRAMA SERIES

GANGS OF LONDON 

I HATE SUZIE 

SAVE ME TOO

THE CROWN 

ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE

ADAM HILLS The Last Leg

BRADLEY WALSH Beat the Chasers

CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN Strictly Come Dancing 

DAVID MITCHELL Would I Lie to You? At Christmas

GRAHAM NORTON The Graham Norton Show

ROMESH RANGANATHAN The Ranganation

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

ANT & DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY 

LIFE & RHYMES 

STRICTLY COME DANCING 

THE MASKED SINGER 

FACTUAL SERIES

CRIME & PUNISHMENT 

HOSPITAL 

LOSING IT: OUR MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY 

ONCE UPON A TIME IN IRAQ 

FEATURES

BIG ZUU’S BIG EATS 

LONG LOST FAMILY: BORN WITHOUT TRACE 

MORTIMER AND WHITEHOUSE: GONE FISHING 

THE REPAIR SHOP 

FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

AIMEE LOU WOOD Sex Education

DAISY HAGGARD Breeders 

DAISY MAY COOPER This Country

EMMA MACKEY Sex Education

GBEMISOLA IKUMELO Famalam

MAE MARTIN 

INTERNATIONAL

LITTLE AMERICA 

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY 

UNORTHODOX 

WELCOME TO CHECHNYA: THE GAY PURGE (STORYVILLE) 

LEADING ACTOR

JOHN BOYEGA Small Axe 

JOSH O’CONNOR The Crown 

PAAPA ESSIEDU I May Destroy You 

PAUL MESCAL Normal People 

SHAUN PARKES Small Axe 

WALEED ZUAITER Baghdad Central 

LEADING ACTRESS

BILLIE PIPER I Hate Suzie

DAISY EDGAR-JONES Normal People

HAYLEY SQUIRES Adult Material 

JODIE COMER Killing Eve 

LETITIA WRIGHT Small Axe

MICHAELA COEL I May Destroy You

LIVE EVENT

LIFE DRAWING LIVE! 

SPRINGWATCH 2020 

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE 

THE THIRD DAY: AUTUMN 

MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

CHARLIE COOPER This Country

GUZ KHAN Man Like Mobeen 

JOSEPH GILGUN Brassic 

NCUTI GATWA Sex Education 

PAUL RITTER Friday Night Dinner 

REECE SHEARSMITH Inside No.9 

MINI-SERIES

ADULT MATERIAL 

I MAY DESTROY YOU 

NORMAL PEOPLE 

SMALL AXE 

NEWS COVERAGE

BBC NEWS AT TEN: PRIME MINISTER ADMITTED TO INTENSIVE CARE 

CHANNEL 4 NEWS: DETERRING DEMOCRACY 

NEWSNIGHT: COVID CARE CRISIS 

SKY NEWS: INSIDE IDLIB 

REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL

MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS 

RACE ACROSS THE WORLD 

THE SCHOOL THAT TRIED TO END RACISM 

THE WRITE OFFS 

SCRIPTED COMEDY

GHOSTS 

INSIDE NO. 9 

MAN LIKE MOBEEN 

THIS COUNTRY 

SHORT FORM PROGRAMME

CRIPTALES 

DISABLED NOT DEFEATED: THE ROCK BANS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES – DELTA 

THE MAIN PART 

THEY SAW THE SUN FIRST 

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY

AMERICAN MURDER: THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR 

ANTON FERDINAND: FOOTBALL, RACISM & ME 

LOCKED IN: BREAKING THE SILENCE (STORYVILLE) 

SURVIVING COVID 

SINGLE DRAMA

ANTHONY 

BBW (ON THE EDGE) 

SITTING IN LIMBO 

THE WINDERMERE CHILDREN 

SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA

CASUALTY

CORONATION STREET 

EASTENDERS 

HOLLYOAKS 

SPECIALIST FACTUAL

EXTINCTION: THE FACTS 

PUTIN: A RUSSIAN SPY STORY 

THE RISE OF THE MURDOCH DYNASTY 

THE SURGEON’S CUT 

SPORT

BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX - Sky Sports F1/Sky Sports Formula 1

ENGLAND V FRANCE: THE FINAL OF AUTUMN NATIONS CUP - Sunset+Vine/Amazon Prime Video

ENGLAND V WEST INDIES TEST CRICKET - Sky Sports/Sky Sports Cricket

LONDON MARATHON 2020 – BBC Sport/BBC One

SUPPORTING ACTOR

KUNAL NAYYAR Criminal: UK

MALACHI KIRBY Small Axe 

MICHAEL SHEEN Quiz

MICHEAL WARD Small Axe

RUPERT EVERETT Adult Material

TOBIAS MENZIES The Crown 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

HELENA BONHAM CARTER The Crown

LEILA FARZAD I Hate Suzie

RAKIE AYOLA Anthony

SIENA KELLY Adult Material

SOPHIE OKONEDO Criminal: UK

WERUCHE OPIA I May Destroy You

VIRGIN MEDIA’S MUST-SEE MOMENT (voted for by the public)

BRIDGERTON Penelope is revealed as Lady Whistledown

BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT Diversity perform a routine inspired by the events of 202

EASTENDERS Gray kills Chantelle

GOGGLEBOX Reactions to Boris Johnson’s press conference

NIGELLA’S COOK, EAT, REPEAT Mee-cro-wah-vay

THE MANDALORIAN Luke Skywalker arrives