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BAFTA TV Awards 2022: Nominees, start time, and hosts - everything we know so far

It's an exciting time for television buffs, as the BAFTA TV Awards 2022 are just around the corner. On Sunday night, a galaxy of stars will be strutting their stuff on the red carpet outside London's Royal Festival Hall, before heading inside for a night of celebration.

This year's highly-anticipated event will see some of British television's most talented stars scoop awards for their incredible work. Whilst a lot of those in attendance already have plenty of awards at home, other actors have been nominated for the first time, including It's A Sin stars Olly Alexander and Callum Scott Howells.

As always, viewers watching along at home can expect to see some incredible looks sported on the red carpet. From sweeping dresses and smart tuxedos, to Daisy May Cooper's 2019 bin bag dress complete with a rubbish train, this generation's most talented stars often tend to make a statement or two on their way into the venue.

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Whether you're watching for the television, or for the fashion, the BAFTA TV Awards 2022 promises to be a fantastic night of celebration and success. Here's everything you should know about Sunday night's event.

When is it and how can I watch?

The BAFTA TV Awards 2022 will take place on Sunday, May 8, at 6pm. The ceremony will be broadcast from BBC One at 6pm, but, if you're interested in properly immersing yourself in the big night, coverage will begin on YouTube and Facebook from 2pm.

Who will be hosting?

Richard Ayoade (Ian West/PA Wire)

Comedian Richard Ayoade will be manning this year's BAFTA TV Awards once again. Meanwhile, presenters Vick Hope and Zeze Millz will host the Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards red carpet show, and Made in Chelsea star Sam Thompson is set to take over the official Instagram account to bring audiences at home closer to the red carpet action.

George Ezra fans are in for a treat, as the multi-platinum selling singer will be lending his vocals to Sunday night's event. George will be leading the celebrations with a red carpet performance of his brand new single 'Green Green Grass'.

The 2022 Nominees

Comedy Entertainment Programme

  • The Graham Norton Show
  • The Raganation
  • The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan
  • Race Around Britain

Drama series

  • In My Skin
  • Vigil
  • Unforgotten
  • Manhunt: The Night Stalker

Mini-series

  • It's A Sin
  • Landscapers
  • Time
  • Stephen

International

  • Call My Agent!
  • Squid Game
  • Succession
  • The Underground Railroad
  • Mayor of Easttown
  • Lupin

Specialist Factual

  • Black Power: A British Story of Resistance
  • Freddie Mercury: The Final Act
  • The Missing Children
  • Silenced: The Hidden Story of Disabled Britain

Reality and Constructed Factual

  • Gogglebox
  • Married at First Sight UK
  • RuPaul's Drag Race UK
  • The Dog House
Gogglebox's Stephen & Daniel with their pets (Channel 4)

Current Affairs

  • Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin
  • Four Hours at the Capitol
  • The Men Who Sell Football
  • Trump Takes on the World

Entertainment Programme

  • An Audience with Adele
  • Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
  • Life & Rhymes
  • Strictly Come Dancing

Scripted Comedy

  • Alma's Not Normal
  • Motherland
  • Stath Lets Flats
  • We Are Lady Parts

Short Form Programme

  • Hollyoaks Saved My Life
  • Our Land
  • People You May Know
  • Please Help

Factual Series

  • The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime
  • 9/11: One Day in America
  • Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles
  • Uprising

Features

  • Big Zuu's Big Eats
  • Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
  • Sort Your Life Out
  • The Great British Sewing Bee
Stacey Solomon on Sort Your Life Out (BBC/Optomen/James Stack)

Live event

  • The Brit Awards 2021
  • The Earthshot Prize 2021
  • The Royal Legion Festival of Remembrance

News coverage

  • Channel 4 News: Back to Front
  • Good Morning Britain: Shamima Begum
  • ITV News at Ten: Storming of the Capitol
  • Sky News: Afghanistan: End Game

Single documentary

  • 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room
  • Grenfell: The Untold Story
  • My Childhood, My Country – 20 Years in Afghanistan
  • Nail Bomber: Manhunt

Single drama

  • Death of England: Face to Face
  • Help
  • I Am Victoria
  • Together

Soap and continuing drama

  • Casualty
  • Coronation Street
  • Emmerdale
  • Holby City

Sport

  • The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
  • ITV Racing: The Grand National
  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics
  • UEFA Euro 2020 Semi-final: England v Denmark
The Olympic rings in Tokyo (Toru Hanai/Getty Images)

Virgin Media must-see moment nominees

  • An Audience With Adele – Adele is surprised by the teacher who changed her life
  • I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! – Ant and Dec dig at Downing Street’s lockdown parties
  • It’s a Sin – Colin’s devastating Aids diagnosis
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race UK – Bimini’s verse ‘UK Hun?’
  • Squid Game – red light, green light game
  • Strictly Come Dancing – Rose and Giovanni’s silent dance to Symphony

Leading actress

  • Denise Gough – Too Close
  • Emily Watson – Too Close
  • Jodie Comer – Help
  • Kate Winslet – Mare of Easttown
  • Lydia West – It’s a Sin
  • Niamh Algar – Deceit
(Shared Content Unit)

Leading actor

  • David Thewlis – Landscapers
  • Hugh Quarshie – Stephen
  • Olly Alexander – It’s a Sin
  • Samuel Adewunmi – You Don’t Know Me
  • Sean Bean – Time
  • Stephen Graham – Help

Female performance in a comedy programme

  • Aimee Lou Wood – Sex Education
  • Aisling Bea – This Way Up
  • Anjana Vasan – We Are Lady Parts
  • Natasia Demetriou – Stath Lets Flats
  • Rose Matafeo – Starstruck
  • Sophie Willan – Alma’s Not Normal

Male performance in a comedy programme

  • Jamie Demetriou – Stath Lets Flats
  • Joe Gilgun – Brassic
  • Ncuti Gatwa – Sex Education
  • Samson Kayo – Bloods
  • Steve Coogan – This Time with Alan Partridge
  • Tim Renkow – Jerk

Supporting actor

  • Callum Scott Howells – It’s a Sin
  • David Carlyle – It’s a Sin
  • Matthew Macfadyen – Succession
  • Nonso Anozie – Sweet Tooth
  • Omari Douglas – It’s a Sin
  • Stephen Graham – Time

Supporting actress

  • Cathy Tyson – Help
  • Céline Buckens – Showtrial
  • Emily Mortimer – The Pursuit of Love
  • Jessica Plummer – The Girl Before
  • Leah Harvey – Foundation
  • Tahirah Sharif – The Tower

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