Sunday, December 10, 2023

Coronation Street gets second awards snub in a month as Bafta shortlist is revealed


Unfortunately for Coronation Street fans, the ITV soap did not receive a nomination for the TV Baftas, which were announced in the same month that the RTS awards passed it by.

With a total of seven wins, including Best Soap, at the Inside Soap Awards in 2021, Coronation Street completely dominated the competition.

The show won all three of the awards that were presented to the soaps at both the TV Choice Awards and the National Television Awards that year.

Although Coronation Street won the Bafta for Soaps and Continuing Drama in 2022, it seems that, regrettably, it just wasn’t to be this year.

Along with fellow ITV soap Emmerdale, the soap also missed out on a nomination for the Royal Television Society Awards.

However, Emmerdale, along with BBC soaps Casualty and EastEnders, has earned itself a nomination for Soaps and Continuing Drama, so Hollyoaks has also been left out this time.

Over the past year, Emmerdale has tackled some difficult storylines, such as Faith Dingle’s (Sally Dexter) tragic passing, Marlon Dingle’s (Mark Charnock) stroke, and Paddy Kirk’s (Dominic Brunt) suicide attempt.

Of course, we must not forget the momentous 50th anniversary, when a terrifying storm struck the Village and killed Liv Dingle (Isobel Steele) and Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton).

Full list of Bafta TV nominations 2023:

Comedy Entertainment programme:

  • Friday Night Live
  • The Graham Norton Show
  • Taskmaster
  • Would I Lie to You?

Current Affairs:

  • Afghanistan: No Country For Women
  • Children of the Taliban
  • The Crossing
  • Mariupol: The People’s Story


  • The Chase
  • The Repair Shop
  • Scam Interceptors

Drama Series:

  • Bad Sisters
  • The Responder
  • Sherwood
  • Somewhere Boy

Entertainment Performance:

  • Big Zuu (Big Zuu’s Big Eats)
  • Claudia Winkleman (The Traitors)
  • Lee Mack (The 1% Club)
  • Mo Gilligan (The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan)
  • Rosie Jones (Rosie Jones’ Trip Hazard)
  • Sue Perkins (Sue Perkins: Perfectly Legal)

Entertainment programme:

  • Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
  • Later… with Jools Holland: Jool’s 30th Birthday Bash
  • The Masked Singer
  • Strictly Come Dancing

Factual Series:

  • Jeremy Kyle Show: Death on Daytime
  • Libby, Are You Home Yet
  • Vatican Girl: The Disapearance of Emanuela Orlandi
  • Worlds Collide: The Manchester Bombing


  • Big Zuu’s Big Eats
  • Joe Lycett vs Beckham: Got Your Back at Xmas
  • The Martin Lewis Money Show Live
  • The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

Female Performance in a Comedy programme:

  • Daisy May Cooper (Am I Being Unreasonable?)
  • Diane Morgan (Cunk on Earth)
  • Lucy Beaumont (Meet The Richardsons)
  • Natasia Demetriou (Ellie & Natasia)
  • Siobhan McSweeney (Derry Girls)
  • Taj Atwal (Hullraisers)


  • The Bear
  • Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
  • Wednesday
  • Oussekine
  • Pachinko
  • The White Lotus

Leading Actor:

  • Ben Whishaw (This Is Going To Hurt)
  • Chaske Spencer (The English)
  • Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders)
  • Gary Oldman (Slow Horses)
  • Martin Freeman (The Responder)
  • Taron Egerton (Black Bird)

Leading Actress:

  • Billie Piper (I Hate Suzie Too)
  • Imelda Staunton (The Crown)
  • Kate Winslet (I Am Ruth)
  • Maxine Peak (Anne)
  • Sarah Lancashire (Julia)
  • Vicky McClure (Without Sin)

Live Event:

  • Concert for Ukraine
  • Platinum Jubilee: Party at the Palace
  • The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Male performance in a Comedy programme:

  • Daniel Radcliffe (Weird: The Al Yankovic Story)
  • Jon Pointing (Big Boys)
  • Joseph Gilgun (Brassic)
  • Lenny Rush (Am I Being Unreasonable?)
  • Matt Berry (What We Do In The Shadows)
  • Stephen Merchant (The Outlaws)


  • A Spy Among Friends
  • Mood
  • The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe
  • This Is Going To Hurt

News Coverage:

  • BBC News at Ten: Russia Invades Ukraine
  • Channel 4 News: Live in Kyiv
  • Good Morning Britain: Boris Johnson Interview

Reality and Constructed Factual:

  • Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
  • The Traitors
  • We Are Black and British

Scripted Comedy:

  • Am I Being Unreasonable?
  • Big Boys
  • Derry Girls
  • Ghosts

Short Form programme:

  • Always, Asifa
  • Biscuitland
  • How To Be a Person
  • Kingpin Cribs

Single documentary:

  • Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes
  • Escape from Kabul Airport
  • Our Falklands War: A Frontline Story
  • The Real Mo Farah

Single drama:

  • I Am Ruth
  • The House
  • Life and Death in the Warehouse

Soap and Continuing Drama:

  • Casualty
  • EastEnders
  • Emmerdale

Specialist Factual:

  • AIDS: The Unheard Tapes
  • The Green Planer
  • How To Survive A Dictator with Munya Chawawa
  • Russia: 1985-1999: Traumazone


  • Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
  • UEFA Women’s Euro 2022
  • Wimbledon 2022

Supporting Actor:

  • Adeel Akhtar (Sherwood)
  • Jack Lowden (Slow Horses)
  • Josh Finan (The Responder)
  • Salim Daw (The Crown)
  • Samuel Bottomley (Somewhere Boy)
  • Will Sharpe (The White Lotus)

Supporting Actress:

  • Adelayo Adedayo (The Responder)
  • Anne-Marie Duff (Bad Sisters)
  • Fiona Shaw (Andor)
  • Jasmine Jobson (Top Boy)
  • Lesley Manville (Sherwood)
  • Saffron Hocking (Top Boy)

Meanwhile, over on the BBC, EastEnders is at the top of its game at the moment, having drummed up some serious hype over their recent flash forward episode.

Prior to that, we saw the first flashback episode EastEnders had ever aired, which showed what life was like for the iconic Mitchell family back in the 70s, as well as revealing some serious twists.

In the television drama Casualty, viewers saw David (Jason Durr) grieve for the loss of his son Ollie (Harry Collett), who died as a result of his involvement in a school shooting.

Despite not receiving any nominations, Corrie has continued to tackle difficult and timely storylines, such as Daisy Midgeley’s (Charlotte Jordan) experience with Justin Rutherford’s (Andrew Still) stalking and Roy Cropper’s (David Neilson) addiction to cell phones.

Many thanks to all of our nominees. Bafta CEO Jane Millichip said.

“Today, a record number of submissions in the categories of Television and Craft led to 128 nominations, demonstrating fantastic strength and depth in programming and talent in 2022.”


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