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Apple TV+ Honored With Record-Breaking 15 BAFTA Television Award Nominations

The BAFTA Television and BAFTA Craft Awards recognised five of Apple TV+‘s shows yesterday with an all-time record of 15 nominations, including Best Drama Series for the international sensation “Bad Sisters” and Best International Programme for Gotham Award and Humanitas Prize-winning drama “Pachinko“. Oscar winner Gary Oldman and SAG Award nominee Taron Egerton were also both nominated for Best Leading Actor for their roles in “Slow Horses” and “Black Bird,” respectively. Stars Anne-Marie Duff and Jack Lowden were nominated for Best Supporting actors for their roles in “Bad Sisters” and “Slow Horses”, and “Bad Sisters” helmer Dearbhla Walsh landed a nomination for Best Director: Fiction nomination. The BAFTA TV and Craft Awards celebrate the UK’s best British programmes, performances and productions each year and this years BAFTA TV Awards ceremony will be televised on BBC One on Sunday 14 May, while the BAFTA Craft Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday 23 April.

Commenting on the record-breaking announcement, Jay Hunt, Creative Director, Europe, Apple TV+ said, “We are so honored that BAFTA has recognized these five very different, but equally compelling series with 15 BAFTA nominations this morning … Everyone at Apple TV+ has loved watching as audiences have connected with these brilliantly original characters not only across the United Kingdom, but around the world and we send our warmest congratulations to the exceptional casts and creative teams involved with bringing these dramatic, hilarious, and gripping stories to life.”

In addition to the above, the acclaimed black comedy thriller “Bad Sisters,” created by BAFTA TV Award-winning star and executive producer Sharon Horgan, earned nominations for Best Drama Series and Best Supporting Actress for Anne-Marie Duff, as well as additional nods for Dearbhla Walsh for Best Director: Fiction; Nina Gold and Lucy Amos for Best Scripted Casting; and Peter Anderson Studio for Best Titles & Graphic Identity. The series has previously been honoured by the WGA, the Critics Choice Awards, the Royal Television Society and the Irish Film and Television Awards.

The critically acclaimed drama “Pachinko” also picked up a nomination for Best International Programme, following previous awards including Gotham Awards, Humanitas Prize, AFI Awards, ADG, Critics Choice Awards, Film Independent Spirit Awards wins and Emmy, CSA, Dorian Award and Television Critics Association nominations.

The nominations mark the first time Academy Award winner Gary Oldman has been nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Best Lead Actor as the hot-tempered supervisor of a team of disgraced M15 intelligence officers in the dark humoured spy drama “Slow Horses”. Co-star Jack Lowden also scored a nomination for Best Supporting Actor, while Katie Weiland was recognised for Best Editing: Fiction; Daniel Pemberton and Mick Jagger for Best Original Score: Fiction; and Martin Jensen, Joe Beal, Duncan Price, Craig Butters, Sarah Elias and Andrew Sissons for Best Sound: Fiction.

The Essex Serpent” also earned itself a host of BAFTA Craft Award nominations, including Jane Petrie for Best Costume Design, Alice Normington for Best Production Design and yU+co for Best Title and Graphic Identity.

Following his Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, “Black Bird” star Taron Egerton earned a nomination for Best Actor in a Limited Series.

These mark the most recent honors from the BAFTA TV Awards for Apple TV+ programmes following wins in 2022 for Editing: Factual for “9/11: Inside the President’s War Room” and Sound: Factual for “1971: The Year That Changed Everything,” as well as nominations in 2021 for “Little America,” “Tiny World” and “Earth at Night in Color.” 

To date, Apple Original films, documentaries, and series have received over 348 wins and 1,436 award nominations and counting, including multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy “Ted Lasso” and historic Oscar Best Picture winner “CODA.”

Alll of the aforementioned programmes are currently streaming on Apple TV+.


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