'Chernobyl' leads the BAFTA TV Awards nominations with 14 nods.

Chernobyl's Jared Harris

Chernobyl's Jared Harris

The Sky Atlantic miniseries - which told the story of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of April 1986 - earned 11 nominations for the main Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, and three for the British Academy TV Craft Awards, as they were both announced together on Thursday morning (04.06.20).

Jared Harris is up for the Leading Actor prize for his role in 'Chernobyl', alongside The Capture's Callum Turner, Stephen Graham - for 'The Virtues' - and Takehiro Hira in 'Giri/ Haji', which earned six nods.

'Chernobyl' will be bidding for further success in the Mini-Series category, as the show once again takes on 'The Virtues', as well as 'A Confession', and 'The Victim'.

'The Crown' received seven BAFTA nominations, with three for the main awards, including the much-coveted Drama Series prize.

But the royal drama will face stiff competition from 'The End of the F***ing World', 'Giri/Haji', and 'Gentleman Jack', which received a second nod for Suranne Jones in the Leading Actress category.

She will go up against Samantha Morton ('I Am Kirsty'), Glenda Jackson ('Elizabeth is Missing') and Jodie Comer for her role in 'Killing Eve'.

The Crown's Helena Bonham Carter could also be rewarded for her role of Princess Margaret as she is up for the Supporting Actress prize, alongside The End of the F***ing World's Naomi Ackie, 'Top Boy' actress Jasmine Jobson, and Helen Behan ('The Virtues').

Other nods see medical dramas 'Holby City' and 'Casualty' both nominated for the Soap & Continuing Drama prize, alongside ITV soaps 'Emmerdale' and 'Coronation Street'.

Richard Ayoade is to present this year's Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards behind closed doors on July 31st, as the event - which was due to take place on May 17th - was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The awards will be broadcast live on BBC One but will follow current restrictions and take place in a closed studio with nominees invited to accept their awards virtually.

Yesterday (03.06.20), it was announced scenes from 'Gavin & Stacey', 'Game of Thrones', 'Love Island', 'Line of Duty', 'Fleabag', and 'Coronation Street' are up for the Virgin Media Must-See Moment accolade - the only award voted for by the public.

Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2020 full list of nominations:

Comedy Entertainment Programme

The Graham Norton Show

The Last Leg

The Ranganation


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 (Exposure)

Drama Series

The Crown

The End of the F***ing World

Gentleman Jack


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

Entertainment Programme

The Greatest Dancer

The Rap Game UK

Strictly Come Dancing

The Voice UK

Factual Series

Crime and Punishment

Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer

Leaving Neverland

Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure


Joe Lycett's Got Your Back

The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

Mortimer & Whitehouse - Gone Fishing


Female Performance In A Comedy Programme

Gbemisola Ikumelo - Famalam

Phoebe Waller-Bridge - Fleabag

Sarah Kendall - Frayed

Sian Clifford - Fleabag





When They See Us

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

Live Event

Blue Planet Live - BBC

Election 2019 Live: The Results - ITV

Glastonbury 2019 - BBC

Operation Live - Channel 5

Male Performance In A Comedy Programme

Guz Khan - Man Like Mobeen

Jamie Demetriou - Stath Lets Flats

Ncuti Gatwa - Sex Education

Yousef Kerkour - Home


A Confession


The Victim

The Virtues

News Coverage

Hong Kong Protests

ITV News At Ten: Election Results

Prince Andrew & The Epstein Scandal (Newsnight)

Victoria Derbyshire: Men Who Lost Loved Ones To Knife Crime

Reality & Constructed Factual

Celebrity Gogglebox

Harry's Heroes: The Full English

Race Across The World

RuPaul's Drag Race UK

Scripted Comedy


Derry Girls


Stath Lets Flats

Short Form Programme

Anywhere But Westminster

Brain In Gear

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle

Toni_With_An_I (Born Digital: First Cuts)

Single Documentary

The Abused

David Harewood: Psychosis And Me

The Family Secret

The Last Survivors

Single Drama

Brexit: The Uncivil War

Elizabeth Is Missing

The Left Behind

Responsible Child

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


2019 Rugby World Cup Final: England V South Africa

ICC Cricket World Cup Final

FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 Semi Final: England V USA

Wimbledon 2019 Men's Final

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

Virgin Media's Must-See Moment

'Gavin & Stacey': Nessa proposes to Smithy

'Game of Thrones': Arya kills the Night King

'Love Island': Michael recouples after Casa Amor

'Line of Duty': John Corbett's death

'Fleabag': The Confessional Scene

'Coronation Street': The Death of Sinead Osbourne