Bafta TV awards 2023 – live: Cillian Murphy and Kate Winslet among stars nominated in tonight’s ceremony

If you thought awards season was over, think again.

The Bafta Television Awards are due to take place on Sunday night (14 May) at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Comedy duo Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan will host the ceremony.

Stars including Daniel Radcliffe, Lesley Manville and Kate Winslet are up for acting awards this evening, with Ben Whishaw’s medical drama This is Going to Hurt and BBC’s police procedural The Responder leading the way as the shows with the most nominations.

The 2023 nominees were unveiled in March. You can find a list of nominated actors and TV shows here.

Among the other series nominated are Irish comedy Derry Girls, Sherwood, Apple TV’s Bad Sisters and the critically acclaimed Channel 4 show Somewhere Boy.

Notably missing from the line-up is Happy Valley, which was broadcast too late to be eligible for this year’s ceremony. Its star, Sarah Lancashire, however, has received a nod for her performance as Julia Child in Julia.

It’s set to be a lively occasion with Lewis Capaldi and Jax Jones scheduled to perform.

Viewers at home can tune in on BBC One from 7pm BST.

Key Points

  • Full list of 2023 nominees

Richard Ayoade cracks joke about Will Smith slap in 2022 opening monologue

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Last year’s host Richard Ayoade didn’t hold back in his opening monologue.

The comedian couldn’t resist quipping about Will Smith’s infamous Oscars slap, telling the audience: “In 1955, there were only six categories. Barely enough time to get up from your seat and slap someone before the whole ceremony would be over.”

Last year’s winners...

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Cast your mind back to 2022 for a moment. It was a brilliant year for TV with Sean Bean’s prison drama Time and Stephen Graham’s Help raking in the awards at last year’s Baftas.

See below for the full list of 2022 Bafta TV award-winners here...

See the winners at this year’s Bafta TV Awards

And overseas...

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In the international category, Jenna Ortega’s smash hit series Wednesday battles it out against HBO’s The White Lotus, Apple TV’s Pachinko, The Bear, the French historical drama series Oussekine, and Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story – Netflix’s hugely controversial series about serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Who is hosting the 2023 Bafta TV awards?

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Tonight is sure to be an entertaining affair with comedy duo Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan taking on hosting duties.

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Where is Happy Valley?

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If you’re anything like us, you’re reading the nominee list and thinking, “Where on earth is Happy Valley?”

The series is notably missing from the line-up but no, it’s not because Sally Wainwright’s BBC show didn’t make the cut.

In fact, Happy Valley was broadcast too late in the year to be eligible for the ceremony. You can still find Sarah Lancashire in the nominee list, however, thanks to her stunning performance as Julia Child in Julia.


Full list of nominees

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Ahead of tonight’s ceremony, you can find the nominee list in full below...

Who are the frontrunners?

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The most nominated programmes are This is Going to Hurt and The Responder, which have six nominations each including leading actor for Ben Whishaw and Martin Freeman, respectively.

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