BAFTA TV Awards Talking Points: The Snubs, Records & Diversity Gains

BAFTA TV Awards Talking Points: The Snubs, Records & Diversity Gains
The BAFTA TV Awards and TV Craft Awards emerged from their coronavirus slumber today, as nominations were unveiled for the delayed events, which will take place virtually on July 31 and July 17 respectively.

As usual with award nominations, the list of those recognized provoked a number of talking points, as well the traditional celebrations from those named on the shortlist. Let’s walk through some of the biggest themes.

The snubs

There were a couple of notable absentees from the nominations list, not least James Corden and Ruth Jones’ BBC Christmas Day comedy Gavin & Stacey. It was the highest-rated show on British TV in a decade, but there was no place for it in the best comedy category, although it did feature among the must-see moment contenders, which is voted on by the public.

The other show that raised eyebrows with its absence was Line Of Duty. From World Productions,
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