It’s awards season, and for UK TV they don’t come any bigger than the BAFTA TV Awards, the de facto gold standard for British television. We’re all used to spending the next morning arguing about who should have won what, but the really committed will watch the show live - though if you want to watch the BAFTAs from the US, you might need to book an afternoon off work.
The nominations are now out, and Bodyguard, Killing Eve, and A Very English Scandal are leading the way.
When are the 2019 BAFTA TV Awards?
The 2019 BAFTA TV Awards will be held in London's Royal Festival Hall this weekend, on Sunday 12 May 2018.
The show takes place in the evening, with coverage beginning at 8pm BST - though this isn't actually live, but rather an edited down version of the show airing slightly later.
Which channel are the TV BAFTAs on?
If you're in the UK, the easiest way to watch the BAFTAs is simply on BBC One, which will be televising coverage of the ceremony on the night from 8pm.
The BBC coverage usually lasts for two hours, and will focus on the awards ceremony itself - though you should also be able to watch red carpet arrivals on the BAFTA website and on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat (search 'BAFTA') and YouTube channels.
Sadly it doesn't look like an US channel will be airing the awards, but read on to find out how to watch the ceremony online in the US.
How to watch the BAFTAs online
If you're in the UK and pay the licence fee, the easiest way to watch the BAFTAs online will be through BBC iPlayer, which you can use to watch BBC One live.
This will also be the best (and potentially only) way to watch the awards live if you're outside the US. You'll want to use a VPN like NordVPN or Hidden24, currently our recommended VPN for iPlayer, which will let you browse as if you're based in the UK, and access iPlayer as normal.
As always, bear in mind that this is breaking the BBC's terms of service, so proceed at your own risk. You'll also need to set up a free iPlayer account, which requires a valid UK post code.
Who is hosting the 2019 TV BAFTAs?
Graham Norton will be hosting the show this, after last running the ceremony back in 2005. Last year Bake Off's Sue Perkins hosted the ceremony - for the second year in a row - so it's no real surprise that BAFTA decided to look for a new celeb.
“It has been almost 15 years since I first hosted the Television Awards and what a pleasure it is to be returning to host once again," Norton said.
“2018 was a stand-out year for television and I look forward to seeing the brilliant talent in our industry rewarded.”
Who was nominated for the BAFTA TV Awards?
We've picked out the nominations in the biggest categories below, but take a look at the full list of nominations here.
Bodyguard (BBC One)
Killing Eve (BBC Three)
Save Me (Sky Atlantic)
Informer (BBC One)
A Very English Scandal (BBC One)
Kiri (Channel 4)
Mrs Wilson (BBC One)
Patrick Melrose (Showtime/Sky Atlantic)
Jodie Comer – Killing Eve (BBC America/BBC Three)
Sandra Oh – Killing Eve (BBC America/BBC Three)
Keeley Hawes – Bodyguard (BBC One)
Ruth Wilson – Mrs Wilson (BBC One)
Hugh Grant – A Very English Scandal (BBC One)
Chance Perdomo – Killed By My Debt (BBC Three)
Lucian Msamati – Kiri (Channel 4)
Benedict Cumberbatch – Patrick Melrose (Showtime/Sky Atlantic)
Female performance in a comedy programme
Daisy May Cooper – This Country (BBC Three)
Jessica Hynes – There She Goes (BBC Four)
Julia Davis – Sally4Ever (Sky Atlantic/HBO)
Lesley Manville – Mum (BBC Two)
Male performance in a comedy programme
Alex MacQueen – Sally4Ever (Sky Atlantic/HBO)
Jamie Demetriou – Stath Lets Flats (Channel 4)
Peter Mullan – Mum (BBC Two)
Steve Pemberton – Inside No 9 (BBC Two)
54 Hours: The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis (ARD/BBC Four)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu/Channel 4)
Reporting Trump’s First Year: The Fourth Estate (Showtime/BBC Two)
Succession (HBO/Sky Atlantic)
Alex Jennings – Unforgotten (ITV)
Ben Whishaw – A Very English Scandal (BBC One)
Kim Bodnia – Killing Eve (BBC One)
Stephen Graham – Save Me (Sky Atlantic)
Billie Piper – Collateral (BBC Two)
Fiona Shaw – Killing Eve (BBC One)
Keeley Hawes – Mrs Wilson (BBC One)
Monica Dolan – A Very English Scandal (BBC One)
Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly – Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV)
David Mitchell – Would I Lie To You? (BBC One)
Lee Mack – Would I Lie To You? (BBC One)
Rachel Parris – The Mash Report (BBC Two)
Reality and constructed factual
Dragons’ Den (BBC Two)
I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! ( ITV)
Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds (Channel 4)
The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night (ITV)
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV)
Britain’s Got Talent (ITV)
Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC One)
Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One)
Derry Girls (Channel 4)
Mum (BBC Two)
Sally4Ever (Sky Atlantic/HBO)
Stath Lets Flats (Channel 4)
Comedy entertainment programme
The Big Narstie Show (Channel 4)
The Last Leg (Channel 4)
A League of Their Own (Sky One)
Would I Lie to You? (BBC One)
24 Hours in A&E (Channel 4)
Life and Death Row: The Mass Execution (BBC Three)
Louis Theroux’s Altered States (BBC Two)
Prison (Channel 4)
Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip (ITV)
The Great British Bake Off (Channel 4)
Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing (BBC Two)
Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC One)
Bullying and Harassment in the House of Commons – Newsnight (BBC Two)
Cambridge Analytica Uncovered (Channel 4)
Good Morning Britain: On a Knife Edge (ITV)
Good Morning Britain: Thomas Markle Exclusive (ITV)
Bandersnatch – Black Mirror (Netflix)
Care (BBC One)
Killed By My Debt (BBC Three)
Through the Gates – On the Edge (Channel 4)
Soap and Continuing Drama
Casualty (BBC One)
Coronation Street (ITV)
EastEnders (BBC One)
Hollyoaks (Channel 4)