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Apple TV+ has made a strong showing in the 2023 BAFTA nominations, with “Slow Horses” and “Bad Sisters” leading the pack with five nods each. The streaming service has garnered a total of 15 nominations, nearly double the number it achieved in the 2022 BAFTA Television categories.
Following its recent win at the BAFTA Film Awards for “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse”, Apple TV+ is now up for a total of 15 awards at the British organization’s television and television craft awards.
Jane Millichip, CEO of BAFTA, praised the record number of entries in television and craft categories, resulting in 128 nominations for 2022 programming and talent.
Among the nominees for Apple TV+ is “Bad Sisters”, made by Merman, which has garnered nominations across five categories, including Drama Series, Director, Scripted Casting, Titles & Graphic Identity, and Supporting Actress for Anne-Marie Duff.
Meanwhile, “Slow Horses”, produced by See-Saw Productions for Apple TV+, has also earned five nominations, including Leading Actor for Gary Oldman and Supporting Actor for Jack Lowden. The show is also in contention for the Editing, Sound, and Original Music categories.
Apple TV+ received five other nominations, including three for See-Saw Productions’ “The Essex Serpent” for Costume Design, Production Design, and Titles & Graphic Identity. “Pachinko” has been nominated in the International category, while Taron Egerton will compete with Gary Oldman for Leading Actor for his role in “Black Bird”.
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The BAFTA Television Craft Awards will be announced on April 23, 2023, with the remaining BAFTA Television Awards categories taking place on May 14, 2023.
This year’s 15 BAFTA nominations for Apple TV+ puts the streaming service in fifth place behind the BBC, Channel 4, Netflix, and ITV. Sky TV received 14 nominations, while Disney+ scored eight.
With “Slow Horses” and “Bad Sisters” leading the way, Apple TV+ is poised to make a strong showing at the BAFTA Awards. Fans of the streaming service will be eagerly awaiting the results in the coming weeks.