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BAFTAs: Steve McQueen’s Small Axe and The Crown top nominations list

By Rozella Bryant / Published on Monday, 03 May 2021 04:54 AM / No Comments / 4 views

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The Crown and Small Axe lead the nominations for the BAFTA television awards – with John Boyega, Michaela Coel and Daisy Edgar-Jones among the potential winners on a star-studded list.

Today, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the full nominees for the television and craft awards, which celebrate the best in small-screen talent.

Small Axe, the anthology series created and directed by the artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen about the lives of West Indian immigrants in London from the 1960s to the 1980s, was nominated for 15 awards, from costume design to leading actor for Star Wars actor, Peckham-born Boyega.

Roots star Malachi Kirby and former Bafta rising star winner Micheal Ward both picked up nominations for best supporting actor for the series. Letitia Wright was nominated for best actress.

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