The great and good of the UK showbiz world descended on the red carpet ahead of Sunday night’s TV BAFTAs.
Taking place at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London, The Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, which is hosted by Graham Norton, kicked off with a legion of stars making their sensational appearances on the red carpet in a host of dazzling ensembles.
Holly Willoughby, Jodie Comer and Susanna Reid looked incredible as they upped the glam to the max, with the Killing Eve beauty going for a one-shoulder magenta gown while the newly-single GMB star was showing off her assets in a sheer black ensemble – clearly cementing her new relationship status.
The BAFTA TV Awards is an annual celebration of the best British and international viewing offered to UK audiences. This year, BBC America’s Killing Eve has swept the board with a whopping 14 nominations, with the hit thriller series’ leading stars Jodie and Sandra Oh both up for the Leading Actress gong.
Holly looked incredible in a thigh-slash blue gown which featured a lingerie-style body underneath while the billowing sheer lengths added drama to the stunning look.
Jodie was every inch the leading lady in her one-shouldered gown which boasted a floor-sweeping arm while the rest clung to her physique while she wore her blonde locks in bouncy waves.
Susanna looked incredible as she hit the red carpet, just weeks after she addressed her breakup from Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish, 53, live on GMB. The TV star’s co-presenter Piers Morgan probed Susanna, 48, about the split, hours after the Daily Mail exclusively revealed the news.
Woah! Holly looked incredible in a thigh-slash blue gown which featured a lingerie-style body underneath while the billowing sheer lengths added drama to the stunning look
Wow! Susanna looked incredible as she hit the red carpet, just weeks after she addressed her breakup from Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish, 53, live on GMB
A friend in me… Susanna posed with her co-host Piers Morgan who had supported and jibed her about her break-up
As Piers asked, ‘Are you single again? You are aren’t you?’ an upbeat Susanna replied: ‘Yep. Let’s not dwell. I’m fine, we’re fine, we’re very good friends. We were at the match on Saturday.’
Clearly not fazed by her woes, she hit the red carpet in the incredibly daring gown which featured an entirely sheer top with strategically-placed appliques to protect her modesty.
Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones wore a gown with a tuxedo-style top and a billowing pink skirt on the bottom.
Strutting her stuff: Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones wore a gown with a tuxedo-style top and a billowing pink skirt on the bottom
Here come the boys! TV royalty Ant and Dec, who are celebrating 30 years of working together this year after first appearing on TV screens in teen drama Byker Grove, walked the red carpet in dashing style
Blue beauty: Fleabag hit and Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge was looking incredible in a powder blue gown with a demure shape and dramatic sleeves to help show off her flawless frame while her make-up was chic and bold
Feeling holy! The 33-year-old Londoner, who is nominated for the Writer: Drama gong, posed with her Fleabag co-star Andrew Scott – who played the ‘Hot Priest’ on the show
A dream: Leading Actress nominee Keeley Hawes, who is tipped for her role in Bodyguard, was a vision in a Bardot gown which gave a nod to bridal style
Lady in black: Charlotte Hawkins was flashing her incredibly lean legs, the host’s black ensemble caught the eye of onlookers with its beaded embellishments. The Strictly star upped the style ante with her choice of footwear as she boosted her frame in a pair of sparkling peep-toe heels.
Injecting some serious A-list glam into the evening was Benedict Cumberbatch and his stunning wife Sophie Hunter, who could not resist locking lips in a steamy display on the red carpet.
TV royalty Ant and Dec, who are celebrating 30 years of working together this year after first appearing on TV screens in teen drama Byker Grove, walked the red carpet in dashing style. Ant is said to be risking an awkward run-in with his ex Lisa Armstrong who was yet to make an appearance at the awards ceremony.
Fleabag hit and Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge was looking incredible in a powder blue gown with a demure shape and dramatic sleeves to help show off her flawless frame while her make-up was chic and bold.
The 33-year-old Londoner, who is nominated for the Writer: Drama gong, posed with her Fleabag co-star Andrew Scott – who played the ‘Hot Priest’ on the show.
Stunner: Billie Piper, who has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in BBC thriller Collateral, was every inch the leading lady as she turned heads in a black one-shouldered blazer-style dress
Lady in red: Kate Garraway, 52, was a vision in billowing red ensemble which featured an extremely cheeky keyhole detail meaning she was flashing her eye-popping bust to perfection
The whole gang (bar Susanna): Alex Beresford, Sean Fletcher, Laura Tobin, Charlotte Hawkins, Piers Morgan, Ranvir Singh, Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard all posed together to fly the flag for GMB
10 Things I Love About Your Outfit… Julia Stiles ensured she upped the glam factor to the max in a billowing navy gown
Doctor Who is in the house! Jodie Whittaker and Tosin Cole posed up a storm as they flew the flag for their show
Who’s that girl? She opted for a unique ensemble with pink and black inserts
Billie Piper, who has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in BBC thriller Collateral, was every inch the leading lady as she turned heads in a black one-shouldered blazer-style dress. The actress, 36, looked stunning in the quirky floor length which featured a daring thigh-high split.
Ruth Wilson, 37, was injecting some Hollywood glamour into proceedings as she sported a sleek black gown with a thick belt and button adornments extending down the front.
The star, who is nominated for leading actress in Mrs Wilson, told the Press Association: ‘I think that, in terms of writers and story-telling, there’s a long forming narrative that’s allowing people to take risks and try different things. Films are still taking risks but not quite in the same way.’
A vision: Ruth Wilson, 37, was injecting some Hollywood glamour into proceedings as she sported a sleek black gown with a thick belt and button adornments extending down the front
Wow! Rochelle was sure to make a statement as she showed off her lingerie from beneath the sheer gown
The happy couple: Rochelle was joined by her beloved husband Marvin, who also rocked a sleek black look
Blue beauty: Fiona Shaw looked sensational in a Bardot blue gown with a pillar base and thin straps
On female-led programmes, the Luther star said: “I think TV for me has always been where there’s really great female roles, more so than in film. Film do create them but they’re rare.
‘I think that American TV has had women at the forefront of their TV shows for a long time, we just need to catch up here. But there’s also more female producers in TV, there’s lots of female producers around so work is starting to even out. It’s good, it’s exciting.”
Some of the first to arrive included Rochelle Humes and Scarlett Moffatt, who were looking sensational, the ladies were some of the first stars to arrive at the hottest date in the TV calendar.
Strictly sensational: Strictly stunners Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly stuck to their tried-and-tested glam with the former opting for her favoured black colouring while Tess opted for a stunning red suit
Adoring: Damian Lewis, 48, and his wife Helen McCroy, 50, looked sensational in their finery
Green with envy: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Jane Krakowski looked incredible in a sparkling green gown
The 28-year-old Gogglebox star displayed her legs in a slashed gown which boasted a one-shouldered top and slashed leg, while Rochelle went for vampish glamour in a sweeping black gown.
Strictly stunners Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly stuck to their tried-and-tested glam with the former opting for her favoured black colouring while Tess opted for a stunning red suit.
Kate Garraway, 52, was a vision in billowing red ensemble which featured an extremely cheeky keyhole detail meaning she was flashing her eye-popping bust to perfection.
Floral fancy: Lilah Parsons was dressed to impress in a floral tiered gown as she joined the stars
Here he is! Steve Coogan was cutting a sharp figure as he snapped shots with fans
Debut: Emily Atack and her new man Rob Jowers made their red carpet debut. The I’m A Celeb princess, 29, was every inch the scarlet lady when she joined her new love on the red carpet
His girl! David Walliams was joined by his beloved mum Kathleen who looked lovely in a cerise silk jacket
All white? Maya Jama looked sensational in beaded ensemble with an extremely busty top
A sensation: Closer looks showed the intricate and fine detailing on Maya’s ensemble while also giving a luxury feel with her dripping diamond necklace
Danny Dyer looked sharp in a black tuxedo while David Walliams was joined by his beloved mum Kathleen who looked lovely in a cerise silk jacket.
Joining the ladies was fleeting Made In Chelsea star Kimberley Garner, 29, who was putting on a dazzling display in a billowing black gown with a sweeping train and strapless top.
Kirsty Leigh-Porter and Stephanie Davis, who play Leela Lomax and Sinead O’Connor respectively, looked sensational as they sashayed down the red carpet.
Coronation Street legend Helen Worth, 68, who first appeared on the soap as Gail Platt in 1974, looked sensational in a floral gown which showed off her slender frame and age-defying figure.
Sizzling: Scarlett Moffatt looked sensational in an aysymettric gown with a polka dot top and billowing bottom
You’ve got a Friend in me: David Schwimmer looked sharp on a black suit as he paraded into the event
The BAFTA TV Awards is an annual celebration of the best British and international viewing offered to UK audiences. This year, BBC America’s Killing Eve has swept the board with a whopping 14 nominations, with the hit thriller series’ leading stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh both up for the Leading Actress gong.
The spy-action thriller is also up for the Drama Series award, as well as Must-See Moment, which is voted for by the public, with its chilling last scene when Eve, played by Oh, stabs Villanelle, played by Comer.
Killing Eve’s creator, Phoebe, is nominated for the Writer: Drama gong, while Fiona Shaw, who plays Carolyn Martens, and Kim Bodnia, who plays Konstantin, are also up for Supporting Actress and Actor at the star-studded annual extravaganza.
Lady in black: Joining the ladies was fleeting Made In Chelsea star Kimberley Garner, 29, who was putting on a dazzling display in a billowing black gown with a sweeping train and strapless top
A vision: Kimberley stole the show in the billowing black gown while her make-up was muted
A vision: Hollyoaks beauty Anna Passey oozed A-list sophistication
Other categories the popular series is nominated for include – Costume Design, Director: Fiction, Editing: Fiction, Original Music, Photography and Lighting: Fiction, Production Design, Sound: Fiction and Titles & Graphic Identity.
Hot on Killing Eve’s heels, A Very English Scandal has an impressive 12 nominations for the BAFTA Television Awards 2019.
Hugh Grant has been nominated for the Leading Actor gong for his character Jeremy Thorpe, while Ben Whishaw, who plays Norman Scott, and Monica Dolan, who plays Marion Thorpe, are up for the Supporting Actress and Actor gong.
Hollyoaks ladies, Hollywood glamour: Kirsty Leigh-Porter and Stephanie Davis, who play Leela Lomax and Sinead O’Connor respectively, looked sensational as they sashayed down the red carpet
Wow! Jennifer Metcalfe looked kooky in a yellow patterned tuxedo with a white shirt and loose bowtie
Disco diva: Sarah Jane Crawford wore a plunging sequined number with a caged handbag
Impressive: This year, BBC America’s Killing Eve has swept the board with a whopping 14 nominations, with the hit thriller series’ leading stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh both up for the Leading Actress gong
Talented cast: Ben Whishaw, who plays Norman Scott, has been nominated for Supporting Actor in A Very English Scandal (pictured far left in the show)
The political miniseries has also been nominated for the categories Mini-Series, Costume Design, Director: Fiction, Editing: Fiction, Make Up & Hair Design, Original Music, Production Design, Sound: Fiction and Writer: Drama.
Also listed for two nods are Geordie presenting duo, Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, after a tumultuous year. They have been nominated for both Entertainment Performance and Entertainment Programme for Saturday Night Takeaway.
Ant made a return to television screens earlier this month for the new Britain’s Got Talent trailer, it it just the start of his comeback after he stepped down from all his commitments for a year after a difficult few months.
Wow: A Very English Scandal has an impressive 12 nominations, with Hugh Grant nominated for the Leading Actor gong for his character Jeremy Thorpe (pictured in A Very English Scandal)
His personal issues – which saw him develop a painkiller addiction, end his marriage and commit a drink-driving offence – saw him sit out the last few episodes of BGT 2018, as well as Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, last spring.
Also with several nominations are Patrick Melrose, Bodyguard, The Little Drummer Girl, Mrs Wilson, Bros: After the Screaming Stops and Bandersnatch.
The Leading Actress nominations also have a lot of strong contenders with Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer, Bodyguard’s Keeley Hawes, Mrs Wilson’s Ruth Wilson and Killing Eve’s Sandra Oh going head-to-head for the gong.
While Hugh Grant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lucian Msamati and Chance Perdomo are all up for the Leading Actor gong.
BAFTA TV Awards 2019: NOMINATIONS
COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
The Big Narstie Show
The Last Leg
A League of Their Own – WINNER
Would I Lie To You?
Football’s Wall of Silence
Iran Unveiled: Taking On The Ayatollahs
Massacre at Ballymurphy
Myanmar’s Killing Fields
Bodyguard is nominated for Drama Series
Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly for Saturday Night Takeaway
David Mitchell for Would I Lie To You?
Lee Mack for Would I Lie To You?
Rachel Parris for The Mash Report
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Britain’s Got Talent – WINNER
Michael McIntyre’s Big Show
Strictly Come Dancing
24 Hours in A&E
Life and Death Row: The Mass Execution
Louis Theroux’s Altered States
Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip
The Great British Bake Off
Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
Who Do You Think You Are? – WINNER
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Daisy May Cooper in This Country
Jessica Hynes in There She Goes – WINNER
Julia Davis in Sally4Ever
Lesley Manville in Mum
54 Hours: The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis
The Handmaid’s Tale
Reporting Trump’s First Year: The Fourth Estate
Benedict Cumberbatch for Patrick Melrose
Chance Perdomo for Killed By My Debt
Hugh Grant for A Very English Scandal
Lucian Msamati for Kiri
Jodie Comer for Killing Eve
Keeley Hawes for Bodyguard
Ruth Wilson for Mrs Wilson
Sandra Oh for Killing Eve
Jodie Comer is nominated for Leading Actress in Killing Eve
Open Heart Surgery: Live
Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance
The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Stand Up To Cancer
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Alex Macqueen for Sally4Ever
Jamie Demetriou for Stath Lets Flats
Peter Mullan for Mum
Steve Pemberton for Inside No. 9 – WINNER
A Very English Scandal
Patrick Melrose – WINNER
Bullying and Harassment in the House of Commons
Cambridge Analytica Uncovered
Good Morning Britain: On a Knife Edge
Good Morning Britain: Thomas Markle Exclusive
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds
The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night
Stath Lets Flats
SHORT FORM PROGRAMME
Snatches: Moments from Women’s Lives – Bovril Pam
The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk
Driven: The Billy Monger Story
Gun No. 6
My Dad, the Peace Deal and Me
School for Stammerers
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Killed By My Debt
Through The Gates: On The Edge
SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
EASTENDERS – WINNER
Bros: After the Screaming Stops
Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage
Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley – WINNER
Superkids: Breaking Away from Care
2018 SIX NATIONS: SCOTLAND v ENGLAND
2018 WORLD CUP QUARTER FINAL: ENGLAND v SWEDEN – WINNER
ENGLAND’S TEST CRICKET – COOK’S FAREWELL
Alex Jennings for Unforgotten
Ben Whishaw for A Very English Scandal – WINNER
Kim Bodnia for Killing Eve
Stephen Graham for Save Me
Billie Piper for Collateral
Fiona Shaw for Killing Eve – WINNER
Keeley Hawes for Mrs Wilson
Monica Dolan for A Very English Scandal
VIRGIN MEDIA’S MUST-SEE MOMENT (voted for by the public)
BODYGUARD: Julia Montague Assassinated
CORONATION STREET: Gail’s Monologue on the Suicide of Aidan Connor
DOCTOR WHO: Rosa Parks, The Doctor and Her Companions Make Sure Historical Moments Remain
KILLING EVE: Eve Stabs Villanelle
PETER KAY’S CAR SHARE: The Finale
QUEER EYE: Tom Completes His Transformation
Queer Eye has been nominated for Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment
BRITISH ACADEMY TELEVISION CRAFT AWARDS
BREAKTHROUGH TALENT sponsored by Sara Putt Associates
Akemnji Ndifornyen (Composer, Producer and Writer) for Famalam – WINNER
Dawn Shadforth (Director) for Trust: Silenzio
Georgia Christou (Writer) Through the Gates: On the Edge
Lizzie Kempton (Director) Manchester Bomb: Our Story
Benedict Cumberbatch is nominated for Leading Actor in Patrick Melrose
COSTUME DESIGN sponsored by CARAT* London
Charlotte Holdich for The Long Song
Marianne Agertoft for The City and The City
Phoebe de Gaye for Killing Eve
Suzanne Cave for A Very English Scandal – WINNER
Ben Anthony for Grenfell – WINNER
David Soutar, Joe Pearlman for Bros: After the Screaming Stops
James Rogan for Stephen: The Murder that Changed a Nation
Paddy Wivell for Prison
DIRECTOR: FICTION sponsored by 3 Mills Studios
Harry Bradbeer for Killing Eve (Episode 1)
Mahalia Belo for The Long Song
Stephen Frears for A Very English Scandal – WINNER
Thomas Vincent for Bodyguard (Episode 1)
Keeley Hawes is nominated for Leading Actress in Bodyguard
Barbara Wiltshire for Inside No.9 Live: Dead Line – WINNER
Bridget Caldwell for The Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance
Julia Knowles, Helen Scott and Simon Staffurth for The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Liz Clare for The Voice UK
Ben Brown for Grenfell
Emma Lysaght for Louis Theroux: Altered States (Choosing Death)
Matt Lowe for Drowning in Plastic
Will Gilbey for Bros: After the Screaming Stops – WINNER
Gary Dollner for Killing Eve (Episode 1)
Pia Di Ciaula for A Very English Scandal – WINNER
Steve Singleton for Bodyguard (Episode 1)
Tony Kearns for Bandersnatch (Black Mirror)
ENTERTAINMENT CRAFT TEAM sponsored by Hotcam
Dave Davey, David Tench, Dominic Tolfts and Kevin Duff for The Voice UK
Lisa Armstrong, Jason Gilkison, Mark Kenyon and Richard Sillitto for Strictly Come Dancing
Nigel Catmur, David Cole, Kate Dawkins and Kevin Duff for The Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance – WINNER
Tim Telling, Tom Neenan, Steve Andrews and Ben Blease for The Mash Report
Hugh Grant is nominated for Leading Actor in A Very English Scandal
MAKE UP & HAIR DESIGN sponsored by MAC Cosmetics
Daniel Phillips for A Very English Scandal
Konnie Daniel for Mrs Wilson
Nicole Stafford for The Little Drummer Girl
Vickie Lang for Vanity Fair – WINNER
Cho Young-Wuk for The Little Drummer Girl
David Holmes and Keefus Ciancia for Killing Eve – WINNER
Murray Gold for A Very English Scandal
HAUSCHKA for Patrick Melrose
PHOTOGRAPHY: FACTUAL sponsored by The Farm
Alastair McCormick, Peter Keith, and Ryan Atkinson for Earth’s Natural Wonders: Surviving Against the Odds
Jaimie Gramston and Michael Palin in North Korea
Lindsay McCrae for Dynasties: Emperor – WINNER
Stuart Bernard for The Mighty Redcar
PHOTOGRAPHY & LIGHTING: FICTION sponsored by ScreenSkills
Balazs Bolygo for Collateral
James Friend for Patrick Melrose
Julian Court for Killing Eve (Episode 7)
Woo-Hyung Kim for The Little Drummer Girl – WINNER
PRODUCTION DESIGN sponsored by Microsoft
Helen Scott for A Very English Scandal
Kristian Milsted for Killing Eve
Maria Djurkovic and Tatiana Macdonald for The Little Drummer Girl
Tom Burton for Patrick Melrose – WINNER
Doug Dreger, Rowan Jennings and Michael Palin in North Korea
Kate Davis, Steve Onopa and Mark Simms for Amy Winehouse: Back to Black (Classic Albums)
SOUND TEAM Later Live…with Jools Holland – WINNER
Tim Owens, Graham Wild and Kate Hopkins for Dynasties: Chimpanzees
SOUND TEAM for A Very English Scandal
SOUND TEAM for The Little Drummer Girl
Simon Farmer, Dan Johnson and Marc Lawes for Bodyguard
SOUND TEAM for Killing Eve – WINNER
SPECIAL, VISUAL & GRAPHIC EFFECTS
Adam McInnes, John Smith and Kevin Horsewood for Troy: Fall of a City – WINNER
Duncan Malcolm, Jean-Clément Soret and Clayton McDermott for Bandersnatch (Black Mirror)
Kent Houston, Freefolk and Asa Shoul for The Alienist (Episode 1)
Simon Frame, Martin Oberlander and Adam Inglis for Britannia
TITLES & GRAPHIC IDENTITY
Alan Smith and Mark Roalfe for The 2018 Winter Olympics – WINNER
Allison Brownmoore, Anthony Brownmoore and Joe Nowacki for Take Your Pills
Matt Willey for Killing Eve
Steve Small, Kristian Andrews and Nikki Kefford-White for Black Earth Rising
Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper for This Country – WINNER
Peter Kay, Sian Gibson and Paul Coleman for Peter Kay’s Car Share: The Finale
Stefan Golaszewski for Mum
WRITING TEAM for Cunk on Britain
David Nicholls for Patrick Melrose -WINNER
Lennie James for Save Me
Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Killing Eve
Russell T Davies for A Very English Scandal