Killing Eve leads TV Bafta nominations with Liverpool’s Jodie Comer up for Best Actress
The girl from Woolton has done good! Liverpool’s Jodie Comer is up for a BAFTA and we couldn’t be happier.
TV drama Killing Eve dominates this year’s Bafta nominations.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s drama, starring Jodie Comer as a psychopathic killer and Sandra Oh as an MI5 operative, has bagged a staggering 14 nominations for the TV awards.
Jodie recently lent her support from the Tyred campaign appearing on social media with Fran Molloy who’s son Michael was friends with Jodie before he was tragically killed in a coach crash coming home from Bestival.
It was lovely to catch up with the super talented and wonderfully kind @jodiecomer today to talk about Michael and @tyreduk progress. Jodie knew Michael and I’m so happy she is now wearing his wristband. Thank you Jodie for such a lovely morning xxxx pic.twitter.com/Yy2xI2lRsP
— Frances Molloy (@MolloyFrances) 22 March 2019
Jodie rose to fame, not just in the UK but across the planet when Killing Eve premiered last year.
Also on the BAFTA list is fellow BBC drama A Very English Scandal, about politician Jeremy Thorpe’s downfall, is also high in the nominations list with 12.
Ant and Dec have been nominated for best entertainment performance for Saturday Night Takeaway, despite Ant stepping down from presenting the show following his arrest for drink-driving.
The ITV show is also in the running for best entertainment programme, alongside Britain’s Got Talent, Strictly Come Dancing and Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, while X Factor has been snubbed.
BBC thriller Bodyguard has five nominations and is up for drama series, alongside Killing Eve, Save Me and Informer.
But Bodyguard star Richard Madden is not on the list for leading actor, while his co-star Keeley Hawes is up for best actress.
Instead, Benedict Cumberbatch is in the running for best actor for his role in Patrick Melrose, the Sky Atlantic drama which has six nominations.
Hugh Grant is nominated for A Very English Scandal, and Chance Perdomo (Killed By My Debt) and Lucian Msamati (Kiri) complete the list.
#KillingEve has been nominated for the #MustSeeMoment at this year’s Virgin Media #BAFTATV Awards and we need YOUR support! Vote for us now and you can be in with a chance of winning red carpet tickets – Fancy Pants! https://t.co/x5hGTam4AS @BAFTA @KillingEve pic.twitter.com/nhz7axXTkv
— Jodie Comer (@jodiecomer) 27 March 2019
The best actress nominees are Killing Eve stars Sandra Oh and our very own Jodie Comer, Hawes for Bodyguard and Ruth Wilson for Mrs Wilson.
Music documentary Bros: After The Screaming Stops is in the running for three gongs.
The Great British Bake Off, on Channel 4, is in the features category.
The Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards take place in London on May 12.