It’s a Sin may have received the most nominations at the 2022 BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday night, but its cast and creators went home empty-handed.
Davis’ Channel 4 drama, set against the backdrop of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, was nominated in five categories: Best Miniseries, Lead Actor (Ollie Alexander), Lead Actress (Lydia West), Supporting Actor (Oli Alexander). Callum Scott Howells, David Carlyle, Omari Douglas) and Must-See Moment (Colin’s devastating AIDS diagnosis).
Fans of the show were surprised that it didn’t win any awards—though the series did win two trophies for Best Editor and Director at the BAFTACraft Awards this year.
“It’s amazing they didn’t win anything at the BAFTA TV Awards tonight. I’m speechless,” wrote TV journalist Scott Bryan.
“One of the most essential, powerful, life-affirming dramas of recent years, highlights LGBTQ+ history and garnered acclaim from audiences and critics alike. And yet no prizes tonight.
“It’s a sin will be a play I’ll remember for a lifetime. Know I’m far from the only one.”
Writer-director James Moran tweeted: “Congratulations to all the BAFTA winners. Disappointed for It’s a Sin, thought it would be cleared up, but nothing. Voting is the way it is, however, sometimes it happens What a shame. Not a *day* has passed since I didn’t think of that show. Life changing.”
Another fan wrote: “I’ve never felt the same way about a drama as I did while watching It’s a Sin. I don’t really cry over anything. I broke down in tears. In front of my parents . Something that I usually find poignant. I haven’t stopped thinking about that last episode for months. More deserving.”