It’s a Sin might have had the most nominations at the 2022 Bafta TV Awards Sunday night, but its cast and creators went home empty-handed.
Russell T Davies’ Channel 4 drama, set against the backdrop of the 1980s AIDS crisis, was nominated in five categories: Best Miniseries, Lead Actor (Olly Alexander), Lead Actress (Lydia West), Supporting Actor (Callum Scott Howells, David Carlyle, Omari Douglas) and Must-See Moment (Colin’s devastating AIDS diagnosis).
Fans of the show were shocked that it didn’t win any awards – although the series took home two trophies at the Bafta Craft Awards this year, for best editor and best director.
“It’s AMAZING that they didn’t win anything at the BAFTA TV Awards tonight. I’m speechless,” wrote television journalist Scott Bryan.
“One of the most needed, powerful and life-affirming dramas of recent years, shedding light on LGBTQ+ history and hailed by viewers and critics alike. And yet no awards tonight.
“It’s a Sin will be a drama that I will remember for the rest of my life. Know that I am far from the only one.”
Writer/director James Moran tweeted: “Congratulations to all the Bafta winners. Gutted for It’s a Sin, thought it would clean up but nothing. However, this is how awards are given, sometimes this happens. Too bad. Since then there hasn’t been a *day* that I haven’t thought about this show. changed lives.”
Another fan wrote: “Never have I felt a drama like watching It’s a Sin. I don’t really cry about anything. I burst into tears. In front of my parents. Something I usually find humiliating. I didn’t stop thinking about that last episode for months. Deserves more.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-news/its-a-sin-fans-gutted-and-speechless-after-acclaimed-aids-drama-snubbed-at-bafta-tv-awards-41629800.html It’s a Sin: Fans “gutted” and “speechless” after the acclaimed AIDS drama was snubbed at the Bafta TV Awards