TV Baftas 2019: Killing Eve Leads Nominees, Which Include Ant And Dec, Black Mirror And Bodyguard

The nominees are the usual mix of must-see shows, A-list stars... and a few curveballs.

Killing Eve is the top nominee at this year’s TV Baftas, with an impressive 14 nominations.

The spy drama, created by Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, is up against Bodyguard, Save Me and Informer for Best Drama, while stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer will go up against one another in the Best Leading Actress category.

Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh
Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh

Behind Killing Eve on 12 nominations is A Very English Scandal, which is up for a plethora of awards including Best , as well as acting nods for both Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw.

Elsewhere, Ant and Dec are up for two awards, including one for Saturday Night Takeaway, which could well be a controversial decision, as the pair appeared on TV together only briefly last year, with Ant McPartlin taking most of 2018 out after his arrest for drink-driving.

Ant and Dec
Ant and Dec

Despite this, they did win Best Presenters at the NTAs last month, with Ant claiming he “couldn’t accept” the award as his co-host had done most of the work that year.

Britain’s Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing will go up against Saturday Night Takeaway and Michael McIntyre’s Big Show for Best Entertainment Show category, while Great British Bake Off has received its first nod since leaving the BBC in 2017, in the Features category.

This category was won by Channel 5’s Cruising With Jane McDonald in 2018, though she has missed out on a nomination this year.

The cast of last year's Bake Off
The cast of last year's Bake Off
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Meanwhile, the TV Baftas is known for throwing out curveballs, and there are a fair few unlikely nominees this year.

They include grime star Big Narstie, whose Channel 4 talk show has been nominated for Best Comedy Entertainment Programme, Fred from First Dates (for his food show with Gordon Ramsay and Gino D’Acampo) and Bros, for their recent documentary After The Screaming Stops.

Check out the full list of nominees below…

Drama Series



Killing Eve

Save Me

Leading Actress

Jodie Comer - Killing Eve

Keeley Hawes - Bodyguard

Ruth Wilson - Mrs Wilson

Sandra Oh - Killing Eve

Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch - Patrick Melrose

Chance Perdomo - Killed By My Debt

Hugh Grant - A Very English Scandal

Lucian Msamati – Kiri

Scripted Comedy

Derry Girls


Sally 4Ever

Stath Lets Flats

Female Comedy Performance

Daisy May Cooper - This Country

Jessica Haynes - There She Goes

Julia Davis - Sally4Ever

Lesley Manville - Mum

Male Comedy Performance

Alex Macqueen - Sally4Ever

Jamie Demetriou - Stath Lets Flats

Peter Mullan - Mum

Steve Pemberton – Inside No. 9

Single Drama

Black Mirror, Bandersnatch


Killed By My Debt

On The Edge, Through The Gates


A Very English Scandal


Mrs Wilson

Patrick Melrose

Supporting Actress

Billie Piper - Collateral

Fiona Shaw – Killing Eve

Keeley Hawes – Mrs Wilson

Monica Dolan – A Very English Scandal

Supporting Actor

Alex Jennings - Unforgotten

Ben Whishaw - A Very English Scandal

Kim Bodnia – Killing Eve

Stephen Graham – Save Me

Entertainment Programme

Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Britain’s Got Talent

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show

Strictly Come Dancing

Entertainment Performance

Ant and Dec

David Mitchell

Lee Mack

Rachel Parris


Gordon, Gino And Fred’s Road Trip

Great British Bake Off

Mortimer And Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Who Do You Think You Are?

Soap & Continuing Drama


Coronation Street



Current Affairs

Football’s Wall Of Silence

Iran Unveiled: Taking On The Ayatollahs

Massacre at Ballymurphy

Myanmar’s Killing Fields

Comedy Entertainment Programme

The Big Narstie Show

The Last Leg

A League Of Their Own

Would I Lie To You?

Reality & Constructed Factual

Dragon’s Den

I’m A Celebrity

Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds

The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night


54 Hours: The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis

The Handmaid’s Tale

Reporting Trump’s First Year: The Fourth Estate


Live Event

Open Heart Surgery: Live

Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Stand Up To Cancer

Factual Series

24 Hours In A&E

Life And Death Row: The Mass Execution

Louis Theroux’s Altered States


News Coverage

Bullying And Harassment In The House of Commons (Newsnight)

Cambridge Analytica Uncovered (Channel 4 News)

Good Morning Britain: On a Knife Edge

Good Morning Britain: Thomas Markle Exclusive

Single Documentary

Driven: The Billy Monger Story

Gun No. 6

My Dad, The Peace Deal And Me

School for Stammerers

Short-Form Programme

Bovril Pam (Snatches From Women’s Lives)

The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk

Missed Call


Specialist Factual

Bros: After The Screaming Stops

Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage

Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley

Superkids: Breaking Away From Care


2018 Six Nations: Scotland v England

2018 World Cup Quarter Final: England v Sweden

England’s Test Cricket – Cook’s Farewell

Winter Olympics

This year’s TV Baftas will take place on Sunday 12 May.

TV BAFTAs 2018 Red Carpet


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