The massively popular Northern Irish comedy is among four productions nominated this year
Derry Girls has been nominated for a BAFTA award in the Scripted Comedy category.
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On Thursday morning, the nominees were announced for this year’s British Academy of Television Awards ceremony, which will be hosted in London on May 12.
Derry Girls was nominated for a Virgin Media British Academy Television Award in the Scripted Comedy category alongside ‘Mum,’ ‘Sally4Ever,’ and ‘Stath Lets Flats.’
Nominated for the Scripted Comedy BAFTA
Derry Girls— BAFTA (@BAFTA) March 28, 2019
Stath Lets Flats#BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/46zvA0JBmS
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Not surprisingly, the cast and creator of Derry Girls were quite excited with the news on Thursday morning and took to Twitter to share their thoughts:
Creator Lisa McGee said:
Yay! X https://t.co/Vhy11cTZSF— Lisa McGee (@LisaMMcGee) March 28, 2019
Saoirse-Monica Jackson, who plays Erin, said:
Good morning !!!!! https://t.co/FEjWypxr05— Saoirse-Monica Jackson (@SaoirseJackson) March 28, 2019
Nicola Coughlan, who plays Clare, said:
Aaaaaaaaaaa!!!! We only went and got nominated for a BAFTA didn’t we?!!!! https://t.co/Upt5zyVtdj— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) March 28, 2019
...and later added:
I keep carrying on about my day and then remembering about the BAFTAs and having this exact reaction pic.twitter.com/AueRXySMf3— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) March 28, 2019
Jamie Lee O’Donnell, who plays Michelle, said:
Thanks @BAFTA for the nomination!! Best scripted comedy!! pic.twitter.com/r5WOAQXdnm— Jamie-Lee O'Donnell (@JamieLeeOD) March 28, 2019
Siobhan McSweeney, who plays Sister Michael, said:
Oh WOW! Brilliant. This is just lovely. How mad ! G’wan de Girls. @LisaMMcGee @JamieLeeOD @SaoirseJackson @louisa_harland @Djllewellyn @Auntyjesus @nicolacoughlan @TaraLynneONeil1 @CathyPrior2 https://t.co/TnCogXpjEy— Siobhán THE NORTH IS NEXT McSweeney (@siobhni) March 28, 2019
And while plenty of fans took to Twitter to share their excitement, The Rubberbandits probably had the most unique take on the nomination:
And congrats to Derry Girls who got an actual shortlisting. They’ll be flying the flag, and I’ll reenact the lyrics of rocky road to Dublin and walk to Liverpool with a stick if they don’t win the Bafta.— Rubber Bandits (@Rubberbandits) March 28, 2019
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Derry Girls, which is currently airing its second season in Northern Ireland and the UK, has been enjoying record-breaking audiences and critical acclaim.
The show follows a group of teenagers navigating high school against the backdrop of The Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Last year, the show came to international Netflix and gained legions of new fans around the world.
No word yet on when season 2 of Derry Girls will be on Netflix, but you can get a sneak peek at the trailer here:
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