Apple TV+ has scored five nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for 2022. Three of these nominations are for CODA, while Swan Song and The Tragedy of Macbeth received one nomination each.
Although Apple TV+ is a relatively small service compared to competitors like Netflix and Disney+, it has gained a reputation by receiving tons of nominations and winning awards.
Apple’s BAFTA 2022 nominations
Here is a breakdown of the different nominations, as covered by Variety:
CODA, short for Child of Deaf Adults, revolves around the story of 17-year old Ruby, who is a hard-working person that works in the mornings to help her family’s fishing business, before attending school.
- Adapted Screenplay – Siân Heder
- Leading Actress – Emilia Jones
- Supporting Actor – Troy Kotsur
Swan Song is a love story, set in the future, of a man torn by the terminal illness of his wife. He is given an alternative solution by his doctor to protect his family from grief, which helps him learn more about love and life.
- Leading Actor – Mahershala Ali
The Tragedy of Macbeth
The Tragedy of Macbeth is based on the play Macbeth by Shakespeare. The story is about a Scottish lord who is convinced by three witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and how his ambitious wife supports him in his plans to seize power.
- Cinematography – Bruno Delbonnel
As per Apple TV+, the service has won more than 200 awards, and 900 nominations in just two years since its debut. Some of these include wins and nominations for “Ted Lasso” and “Schmigadoon”. Ted Lasso specifically has won four Hollywood Critics Associated Awards, Three Critics Choice Awards, Writer Guild of America Awards, and seven Emmy awards. “For All Mankind” and “Calls” have also won Emmy awards.
Apple TV+ programs have also bagged 25 nominations for Daytime Emmy Awards, and its animated series for children, ‘Stillwater’, and ‘Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth’ have won three awards.