Unlike the US, the British like to make their awards show names more straightforward. That is why you will find the BAFTA TV awards instead of something like the Emmys or the Oscars. Of course, they both serve the same purpose. This year, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) TV version will take place on May 13th, 2018 at an estimated time of 9 PM BST. It will be held at Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank. If you live in the UK, you can watch the BAFTA Awards on BBC One or one of several other ways. If you do not have access or will be traveling, you will need to use a VPN.
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Like the Emmys, the BAFTA TV awards are among the most prestigious TV awards in the world. The first version was held in 1955. For almost 30 years (1968-1997), the awards show for TV and film were held jointly. It was not until 1998 that the two shows split.
Coverage for this show will be held on BBC One. You may also find some live streams on social media outlets. If you are not going to be in the UK and/or have opted out of social media, you can always use a VPN to enjoy. You would simply connect to a server in the UK to get around any geo-restrictions.
Now, we will take a look at the categories in the show.
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Supporting Actor
- Best Supporting Actress
- Best Comedy (Programme or Series)
- Lew Grade Award for Best Entertainment Programme
- Best Entertainment Performance – Known as Best Light Entertainment Performance prior to 2000.
- Best Female Comedy Performance – Previously one award for Best Comedy Performance, Separate male and female categories created in 2010.
- Best Male Comedy Performance
- Best Drama Serial
- Best International Programme
- Best Drama Series
- Best Single Drama
- Best Soap and Continuing Drama
- Best Current Affairs
- Best Factual Series or Strand
- Best Mini-Series
- Best Feature
- Flaherty Award for Single Documentary
- Huw Wheldon Award for Specialist Factual
- News Coverage
- Situation Comedy Award
- The Pioneer Award
- International Prize
- YouTube Audience Award
As you can see above, there is quite a list of awards available. Though some are similar to the Emmys of the US, others are not. Of course, the competition will be strong and continue to get stronger. You will just have to tune in to see which show wins in each category. You don’t have to miss out on the drama of the 2018 BAFTA TV awards. If you have friends that enjoy watching, please share this post with them as well.