BAFTA TV Award nominations are led by queer-themed shows

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Killing Eve and A Very English Scandal are leading this year’s BAFTA Television Award nominations. The full list of nominees for the British TV Awards event was announced on March 28th, and the LGBT -themed content is extremely popular among the nominees this year. Killing Eve, the drama focused on the story of a lesbian serial killer, has been nominated for 14 awards including best drama series, with Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer both nominated for Leading Actress, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge nominated for best writer. The second most-nominated show is A Very English Scandal, the gay BBC limited drama series based on a real-life story of a politician Jeremy Thorpe, who attempted to hire a killer to get rid of his male beloved to avoid his political career being damaged with gay rumors. Hugh Grant, who has previously been nominated for three BAFTA Film Awards, gets his first BAFTA TV Award nomination for his role as Jeremy Thorpe, while Ben Whishaw is also nominated in the supporting actor category for his role as Thorpe’s boyfriend Norman Scott. The show landed a total of 12 nominations, including a best writer nomination for Russell T Davies and a best director nomination for Stephen Frears.

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