It's one of the most glamorous nights in the television calendar.


The Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards 2022 will arrive on our screens this spring and see the best and brightest stars of the small screen turn out to celebrate the highs of television in the last year.

And now the nominations for the Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards 2022 are in, with Channel 4's It’s A Sin leading the pack.

The show, which followed a group of gay men and their friends during the UK’s HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s and early '90s, earned 11 nominations – five in the craft categories and six in the television awards categories – including Russell T Davies in the drama writer category and a leading actor nomination for singer Olly Alexander, who played Ritchie Tozer.

Meanwhile, true-crime black comedy-drama Landscapers, which starred Olivia Colman and David Thewlis, earned seven nominations across both TV and craft awards.

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Both Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham earned nominations for Channel 4 drama Help, which picked up six in total.

Another key award has to be the audience-voted Must-See Moment, which was last year won by Nigella Lawson's iconic pronunciation of microwave as 'meecro-wah-vey'.

So, who will take home those iconic masks this year?

Here is everything you need to know about the Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards 2022.

BAFTA TV Awards 2022 air date

Olly Alexander as Ritchie in It's A Sin

The Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards 2022 will take place and be televised on Sunday 8th May 2022.

The event will be live and in-person and held at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank.

This follows the BAFTA Television Craft Awards which take place at The Brewery in East London on Sunday 24th April 2022.

How to watch the BAFTA TV Awards 2022

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The Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards 2022 will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on the day of the event.

The exact timings and broadcast details have yet to be confirmed beyond this.

We will be sure to update this section with further information close to transmission.

BAFTA TV Awards 2022 nominees

Comedy Entertainment Programme

  • The Graham Norton Show
  • The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan
  • Race Around Britain
  • The Ranganation

Current Affairs

  • Fearless: the Women Fighting Putin (Exposure)
  • Four Hours at the Capitol
  • The Men Who Sell Football (Al Jazeera Investigations)
  • Trump Takes on the World


  • The Chase
  • Moneybags
  • Richard Osman's House of Games
  • Steph's Packed Lunch

Drama Series

Gabrielle Creevey in In My Skin Clémentine Schneidermann
  • In My Skin
  • Manhunt: the Night Stalker
  • Unforgotten
  • Vigil

Entertainment Performance

  • Alison Hammond - I Can See Your Voice
  • Big Zuu - Big Zuu's Big Eats
  • Graham Norton - The Graham Norton Show
  • Joe Lycett - Joe Lycett's Got Your Back
  • Michael Mcintyre - Michael Mcintyre's the Wheel
  • Sean Lock - 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Entertainment Programme

  • An Audience with Adele
  • Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
  • Life & Rhymes
  • Strictly Come Dancing

Factual Series

  • The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime
  • 9/11: One Day in America
  • Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles
  • Uprising


  • Big Zuu's Big Eats Sam Grace
  • Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
  • Sort Your Life Out
  • The Great British Sewing Bee

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme

This Way Up
Aisling Bea in This Way Up Channel 4
  • Aimee Lou Wood - Sex Education
  • Aisling Bea - This Way Up
  • Anjana Vasan - We Are Lady Parts
  • Natasia Demetriou - Stath Lets Flats
  • Rose Matafeo - Starstruck
  • Sophie Willan - Alma's Not Normal


  • Call My Agent!
  • Lupin
  • Mare of Easttown
  • Squid Game
  • Succession
  • The Underground Railroad

Leading Actor

  • David Thewlis - Landscapers
  • Hugh Quarshie - Stephen
  • Olly Alexander - It's A Sin
  • Samuel Adewunmi - You Don't Know Me
  • Sean Bean - Time
  • Stephen Graham - Help

Leading Actress

  • Denise Gough - Too Close
  • Emily Watson - Too Close
  • Jodie Comer - Help
  • Kate Winslet - Mare of Easttown
  • Lydia West - It's A Sin
  • Niamh Algar - Deceit

Live Event

  • The Brit Awards 2021
  • The Earthshot Prize 2021
  • The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance
  • Springwatch 2021

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme

  • Jamie Demetriou - Stath Lets Flats
  • Joe Gilgun - Brassic
  • Ncuti Gatwa - Sex Education
  • Samson Kayo - Bloods
  • Steve Coogan - This Time with Alan Partridge
  • Tim Renkow - Jerk


It's A Sin
It's A Sin Channel 4
  • It's A Sin
  • Landscaper
  • Stephen
  • Time

News Coverage

  • Channel 4 News: Black to Front
  • Good Morning Britain: Shamima Begum
  • ITV News at Ten: Storming of the Capitol
  • Sky News: Afghanistan: Endgame

Reality & Constructed Factual

  • Gogglebox
  • Married at First Sight UK
  • RuPaul's Drag Race UK
  • The Dog House

Scripted Comedy

  • Alma's Not Normal S
  • Motherland
  • Stath Lets Flats
  • We Are Lady Parts

Short Form Programme

  • Hollyoaks Saved My Life (Hollyoaks Irl)
  • Our Land
  • People You May Know
  • Please Help

Single Documentary

  • 9/11: Inside the President's War Room
  • Grenfell: the Untold Story
  • My Childhood, My Country - 20 Years in Afghanistan
  • Nail Bomber: Man Hunt

Single Drama

I Am Victoria
I Am Victoria Channel 4
  • Death of England: Face to Face
  • Help
  • I Am Victoria
  • Together

Soap & Continuing Drama

  • Casualty
  • Coronation Street
  • Emmerdale
  • Holby City

Specialist Factual

  • Black Power: A British Story of Resistance
  • Freddie Mercury: The Final Act
  • The Missing Children
  • Silenced: The Hidden Story of Disabled Britain


  • The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Sky Sports, Formula 1/sky Sports Formula 1
  • ITV Racing: The Grand National
  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics
  • UEFA Euro 2020 Semi-Final: England V Denmark

Supporting Actor

  • Callum Scott Howells - It's A Sin
  • David Carlyle - It's A Sin
  • Matthew Macfadyen - Succession
  • Nonso Anozie - Sweet Tooth
  • Omari Douglas - It's A Sin
  • Stephen Graham - Time

Supporting Actress

  • Cathy Tyson - Help
  • Céline Buckens - Showtrial
  • Emily Mortimer - The Pursuit of Love
  • Jessica Plummer - The Girl Before
  • Leah Harvey - Foundation
  • Tahirah Sharif - The Tower

BAFTA TV Awards 2022 nominees for Must-See Moment

Callum Scott Howells as Colin in It's a Sin episode 2
A moment featuring Callum Scott Howells as Colin in It's A Sin has been recognised Channel 4

On the 23rd March 2022, BAFTA confirmed the nominees for the Must-See Moment.

This is the only award voted for by the British public and is intended to show the diversity of British television.

The nominees are as follows.

Viewers can vote for their favourite moment at the link on the Virgin Media website where they will be automatically be entered into a prize draw to win tickets to the event.

Voting is now open and closes at 5pm on 19th April 2022.

The Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards 2022 will take place on Sunday 8th May 2022. Looking for something else to watch? Check out our TV Guide to see what’s on tonight.


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