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"How is The Night Manager not nominated?" Viewers react to Bafta TV Awards 2017 snubs

Poldark, Victoria and National Treasure also received commiserations from fans on Twitter

Published: Tuesday, 11th April 2017 at 12:26 pm

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.

Although Daniel Mays picked up a Supporting Actor nomination and the show earned a 'TV's Must See Moment' nod, some fans were also surprised that Line of Duty missed out on the other categories:

ITV's Victoria and BBC1's Poldark, meanwhile, completely missed out on nominations. Understandably, fans weren't happy...

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:

And that's before we've even come on to The Missing missing out!

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:

And still no-one's mentioned how Michael McIntyre managed to pick up two nominations...


The Baftas will air on Sunday 14th May


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