“Chernobyl” and “The Crown” Lead BAFTA TV Nominations

Jared Harris in "Chernobyl"

Chernobyl, the HBO and Sky nuclear drama, is the frontrunner at this years’ BAFTA awards with a whopping 14 nominations including best drama mini-series!

Netflix’s The Crown has seven nominations and Fleabag and Giri/Haji have six.

The nominations and awards have been delayed due to the coronavirus. The main BAFTA TV Awards were set for May 17, but will be held virtually on July 31 with IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade hosting. The BAFTA TV Craft Awards are scheduled for July 17. The events will be closed studio, social-distanced shows with the nominees accepting their awards virtually.

Last year’s big winners were Killing Eve which won for best drama, Jodie Comer as best actress, and Fiona Shaw for best-supporting actress. Patrick Melrose won for best mini-series and Benedict Cumberbatch won for best actor.