EMMERDALE was snubbed by the BAFTAs – just a year after winning the prestigious award.
The ITV soap won Best Soap and Best Continuing Drama last year – but this year it failed to pick up a nomination.
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Emmerdale was snubbed by the BAFTAs just a year after winning the award[/caption]
Instead, Coronation Street, EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Casualty will compete for the award at this year’s ceremony.
EastEnders has again earned a BAFTA TV Awards nomination after being snubbed last year – and Chantelle’s murder moment was nominated for a can’t-miss gong.
Since launching the Best Soap and Continuing Drama category in 1999, EastEnders has won it nine times, more than any other show.
Last year, Emmerdale boss Jane Hudson dedicated her win to all other soaps for restarting filming after the pandemic forced a shutdown.
Emmerdale stars and real-life couple Jeff Hordley and Zoe Henry accepted the award last year[/caption]
Meanwhile, Sir Steve McQueen’s Small Ax anthology series leads the Bafta TV Awards nominations, where it is up for 15 gongs.
There’s recognition for John Boyega for his performance as Met policeman Leroy Logan in the Red, White and Blue installment, while Letitia Wright and Shaun Parkes are nominated for his performance in Mangrove and Sir Steve is nominated for Best director.
The anthology, which aired on the BBC, is up for nine craft awards and six television awards, including best miniseries, and the supporting actor nods to Malachi Kirby and Micheal Ward.
Netflix’s royal drama The Crown received 10 nods, six in craft categories and four in TV categories, including recognition of Josh O’Connor as Prince of Wales, Tobias Menzies as Duke of Edinburgh and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret.
The show is nominated for Best Drama Series alongside Gangs Of London, I Hate Suzie and Save Me Too.
Michaela Coel’s powerful sexual assault drama I May Destroy You received eight nominations, including recognition for lead actress Coel and co-star Paapa Essiedu, as well as a nod for Weruche Opia, while that the show is nominated for Best Miniseries.
Normal People, an adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel of the same name, won seven nods, including best miniseries, while stars Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones are recognized in the main actor and actress categories of foreground.
The Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards ceremony will take place on June 6 on BBC One and the British Academy Television Craft Awards will be broadcast on Bafta’s social media channels on May 24.
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