Netflix’s The Crown Leaves BAFTA Empty-handed


Netflix’s “The Crown” fell short of all the categories in which the show was nominated in at BAFTA’s British Academy Television Awards which was held Sunday night. The Netflix show had jockeyed for winning in each of the four categories in which it was nominated.


“The Crown” fell short of best drama awards as it was given BBC crime drama “Happy Valley” in best drama category, moreover, actress Claire Foy who was nominated in the leading actress category lost to “Happy Valley” star Sarah, praising Foy she said, “Claire Foy, you have given me the best 10 hours under a duvet that I have ever had.” Furthermore, John Lithgow, Jared Harris and Vanessa Kirby did not score anything in supporting categories.

The night was quite memorable as English actress and comedian Sue Perkins was the host of the night. Perkins commented on her being the host, “I know what you’re thinking … not another awards show presented by a woman. When will it end? I find it a little like Halley’s Comet, only a little less frequent.”

Tweets about the occasion

However, the fact that The Crown crew had left the night empty-handed outraged audience who took to twitter to share the sad news that came to their surprise.

“How is it possible #TheCrown did not win any #BAFTA awards? Speechless. Now, if it was a BBC show I’m sure it would be a different story,” MagicTorch82 tweeted.

TheKayeCrawford wrote, “Shameful that The Crown hasn’t been recognised by BAFTA. Snobbishness that it was produced by Netflix one wonders? Very mean.”

Director of BBC content Charlotte Moore recognised the triumphs as “an incredible night for the BBC”.

“I want to thank all the winners for their contribution to British television –- the sheer quality on display is inspiring, and I feel honored to lead BBC content on such top creative form,” she said.