BAFTA (British Academy Film and Television Award) is one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies, honoring the best TV series and movies worldwide. The nominees for the 73rd BAFTA Award Ceremony were announced on 7 January 2020. According to the latest update BAFTA TV, 2020 Awards ceremony will take place on 31st July 2020 with social distancing norms. The function will be aired live on BBC ONE.
Chernobyl, Fleabag, and the Virtues lead the nomination.
Chernobyl was released in 2019 on HBO. Written by Craig Mazina and directed by Johan Renck. The story of Chernobyl is about the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 in Ukraine and how that nuclear accident proved to be fatal for many lives. The story depicts the lesser-known facts about the cause of the disaster and about the people who were the first responders to the disaster. It was earlier nominated for 19 nominations at 71st Primetime Emmy Awards and won awards for Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Limited Series, and Outstanding Writing.
Fleabag is a British – comedy series created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The show was premiered on 21st July 2016 and concluded with its final series on 8 April 2019. The story revolves around a fleabag, angry, and confused woman in London. The show was adapted from the one-woman play by the same name. The play was also performed by Waller-Bridge. The series has won the British Academy Television Award for Best Female Comedy Performance and other 11 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, winning 6.
The Virtues just like Chernobyl is a miniseries. The British-Drama series is written by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne. The story of the Virtues revolves around Joseph’s life as it breaks down after his son and wife move to Australia. It makes Joseph very alone in his life, so he decides to go to Ireland to find his sister whom he had distanced himself from earlier. During his travels, he reveals his horrific past from which he had been running for so long. The series has won 5-Star Guardian review of the finale and another 5-star review from The Daily Telegraph. The Chernobyl has 14 nominations, Fleabag with seven nominations, and The Virtues with 5 nominations.