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Diversity’s headline-grabbing performance on Britain’s Got Talent is in the running to be voted the best TV moment at this year’s Bafta television awards.
The Black Lives Matter-inspired routine is among six nominees for Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment Award, which is voted for by the public.
The other five moments that made the shortlist are:
- Bridgerton (Netflix): Penelope being revealed as the mysterious Lady Whistledown
- Eastenders (BBC): Abusive husband Gray Atkins killing Chantelle
The Mandalorian (Disney+): Luke Skywalker appearing at the end of series two
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- Cook, Eat, Repeat (BBC): Nigella Lawson mispronouncing the word microwave as “mee-cro-wah-vay”
- Gogglebox (Channel 4): Armchair critics responding to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s coronavirus press conferences
The nominees were chosen from a longlist based on audience viewing figures, social listening data and desk research.
The final shortlist of six was selected by an independent jury of national media figures including writer and author Caitlin Moran.
Chair of Bafta’s television committee, Hannah Wyatt, said: “Television in 2020 showcased the importance of entertainment and demonstrated incredible craft, gripping scriptwriting and brilliant visual spectacles which captivated the British viewer.
“From bringing nostalgic favourites back, to raising awareness about hugely important issues, the shows and moments nominated for Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment Award 2021 reflect our TV habits of the last year and perfectly celebrate the relationship between the TV viewers at home and the people who make it.
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“I can’t wait to see who the public choose to be their Virgin Media Must-See Moment winner, in what is sure to be a close contest.”
Chief TV and entertainment officer at Virgin Media, David Bouchier, said: “2020 was a year like no other and great television was at the heart of every moment that kept the nation connected, entertained and informed.
“Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment recognises the TV moments that played such a powerful role in all of our lives throughout the past year.”
Comedian Richard Ayoade is returning to host the Baftas for a second year, with the ceremony returning to a studio-based production.
The Baftas will be broadcast on BBC One on Sunday 6 June.
The BAFTA TV Nominations Are Here .
Small Axe has an incredible 15 nominations, with The Crown also up for ten awards.The Crown has also done well, managing to secure ten nominations - four TV nominations and six in the craft categories - with Josh O'Connor, Helena Bonham Carter and Tobias Menzies nominated. In what will be seen as a major snub, Emma Corrin and Gillian Anderson are missing from the list, despite previous wins this awards season. Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You has also received eight nominations, with BBC’s Normal People competing for seven nominations. Both Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones are up for acting awards, as are Jodie Comer and Billie Piper.