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Queer Eye and Killing Eve shortlisted for BAFTA must-see moment award

Today, Virgin Media announced the six nominees for Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment, the only award at the British Academy Television Awards to be voted for by the public.

Netflix’s Queer Eye and BBC’s Bodyguard and Killing Eve are some of the shows to feature in this year’s shortlist.

Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment celebrates the dramatic scenes, cliff hangers, laugh-out-loud and edge-of-your-seat TV moments that got the attention of the British public in 2018.

The award highlights the TV that got the nation talking, tweeting and sharing, recognising the on-screen moments that truly resonated with TV fans across the UK.

The six Must-See Moment 2019 nominees are: 

  • BBC, Bodyguard – Julia Montague assassinated
  • ITV, Coronation Street – Gail’s Monologue on the suicide of Aidan Connor
  • BBC, Doctor Who – Rosa Parks, The Doctor and her companions make sure historical moments remain
  • BBC, Killing Eve – Eve stabs Villanelle
  • BBC, Peter Kay’s Car Share – The Finale
  • Netflix, Queer Eye – Tom completes his transformation

This year’s nominees reflect some of the biggest conversations of 2018, covering a diverse range of topics including conflict; mental health; race equality and gender roles. From the serious to the surreal, these were the moments that had the nation staying in to watch the best TV together.

The first episode of Queer Eye was key to the success of the revived show. Viewers fell in love with dump-truck driver Tom as the fab five helped him to grow in confidence and positivity. His transformation scene, nominated here, was applauded for its reality format, scripting and editing.

David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media said: “Now in its third year, Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment award has celebrated some of the most talked about TV, and confirms that television in Britain is at the heart of our national conversation.

“This year’s incredibly strong list of nominees represent some of the biggest conversations of 2018 and prove that TV has never been better, or more popular. Now it’s over to the viewers to get voting and pick their favourite Must-See Moment.”

Caitlin Moran, journalist, author, and Must-See Moment judge said: “Television continues to be the friend in all our sitting rooms, or on our phones and laptops: providing possibly the only current talking-points that don’t end in people madly shouting at each other.

“I can’t wait to see what the public chose in what is sure to be a close contest.”

Rylan Clark-Neal, meanwhile, added that he was planning to catch-up on all the shows in anticipation for the big event.

“Drinks on ice, luxe loungewear on, snacks at the ready – before voting for my fave. I’m really intrigued to see which Must-See Moment the nation crowns the winner,” he said.

Members of the public can vote for their favourite Must-See Moment online at virginmedia.com/bafta. Virgin Media customers can vote through their television, via their TiVo® or V6 box.

Voting closes on 1 May at 5pm.

Written by QWEERIST editor

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