BAFTA TV AWARDS 2022: ‘I am in bits!’ Viewers are moved to tears as In Memoriam montage pays touching tributes to the late Dennis Waterman and EastEnders legend June Brown
Viewers of the BAFTA TV Awards ceremony admitted they were moved to tears after a touching In Memoriam clip paid tribute to late June Brown and Dennis Waterman.
The awards ceremony, which took place at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday, paid tribute to the stars who have passed away over the last 12 months in a touching montage.
Host Richard Ayoade announced the segment and paid tribute to Dennis Waterman, who died today at the age of 74, ahead of airing the emotional clip.
Emotional: Viewers of the BAFTA TV Awards ceremony admitted they were moved to tears after a touching In Memoriam clip paid tribute to Dennis Waterman, who died on Sunday
Richard, 44, said: ‘It is time to pause, reflect and remember the people we have lost in the past 12 months.
‘I am sad to announce that the great Dennis Waterman has passed away today.’
A montage then appeared on screen, paying tribute to a host of incredible talents who sadly died, including Betty White, Una Stubbs and Barry Cryer.
One of the most heart-wrenching moments of the segment was when an emotional clip of EastEnders’s June Brown, who died on April 3, was aired.
Remembering: The ceremony, which took place at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday, paid tribute to stars who have passed away over the last year, including June Brown (pictured)
In a scene from the BBC soap opera, June said: ‘Enjoy the time you’ve got, it’s over in the blink of an eye.’
After watching June’s poignant comments, many emotional viewers took to Twitter to admit that the moment left them in floods of tears.
One said: ‘Nah the clip of June Brown I am in bits.’
Another added: ‘The June Brown quote got me.’
The collage also paid tribute to comedian Sean Lock, who died on August 16 after a private battle with lung cancer, and Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding, who died from breast cancer on September 5.
Music entrepreneur Jamal Edwards – the son of Loose Women’s Brenda Edwards – and The Wanted’s Tom Parker – who died in March after a brain cancer battle – were also remembered.
Tearful: Taking to Twitter, viewers admitted that they were left extremely emotional after watching the segment
Other stars included were Only Fools and Horses star John Challis, EastEnders’s Tony Selby, director Kevin Billington, The Bill’s George Rossi and stage star Peter Bowles.
Taking to Twitter after watching the montage, floods of viewers admitted that they were left teary-eyed and saddened.
One wrote: ‘Gosh, you forget all the amazing talent we’ve lost over the past year until they do that moving ‘In memoriam’ section at the #BAFTAS. Incredibly moving.’
Another said: ‘Nice tributes to Betty White, Lynda Baron, Una Stubbs, Anna Karen and June Brown. So many true icons have left us in the past year.’
Touching: The montage also paid tribute to The Wanted’s Tom Parker, who died on March 30 after a battle with brain cancer
A third added: ‘Wow so many amazing people no longer with us on the #Tvbaftas in memoriam.’
And a fourth tweeted: ‘Bafta in memoriam, we’ve lost some greats this last year.’
While a fifth penned: ‘Awful lot of young people in the In Memoriam sector of the #Baftas2022. So utterly sad.’
A sixth tweeted: ‘God, sarah’s name popping up in the baftas in memoriam has absolutely knocked me for six.’
Another said: ‘It was nice @RichardAyoade managed include a mention of [Dennis Waterman] in tonight’s @BAFTA Awards.’
Tragic: Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding (pictured in January 2018) died on September 5 after being diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2020
The touching segment came after Dennis Waterman’s family announced earlier on Sunday that he died at the age of 74.
He was one of the most popular television actors of the 1970s in 80s, starring as bodyguard Terry McCann in Minder after first finding fame as tough nut cop George Carter in The Sweeney.
In more recent years, he starred as Gerry Standing in the BBC’s New Tricks, and throughout his career other TV roles included ITV’s Where The Heart Is, The Canterbury Tales and Moses Jones, both for the BBC..
In a statement, his family said he died on Sunday in Spain with his wife Pam at his side.
They stated: ‘We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved Dennis passed away very peacefully at his home in Spain. The family kindly ask that our privacy is respected at this very difficult time.’
Sad news: The touching segment came after Dennis Waterman’s family announced earlier on Sunday that he died at the age of 74
Dennis Waterman, right, was one of the most popular television actors of the 70s and 80s. Pictured here with Minder co-star George Cole
The BAFTA TV Awards recognise and celebrate the very best in television craft and television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2021, with acclaimed programmes from the past 12 months, including It’s A Sin and Help leading the nods.
Channel 4 series It’s A Sin leads the nominations at the Bafta television awards where it is in the running for 11 gongs.
Landscapers, which starred Olivia Colman, has received seven nominations while Channel 4’s acclaimed pandemic-set drama Help, starring Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham has earned six nods.
Another Stephen Graham led drama Time has also received six nods as has the comedy We Are Lady Parts.
There are five nominations for Sex Education and four for A Very British Scandal
Tragic: As well as being remembered in the montage, Sean Lock was nominated for an award following his death from cancer at the age of 58 last year (pictured in 2010)
It’s A Sin, written and created by Queer As Folk and Doctor Who screenwriter Russell T Davies, tracked a group of gay men and their friends as they navigated the UK’s HIV/Aids crisis throughout the 80s and early 90s.
The show’s 11 nominations, comprising of five in the craft categories and six in the television awards categories, include nods for Davies in the writer drama category, as well as a leading actor nomination for singer Olly Alexander for his role as Ritchie Tozer.
His co-star Lydia West has been nominated in the leading actress category, alongside Kate Winslet, who starred in HBO/Sky Atlantic’s Mare Of Easttown, and marking The Titanic star’s first TV performance nomination, although she has previously been nominated for and won film Baftas, and is a previous Britannia Award winner.
Talented: Channel 4 series It’s A Sin leads the nominations at the Bafta television awards where it is in the running for 11 gongs
Also nominated in the leading actress category are Denise Gough and Emily Watson for ITV’s Too Close, alongside Jodie Comer for Channel 4 drama Help, and Niamh Algar for Channel 4’s Deceit.
Stars going up against Years & Years singer Alexander in the leading actor category include David Thewlis for Landscapers, Hugh Quarshie for ITV’s Stephen, Samuel Adewunmi for BBC’s You Don’t Know Me, Sean Bean for Time and Stephen Graham for Channel 4’s Help.
Sky drama Landscapers, which also starred Olivia Colman, who is not nominated in the performance categories, is the second-most nominated TV show, with seven in total, five in the craft categories and two in the television categories.
Inspired by real events, the series starred Colman and Thewlis as a mild-mannered married couple whose lives are upturned after dead bodies are discovered in the back garden of a house in Nottingham.
Fingers crossed: Landscapers, which starred Olivia Colman, has received seven nominations
Landscapers’ nominations include for director fiction, original music, leading actor and mini-series categories.
Help, Time and We Are Lady Parts have all received six nominations, Netflix’s Sex Education has received five nominations and A Very British Scandal, starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany as the Duke and Duchess of Argyll in the drama series about the couple’s high-profile split in the 1960s, has four nominations in the craft categories.
The nominations for the public-voted Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment include when Adele was surprised by her teacher on An Audience with Adele; Ant and Dec joking about Downing Street’s parties on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! and Rose and Giovanni’s silent dance on Strictly.
Sean Lock has been nominated for an award following his death from cancer at the age of 58 last year.
The comedian has received a nod in the entertainment performance category for his role on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
Wow! A Very British Scandal, starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany as the Duke and Duchess of Argyll in the drama about the couple’s high-profile split in the 1960s, has four nominations
He is up against Alison Hammond, for I Can See Your Voice, Big Zuu, for Big Zuu’s Big Eats, Graham Norton for The Graham Norton Show, Joe Lycett, for Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, and Michael McIntyre, for Michael McIntyre/s The Wheel.
There was surprise snubs for EastEnders and Hollyoaks in the Soaps and Continuing Drama category,
Holby City, which aired its final episode this week, is up against Casualty, Coronation Street and Emmerdale.
Comedian, presenter and star of The IT Crowd Richard Ayoade will host the Virgin Media Bafta TV Awards ceremony for the third consecutive year as it returns to London’s Royal Festival Hall on May 8.
Admirable: GMB star Kate Garraway has made two moving documenatries over the past two years following her husband Derek’s battle with the ongoing effects of Covid
EastEnders has been snubbed in the soap category at the BAFTA TV Awards.
The BBC show failed to get a nod despite strong storylines, including Gray Atkins’ murders which have drawn in viewers throughout the year, however Holby City – which aired its final episode this week – did get a nod.
Hollyoaks was also snubbed in the Soaps category – which has been running on Channel 4 since 1995. Holby City is up against Casualty, Coronation Street and Emmerdale in the category.
Other notable snubs include an omission for Kate Garraway’s emotional documentary Caring For Derek.
GMB star Kate has made two moving documenatries over the past two years following her husband Derek’s battle with the ongoing effects of Covid.
Kate’s 2021 documentary Finding Derek won a BAFTA last year but her recent follow-up Caring for Derek, following the family’s adjustments after Derek returned home, failed to pick up a nod on Wednesday.
BBC favourite Line Of Duty also didn’t receive any nominations despite its popularity with viewers.
The sixth series finale, which aired in May 2021 was the most-watched episode of any drama (excluding soaps) since modern records began in 2002, with 12.8 million tuning in.
The second most viewed drama of the year, BBC1’s Vigil, did receive a nod in the Best Drama category but lead Suranne Jones was overlooked for a Leading Actress nomination.
BAFTA TV AWARDS 2022: THE WINNERS
Comedy Entertainment Programme
The Graham Norton Show
The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan – WINNER
Race Around Britain
Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin (Exposure) – WINNER
Four Hours at the Capitol
The Men Who Sell Football (Al Jazeera Investigations)
Trump Takes on the World
The Chase – WINNER
Richard Osman’s House of Games
Steph’s Packed Lunch
In My Skin -WINNER
Manhunt: The Night Stalker
Alison Hammond (I Can See Your Voice)
Big Zuu (Big Zuu’s Big Eats) – WINNER
Graham Norton (The Graham Norton Show)
Joe Lycett (Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back)
Michael McIntyre (Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel)
Sean Lock (8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown)
An Audience with Adele
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – WINNER
Life & Rhymes
Strictly Come Dancing
The Factual Series
The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime
9/11: One Day in America
Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles
Uprising – WINNER
Big Zuu’s Big Eats – WINNER
Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
Sort Your Life Out
The Great British Sewing Bee
Female Performance in a Comedy Programme
Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education)
Aisling Bea (This Way Up)
Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts)
Natasia Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats)
Rose Matafeo (Starstruck)
Sophie Willan (Alma’s Not Normal) -WINNER
Call My Agent!
Mare of Easttown
The Underground Railroad – WINNER
9/11: Inside the President’s War Room
Grenfell: The Untold Story
My Childhood, My Country – 20 Years in Afghanistan – WINNER
Nail Bomber: Man Hunt
Death of England: Face to Face
I Am Victoria
Together – WINNER
Black Power: A British Story of Resistance
Freddie Mercury: The Final Act
The Missing Children – WINNER
Silenced: The Hidden Story of Disabled Britain
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – WINNER
ITV Racing: The Grand National
Tokyo 2020 Olympics
UEFA Euro 2020 Semi-Final: England v Denmark
David Thewlis (Landscapers)
Hugh Quarshie (Stephen)
Olly Alexander (It’s A Sin)
Samuel Adewunmi (You Don’t Know Me)
Sean Bean (Time) – WINNER
Stephen Graham (Help)
Denise Gough (Too Close)
Emily Watson (Too Close)
Jodie Comer (Help) – WINNER
Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown)
Lydia West (It’s A Sin)
Niamh Algar (Deceit)
The Brit Awards 2021
The Earthshot Prize 2021 – WINNER
The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance
Male Performance in a Comedy Programme
Jamie Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats) – WINNER
Joe Gilgun (Brassic)
Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education)
Samson Kayo (Bloods)
Steve Coogan (This Time With Alan Partridge)
Tim Renkow (Jerk)
It’s A Sin
Time – WINNER
Channel 4 News: Black to Front
Good Morning Britain: Shamima Begum
ITV News at Ten: Storming of the Capitol – WINNER
Sky News: Afghanistan: Endgame
Reality and Constructed Factual
Gogglebox – WINNER
Married at First Sight UK
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
The Dog House
Alma’s Not Normal
Stath Lets Flats – WINNER
We Are Lady Parts
Short Form Programme
Hollyoaks Saved My Life (Hollyoaks IRL)
Our Land – WINNER
People You May Know
Soap & Continuing Drama
Coronation Street – WINNER
Callum Scott Howells (It’s A Sin)
David Carlyle (It’s A Sin)
Matthew MacFadyen (Succession) – WINNER
Nonso Anozie (Sweet Tooth)
Omari Douglas (It’s A Sin)
Stephen Graham (Time)
Cathy Tyson (Help) – WINNER
Celine Buckens (Showtrial)
Emily Mortimer (The Pursuit of Love)
Jessica Plummer (The Girl Before)
Leah Harvey (Foundation)
Tahirah Sharif (The Tower)
Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment
An Audience with AdeleI
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
It’s A Sin
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
Strictly Come Dancing – WINNER
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