When are the TV BAFTAs, what channel are the awards on and who's hosting the event?

2 April 2019, 13:27

Arqiva British Academy Television Awards
Arqiva British Academy Television Awards. Picture: Getty

By Giorgina Ramazzotti

Now that the Oscar's are over, thought turn to Britain's TV BAFTA Awards. But when are the BAFTAs on TV, what channel can you watch the awards on and who is hosting the event? Read on for all the details...

The BAFTA TV Awards celebrates the best of British TV from the last year. From Killing Eve to Derry Girls and The Bodyguard this year's show is jam-packed with brilliant shows jostling to win the coveted top spot. Here's everything you need to know about the 2019 BAFTA TV Awards:

Virgin TV BAFTA Television Awards - Press Room
Virgin TV BAFTA Television Awards - Press Room. Picture: Getty

When are the 2019 BAFTA Television Awards on TV?

The British Academy Television Awards will take place this year on Sunday May 12.

The venue has not yet been confirmed, but the ceremony has been taking place on London's Southbank at Royal Festival Hall since 2016, so it is likely it will be there again this year.

How can I watch the BAFTA Television Awards 2019?

You will be able to watch the British Academy Television Awards on BBC 1 on the night.

The show is shown live but broadcast with a slight delay and you will also be able to stream the whole programme on BBC iPlayer.

Who will host the BAFTA Television Awards in 2019?

Graham Norton will host the 2019 BAFTA Television Awards.

In a statement, the comedian and TV presenter said: "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.

"2018 was a stand-out year for television and I look forward to seeing the brilliant talent in our industry rewarded."

'The Band' Opening Night Gala To Benefit The Elton John AIDS Foundation Supported By The Evening Standard
'The Band' Opening Night Gala To Benefit The Elton John AIDS Foundation Supported By The Evening Standard. Picture: Getty

Who is nominated for the 2019 TV BAFTA's?

Ant and Dec have been nominated for the Best Entertainment Performance award for their show Saturday Night Takeaway.

Competing with the comedy duo for the prestigious award is Rachel Parris, nominated for The Mash Report and Lee Mack and David Mitchell for Would I Lie To You?

Saturday Night Takeaway is also up for the Best Entertainment Programme along with Strictly Come Dancing, Britain's Got Talent and Michael McIntyre's Big Sow.

Killing Eve - the hit TV show written by Fleabag's Pheobe Waller-Bridge - is up for a whopping 14 awards on the night, including the Best Drama Series award against The Bodyguard.

Read More: The full list of 2019 nominations for the TV BAFTAs

Vanessa Kirby, Winner of Best Supporting Actress at the 2018 TV BAFTAs
Vanessa Kirby, Winner of Best Supporting Actress at the 2018 TV BAFTAs. Picture: Getty

Who were the winners of the BAFTA TV awards 2018?

Among last year's winner were The Graham Norton Show for Best Entertainment Performance, Britain's Got Talent for Best Entertainment Programme, The Crown for Best Drama Series and Murder in Successville for the Comedy Entertainment Programme award.

Ant and Dec, who won last year's Entertainment Performance Award for Saturday Night Takeaway, are up for the award again in 2019.