The best shows from the past year are all hoping to take home an iconic golden-faced statue, in what’s set to be a star-studded evening. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Bafta Television Awards, including who’s tasked with hosting the event, and when and where to watch the ceremony.
Plenty! The likes of Jodie Whittaker, Sir David Attenborough, Thandie Newton and Claire Foy will all be in attendance, as will the Love Island gang and Declan Donnelly, Vanessa Kirby, Adrian Dunbar and more. See the full list here.
Can I watch online?
You can watch the ceremony itself live on BBC iPlayer from 8pm.
Who’s hosting the awards ceremony?
Bake Off alumnus Sue Perkins is returning to host the Bafta TV Awards for the second year in a row, while Love Island narrator Iain Stirling will be providing a live voiceover for the ceremony.
Foy and Newton are both nominees in the best leading actress category, for their roles in the Crown and Line of Duty respectively.
Doctor Who is nominated in the must-see moments category for its announcement of Whittaker as the Thirteenth Time Lord (and first female Doctor in the show’s history), while Attenborough is nominated twice for Blue Planet II, first for the must-see moment when a mother pilot whale grieves for its calf, and also for the series as a whole.
Notable absentees from this year’s shortlist include Doctor Foster – one of the most-watched shows of 2017 – and Broadchurch, which concluded its run with a critically-acclaimed final series. The latest Sherlock episodes have been overlooked, although Martin Freeman will be in attendance to hand out an award, and Bake Off has also missed out on a nod – edged out of their category by Cruising with Jane McDonald.