The 2020 British Academy Television Awards, held at the Television Centre in London on July 31st, was a smashing night of visibility for the LGBTQ community — Killing Eve (BBC One) and Sex Education (Netflix) were nominated 4 times, whereas Gentleman Jack (HBO / BBC One) was nominated twice. Other nominees of the night were Euphoria (HBO / Sky Atlantic), When They See Us (Netflix); And in the Best Reality and Constructed Factual category: RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (BBC Three).
The categories for Leading Actress, Best Drama Series, and Best International Programme were quite interesting with nominations for Gentleman Jack, Killing Eve, and Euphoria. See the list of nominees below, Click here to see the full list of nominees from the 2020 British Academy Television Awards.
BEST DRAMA SERIES
- THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD – Clerkenwell Films, Dominic Buchanan Productions (Channel 4 / Netflix) – Winner
- THE CROWN – Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television (Netflix)
- GENTLEMAN JACK – Lookout Point (HBO / BBC One)
- GIRI/HAJI (Sister / BBC Two / Netflix)
- Glenda Jackson – ELIZABETH IS MISSING – STV Productions (BBC One) – Winner
- Jodie Comer – KILLING EVE – Sid Gentle Films (BBC One)
- Samantha Morton – I AM KIRSTY – Me and You Productions (Channel 4)
- Suranne Jones – GENTLEMAN JACK – Lookout Point (HBO / BBC One)
BEST INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME
- WHEN THEY SEE US – Participant Media, Tribeca Productions, Harpo Films, Array Filmworks (Netflix) – Winner
- EUPHORIA – The Reasonable Bunch, A24, Little Lamb, DreamCrew, Tedy Productions (HBO / Sky Atlantic)
- SUCCESSION – HBO Entertainment in association with Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries and Gary Sanchez Productions (Sky Atlantic)
- UNBELIEVABLE – CBS Television Studios, Timberman-Beverly Productions, Katie Couric Media, Escapist Fare, Sage Lane Productions (Netflix)
More and more films and series are produced and brought to the big and small screen. BBC One, Netflix, Channel 4, BBC Two, HBO, and Sky Atlantic were the networks that received the most nominations. We would like to thank them for providing us with incredible and passionate storylines that represent the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. The mere fact of being nominated is of considerable importance in the visibility of LBTQ women — the demand for stories that represent us is increasing.
We were rooting for Gentleman Jack, Euphoria, and Sex Education all night long. How about you, readers? Which of the WLW content would you have liked to win and which one would you like to see available on Lesflicks VOD soon? Let us know on social media and don’t forget to tag us!
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Barbara is a researcher and independent analyst passionate about film, editing, and writing. Upon graduating from high school, she went to film school where she was certified as an actress in audiovisual media. In search of opportunities to put her creativity into practice, she volunteered to be a member of the Lesflicks family.