Thursday 22 February 2018

Bafta nominations: The Night Manager star Tom Hiddleston snubbed

By Joe Nerssessian

Only Tom Hollander is nominated for the John le Carre drama.

The Night Manager star Tom Hiddleston has been snubbed in the nominations at this year’s TV Baftas.

Benedict Cumberbatch is up for leading actor for his role in Shakespeare tale The Hollow Crown, alongside Robbie Coltrane for National Treasure, the drama inspired by Operation Yewtree.

Babou Ceesay is up for the award for his role as Damilola Taylor’s father in Damilola, Our Loved Boy and Adeel Akhtar for Murdered By My Father, about honour killing.

But Tom as well as co-stars Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman miss out in the acting categories, with only The Night Manager’s Tom Hollander up for supporting actor for the John le Carre drama.

The Night Manager, which was broadcast on BBC1, is also absent in the best drama series category, where The Crown, The Durrells, Happy Valley and War And Peace are up for the award.

Another BBC1 drama, The Missing, the thriller exploring the emotional fallout of a child’s abduction, does not appear on the shortlist, which is dominated by Netflix drama The Crown.

BBC police corruption thriller Line Of Duty is also absent from the best drama category but Daniel Mays is up for supporting actor.

The series three finale is shortlisted in the Virgin TV Must See Moment of 2016, the only British Academy Television Awards voted for by the public.

In the soaps and continuing drama category, Casualty, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks make the grade, at the expense of ITV’s Coronation Street.

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