Irish stars reign at TV BAFTA nominations

Bad Sisters Pic: Apple TV+

If you thought that award season was over you are sadly mistaken.

As the television BAFTAs will take place in May. And, of course, there are plenty of Irish faces up for awards.

Bad Sisters, which was written by Sharon Horgan, has received multiple nominations, including for Drama Series, Supporting Actress for Anne-Marie Duff and Director: Fiction for Dearbhla Walsh.

Of course, Derry Girls has been given a nod as the show aired its final season last year.

Pic: Aidan Monaghan/Hat Trick via Channel 4

Siobhán McSweeney is nominated for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme, and the show is also nominated for Scripted Comedy and Writer: Comedy for writer-creator Lisa McGee.

The Dry, which is currently airing on RTÉ, writer-creator Nancy Harris is also shortlisted in the Writer: Comedy category.

Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy is among the nominees for Leading Actor for his role as Tommy Shelby.

Shockingly, it is Cillian’s first BAFTA nomination for his performance in the show and Peaky Blinders’ only nomination this year.

Cillian Murphy
Pic: Peaky Blinders/Instagram

The Graham Norton Show has also been nominated for Comedy Entertainment Programme. And there’s no surprise there.

Fiona Shaw has also been nominated in the Supporting Actress category for her role in Andor.

The awards take place in London’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 14 May.

Related Stories


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

google ads
VIP Live - The home of Irish celebrities