BAFTA TV Awards 2021: The Crown fans left shocked as show fails to win
BAFTA TV Awards 2021 ‘They were snubbed!’: The Crown fans left shocked as acclaimed show fails to pick up ANY gongs despite dominating awards season
The Crown viewers were left shocked as the acclaimed show failed to pick up any gongs at the BAFTA TV Awards 2021 on Sunday night.
The Netflix drama, loosely based on the Royal Family, was nominated for a variety of gongs including Drama Series, Leading Actor (for Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles), Supporting Actor (for Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip) and Supporting Actress (for Helen Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret).
However, the series failed to hit a home run as they lost all four awards to other major TV contenders at the annual awards ceremony in London.
Shock: The Crown viewers were left shocked as the acclaimed show failed to pick up any gongs at the BAFTA TV Awards 2021 on Sunday night (pictured Helena Bonham Carter at the ceremony )
Expressing their shock on social media, one fan of The Crown penned: ‘Is it just me or is The Crown getting big snubbed at BAFTA TV awards?’
Another quipped: ‘Ikr. And how the Crown lost best drama? I thought it’s locked. Anyway BAFTA being BAFTA.’
A third viewer commented: ‘Netflix’s the crown’s misfortune era only in bafta yes ok bye’.
A fourth wrote on Twitter: ‘And after 4 seasons, Vanessa Kirby remains as the only actress who has won a BAFTA for The Crown, playing a better version of Princess Margaret than the real one.’
Nomination: The Netflix drama, loosely based on the Royal Family, was nominated for a variety of gongs including Drama Series, Leading Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress (pictured Emma Corrin as Princess Diana and Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles)
Oh dear: However, the series failed to hit a home run or even make it to first base as they lost all four awards to other major TV contenders at the annual awards ceremony in London
Another commented on The Crown’s loss, noting the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.
They said: ‘Despite netflix’s the crown’s misfortunes (bafta’s, rather), happy lili diana day yay cutie ♡.’
Save Me Too won the Drama Series award, Paul Mescal of Normal People beat Josh to the Leading Actor gong, Malachi Kirby (Small Axe) won Best Supporting Actor while Rakie Ayola of Anthony trumped Helena to claim the Best Supporting Actress award.
Fans were in disbelief that the Sweeney Todd actress failed to win the Best Supporting Actress trophy as they took to social media to declare she was ‘robbed’.
Unimpressed: Expressing their shock on Twitter, one fan of The Crown penned: ‘Is it just me or is The Crown getting big snubbed at BAFTA TV awards?’
Missing out: Rakie Ayola of Anthony trumped Helena to claim the Best Supporting Actress award
One viewer penned: ‘My dearest helena bonham carter did not win the “supporting actress” award? okay bafta everyone knows she deserves the spot [Clown face].’
Another responded: ‘Helena Bonham Carter deserves better #BAFTAS,’ while a third commented: ‘#BAFTAS Helena Bonham Carter was ROBBED !!!’
A fourth wrote: ‘How is Olivia Colman or Helena Bonham Carter not nominated for Best Leading Actress for The Crown. #BAFTATV.’
Despite failing to take home any trophies during Sunday’s star-studded ceremony, The Crown has won a plethora of awards in recent years at the American Film Institute Awards, the Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, the Primetime Emmy Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Reaction: Fans were in disbelief that the Sweeney Todd actress failed to win the Best Supporting Actress trophy as they took to social media to declare she was ‘robbed’
Oh no: One viewer wrote: ‘Helena Bonham Carter deserves better #BAFTAS,’ while another commented: ‘#BAFTAS Helena Bonham Carter was ROBBED !!!’
The only star from The Crown to ever take home a BAFTA win was Vanessa Kirby In 2018, when she won the Best Supporting Actress gong for her portrayal of Princess Margaret.
Emma Corrin, who won the Drama Series Actress statue at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in March, was ‘snubbed’ at this year’s BAFTA ceremony, after she was left off the 2021 nominations list.
Some took to Twitter to declare her absence from the nominations as a ‘literal joke’, despite her respective award season success as the late Princess Diana.
Expressing their frustration on social media, ‘baffled’ fans wrote: ‘Emma and gillian [Anderson] not being nominated for any baftas after already sweeping award season so far its very odd #BAFTATV.’
Prizes: Despite failing to take home any trophies during Sunday’s star-studded ceremony, The Crown has won a plethora of awards in recent years, including at the American Film Institute Awards, the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards (pictured)
Prize: The only star from The Crown to ever take home a BAFTA win was Vanessa Kirby In 2018, when she won the Best Supporting Actress gong for her portrayal of Princess Margaret
Another added: ‘Nah the fact that that baftas have josh nominated but not emma.? they both gave outstanding performances… ANYWAY GOOD MORNING and im mad at the #BAFTAS nominations for forgetting emma corrin.’
Angered viewers didn’t hold back as they continued: ‘baftas u absolute embarrassments how r u gonna nominate josh but not emma THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOMINATING AWARD SEASONS TOGETHER WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU.’
Season four of the Netflix programme is based on the former Princess of Wales’ strained relationship with her husband Charles, as well as Margaret Thatcher’s reign as Prime Minister of the UK from the late 70s to the early 90s.
Following its three wins at the British Academy Television Craft Awards in May, I May Destroy You, won two more BAFTAs on Sunday, for Mini-Series and Leading Actress for Michaela Coel.
Missing out: Emma was ‘snubbed’ at this year’s BAFTA ceremony, after she was left off the 2021 nominations list
Elsewhere, the Leading Actor award was won by first-time nominee Paul Mescal for his performance as Connor in Normal People.
Malachi Kirby, another first-time winner, won for his performance in Small Axe in the Supporting Actor category. Small Axe had led this year’s nominations with 15 nods.
And Small Axe – which features five films that tell stories about lives of West Indian immigrants in London from the 1960s to the 1980s – also picked up two Leading Actor nominations with John Boyega and Shaun Parkes both receiving nods.
Rakie Ayola also won her first BAFTA for Supporting Actress for her performance in Anthony.
Not happy: After the nominations were released in April, many fans of The Crown took to social media once more to share their anger over the fact that Emma was not nominated
Another first-time nominee, Aimee Lou Wood scooped a gong in Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for playing Aimee Gibbs in Sex Education.
Male Performance in a Comedy Programme was awarded to Charlie Cooper for his performance in This Country.
Comedian Romesh Ranganathan received the BAFTA for Entertainment Performance for The Ranganation.
Save Me Too received the BAFTA for Drama Series and Sitting in Limbo won for Single Drama.
Winner: Following its three wins at the British Academy Television Craft Awards in May, I May Destroy You, won two more BAFTAs on Sunday, for Mini-Series and Leading Actress for Michaela Coel (pictured middle)
Big hit: Small Axe starring John Boyega (left) and Letitia Wright (right) led the nominations with 15 nods, with Malachi Kirby winning on the night for his performance in the Supporting Actor category
The Big Narstie Show won Comedy Entertainment Programme, its first win following its previous nomination in 2019. And the BAFTA for Entertainment Programme was awarded to Life & Rhymes while Scripted Comedy was awarded to Inside No 9.
The School That Tried to End Racism received the BAFTA for Reality & Constructed Factual. Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace won in the Features category. They Saw the Sun First won the BAFTA for Short Form Programme.
Casualty was awarded the BAFTA for Soap & Continuing Drama, its first since 2018. The Great House Giveaway won the BAFTA in the new Daytime category.
News Coverage was awarded to Sky News’ Inside Idlib, and the award for Current Affairs was presented to America’s War on Abortion (Exposure). International was awarded to Welcome to Chechnya: The Gay Purge (Storyville).
Coming-of-age drama: First-time nominee Paul Mescal scooped the gong for Leading Actor for his performance as Connor in Normal People (pictured with co-star Daisy Edgar Jones)
Tough competition: Jodie Comer (left in Killing Eve) went head-to-head with Billie Piper (right in I Hate Suzie) for Leading Actress however it was Michaela Coel who won
Once Upon a Time in Iraq received the BAFTA for Factual Series, Locked In: Breaking the Silence (Storyville) won Single Documentary and The Surgeon’s Cut won Specialist Factual.
England V West Indies Test Cricket triumphed in the Sport category, while the award for Live Event was presented to Springwatch 2020.
And Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment, the only award voted for by the public, was scooped by Britain’s Got Talent for the moment when Diversity performed a routine inspired by the events of 2020.
The category also saw nods to Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) being revealed as Lady Whistledown in Bridgerton and when Luke Skywalker appeared in the climax of The Mandalorian’s second season.
Achievement: Diversity’s controversial BGT Black Lives Matter routine (pictured) won the BAFTA Television Awards 2021’s Must-See Moment award
BAFTA TV Awards 2021: Winners
GANGS OF LONDON
I HATE SUZIE
SAVE ME TOO – WINNER
JOHN BOYEGA – Small Axe
JOSH O’CONNOR – The Crown
PAAPA ESSIEDU – I May Destroy You
PAUL MESCAL – Normal People – WINNER
SHAUN PARKES – Small Axe
WALEED ZUAITER – Baghdad Central
BILLIE PIPER – I Hate Suzie
DAISY EDGAR-JONES – Normal People
HAYLEY SQUIRES – Adult Material
JODIE COMER – Killing Eve
LETITIA WRIGHT – Small Axe
MICHAELA COEL – I May Destroy You – WINNER
KUNAL NAYYAR – Criminal: UK
MALACHI KIRBY – Small Axe – WINNER
MICHAEL SHEEN – Quiz
MICHEAL WARD – Small Axe
RUPERT EVERETT – Adult Material
TOBIAS MENZIES – The Crown
HELENA BONHAM CARTER – The Crown
LEILA FARZAD – I Hate Suzie
RAKIE AYOLA – Anthony – WINNER
SIENA KELLY – Adult Material
SOPHIE OKONEDO – Criminal: UK
WERUCHE OPIA – I May Destroy You
COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
CHARLIE BROOKER’S ANTIVIRAL WIPE
ROB & ROMESH VS Jack Shillaker
THE BIG NARSTIE SHOW – WINNER
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
AIMEE LOU WOOD – Sex Education – WINNER
DAISY HAGGARD – Breeders
DAISY MAY COOPER – This Country
EMMA MACKEY – Sex Education
GBEMISOLA IKUMELO – Famalam
MAE MARTIN – Feel Good
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
CHARLIE COOPER – This Country -WINNER
GUZ KHAN – Man Like Mobeen
JOSEPH GILGUN – Brassic
NCUTI GATWA – Sex Education
PAUL RITTER – Friday Night Dinner
REECE SHEARSMITH – Inside No.9
I MAY DESTROY YOU – WINNER
AMERICA’S WAR ON ABORTION (EXPOSURE) – WINNER
ITALY’S FRONTLINE: A DOCTOR’S DIARY
THE BATTLE FOR HONG KONG (DISPATCHES)
THE CYPRUS PAPERS UNDERCOVER (AL JAZEERA INVESTIGATIONS)
JIMMY MCGOVERN’S MOVING ON
RICHARD OSMAN’S HOUSE OF GAMES
THE GREAT HOUSE GIVEAWAY – WINNER
ADAM HILLS – The Last Leg
BRADLEY WALSH – Beat the Chasers
CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN – Strictly Come Dancing
DAVID MITCHELL – Would I Lie to You? At Christmas
GRAHAM NORTON – The Graham Norton Show
ROMESH RANGANATHAN – The Ranganation – WINNER
ANT & DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY
LIFE & RHYMES – WINNER
STRICTLY COME DANCING
THE MASKED SINGER
CRIME & PUNISHMENT
LOSING IT: OUR MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY
ONCE UPON A TIME IN IRAQ – WINNER
BIG ZUU’S BIG EATS
LONG LOST FAMILY: BORN WITHOUT TRACE – WINNER
MORTIMER AND WHITEHOUSE: GONE FISHING
THE REPAIR SHOP
BBC NEWS AT TEN: PRIME MINISTER ADMITTED TO INTENSIVE CARE
CHANNEL 4 NEWS: DETERRING DEMOCRACY
NEWSNIGHT: COVID CARE CRISIS
SKY NEWS: INSIDE IDLIB – WINNER
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS
RACE ACROSS THE WORLD
THE SCHOOL THAT TRIED TO END RACISM – WINNER
THE WRITE OFFS
BBW (ON THE EDGE)
SITTING IN LIMBO – WINNER
THE WINDERMERE CHILDREN
SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
CASUALTY – WINNER
WELCOME TO CHECHNYA: THE GAY PURGE (STORYVILLE) – WINNER
LIFE DRAWING LIVE!
SPRINGWATCH – WINNER
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE
THE THIRD DAY: AUTUMN Production Team
INSIDE NO. 9 – WINNER
MAN LIKE MOBEEN
SHORT FORM PROGRAMME
DISABLED NOT DEFEATED: THE ROCK BANS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES – DELTA 7
THE MAIN PART
THEY SAW THE SUN FIRST – WINNER
AMERICAN MURDER: THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR
ANTON FERDINAND: FOOTBALL, RACISM & ME
LOCKED IN: BREAKING THE SILENCE (STORYVILLE) – WINNER
VIRGIN MEDIA’S MUST-SEE MOMENT (voted for by the public)
BRIDGERTON – Penelope is revealed as Lady Whistledown
BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT – Diversity perform a routine inspired by the events of 2020 – WINNER
EASTENDERS – Gray kills Chantelle
GOGGLEBOX – Reactions to Boris Johnson’s press conference
NIGELLA’S COOK, EAT, REPEAT – Mee-cro-wah-vay
THE MANDALORIAN – Luke Skywalker arrives
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