31 July 2020 16:31
THE Bafta Awards are going ahead tonight after being postponed due to coronavirus, with Emily Atack leading the fashion pack in shorts on the hottest day of the year so far. The Bafta TV 2020 awards will be broadcast on BBC One tonight, July 31, but it will be very different from previous years. The usually star-studded event is being held as a socially-distanced affair - with award winners collecting their gongs virtually. The Inbetweeners and I'm a Celebrity star Emily Atack went for a smart white blazer with matching shorts, which she paired with strappy black sandals. 11 Jodie Comer has been nominated for leading actress for her role in Killing Eve Credit: Instagram Killing Eve actress Jodie Comer, who's nominated for leading actress for her portrayal of Villanelle, uploaded a snap to Instagram of herself in a Duro Olowu frock in her garden, clutching a glass of fizz.
11 Stacey Dooley left her plunging neck line do the talking for her on the red carpet Credit: Rex Features 11 Actress Aisling Bea went for a stylish polka-dot frock and let her dark hair down Credit: Rex Features 11 Actress Jessica Hynes opted for full red carpet glam in a floor-length frock Credit: Rex Features Daisy Edgar-Jones, who stars in Normal People, also went for full glam, wearing floor-length black dress with silver chain detailing at the top, which she matched with sparkling heels. 11 Actress Daisy Edgar-Jones, who stars in Normal People, also went for full on glamour Credit: Rex Features A Baftas pre-show will be airing via live stream from 6pm, and it will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer. Bafta Chief Executive Amanda Berry said: "I am thrilled that Richard Ayoade will be hosting the Television Awards for the first time." The full list of Bafta 2020 TV nominations was announced on June 4, with Sky Atlantic's miniseries Chernobyl leading the nominations. 11 Comedian Tom Allen, who's co-hosting the social media with Emily, turned out in a full suit in sweltering temperatures Credit: Rex Features Jodie's Baftas are looking pretty fun (Picture: Instagram/BBC) The Bafta Television Awards' red carpet is looking a bit different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. But even those who couldn't make it to BBC studios for a socially distanced ceremony are getting glammed up to celebrate.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge's sitcom leads the way with four nominations, with Chernobyl, The Crown, Giri/Haji and The Virtues vying for three each. Chernobyl, having won seven TV Craft Baftas a fortnight ago, looks set to be the big winner, while Succession will surely grab the Best International Programme – another feather in the cap for Blighty; Succession is, creatively, a British show. The Crown (Netflix), The End of the F***ing World (Channel 4), Gentleman Jack (BBC), Giri/Haji (BBC) A Confession (ITV), Chernobyl (Sky), The Victim (BBC), The Virtues (Channel 4) The 30-year-old actress is hosting a portion of the BAFTA TV Awards pre-show this evening, while Richard Ayoade will be presenting the main show. Other category presenters for a new socially-distanced format include Normal People's Paul Mescal, Strictly Come Dancing's Stacey Dooley, Taskmaster's Greg Davies and Line of Duty's Adrian Lester in person. The I'm A Celebrity star, who is soon to get her own ITV sketch show, is a spokesperson for Virgin TV's Must-See Moments at the 2020 British Academy Television Awards, which is the only category voted on by the public.
Majumdar also flags up a series of free online masterclasses and craft sessions with nominees that BAFTA has produced ahead of the awards.