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03/06/2020 11:43 BST

Fleabag, Game Of Thrones And Gavin & Stacey Are Among Contenders For Bafta's TV Moment Of The Year

Line Of Duty, Coronation Street and Love Island are also in the running.

Bafta has announced the contenders for the TV Moment Of The Year at the upcoming annual television awards.

While most of this year’s TV Baftas nominations will be revealed on Thursday, the six shows up for TV Moment Of The Year have now been shared, and a number of our faves are in the running.

The moments up for the award all aired in 2019, including the death of Sinead in Coronation Street and the infamous confessional scene from the second series of Fleabag.

 

Surprisingly, a scene from the controversial final series of Game Of Thrones is featured among the top moments, in which Arya Stark kills the Night King, as is John Corbett’s death in the most recent series of Line Of Duty.

Completing the list are Michael’s recoupling during last summer’s Love Island, and the shock proposal at the end of the Gavin & Stacey Christmas special.

 

While most of the Bafta winners are decided by a committee, the TV Moment Of The Year is chosen by the viewing public, who can cast their vote on Virgin Media’s website.

Voting is open now, and will close at 5pm on 15 July.

The chair of Bafta’s Television Committee Hannah Wyatt said: “Television in 2019 showcased the incredible craft, gripping scriptwriting and brilliant visuals which continue to captivate the British public. 

“From bringing back nostalgic favourites, to raising awareness about hugely important issues, the shows and moments nominated for Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment Award 2020 reflect Bafta’s values to champion excellence and inspire creativity.

“I can’t wait to see what audiences choose to be their Virgin Media Must-See Moment winner at the Baftas, in what is sure to be a close contest.”

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Three of the contenders for the TV Moment Of The Year (l-r) Fleabag, Love Island and Gavin & Stacey.

The Virgin Media TV Baftas were originally due to take place in May, but have been postponed until 31 July as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Due to social distancing guidelines, winners will accept their awards virtually for the first time.

Richard Ayoade will be taking over presenting duties, succeeding previous host Graham Norton, who made the jump to the regular film Baftas earlier this year.