Killing Eve, Mrs Wilson and The Little Drummer Girl are all 2019 BAFTA nominees

Quirky spy comedy-drama Killing Eve leads the charge in the 2019 BAFTA TV nominations, with 14 nods – more than any other series.

Up for several acting awards, including nominations for Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, who play the assassin Villanelle and the MI5 agent tasked with hunting her down, the series is also nominated for Best Drama Series, Best Writer: Drama for Phoebe Waller-Bridge and several craft awards.

BAFTA bent its own rules to allow Killing Eve to be eligible. Made for BBC America, Killing Eve first aired in the U.S., a fact which could have excluded it from eligibility for the awards.

But the BAFTA committee agreed the drama was a British series first and foremost due to a “significant contribution from key UK talent throughout the production.”

It’s a big year for spy drama, with Mrs Wilson and The Little Drummer Girl also taking four and five nominations respectively.

The winners will be announced in a ceremony on Sunday 12 May, while the craft award winners ceremony will take place earlier on Sunday 28 April.

The full list of TVNZ BAFTA nominees:

Sandra Oh and Fiona Shaw in Killing Eve

Leading Actress

Jodie Comer – Killing Eve
Ruth Wilson – Mrs Wilson
Sandra Oh – Killing Eve

Supporting Actress

Fiona Shaw – Killing Eve
Keeley Hawes – Mrs Wilson

Supporting Actor

Kim Bodnia – Killing Eve

Drama Series

Killing Eve


Mrs Wilson

Michael McIntyre's Big Show

Entertainment programme

Britain’s Got Talent 
Michael McIntyre’s Big Show

Must-see moment 

Coronation Street – Gail’s monologue on the suicide of Aidan Connor 
Doctor Who – Rosa Parks, the Doctor and her companions make sure historical moments remain
Killing Eve – Eve and Villanelle's final altercation

Costume design

Phoebe de Gaye – Killing Eve

Director: Fiction

Harry Bradbeer – Killing Eve episode 1

Editing: Fiction

Gary Dollner – Killing Eve episode 1


Make up & hair design

Konnie Daniel – Mrs Wilson
Nicole Stafford – The Little Drummer Girl
Vickie Lang – Vanity Fair

Original music

Cho Young-Wuk – The Little Drummer Girl
David Holes and Keefus Ciancia – Killing Eve

Photography: Factual

Lindsay McCrae – Dynasties: Emperor

Photography & Lighting: Fiction

Julian Court – Killing Eve
Woo-Hyung Kim – The Little Drummer Girl

Production Design

Kristian Milsted – Killing Eve

Sound: Factual

Tim Owens, Graham Wild, Kate Hopkins – Dynasties: Chimpanzees

Sound: Fiction

The Little Drummer Girl
Killing Eve

Writer: Drama

Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Killing Eve