Emmerdale snubbed by BAFTAs a year after winning best soap without a single nomination

EMMERDALE has been snubbed by the BAFTAs – just a year after winning the prestigious award.

The ITV soap took home the award for Best Soap and Continuing Drama last year – but this year it has failed to garner a nomination.

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Instead Coronation Street, EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Casualty will battle it out for the prize at this year's ceremony.

EastEnders has won a BAFTA TV Awards nomination once again after being snubbed last year – and the moment of Chantelle's murder has been nominated for a Must See Moment gong.

Since the the Best Soap and Continuing Drama category was introduced in 1999, EastEnders has won it nine times, more than any other show.

Last year Emmerdale boss Jane Hudson dedicated their win to all the other soaps for restarting filming after the pandemic forced a shutdown.

Meanwhile Sir Steve McQueen's Small Axe anthology series leads the nominations at the Bafta television awards, where it is in the running for 15 gongs.

There is recognition for John Boyega for his performance as Met Police officer Leroy Logan in the instalment Red, White And Blue, while Letitia Wright and Shaun Parkes are nominated for her performance in Mangrove and Sir Steve is nominated for best director.

The anthology, which was aired on the BBC, is in the running for nine craft prizes and six television awards, including best mini-series, and supporting actor nods for Malachi Kirby and Micheal Ward.

The Netflix royal drama The Crown scored 10 nods, six in craft categories and four in TV categories, including recognition for Josh O'Connor as the Prince of Wales, Tobias Menzies as the Duke of Edinburgh and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret.

The show is nominated for the best drama series prize alongside Gangs Of London, I Hate Suzie and Save Me Too.

Michaela Coel's powerful sexual assault drama I May Destroy You received eight nominations, including recognition for leading actress Coel and her co-star Paapa Essiedu, as well as a supporting nod for Weruche Opia, while the show is nominated for best mini-series.

Normal People, an adaptation of Sally Rooney's novel of the same name, scored seven nods, including best mini-series, while stars Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones are recognised in the leading actor and leading actress categories.

The Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards ceremony takes place on June 6 on BBC One and the British Academy Television Craft Awards will be streamed on Bafta's social channels on May 24.

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