What time are the Bafta TV Awards 2020, who is hosting and how can I watch live? – The Sun

ALTHOUGH it seemed touch-and-go, the Bafta TV Awards 2020 will be showing TONIGHT (Friday, July 31).

Luckily for big TV fans, there is no chance to miss out on tickets to the big event since the awards ceremony will be taking place completely virtually.

What time are the Bafta TV Awards?

The Bafta TV 2020 awards are being held on July 31 and will be broadcast on BBC One.

A Baftss pre-show will be airing via live stream on the same day, starting from 6pm, in place of a red carpet.

After it has aired it will be available on the BBC iPlayer.

The full list of Bafta 2020 TV nominations was announced on June 4 .

Sky Atlantic’s miniseries Chernobyl received the most, with 14 nominations, including best miniseries, best leading actor for Jared Harris and best supporting actor for Stellan Skarsgard.

Who is hosting the Bafta TV Awards 2020?

TV presenter Richard Ayoade will take over from Graham Norton.

Ayoade joked: “I am as surprised as you are that this is still going ahead”.

Bafta Chief Executive Amanda Berry said: “I am thrilled that Richard Ayoade will be hosting the Television Awards for the first time.”

Richard is widely known for Channel 4 series The IT Crowd which first aired in 2006.

Ayoade himself has won a Bafta for The IT Crowd and has also been nominated for a Film Award for Outstanding Debut for his film Submarine, and for Travel Man, which was nominated for Best Feature in the Television Awards in 2017.

How will the virtual Bafta TV Awards work?

The ceremony will take place behind closed doors to comply with government guidelines on Covid-19 safety.

There will be no red carpet or audience.

Ayoade will present prizes from a closed studio and all nominees have recorded winning speeches in advance.

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