Was ‘It’s a Sin’ Snubbed at the BAFTAS?

Words by
Lee Cassanell

9th May 2022

The Channel 4 drama picked up none of the major awards at the 2022 ceremony


Despite receiving a raft of nominations, Russell T Davies’ left the 75th BAFTA awards empty handed leading to much consternation on social media.

Writer-director James Moran tweeted: “Congrats to all the Bafta winners. Gutted for It’s a Sin, thought it was going to clean up, but nothing. Such is the way of voted awards, though, sometimes this happens. What a shame. There hasn’t been a *day* since that I haven’t thought about that show. Life changing.”

Another surprise was Amazon Prime’s ‘Underground Railroad’ show pipping Succession and Squid Game for best International:

Here’s a list of of the BAFTA 22 winner: 


Drama series

  • In My Skin (BBC Three) WINNER
  • Manhunt: The Night Stalker (ITV)
  • Unforgotten (ITV)
  • Vigil (BBC One)


  • Time (BBC One) WINNER
  • It's a Sin (Channel 4)
  • Landscapers (Sky Atlantic/HBO)
  • Stephen (ITV)


  • The Underground Railroad (Amazon Prime) WINNER
  • Squid Game
  • Call My Agent! (Netflix)
  • Lupin (Netflix)
  • Mare of Easttown (Sky Atlantic/HBO)
  • Squid Game (Netflix)
  • Succession (Sky Atlantic/HBO)

Leading actress

  • Jodie Comer – Help (Channel 4) WINNER
  • Denise Gough – Too Close (ITV)
  • Emily Watson – Too Close (ITV)
  • Kate Winslet – Mare of Easttown (Sky Atlantic/HBO)
  • Lydia West – It's a Sin (Channel 4)
  • Niamh Algar – Deceit (Channel 4)

Leading actor

  • Sean Bean – Time (BBC One) WINNER
  • David Thewlis – Landscapers (Sky Atlantic/HBO)
  • Hugh Quarshie – Stephen (ITV)
  • Olly Alexander – It's a Sin (Channel 4)
  • Samuel Adewunmi – You Don't Know Me (BBC One)
  • Stephen Graham – Help (Channel 4)

Female performance in a comedy program

  • Sophie Willan – Alma's Not Normal (BBC Two) WINNER
  • Aimee Lou Wood – Sex Education (Netflix)
  • Aisling Bea – This Way Up (Channel 4)
  • Anjana Vasan – We Are Lady Parts (Channel 4)
  • Natasia Demetriou – Stath Lets Flats (Channel 4)
  • Rose Matafeo – Starstruck (BBC Three)

Male performance in a comedy program

  • Jamie Demetriou – Stath Lets Flats (Channel 4) WINNER
  • Joe Gilgun – Brassic (Sky Max)
  • Ncuti Gatwa – Sex Education (Netflix)
  • Samson Kayo – Bloods (Sky One)
  • Steve Coogan – This Time with Alan Partridge (BBC One)
  • Tim Renkow – Jerk (BBC Three)

Supporting actor

  • Matthew Macfadyen – Succession (HBO/Sky Atlantic) WINNER
  • Callum Scott Howells – It's a Sin (Channel 4)
  • David Carlyle – It's a Sin (Channel 4)
  • Nonso Anozie – Sweet Tooth (Netflix)
  • Omari Douglas – It's a Sin (Channel 4)
  • Stephen Graham – Time (BBC One)

Supporting actress

  • Cathy Tyson – Help (Channel 4) WINNER
  • Céline Buckens – Showtrial (BBC One)
  • Emily Mortimer – The Pursuit of Love (BBC One)
  • Jessica Plummer – The Girl Before (BBC One)
  • Leah Harvey – Foundation (Apple TV+)
  • Tahirah Sharif – The Tower (ITV)

Entertainment performance

  • Big Zuu – Big Zuu's Big Eats (Dave) WINNER
  • Alison Hammond – I Can See Your Voice (BBC One)
  • Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)
  • Joe Lycett – Joe Lycett's Got Your Back (Channel 4)
  • Michael McIntyre – Michael McIntyre's the Wheel (BBC One)
  • Sean Lock – 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4)

Specialist factual

  • The Missing Children (ITV) WINNER
  • Black Power: A British Story of Resistance (BBC Two)
  • Freddie Mercury: The Final Act (BBC Two)
  • Silenced: The Hidden Story of Disabled Britain (BBC Two)

Reality and constructed factual

  • Gogglebox (Channel 4) WINNER
  • Married at First Sight UK (E4)
  • RuPaul's Drag Race UK (BBC Three)
  • The Dog House (Channel 4)

Current affairs

  • Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin (ITV) WINNER
  • Four Hours at the Capitol (BBC Two)
  • The Men Who Sell Football (Al Jazeera English)
  • Trump Takes on the World (BBC Two)

Entertainment program

  • Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV) WINNER
  • An Audience With Adele.
  • An Audience With Adele. Photograph: ITV
  • An Audience With Adele (ITV)
  • Life & Rhymes (Sky Arts)
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One)

Scripted comedy

  • Alma's Not Normal (BBC Two)
  • Motherland (BBC Two) WINNER
  • Stath Lets Flats (Channel 4)
  • We Are Lady Parts (Channel 4)

Comedy entertainment program

  • The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan (Channel 4) WINNER
  • The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)
  • Race Around Britain (Munz Made It/YouTube)
  • The Ranganation (BBC Two)

Short-form program

  • Our Land (Together TV) WINNER
  • Hollyoaks Saved My Life (YouTube)
  • People You May Know (Financial Times)
  • Please Help (Tiger Aspect Pro)

Factual series

  • Uprising (BBC One) WINNER
  • The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime (BBC Two)
  • 9/11: One Day in America (National Geographic)
  • Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles (Channel 4)


  • Big Zuu's Big Eats (Dave) WINNER
  • Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing (BBC Two)
  • Sort Your Life Out (BBC One)
  • The Great British Sewing Bee (BBC One)

Live event

  • The Earthshot Prize 2021 (BBC One) WINNER
  • The Brit Awards 2021 (ITV)
  • The Royal Legion Festival of Remembrance (BBC One)
  • Springwatch 2021

News coverage

  • ITV News at Ten: Storming of the Capitol (ITV) WINNER
  • Channel 4 News: Black to Front (Channel 4)
  • Good Morning Britain: Shamima Begum (ITV)
  • Sky News: Afghanistan: Endgame (Sky News)

Single documentary

  • 9/11: Inside the President's War Room (BBC One)
  • Grenfell: The Untold Story (Channel 4)
  • My Childhood, My Country – 20 Years in Afghanistan (ITV) WINNER
  • Nail Bomber: Manhunt (Netflix)

Single drama

  • Together (BBC Two) WINNER
  • Death of England: Face to Face (Sky Arts)
  • Help (Channel 4)
  • I Am Victoria (Channel 4)

Soap and continuing drama

  • Casualty (BBC One)
  • Coronation Street (ITV) WINNER
  • Emmerdale (ITV)
  • Holby City (BBC One)


  • The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Sky Sports F1) WINNER
  • ITV Racing: The Grand National (ITV)
  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics (BBC One)
  • Uefa Euro 2020 Semi-final: England v Denmark (ITV)

Virgin Media must-see moment nominees

  • Strictly Come Dancing – Rose and Giovanni's silent dance to Symphony (BBC One) WINNER
  • An Audience With Adele – Adele is surprised by the teacher who changed her life (ITV)
  • I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! – Ant and Dec dig at Downing Street's lockdown parties (ITV)
  • It's a Sin – Colin's devastating Aids diagnosis (Channel 4)
  • RuPaul's Drag Race UK – Bimini's verse 'UK Hun?' (BBC Three)
  • Squid Game – red light, green light game (Netflix)

Supporting actress

  • Cathy Tyson – Help (Channel 4) - WINNER
  • Céline Buckens – Showtrial (BBC One)
  • Emily Mortimer – The Pursuit of Love (BBC One)
  • Jessica Plummer – The Girl Before (BBC One)
  • Leah Harvey – Foundation (Apple TV+)
  • Tahirah Sharif – The Tower (ITV)