BAFTA TV Awards 2021: ‘This is a literal joke!’ Fans outraged as The Crown’s Emma Corrin and Gillian Anderson are SNUBBED from nominations – despite their award season success
- Viewers took to Twitter to declare their absence from the nominations was a ‘literal joke’
- Screen star Emma, 25, plays Princess Diana, while actress Gillian Anderson portrays Margaret Thatcher in season four of the programme
- The Netflix hit still received recognition in the following categories; Drama Series, Leading Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress
- Since the show’s release last year, the TV stars scooped the Best Actress and Supporting Actress prizes at this year’s Critics’ Choice and Golden Globes shows
The Crown fans were left outraged as leading actresses Emma Corrin and Gillian Anderson were snubbed from this year’s BAFTA Television Awards.
Viewers took to Twitter to declare their absence from the nominations was a ‘literal joke’, despite their respective award season success as the late Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher.
The hit still received recognition in the following categories; 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.
‘WHAT?!’ The Crown fans were left outraged as leading actresses Emma Corrin (pictured as Princess Diana) and Gillian Anderson were snubbed from this year’s BAFTA Television Awards
Season four of the Netflix programme is based on the former Princess of Wales’ strained relationship with her husband Charles, as well as Margaret’s reign as Prime Minister of the UK from the late 70s to the early 90s.
Thespians Emma, 25, and Gillian, 52, star also star alongside Olivia Colman, who portrays The Queen.
Expressing their frustration on social media, ‘baffled’ fans wrote: ‘Emma and gillian not being nominated for any baftas after already sweeping award season so far its very odd #BAFTATV… the baftas a literal joke there’s a reason gillian’s american accent is better.
‘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.
‘I’m mad!’ Viewers took to Twitter to declare their absence from the nominations was a ‘literal joke’ (Gillian pictured as Margaret Thatcher)
Impressive: Since the show’s release last year, the TV stars scooped the Best Actress and Supporting Actress prizes at this year’s Golden Globes (L) and Critics’ Choice (R)
‘HOL UP AM I READING IT WRONG OR DID THE BAFTAS JUST SNUB OLIVIA COLMAN AND EMMA CORRIN??????????????
‘good night to everyone except the baftas that snubbed gillian anderson again… Gillian not being nominated for a @BAFTA for The Crown or Sex Ed are you kidding me! #GillianAnderson #BAFTAS.’ (sic)
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.
‘Surely the prize for the biggest #BAFTAS TV Awards snub goes to Gillian Anderson? She is not nominated for her Golden Globe-winning performance as Margaret Thatcher.
‘Are you kidding me?’ Baffled fans expressed their frustration on social media
‘Baffling that Emma Corrin and Gillian Anderson weren’t nominated over Helena Bonham Carter here #BAFTAS
‘How can BAFTA snub someone who’s won all of the other major TV awards so far this year? #GillianAnderson #BAFTAS… okay how did emma corrin not get nominated by the BAFTAs???
‘I can’t believe at least one of them (Olivia, Emma or Gillian) were nominated in every celebration but now they’re not. Like wtf Baftas?
‘Happy for Tobias Menzies’s nomination. Excellent actor who hasn’t been nominated for anything and the best Philip for me but seriously they didn’t nominate Gillian, Olivia or (and especially) Emma!!?? Are you kidding me??!! #VirginMediaBAFTAs #TheCrown.’ (sic)
Since the show’s release last year, Cambridge alum Emma scooped the Best Actress prizes at this year’s Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe ceremonies, as well as a SAG in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category.
‘You absolute embarrassments!’ Angered viewers didn’t hold back with their thoughts on the line-up
The Sex Education star was also awarded the Best Supporting Actress gongs for her role as the stern politician at the same events.
I May Destroy You’s Michaela Coel, Small Axe’s Letitia Wright, I Hate Suzie’s Billie Piper, Normal People star Daisy Edgar-Jones, Adult Material performer Hayley Squires and Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer are all up for the Leading Actress award.
Meanwhile, the Supporting Actress category is dominated by The Crown star Helena Bonham Carter, Leila Farzad for her role in I Hate Suzie, Anthony’s Rakie Ayola, Adult Material’s Siena Kelly, Criminal: UK’s Sophie Okonedo and Weruche Opia for I May Destroy You.
BAFTA TV Awards 2021: Nominations
GANGS OF LONDON
I HATE SUZIE
SAVE ME TOO
JOHN BOYEGA – Small Axe
JOSH O’CONNOR – The Crown
PAAPA ESSIEDU – I May Destroy You
PAUL MESCAL – Normal People
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
KUNAL NAYYAR – Criminal: UK
MALACHI KIRBY – Small Axe
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
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
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
AIMEE LOU WOOD – Sex Education
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
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
AMERICA’S WAR ON ABORTION (EXPOSURE)
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
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
ANT & DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY
LIFE & RHYMES
STRICTLY COME DANCING
THE MASKED SINGER
CRIME & PUNISHMENT
LOSING IT: OUR MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY
ONCE UPON A TIME IN IRAQ
BIG ZUU’S BIG EATS
LONG LOST FAMILY: BORN WITHOUT TRACE
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
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS
RACE ACROSS THE WORLD
THE SCHOOL THAT TRIED TO END RACISM
THE WRITE OFFS
BBW (ON THE EDGE)
SITTING IN LIMBO
THE WINDERMERE CHILDREN
SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
WELCOME TO CHECHNYA: THE GAY PURGE (STORYVILLE)
LIFE DRAWING LIVE!
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE
THE THIRD DAY: AUTUMN Production Team
INSIDE NO. 9
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
AMERICAN MURDER: THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR
ANTON FERDINAND: FOOTBALL, RACISM & ME
LOCKED IN: BREAKING THE SILENCE (STORYVILLE)
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
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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