This year's BAFTA TV Awards nominations shows plenty of love for Irish talent.
The BAFTA Television nominations for the 2020 awards show has been released, and there is plenty of Irish talent across the categories.
The BAFTA Television awards reward the very best in television craft and television programs broadcast in the UK in 2019.
The Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards will take place on Friday, July 31, and will be broadcast as-live on BBC One that evening, while the British Academy Television Craft Awards will take place on Friday, July 17 and will be broadcast as-live through BAFTAs social channels including at www.youtube.com/bafta.
In accordance with current restrictions, both Awards will take place as closed-studio, socially-distanced shows, with nominees invited to accept their awards virtually.
Here are the BAFTA nominations honoring Irish talent for this year's awards:
Aisling Bea, who was born and raised in Co Kildare, is nominated in the Breakthrough Talent for her writing on "This Way Up," which she also starred in.
Oh lads... might have a 🥔 waffle. https://t.co/ky164GgrUh— Aisling Bea (@WeeMissBea) June 4, 2020
Thank you so much to @bafta for the breakthrough nomination for my baby #ThisWayUp - I am so incredibly proud of the show & everyone who helped me make it & make my dream come true.— Aisling Bea (@WeeMissBea) June 4, 2020
(“What wanker wrote that… https://t.co/z40Hc2ACCi
Graham Norton, who was born and raised in Dublin, is nominated in both the Comedy Entertainment Programme category and the Entertainment Performance category for "The Graham Norton Show."
Sharon Horgan, who was born in England but raised in Co Meath, is nominated alongside Rob Delaney, Jim O'Hanlon, Toby Welch in the Scripted Comedy category for "Catastrophe." Horgan writes and stars on the show.
David Holmes, a composer and electronic musician from Belfast, is nominated in the Original Music category alongside Keefus Ciancia for their work on Killing Eve. The duo was nominated and won in the same category last year.
Andrew Scott, a Dublin native, is included in the Virgin Media's Must-See Moment category, which is voted for by the public, for his performance in the so-called Confessional Scene in the hit-show "Fleabag," in which he starred opposite Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Lisa McGee, Michael Lennox, Sam Pinnell, the team behind the hit show Derry Girls, are nominated in the Scripted Comedy category.
"Line of Duty" and "Games of Thrones," which were both filmed in Northern Ireland, are also up for some BAFTA television awards this year.
Richard Williams, Chief Executive of NI Screen, said the news of the BAFTA nominations "gives us a real lift in these strange times".
"It is great to be reminded of just how brilliant Derry Girls, Line of Duty and Game of Thrones are and how much they are loved by audiences. We offer our huge congratulations to all the nominees," he said.
"Like many industries, the screen industry has ground to an almost complete halt with the global pandemic, and that has been particularly challenging for the many freelance crew who make these amazing shows.
"These nominations are testament to their talent and hard work as they continually help reinforce that Northern Ireland is a world-class location for film and television production.”
You can view the entire list of this year's BAFTA Television Awards nominations here.