The Crown Steals Spotlight in 2024 Bafta Nominations

The Crown Steals Spotlight in 2024 Bafta Nominations
The Crown is Shortlisted for eight awards this years BAFTA TV Awards

Continuing their now long-established tradition of celebrating the years greatest contributions to television, the British Academy Film Awards has released its list of nominations for this years BAFTA TV Awards, and The Crown has found itself with the most nominations after having been shortlisted in eight categories.

Read more: Dune: Part Two Makes Waves in Opening Weekend

The long running series about the affairs of the royal family was recognized in categories including leading actor for the remarkable effort put in by Dominic West for his portrayal of Prince Charles, as well as supporting actress, which sees Elizabeth Debicki go up against Lesly Manville for their portrayals of Princess Diana and Princess Margaret.
This success comes after a series of harsh criticisms for the previously critically acclaimed television series, with many reacting negatively against what they say as sentimental shock factor moments like the appearance of the ghost of Diana, along with other “ridiculous scenes” like the vision of Tony Blair being crowned as king.

Close on The Crown’s trail, Black Mirror received seven nominations for its season finale, getting a nomination for best limited drama, as well as leading actress for Anjana Vasan’s performance. Several shows received 6 nominations, including Apple TV’s Slow Horses, a spy drama about a bunch of washed up MI5 agents, the Sixth Commandment, a crime drama starring Timothy Spall as well as the last season of crime drama Happy Valley, which among other nominations received best drama series as well as best actress for Sarah Lanchasire’s role as Catherine Cawood.

The Crown Steals Spotlight in 2024 Bafta Nominations
Anjana Vasan’s performance in Black Mirrors “Demon 79” episode has captivated fans and critics alike

Of the 44 performers that were nominated this year, 17 had not received a nomination from the Bafta Television awards before. They include Bridget Christie, who is being nominated for best female performance in a comedy, Bella Ramsey as leading actress for Last of Us and David Tennant in the adaptation of fantasy drama Good Omens. This year’s hosts of the main event are among the list of newcomers as well, with Romesh Ranganathan and Rob Beckett taking the role this year.

Read more: The 96th Academy Awards (Oscars 2024) full list of winners

This year’s juries witnessed over 500 voters spend 127 hours participate in the process of deciding the nominations. The shortlists are split between two separate ceremonies. The Bafta Television Craft awards focus on TV’s more technical side and will happen on the 28th of April. The Bafta Television awards which focus more on the artistic side of television production will take place on the 12th of May. Among the list of promising newcomers and well established old faces, the night of the Bafta awards promises to be an almost overwhelming display of talent and achievement. Audiences can only hold their breath as they await to see if their favorite shows, actors and actresses get the awards which they feel they need to win.

Ahmed Hamdy
+ posts

Subscribe now to get notified about exclusive offers from Soul Arabia every week!