2019 British Academy Television Awards

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65th British Academy Television Awards
Date12 May 2019
SiteRoyal Festival Hall, London[1]
Hosted byGraham Norton[2]
Best DramaKilling Eve
Best ActorBenedict Cumberbatch
Patrick Melrose
Best ActressJodie Comer
Killing Eve
Best Comedy Performance
Most awardsKilling Eve (3)
Most nominationsKilling Eve (15)
Television coverage
ChannelBBC One

The 2019 British Academy Television Awards were held on 12 May 2019 at the Royal Festival Hall in London.[3][1]

The nominations were announced on 28 March 2019, whilst the nominees for the "Virgin TV’s Must-See Moments" were announced on 27 March 2019.[4]

The 2019 British Academy Television Craft Awards were held on 28 April 2019.[3]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Benedict Cumberbatch, Best Actor winner
Ben Whishaw, Best Supporting Actor winner
Fiona Shaw, Best Supporting Actress winner
Steve Pemberton, Best Male Comedy Performance winner
Jessica Hynes, Best Female Comedy Performance winner
Lee Mack, Best Entertainment Performance winner
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, co-Executive Producer and lead writer of Killing Eve, Best Drama Series winner
Best Drama Series Best Mini-Series
Best Single Drama Best Soap and Continuing Drama
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Male Comedy Performance Best Female Comedy Performance
Best Scripted Comedy Best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme
Best Entertainment Performance Lew Grade Award for Entertainment Programme
Best Factual Series or Strand Huw Wheldon Award for Specialist Factual
  • Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley (BBC One)
Robert Flaherty Award for Single Documentary Best Feature
  • Gun No. 6 (BBC Two)
    • Driven: The Billy Monger Story (BBC Three)
    • My Dad, The Peace Deal and Me (BBC One)
    • School for Stammers (ITV)
Best Reality and Constructed Factual Best Live Event
Best News Coverage Best Current Affairs
  • Myanmar's Killing Fields (Dispatches) (Channel 4)
    • Football's Wall of Silence (Al Jazeera Investigations) (Channel 4)
    • Iran Unveiled: Taking on the Ayatollahs (Exposure) (ITV)
    • Massacre at Ballymurphy (Channel 4)
Best Sport Best Short Form Programme
  • Missed Call (Real Stories)
    • Bovril Pam (Snatches: Moments from 100 Years of Women's Lives) (BBC Four)
    • The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk (BBC iPlayer)
    • Wondergate (BBC iPlayer)
Best International Programme Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment[5]

Programmes with multiple nominations[edit]

The following is a list of programmes with multiple nominations at both the 2019 British Academy Television Awards and the 2019 British Academy Television Craft Awards.[6][7]

Networks that received multiple nominations
Nominations Network
76 BBC One
25 BBC Two
23 Channel 4
16 ITV
14 Sky Atlantic
8 BBC Three
6 BBC Four
3 Channel 5

Most major wins[edit]

Shows that received multiple awards
Wins Show
3 Killing Eve
2 Patrick Melrose
Wins by Network
Wins Network
11 BBC One
4 Sky Atlantic
3 BBC Two

Ceremony Information[edit]

On 2 April 2019, it was announced that following a 2 year break, Graham Norton would return to host the 2019 BAFTA Television Awards.[2]


The inclusion of Killing Eve attracted some controversy as BAFTA rules state that a programme must have its premiere in the UK before elsewhere in order to be eligible, and Killing Eve premiered on BBC America in the US in April 2018, but in the UK in September 2018.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b "Nominations announced: Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards in 2019". www.bafta.org. 28 March 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Graham Norton to host the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards". www.bafta.org. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b "When are the 2019 Bafta Television Awards on TV? How can I watch and when are the nominees announced?". Radio Times. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  4. ^ "TV Baftas Must-See Moment nominees include Bodyguard and Doctor Who". Radio Times. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Virgin Media". keepup.virginmedia.com. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  6. ^ "BAFTA Television 2019: Nominations for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards + British Academy Television Craft Awards". www.bafta.org. 28 March 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Bafta bends the rules for Killing Eve". 28 March 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  8. ^ Hill, Libby; Hill, Libby (2019-03-28). "'Killing Eve' Leads All BAFTA TV Nominees With 14 — But There's a Twist". IndieWire. Retrieved 2019-05-08.

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