Sky Original Drama Chernobyl has received 14 nominations for this year’s BAFTA Television Awards.
The HBO/Sky Atlantic drama tells the story of the 1986 nuclear disaster.
In all Sky has received 25 nominations, a record for the broadcaster. The total includes 17 nominations for British Academy Television Craft Awards and 8 nominations for the British Academy Television Awards, covering a range of Sky’s original and acquired shows including Chernobyl, Catherine The Great and Succession.
Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content, Sky, said: “We’re delighted with Sky’s record number of nominations for this year’s BAFTA TV awards, including an incredible 14 nominations for our original series Chernobyl. This recognition is a true reflection of the success of our increased investment in original content and the brilliant work of everyone involved in the nominated shows. Whether it’s the terrifying true story of Chernobyl or the magical escapism of Game of Thrones, we are proud to bring our customers more TV that they love.”
There are also nominations for Sky News for the broadcaster’s coverage of the Hong Kong protests and Sky Sports, for coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup Final.
The awards will be presented at a virtual ceremony on the 31st of July.