BAFTA Television Awards Nominations

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This Is Going To Hurt leads the 2023 BAFTA Television Awards nominations.

This Is Going to Hurt, and The Responder lead the nominations with six nominations each at the 2023 BAFTA Television Awards ahead of its live ceremony on 14 May hosted by Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan.

Dark medical comedy This Is Going To Hurt has among its nominations Ben Whishaw for leading actor and a nod for best mini-series.

The BBC leads the nominations as the broadcaster with the most nominations, with 81, whilst Channel 4 comes second with 33, Netflix, the on-demand streaming service, in third with 24, and ITV falling behind with 19.

The full nominees for the 2023 BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises are:

Comedy Entertainment Programme

  • Friday Night Live
  • The Graham Norton Show
  • Taskmaster
  • Would I Lie To You?

Current Affairs

  • Afghanistan: No Country for Women (Exposure)
  • Children of the Taliban
  • The Crossing (Exposure)
  • Mairupol: The People’s Story (Panorama)


  • The Chase
  • The Repair Shop: A Royal Visit
  • Scam Interceptors
King Charles (then Prince) visits The Repair Shop as part of BBC centenary celebrations (Picture: BBC)

Drama Series

  • Bad Sisters
  • The Responder
  • Sherwood
  • Somewhere Boy

Entertainment Performance

  • Big Zuu (Big Zuu’s Big Eats)
  • Claudia Winkleman (The Traitors)
  • Lee Mack (The 1% Club)
  • Mo Gilligan (The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan)
  • Rosie Jones (Rosie Jones’ Trip Hazard)

Entertainment Programme

  • Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
  • Later… with Jools Holland: Jools’ 30th Birthday Bash
  • The Masked Singer
  • Strictly Come Dancing
Strictly Come Dancing winners Jowita Przystal and Hamza Yassin (Picture: BBC)

Factual Series

  • Jeremy Kyle: Death on Daytime
  • Libby, Are You Home Yet?
  • Vatican Girl: The Dissaperance of Emanuela Orlandi
  • Worlds Collide: The Manchester Bombing


  • Big Zuu’s Big Eats
  • Joe Lycett vs. David Beckham: Got Your Back at Xmas
  • The Martin Lewis Money Show Live
  • The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

Female Performance in a Comedy Role

  • Daisy Mae Cooper (Am I Being Unreasonable?)
  • Diane Morgan (Cunk On Earth)
  • Lucy Beaumont (Meet the Richardsons)
  • Natasia Demetriou (Ellie & Natasia)
  • Siobhan McSweeney (Derry Girls)
  • Taj Atwal (Hellraisers)
Cunk is definitely as culturally significant as Single Ladies by Beyonce (Picture: BBC)


  • The Bear
  • Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
  • Wednesday
  • Oussekine
  • Pachinko
  • The White Lotus

Leading Actor

  • Ben Whishaw (This Is Going To Hurt)
  • Chaske Spencer (The English)
  • Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders)
  • Gary Oldman (Slow Horses)
  • Martin Freeman (The Responder)

Leading Actress

  • Billie Piper (I Hate Suzie Too)
  • Imelda Staunton (The Crown)
  • Kate Winslet (I Am Ruth)
  • Maxine Peake (Anne)
  • Sarah Lancashire (Julia)
  • Vicky McClure (Without Sin)
Billie Piper in I Hate Suzie Too (Picture: Sky Atlantic)

Live Event

  • Concert for Ukraine
  • The Platinum Jubilee
  • The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme

  • Daniel Radcliffe (Weird: The Weird Al Yankovic Story)
  • Jon Pointing (Big Boys)
  • Joseph Gilgun (Brassic)
  • Lenny Rush (Am I Being Unreasonable?)
  • Matt Berry (What We Do In The Shadows)
  • Stephen Merchant (The Outlaws)


  • A Spy Among Friends
  • Mood
  • The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe
  • This Is Going To Hurt
Adam McKay’s adaptation This Is Going To Hurt leads nominations (Picture: BBC)

News Coverage

  • BBC News at Ten: Russia Invades Ukraine
  • Channel 4 News: Live in Kyiv
  • Good Morning Britain: Boris Johnson Interview

Reality & Constructed Factual

  • Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
  • The Traitors
  • We Are Black and British

Scripted Comedy

  • Am I Being Unreasonable?
  • Big Boys
  • Derry Girls
  • Ghosts
Seeing is believing in Ghosts (Picture: BBC)

Short Form Programme

  • Always, Asifa
  • Biscuitland
  • How To Be A Person
  • Kingpin Cribs

Single Documentary

  • Cherynobl: The Lost Tapes
  • Escape from Kabul Airport
  • Our Falklands War: A Frontline Story
  • The Real Mo Farah

Single Drama

  • I Am Ruth
  • The House
  • Life and Death in the Warehouse
Kate Winslet stars and is nominated for her role in I Am Ruth (Picture: Channel 4)

Soap and Continuing Drama

  • Casualty
  • Eastenders
  • Emmerdale

Specialist Factual

  • Aids: The Unheard Tapes
  • The Green Planet
  • How to Survive a Dictator with Munya Chawawa
  • Russia 1989-1999: Traumazone


  • Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
  • UEFA Women’s Euro 2022
  • Wimbledon 2022
It’s coming home (Picture: BBC Sport)

Supporting Actor

  • Adeel Akhtar (Sherwood)
  • Jack Lowden (Slow Horses)
  • Josh Finan (The Responder)
  • Salim Daw (The Crown)
  • Samuel Bottomly (Somewhere Boy)
  • Will Sharpe (The White Lotus)

Supporting Actress

  • Adelayo Adedayo (The Responder)
  • Anne-Marie Duff (Bad Sisters)
  • Fiona Shaw (Andor)
  • Jasmine Jobson (Top Boy)
  • Lesley Manville (Sherwood)
  • Saffron Hocking (Top Boy)

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By Conor Riley

Conor is the Founder and Editor for Cinamore, a publication focused on giving power back to journalists. As a portmanteau of the word 'Cinema' and the Italian word for love 'Amore', Cinamore aims to highlight the love that we all carry for the art of the moving image.


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