After bagging a bunch of Golden Globes and Emmys, fans of The Night Manager were left feeling pretty peeved when the Bafta TV Award nominations were unveiled. There seemed to be some pretty big omissions – and not just for Hiddlesbum.
Compared to The Crown’s whopping five nominations, The Night Manager has only picked up one, for Tom Hollander as Supporting Actor. It missed out on Drama Series, as well as any nominations for Globes winners Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie.
@BAFTA Hugh Laurie should have got a nomination for #TheNightManager – he was incredible as Richard Roper – bad move BAFTAs
There was also outrage that Julie Walters was overlooked in the Supporting Actress category for her role as Marie, the long-suffering wife of Robbie Coltrane’s Paul – who did pick up a nomination – in National Treasure:
Disappointed @BAFTA snubbed Julie Walters for her performance in National Treasure – I thought she was guaranteed to win
Oh well. At least fans of Netflix’s The Crown were happy, after the 10-part series about Queen Elizabeth II picked up a whopping five nominations, including for John Lithgow’s portrayal of Winston Churchill. He seemed pretty chuffed: