Diversity’s BGT Routine Selected for Bafta’s Must-See Moment Award

Diversity’s Black Lives Matter-inspired ‘Britain’s Got Talent performance and Nigella Lawson’s unusual pronunciation of microwave are among the nods for this year’s BAFTA TV Awards Must-See Moment prize

Diversity’s Black Lives Matter-inspired ‘Britain’s Got Talent routine has been nominated for this year’s BAFTA TV Awards Must-See Moment prize.

The dance troupe’s powerful performance – which featured Ashley Banjo on the ground with a white policeman’s knee on his neck, mirroring the tragic killing of George Floyd within the US – sparked quite 25,000 complaints to Ofcom, but after being cleared by the communications regulator it’s up for the public-voted accolade.

Diversity will face stiff competition from a dramatic ‘Bridgerton’ moment which saw Nicola Coughlan’s character Penelope Featherington unveiled as the show’s narrator Lady Whistledown, and ‘Gogglebox’ reactions to a Boris Johnson news conference also are up for the prize.

Other nods in the category include Nigella Lawson for her unusual pronunciation of microwave on ‘Cook, Eat, repeat’, when she said “mee-CRO-wah-vay”, and Luke Skywalker’s appearance in ‘The Mandalorian’.

What’s more, ‘EastEnders’ character Gray Atkins (Toby-Alexander Smith) killing his wife Chantelle Atkins (Jessica Plummer) as a part of a hard-hitting violence storyline completes the nods for the gong.

To be eligible for this year’s awards, the Must-See Moments had to possess aired on TV in 2020.

It is the sole BAFTA TV award voted for by the general public, and voting closes on May 24th at 5 pm.

Last year’s Must-See Moment visited ‘Gavin and Stacey’ for the dramatic Christmas special cliff-hanger during which Ruth Jones’ character Nessa proposed to James Corden’s alter-ego Smithy.

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