The Bafta TV Awards celebrate the best in British and international television over the past 12 months
Over the last 12 months some fantastic TV shows have been broadcast in the UK and internationally across a range of platforms and across a variety of genres.
The Bafta TV Awards recognize excellence in the field of television and includes programs both scripted and unscripted, including drama and comedy series, current affairs programs, documentaries, sports and more.
This year, the Bafta TV Awards turns 67 and for decades were presented concurrently with the Bafta Film Awards in a joint ceremony, but since 1998 the events have been split.
At the Bafta Film Awards in March, sci-fi epic Dune won the most awards with five, but neo-western The Power of the Dog secured two of the most prestigious awards, for Best Picture and Best Director.
George Ezra will walk the red carpet for the Bafta TV Awards when the big and good of television arrive for the ceremony.
When is the Bafta TV Awards held?
The Virgin Media Bafta TV Awards ceremony takes place on Sunday 8th May.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on BBC One from 6pm and is also available live on BBC iPlayer.
You can catch-up the ceremony on iPlayer shortly after the original broadcast ends.
Who are the nominees?
This year’s list of nominees features stars such as Kate Winslet, Olly Alexander, Stephen Graham, Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse.
Some of the shows in the running for the coveted Bafta include prison drama Time, AIDS crisis miniseries It’s a Sin, reality show Gogglebox, comedy show The Ranganation and dance competition show Strictly Come Dancing.
This year there are 27 award categories and even more nominees – see the full list of nominees here.
For 26 of these categories, the winner for each award is selected by a jury of nine Academy members.
Jury members are chosen by the Academy’s Television Committee.
However, in one award – Must-See TV Moment – sponsored by Virgin Media, the winner is chosen by the public.
This award honors short TV clips from the last year that sparked discussion, spawned memes and got those who haven’t seen them to watch them online.
Nominees for this category include Ant and Dec, who played Prime Minister Boris Johnson in “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!”, the “Red Light, Green Light” scene in the Netflix hit Squid Game and Rose Ayling Ellis and Giovanni Pernice’s Dance to the Symphony on Strictly Come Dancing.
Other contenders for Must See Moment include Bimini Bon Boulash’s UK Hun performance in Ru Paul’s Drag Drace UK, Colin’s AIDS diagnosis in It’s a Sin and Adele being surprised by her former school teacher in An Audience with Adele.
Who hosts the Bafta TV Awards?
Radio presenter Vick Hope and television presenter Zeze Millz will host this year’s awards ceremonies.
Hope is known for her work at Capital Breakfast as well as presenting Crufts on Channel 4.
Millz is famous for presenting The Zeze Millz Show and being a social media influencer.
What is the Bafta Scholarship?
The Bafta Scholarship is the most prestigious award presented by Bafta and recognizes a winner’s contribution to film, television or gaming in their career.
Sir Billy Connolly will receive the Bafta scholarship this year – he has previously received three Bafta awards.
Connolly is best known for his stand-up comedy and numerous TV shows including Billy Connolly and World Tour of Scotland.
The comedian stopped performing after being diagnosed with cancer and Parkinson’s disease in 2013 and will be unable to attend the ceremony – a recorded acceptance speech will be played that evening.