Nominations for the prestigious BAFTA TV Awards were recently announced and television enthusiasts in the region can now watch Britain’s most prized series on leading entertainment network OSN. Originally scheduled for spring 2020, the BAFTA TV Awards was postponed due to Covid-19, but the ceremony will now premiere virtually on July 31. In preparation for one of the biggest nights in television, check out the BAFTA-nominated content currently showing on OSN Direct-to-Home and OSN Streaming platforms and predict which of your favorites will emerge triumphant award-winners next month.
Garnering a record-breaking 14 nominations, this year’s BAFTA TV Awards frontrunner and most nominated show in the ceremony’s history is an HBO miniseries dramatizing one of the worst nuclear disasters the world has ever seen in the Soviet city of Chernobyl in 1986. Already the winner of two Golden Globes and 10 Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Limited Series, this haunting five-episode drama is a gripping tale from start to finish.
His Dark Materials
This on-screen adaptation of Philip Pullman’s bestselling trilogy of the same name tells the tale of a young woman on a quest to find her kidnapped friends in a fantastical world rife with powerful creatures, villainous organizations, and dangerous secrets. Featuring an all-star cast of Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Atonement‘s James McAvoy while also introducing 15-year-old actor Dafne Keen as the lead, this five-time BAFTA-nominated show is a must-watch for The Chronicles of Narnia fans.
Frequently championed as one of the best—and most fashionable—shows in recent television history, this critically-acclaimed dramedy fresh off its season three finale has been sweeping award seasons since its 2018 premiere with a killer storyline and (literal) killer characters. Following an addictive game of cat and mouse between MI6 agent Eve (Grey’s Anatomy’s Sandra Oh) and psychopathic assassin Villanelle (The White Princess‘ Jodie Comer), expect the unexpected with complex female protagonists, thrilling cliffhangers, and clever punchlines.
This Golden Globe-winning HBO series that will return to screens this September is a satirical glimpse into the powerful politics at play behind family-owned businesses. When the Roy family patriarch steps down from his founding CEO position of one of the world’s most successful media companies, his four children battle for who will succeed to the metaphorical throne.
The British dating reality series that has quickly accumulated a cult following with its dramatic twists and unquestionable chemistry, Love Island couples contestants up to complete a series of tasks with the goal to meet the love of their life—and win an AED 232,000 prize.
The Graham Norton Show
Although you’ve likely seen some of BAFTA-award-winning comedian Graham Norton’s most popular segments on your social media feeds, you can now laugh along with entire episodes weekly and see why the celebrity guest-paneled series has achieved legendary talk show status for all these years.
Game of Thrones
Much to the consternation (and denial) of diehard fans around the world, this pop culture phenomenon reached its climactic conclusion last May after eight infamous seasons. Yet, the fantasy drama inspired by George R.R. Martin’s bestselling books continues to reap nominations—including two at the upcoming BAFTA TV Awards—meaning there’s no time like the present to watch (or rewatch) a star-studded ensemble fight for control of the coveted Iron Throne.
The longest-running British soap opera on television with 10,000 episodes under its belt, Coronation Street shares the relatable hardships of everyday life and highlights topical social issues, such as mental health and sexual assault, to millions of viewers.
Another long-favored British soap opera centered around the struggles of romance and family life in a fictional village of Emmerdale, this 22-season drama is the winner of various industry accolades including the BAFTA TV Award for Best Soap and Continuing Drama on two separate occasions.
Set in a vibrant 19th-century Delhi, this six-part historical drama from PBS created by Bend it Like Beckham’s Gurinder Chadha follows the story of a charismatic former British soldier who hopes to begin a new life in India—as long as the secrets of his past stay hidden. Think Downton Abbey but with different cultural nuances.
Starring actor, singer, and sartorial icon Zendaya, Euphoria revolves around a group of American high school students grappling with achingly real and intimately personal issues as they try to figure out who they are and what place they have in this sometimes unforgivable and oftentimes inexplicable world. Viewers won’t have to wait long for the highly-anticipated second season which is set to debut on July 5.