Just when you think award season is over and it's finally time to move on with your life... Television comes along. But, of course, I can't get mad because its celebrating British telly, which is essentially my life, so.
This morning, BAFTA announced the nominations for the 2018 BAFTA TV Awards. This year's diverse nominees - from blockbuster Royal dramas to quirky comedy programs - embody the best of last years television. 2017 had some pretty incredible moments on television (let us never forget the amazingness of that Line of Duty twist) and some spectacular performance (I'm looking at you, Queenie). Talk of television's dominance over film has been on the radar for many years now, but I think it's safe to say (just by looking at this list of nominees) that that day has come. Hollywood, who?
Nominations I'm most pleased about? This Country, for one. If you have not watched this program, firstly, what is wrong with you? Secondly, go, now! It is a fantastic exploration of an area of Britain that is most often ignored, not just on screen, but in life. The Crown, of course. That's a no-brainer - I mean, who isn't obsessed with that program. Three Girls, which was included in my Best of 2017 TV list, is a fantastically important and moving film. End of the F***ing World - incredible! Ugh, just all of these programs are incredible! Go TV! Go British TV!!
Quick links before getting to the nominees:
The Crown (Series 2) Review
King Charles III Review
Broadchurch (Series 3) Review
Black Mirror (Series 4) Review
Peaky Blinders (Series 4) Review
Murdered for Being Different Review
What I'm Watching... Murder in Successville
What I'm Watching... Chewing Gum
What I'm Watching... Line of Duty
Inspiration Tuesday: One Love Manchester
Here are the nonimations
British Academy Television Award 2018
The BAFTA TV Awards will air on BBC One 13 May
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