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Viewers Outraged At BAFTAs Snub For It's A Sin

Jess Hardiman

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Viewers Outraged At BAFTAs Snub For It's A Sin

Viewers have been left feeling outraged after It’s a Sin failed to pick up any of this year’s major TV BAFTA awards, saying the series was 'robbed'.

The show was nominated for a number of big accolades, including Mini-Series, Leading Actor (Olly Alexander), Leading Actress (Lydia West) and Supporting Actor (Callum Scott Howells, David Carlyle and Omari Douglas). 

However, it failed to win in any of those categories, losing out to the likes of Time, Help’s Jodie Comer and Succession star Matthew McFadyen. 

While Peter Hoar won Best Director: Fiction and Sarah Brewerton was honoured with the Editing: Fiction gong for their work on the show, fans were disappointed that the hugely popular Channel 4 series didn’t scoop any of the ceremony’s biggest awards. 

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

One tweeted: "How did It’s A Sin not win anything at the #BAFTAs? HOW?"

Someone else asked: "How has It's a Sin not won a single award yet tonight? Wtf #BAFTAs."

A third wrote: "It’s a Sin has been completely robbed #BAFTAS."

A fourth added: "I really wasn’t a fan of It’s A Sin, but genuinely surprised it didn’t win a thing tonight #BAFTAS."

Still, the show's creator, Russell T. Davies, has had a busy enough day - having announced the star who will be taking on the iconic role of Doctor Who when Jodie Whittaker steps down later this year.

Speaking to LADbible on the BAFTA red carpet earlier today, Davies said:

Explaining how Ncuti Gatwa landed the role, Davies told LADbible: "It was an audition. He walked in to audition and it was the last person to audition – I thought we had someone else and then he came and it was like, ‘Wow. That’s it.’

"And then I have to take that to all my bosses, and then at every stage, I’m thinking, ‘Please like him, please like him.’ And every single person loved him.

"It was the easiest casting process in the world. Instant yeses. I was so pleased."


Gatwa also told us: "They contacted my team to ask me to audition, but it was really weird because the week before I’d randomly just said to my agent like, ‘A dream role would be Doctor Who’, and then the next week she called me and she was like, ‘You’re never going to guess who’s just asked you to audition'. 

"So dream big and manifest. Manifestation is the flipping key!"

Gatwa said he was 'over the moon', adding: "It’s really exciting – I'm so happy to finally talk about it! Because it’s been a long time that I’ve known, and so yeah I’m happy that it’s out. 

"I’m so grateful to be sharing the tenureship with Russell as well, he’s just the most incredible writer. I really fell in love with his writing in terms of watching the show. I just think he’s incredible, and so I feel very honoured to be part of it."

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: TV and Film

Jess Hardiman
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