It’s A Sin fans furious as show fails to win award at BAFTAs after 11 nominations

Fans of Channel 4’s It’s A Sin have been left furious as the the show failed to win a single award at Sunday’s BAFTA TV Awards, despite it picking up 11 nominations.

The show follows the lives of a group of friends during the 1980s and early '90s HIV and AIDs crisis, with leading actor — Olly Alexander nominated for his role as Ritchie Tozer and leading actress — Lydia West nominated for her role as Jill Baxter.

Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells and David Carlyle were also up for best supporting actor.

It features a star-studded cast, including Years and Years’ lead singer Olly, 31, How I Met Your Mother actor, Neil Patrick Harris, and legendary actor, broadcaster, comedian, director and writer, Stephen Fry.

Fans of It’s A Sin took to Twitter in their droves to vent their frustration at the shows lack of wins at the BAFTA TV Awards, which took place at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

One Twitter user wrote: "It’s A Sin was robbed. The cast and the writing were bloody brilliant. Proves that these “award shows” still have a long way to go. #Baftas2022.”

Someone else vented: "#Baftas2022 So if ignoring it’s a sin isn’t bad enough, I haven’t heard of most of the shows nominated! Shocking results tonight.”

Another social media declared that they were “puzzled” by this year’s awards, Tweeting: "Not a single award for “It’s a Sin” at a very puzzling BAFTA TV Awards. #Baftas2022.”

Before the show ended, someone else wrote: "I shall be very, VERY, V E R Y disappointed if It's A Sin doesn't win something tonight. Fuming #Baftas2022”

Another wrote: “please tell me i’m not the only one who thinks its a sin has been majorly overlooked? it undoubtedly was the best show of last year, if not one of the best shows ever”

The critically-acclaimed drama series was written by Russel T Davies, who’s also behind the 205 revival of Doctor Who and A Very English Scandal.

Davies has previously spoken about how the show was failed to be picked up by BBC, ITV or Channel 4, before the latter had a change in editor and subsequently took it on.

After It’s A Sin won a gong at the National Television Awards in September 2021, Russel said: “There was one television executive who referred to it as ‘that miserable Aids drama’. Where are they tonight? They won’t get to lick my trophy!”

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