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22nd Mar 2023

Cillian Murphy lands first BAFTA TV nomination for Peaky Blinders role

Simon Kelly

Cillian Murphy BAFTA nomination

The Irish actor receives his first nomination alongside Gary Oldman, Daniel Radcliffe.

Cillian Murphy‘s performance as Thomas Shelby in the final season of Peaky Blinders has earned the Cork man his first TV BAFTA nomination for Leading Actor.

Murphy’s only previous BAFTA nomination was for the Rising Star prize at the 2007 Film Awards.

The 46-year-old is up against the likes of Ben Whishaw for This Is Going To Hurt – which received six nods, the joint most of the year – and Gary Oldman for Slow Horses, who also received his first TV nomination.

Martin Freeman (The Responder), Chaske Spencer (The English), and Taron Egerton (Black Bird) are all also up for Leading Actor.

Murphy isn’t the only Irish nomination this year. Sharon Horgan’s Bad Sisters is nominated for Drama Series, with star Anne-Marie Duff getting the nod for Supporting Actress.

Siobhán McSweeney is nominated for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for her role in Derry Girls. The much-loved Channel 4 sitcom also got the nod in the Scripted Comedy category alongside Ghosts, Big Boys and Am I Being Unreasonable?

See the full list of BAFTA TV and BAFTA TV Craft nominees below.

Drama series

Bad Sisters
The Responder
Somewhere Boy


A Spy Among Friends
The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe
This is Going to Hurt


The Bear
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
The White Lotus

Leading actress

Billie Piper – I Hate Suzie Too
Imelda Staunton – The Crown
Kate Winslet – I Am Ruth
Maxine Peake – Anne
Sarah Lancashire – Julia
Vicky McClure – Without Sin

Leading actor

Ben Whishaw – This is Going to Hurt
Chaske Spencer – The English
Cillian Murphy – Peaky Blinders
Gary Oldman – Slow Horses
Martin Freeman – The Responder
Taron Egerton – Black Bird

Female performance in a comedy programme

Daisy May Cooper – Am I Being Unreasonable?
Diane Morgan – Cunk on Earth
Lucy Beaumont – Meet the Richardsons
Natasia Demetriou – Ellie & Natasia
Siobhán McSweeney – Derry Girls
Taj Atwal – Hullraisers

Male performance in a comedy programme

Daniel Radcliffe – Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Jon Pointing – Big Boys
Joseph Gilgun – Brassic
Lenny Rush – Am I Being Unreasonable?
Matt Berry – What We Do in the Shadows
Stephen Merchant – The Outlaws

Supporting actor

Adeel Akhtar – Sherwood
Jack Lowden – Slow Horses
Josh Finan – The Responder
Salim Daw – The Crown
Samuel Bottomley – Somewhere Boy
Will Sharpe – The White Lotus

Supporting actress

Adelayo Adedayo – The Responder
Anne-Marie Duff – Bad Sisters
Fiona Shaw – Andor
Jasmine Jobson – Top Boy
Lesley Manville – Sherwood
Saffron Hocking – Top Boy

Entertainment performance

Big Zuu, Big Zuu’s Big Eats
Claudia Winkleman, The Traitors
Lee Mack, The 1% Club
Mo Gilligan, The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan
Rosie Jones, Rosie Jones’ Trip Hazard
Sue Perkins, Sue Perkins: Perfectly Legal

Specialist factual

Aids: The Unheard Tapes
The Green Planet
How to Survive a Dictator With Munya Chawawa
Russia 1985-1999: Traumazone

Reality and constructed factual

Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
The Traitors
We Are Black and British

Current affairs

Afghanistan: No Country for Women: Exposure
Children of the Taliban
The Crossing: Exposure
Mariupol: The People’s Story – Panorama

Entertainment programme

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Later … With Jools Holland
The Masked Singer
Strictly Come Dancing

Scripted Comedy

Am I Being Unreasonable?
Big Boys
Derry Girls

Comedy entertainment programme

Friday Night Live
The Graham Norton Show
Would I Lie To You?

Short form programme

Always, Asifa
How to Be a Person
Kingpin Cribs

Factual series

Jeremy Kyle Show: Death on Daytime
Libby, Are You Home Yet?
Vatican Girl: The Disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi
Worlds Collide: The Manchester Bombing


Big Zuu’s Big Eats
Joe Lycett vs Beckham: Got Your Back
The Martin Lewis Money Show Live
The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

Live event

Concert for Ukraine
Platinum Jubilee: Party at the Palace
The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II

News coverage

BBC News at 10: Russia Invades Ukraine
Channel 4 News: Live in Kyiv
Good Morning Britain: Boris Johnson Interview

Single documentary

Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes
Escape from Kabul Airport
Our Falklands War: A Frontline Story
The Real Mo Farah

Single drama

I Am Ruth
The House
Life and Death in the Warehouse

Soap and continuing drama



Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022
Wimbledon 2022

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