Diversity's BLM-inspired routine up for BAFTA TV Awards' Must-See Moment

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 April 2021
Ashley Banjo

Ashley Banjo

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 floor with a white policeman's knee on his neck, mirroring the tragic killing of George Floyd in the US – sparked more than 25,000 complaints to Ofcom, but after being cleared by the communications regulator it is 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 press conference are also 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 part of a hard-hitting domestic violence storyline completes the nods for the gong.

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

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

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

The Virgin Media TV British Academy Television Awards will air on Sunday 6th June 2021 on BBC One.

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