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Derry Girls and Fiona Shaw Nominated for BAFTA TV Awards 2019
28 Mar 2019 : Nathan Griffin
The cast of Derry Girls
Four Irish nominees will be in contention at this year’s BAFTA TV Award with Lisa McGee’s Troubles-set comedy ‘Derry Girls’ and actress Fiona Shaw leading the way.

The Irish actress has picked up a Best Supporting Actress nomination for ‘Killing Eve’. Shaw is nominated alongside Billie Piper for BBC Two’s ‘Collateral’, Keeley Hawes for BBC One’s hit series ‘The Bodyguard’ and Monica Dolan for BBC One’s ‘A Very English Scandal’.

‘Derry Girls’ writer and creator Lisa McGee has been given the nod for Best Scripted Comedy, a major achievement for Channel 4’s Troubles-set hit show, which is currently broadcasting its second season. ‘Derry Girls’ is joined by BBC Two’s ‘Mum’, Sky Atlantic/HBO series ‘Sally 4 Ever’ and Channel 4’s ‘Stath Lets Flats’.

Irish editor Tony Kearns has received a Best Editing nomination for his work on Black Mirror’s interactive episode ‘Bandersnatch’, while Irish producer Aoife Bower was named as part of ‘The Big Narstie Show’ production team nominated for Best Comedy Entertainment.

‘Killing Eve’ emerged as the clear frontrunner with 14 nominations although some were quick to point out that the rules of eligibility have been bent by BAFTA, which state that a show "must have had the worldwide premiere transmission in the UK" to be deemed acceptable. However, ‘Killing Eve’ premiered on BBC America five months prior to its British debut on BBC One.

Sharon Horgan’s award-winning family comedy ‘Catastrophe’ doesn’t feature with the final season of the popular series not eligible for this year’s awards. Another noticeable absentee is talk show host Graham Norton, who has missed the cut for Best Entertainment Performance having previously won the award last year.

The top BAFTA TV nominees include ‘Killing Eve’ (14), ‘A Very English Scandal’ (12), ‘Patrick Melrose’ (6), ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ (5), Northern Ireland Screen supported ‘Mrs. Wilson’ (4) and ‘Mum’ (4).

Full list of nominees:

Drama series

Bodyguard (BBC One)

Killing Eve (BBC Three)

Save Me (Sky Atlantic)

Informer (BBC One)


A Very English Scandal (BBC One)

Kiri (Channel 4)

Mrs Wilson (BBC One)

Patrick Melrose (Showtime/Sky Atlantic)

Leading actress

Jodie Comer – Killing Eve (BBC America/BBC Three)

Sandra Oh – Killing Eve (BBC America/BBC Three)

Keeley Hawes – Bodyguard (BBC One)

Ruth Wilson – Mrs Wilson (BBC One)

Leading actor

Hugh Grant – A Very English Scandal (BBC One)

Chance Perdomo – Killed By My Debt (BBC Three)

Lucian Msamati – Kiri (Channel 4)

Benedict Cumberbatch – Patrick Melrose (Showtime/Sky Atlantic)

Female performance in a comedy programme

Daisy May Cooper – This Country (BBC Three)

Jessica Hynes – There She Goes (BBC Four)

Julia Davis – Sally4Ever (Sky Atlantic/HBO)

Lesley Manville – Mum (BBC Two)

Male performance in a comedy programme

Alex MacQueen – Sally4Ever (Sky Atlantic/HBO)

Jamie Demetriou – Stath Lets Flats (Channel 4)

Peter Mullan – Mum (BBC Two)

Steve Pemberton – Inside No 9 (BBC Two)


54 Hours: The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis (ARD/BBC Four)

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu/Channel 4)

Reporting Trump’s First Year: The Fourth Estate (Showtime/BBC Two)

Succession (HBO/Sky Atlantic)

Supporting actor

Alex Jennings – Unforgotten (ITV)

Ben Whishaw – A Very English Scandal (BBC One)

Kim Bodnia – Killing Eve (BBC One)

Stephen Graham – Save Me (Sky Atlantic)

Supporting actress

Billie Piper – Collateral (BBC Two)

Fiona Shaw – Killing Eve (BBC One)

Keeley Hawes – Mrs Wilson (BBC One)

Monica Dolan – A Very English Scandal (BBC One)

Entertainment performance

Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly – Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV)

David Mitchell – Would I Lie To You? (BBC One)

Lee Mack – Would I Lie To You? (BBC One)

Rachel Parris – The Mash Report (BBC Two)

Specialist factual

Bros: After the Screaming Stops (BBC Four)

Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage (Channel 4)

Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley (BBC One)

Superkids: Breaking Away From Care (Channel 4)

Reality and constructed factual

Dragons’ Den (BBC Two)

I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! ( ITV)

Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds (Channel 4)

The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night (ITV)

Current affairs

Football’s Wall of Silence (Al Jazeera English)

Iran Unveiled: Taking on the Ayatollahs – Exposure (ITV)

Massacre at Ballymurphy (Channel 4)

Myanmar’s Killing Fields (Channel 4)

Entertainment programme

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV)

Britain’s Got Talent (ITV)

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC One)

Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One)

Scripted comedy

Derry Girls (Channel 4)

Mum (BBC Two)

Sally4Ever (Sky Atlantic/HBO)

Stath Lets Flats (Channel 4)

Comedy entertainment programme

The Big Narstie Show (Channel 4)

The Last Leg (Channel 4)

A League of Their Own (Sky One)

Would I Lie to You? (BBC One)

Factual series

24 Hours in A&E (Channel 4)

Life and Death Row: The Mass Execution (BBC Three)

Louis Theroux’s Altered States (BBC Two)

Prison (Channel 4)


Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip (ITV)

The Great British Bake Off (Channel 4)

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing (BBC Two)

Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC One)

News coverage

Bullying and Harassment in the House of Commons – Newsnight (BBC Two)

Cambridge Analytica Uncovered (Channel 4)

Good Morning Britain: On a Knife Edge (ITV)

Good Morning Britain: Thomas Markle Exclusive (ITV)

Single documentary

Driven: The Billy Monger Story (BBC Three)

Gun No 6 (BBC Two)

My Dad, the Peace Deal and Me (BBC One)

School for Stammers (ITV)

Single drama

Bandersnatch – Black Mirror (Netflix)

Care (BBC One)

Killed By My Debt (BBC Three)

Through the Gates – On the Edge (Channel 4)

Soap and Continuing Drama

Casualty (BBC One)

Coronation Street (ITV)

EastEnders (BBC One)

Hollyoaks (Channel 4)


2018 Six Nations: Scotland v England (BBC One)

2018 World Cup: England v Sweden (BBC One)

England’s Test Cricket: Cook’s Farewell (Sky Sports Cricket)

Winter Olympics (BBC Two)

Virgin Media Must-See Moment nominees

Bodyguard – the assassination of Julia Montague (BBC)

Coronation Street – Gail’s monologue on the suicide of Aidan Connor (ITV)

Doctor Who – The Doctor meets Rosa Parks (BBC)

Killing Eve – Eve stabs Villanelle (BBC)

Peter Kay’s Car Share – the finale (BBC)

Queer Eye – Tom’s transformation (Netflix)

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