The Crown, a Netflix drama, loosely based on the Royal Family of Britain failed to win any award at BAFTA TV Awards 2021. The critically acclaimed show was nominated in four categories – Best Drama Series, Leading Actor (for Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles), Supporting Actor (for Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip) and Supporting Actress (for Helen Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret). Fans were shocked to see that the show failed to win in any of the four categories.
The Best Drama award was given to Lennie James’ Save Me Too as Paul Mescal won the Best Actor award and Michael Coel won the Best Actress award at BAFTA 2021.
This came as a surprise to fans, as The Crown had swept at the Golden Globes 2021 Awards earlier this year by winning the Best Drama Television Series against strong nominations such as HBO’s Lovecraft Country, Disney+’s The Mandalorian, Netflix’s Ozark and Netflix’s Ratched. The TV series won four awards at the Golden Globes including Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Supporting Role.
As the show was expected to win the Best Drama award at BAFTA, many fans, later took to social media to show their support to the show which revolves around the life of Queen Elizabeth II from 1947 to the present day.