BAFTA Heralds Greater Diversity in 2020 Television Awards Nominations

BAFTA Heralds Greater Diversity in 2020 Television Awards Nominations
BAFTA has heralded an improvement in the diversity of nominees for this year’s Television and Craft Awards.

This year’s shortlist, announced Thursday morning, has seen a 22% rise in nominees of color, said BAFTA.

New talent, in particular, has broken through, with nominations for “Sex Education‘s” Ncuti Gatwa (pictured), “Man Like Mobeen’s” Guz Khan and “Home’s” Youssef Kerkour in the male performance in a comedy category, and “Top Boy’s” Jasmine Jobson and “The End of the F***ing World’s” Naomi Ackie for best supporting actress.

Elsewhere, Gbemisola Ikumelo has two nominations — one for her performance in comedy “Famalam,” and another in the short-form category for “Brain in Gear.” Mo Gilligan is nominated for best entertainment performance for Channel 4’s “The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan” and “Top Boy” and “Pure” director Aneil Karia is nominated as a breakthrough talent in the Craft Awards.
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