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British Academy Television Awards set for May 8

Michaela Coel, seen here at the 2021 Met Gala, won Best Lead Actress at the 2021 British Academy of Film and Television Arts TV Awards in June. File Photo by Justin Lane/EPA-EFE
1 of 2 | Michaela Coel, seen here at the 2021 Met Gala, won Best Lead Actress at the 2021 British Academy of Film and Television Arts TV Awards in June. File Photo by Justin Lane/EPA-EFE

Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The British Academy Television Awards ceremony has been scheduled for May 8 in London.

The British Academy Television Craft Awards, honoring those who work behind the scenes of TV shows and movies, will be held on April 24.

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Nominations for both events are expected to be announced on March 30. No hosts have been announced yet.

The British Academy Film Awards are slated to be presented on March 13.

"TV has once again proven its unique value in keeping audiences entertained and informed, and its vital role in all of our lives," Sara Putt, deputy chair of BAFTA and chair of the BAFTA television committee, said in a statement Monday.

"The progress being made to better represent a broader range of stories and voices on screen and to be properly inclusive and open to talent irrespective of background, was evident in the range of outstanding work and individuals recognized in the Virgin Media BAFTA Television Awards and Television Craft Awards earlier this year," Putt added. "Each year, we consult with the industry and review our rules and eligibility criteria to ensure our awards not only reflect an evolving global industry but also help drive positive change, and this year I'm proud that we are stepping up our consultation with the industry on environmental sustainability with a view to formally adopting requirements from 2023 that will ensure a more sustainable industry for all."

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I May Destroy You was named Best Miniseries and its star, Michaela Coel, was voted Best Lead Actress at the 2021 British Academy of Film and Television Arts TV Awards in June.

Paul Mescal also took home the prize for Best Lead Actor for Normal People; Malachi Kirby scored the award for Best Supporting Actor in Small Axe; and Rakie Ayola earned the prize for Best Supporting Actress for Anthony.

Save Me Too was voted Best Drama Series and The Big Narstie Show won the Best Comedy Entertainment Program title.

Comedian Richard Ayoade hosted the gala.

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