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Emily Atack sizzles in a shorts suit as she leads the BAFTA red carpet on the hottest day of the year

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.

Jodie is up for the leading actress award for her role as Villanelle in Killing Eve, and faces off against Suranne Jones (Gentleman Jack), Samantha Morton (I Am Kirsty) and Glenda Jackson (Elizabeth Is Missing) in the category. Drama Chernobyl has racked up 14 nominations in total for tonight's awards, with Netflix series The Crown getting seven nods. Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag notched six nominations – tied with BBC Two's Giri/Haji, while His Dark Materials and The Virtues got five nods, and Killing Eve and Top Boy received four nominations. The Bafta Television Awards air tonight on BBC One at 7pm. Bafta TV Awards 2020 nominations COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD - Channel 4/Netflix TAKEHIRO HIRA, Giri/Haji - BBC Two LEADING ACTRESS JODIE COMER, Killing Eve - BBC One SURANNE JONES, Gentleman Jack - HBO/BBC One SUPPORTING ACTOR WILL SHARPE, Giri/Haji - BBC Two SUPPORTING ACTRESS Hosted in confinement by Richard Ayoade and with winners appearing via video link, tonight's British Academy Television Awards will lack the requisite sense of occasion, but it is still a chance to honour 12 months of outstanding British achievement.

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.

The 2020 British Academy Television Awards airs tonight on BBC One at 7pm The co-founder of Me+You Productions, Majumdar is currently producing a new series of Dominic Savage's drama anthology, "I Am," starring Suranne Jones and Ashley Walters, for Channel 4, which goes into production on Monday. "Especially at the moment, with what we are living through, television really brings people together," says Majumdar. On hand at Friday's virtual BAFTA TV Awards will be talent including Adrian Lester, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Paul Mescal and Nina Sosanya to help announce this year's winners, while the likes of Jeff Goldblum, Chris O'Dowd, David Tennant and Kermit the Frog will present awards via video link. Frontrunners for this year BAFTAs, considered the U.K.'s premier TV awards, include "Chernobyl," "Fleabag," "The Crown," "Giri/Haji" and "The Virtues." Ahead of the ceremony, which airs on BBC One in the U.K. at 7pm BST, comedian Tom Allen is hosting the "Virgin Media BAFTA TV Pre-Show," which will stream live on BAFTA's social channels on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook from 6pm. Taking the place of the traditional red carpet program, the show will feature interviews with nominees and guest presenters, including Jodie Comer, Glenda Jackson and Stacey Dooley.

Majumdar also flags up a series of free online masterclasses and craft sessions with nominees that BAFTA has produced ahead of the awards.