‘Small Axe’, ‘The Crown’ lead race for BAFTA TV awards

30 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Small Axe, a series of dramas exploring the experiences of London’s West Indian community from the 1960s to the 1980s, received 15 nominations on Wednesday for the British Academy Television Awards, report agencies.

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen has a best-director nomination for the BBC series, and there are acting nominations for John Boyega, Letitia Wright, Shaun Parkes, Malachi Kirby and Micheal Ward. Small Axe is also nominated for best miniseries.

Royal drama The Crown is nominated in 10 categories for the awards, Britain’s equivalent of the Emmys, including best drama series. Josh O’Connor, Tobias Menzies and Helena Bonham Carter have acting nods for their performances as Prince Charles, Prince Philip and Princess Margaret in the Netflix series.

The awards will be handed out at two ceremonies: craft categories on May 24 and the rest during a televised event on June 6.

 


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