It’s a Sin leads 2022 BAFTA TV nominations

March 31, 2022 · By

The nominations are finally out for the 2022 Bafta Television awards, and it has been a very long wait to confirm our favourites. Being held May 8, 2022, the BAFTAs will be broadcast from London.

Every year the British Academy holds several awards celebrations including the two key events to honour film and television. 2021 was an epic year for many reasons, but our biggest is ensuring It’s a Sin gets the recognition it deserves. And with six nominations in several categories, there is a lot of potential for hardware this year.

There is another event prior to the BAFTA Television awards, the British Television Craft Awards, honouring those behind the camera, with nominations also announced. It’s a Sin shares the most nominations of five tied with Landscapers. Russell T. Davis is up for the drama writing credit, and we’ll know by April 22.

Supporting actor
This will be a challenging category because It’s a Sin has picked up three nominations for Best supporting actor. And worse, the three deserving actors are up against strong competition and could split the vote. Matthew Macfadyen is up for Succession (an American show), and Nonso Anozie is nominated for Sweet Tooth; both exceptional performances. (We haven’t seen Stephen Graham’s performance in Time, but he’s a strong actor as well). Omari Douglas, David Carlyle and Callum Scott Howells are all up for the supporting actor role, and while it’s tough to choose, my money is on Omari.

Leading actor
Hands down the best performance should absolutely without question go to actor & singer (and personal crush) Olly Alexander for his portrayal of Richie. It’s more likely Russell’s writing was the real reason we cried through every episode (like with an episode of Cucumber), but Olly’s performance was a standout and he deserves to win. Of course there’s the small problem of the other actors in this category including Stephen Graham again (for Help this time), Sean Bean (Time), Hugh Quarshie (Stephen), Samuel Adewunmi (You Don’t Know Me), and David Thewlis (Landscapers). Seriously, how is that fair!

Leading actress
Again this is a category with some stiff competition, but if any one actor deserves a BAFTA for their performance on It’s a Sin, it has to be Lydia West. Her star is currently taking off and we can only expect good things to come (like maybe being the next Doctor, which she hasn’t denied). Sure Lydia is up against Emily Watson, Niamh Algar, Jodie Comer, Denise Gough and someone named Kate Winslet who was again in an American show that’s nominated for an International award (more fitting). Olly may be the lead (and eye-candy), but Lydia’s character and central role throughout the mini series was over and above any other performance.

Finally the most important category, the equivalent to best film, the best mini-series award. It’s a Sin is up against Landscapers, Stephen and Time. And there were some big names in those three shows. In fact, It’s a Sin had the least amount of star-power, just the best writing and exceptional performances. And while we haven’t seen those three ‘other’ productions, our obvious pick is again without question, It’s a Sin. Anything less would be a travesty!