BAFTA Television Awards: 2016 Nominations


The full nominations list has been announced for the BAFTA British Academy Television Awards 2016.

The British Academy Television Awards are presented in an annual awards show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, otherwise knows as the BAFTA’s.

Film and TV awards were previously presented in the same award show up until 1988 were the show was split in two.

This years show will take place in London on the 8th of May.

Below is a full list of those nominated for a BAFTA:

Leading actor

  • Idris Elba, Luther
  • Stephen Graham, This is England ’90
  • Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
  • Ben Whishaw, London SpyBen Whishaw

Leading actress

  • Claire Foy, Wolf Hall
  • Suranne Jones, Doctor Foster
  • Ruth Madeley, Don’t Take My Baby
  • Sheridan Smith, The C-Word

Supporting actor

  • Tom Courtenay, Unforgotten
  • Anton Lesser, Wolf Hall
  • Ian McKellen, The Dresser
  • Cyril Nri, Cucumber

Supporting actress

  • Chanel Cresswell, This is England ’90
  • Michelle Gomez, Doctor Who
  • Lesley Manville, River
  • Eleanor Worthington-Cox, The Enfield Haunting

Entertainment performanceStephen Fry QI

  • Leigh Francis, Celebrity Juice
  • Stephen Fry, QI
  • Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show
  • Romesh Ranganathan, Asian Provocateur

Male performance in a comedy programme

  • Hugh Bonneville, W1A
  • Toby Jones, Detectorists
  • Peter Kay, Peter Kay’s Car Share
  • Javone Prince, The Javone Prince Show

Female performance in a comedy programme

  • Michaela Coel, Chewing Gum
  • Sian Gibson, Peter Kay’s Car Share
  • Miranda Hart, Miranda
  • Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe

Drama seriesWolf Hall

  • Humans
  • The Last Panthers
  • No Offence
  • Wolf Hall

Single drama

  • The C-Word
  • Cyberbully
  • Don’t Take My Baby
  • The Go-Between


  • Doctor FosterThe Enfield Haunting
  • The Enfield Haunting
  • London Spy
  • This is England ’90

Soap and continuing drama

  • Coronation Street
  • EastEnders
  • Emmerdale
  • Holby City


  • The Good Wife
  • Narcos
  • Spiral
  • Transparent

Entertainment programmeAdele At The BBC

  • Adele at the BBC
  • Britain’s Got Talent
  • Strictly Come Dancing
  • TFI Friday Anniversary Special

Comedy and comedy entertainment programme

  • Charlie Brooker’s Election Wipe
  • Have I Got News For You
  • QI
  • Would I Lie to You

Scripted comedy

  • Chewing Gum
  • Peep Show
  • People Just Do Nothing
  • Peter Kay’s Car Share

FeaturesGreat British Bake Off

  • Back in Time for Dinner
  • The Great British Bake Off
  • Kevin McCloud: Escape to the Wild
  • Travel Man

Radio Times Audience Award

  • Doctor Foster
  • The Great British Bake Off
  • Humans
  • Making a Murderer
  • Peter Kay’s Car Share
  • Poldark

Current affairs

  • Children of the Gaza War
  • Escape from Isis (Dispatches)
  • Jihad: A British Story
  • Outbreak: The Truth about Ebola

Single documentary

  • Bitter Lake
  • Life After Suicide
  • Louis Theroux: Transgender Kids
  • My Son the Jihadi

Factual series

  • The Detectives
  • Great Ormond Street
  • The Murder Detectives
  • The Tribe

Reality and constructed factual

  • First Dates
  • Gogglebox
  • I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
  • The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds

Specialist factual

  • Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners
  • Grayson Perry’s Dream House
  • The Hunt
  • Rudolf Nureyev: Dance to Freedom

News coverage

  • BBC News at Six: Paris Attacks Special
  • Channel 4 News: Paris Massacre
  • ITV News at Ten: Refugee Crisis
  • Sky News: From Turkey to GreeceThe Ashes


  • The Ashes (Sky Sports)
  • The Grand National (Channel 4)
  • MOTD Live: FA Cup Final (BBC One)
  • Six Nations: Final Day (BBC One)

Live event

  • Big Blue Live (BBC One)
  • The Sound of Music Live! (ITV)
  • Stargazing Live: Brit in Space, Tim Peake Special (BBC Two)
  • The Vote (More4)

The BAFTAs website has more information about each category and the nominations here.