This Is Going To Hurt, The Responder and The Crown lead this year’s BAFTA TV nominations.
The adaptation of Adam Kay’s book about his experience of working in the NHS was widely praised by critics and viewers, while millions tuned into to watch Martin Freeman in The Responder – about a police officer in Merseyside.
Both shows bagged six nominations.
Getting five nods is The Crown, which saw a boost in the wake of the Queen’s death in September and the controversy surrounding the show.
Also getting five nominations are Apple TV+’s Bad Sisters and Slow Horses, as well as Emily Blunt’s The English, while Am I Being Unreasonable?, Somewhere Boy, Big Boys and Top Boy have all being nominated four times.
Nominations appear to mark a shift towards stories and shows rooted in some sort of reality, with This Is Going To Hurt and The Responder both written by a former doctor and police officer respectively.
Traditional broadcasters have also dominated the nominations, with the BBC earning 47 nods, Channel 4 getting 21 and ITV scoring 15.
In the acting categories, there are first time nominations for Gary Oldman (Slow Horses), Daniel Radcliffe (Weird: The Weird Al Yankovic Story) and Adelayo Adedayo (The Responder), as well as Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders), Lenny Rush (Am I Being Unreasonable) and Jon Pointing (Big Boys).
Comedians Sue Perkins and Rosie Jones have also been handed their first BAFTA nominations for Sue Perkins: Perfectly Legal and Rosie Jones’ Trip Hazard.
Fan favourite The White Lotus goes up in the International category, as does Disney+ show The Bear and record-breaking Netflix comedy Wednesday, while The Chase, The Repair Shop: A Royal Visit and Scam Interceptors battle it out in the daytime group.
Winners will be announced on BBC One on 14 May, in a show hosted by comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan.
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Sara Putt, deputy chair of BAFTA & Chair of BAFTA’s Television Committee, said: “Today, we celebrate our nominees and their achievements.
“Our Awards encourage the public to talk about great TV and the craft and creativity that goes into creating the most talked-about TV of 2022.
Production companies gave us topical and authentic stories that resonated with British audiences, from hard hitting non-scripted programming to strong-female led narratives.
“I am delighted to see that the interventions we put in place to improve female representation in the
director and entertainment performance categories have had positive results.
“These nominations reflect some of those changes we are seeing today, and will continue to see in the future.”
Last month, German war flick All Quiet On The Western Front broke BAFTA records when it won the highest number of awards for a foreign language film ever with seven – including the night’s big prize for best film.