BAFTA TV Awards: The Crown and Chernobyl dominate betting

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The BAFTA TV Awards nominations have been announced and The Crown is already the favourite to win Best Drama with Chernobyl and Killing Eve also expected to win prizes, reports Max Liu.

"“Jodie Comer has received rave reviews in the two years she has been portraying Oksana Astankova in Killing Eve, so it is no surprise to see her installed as 1/2 favourite for Leading Actress."

The Crown and Chernobyl are set to dominate the headline categories at the BAFTA TV Awards next month. The former is 1/6 to take Best Drama with its nearest rival Gentleman Jack a long way off at 4/1.

Chernobyl, meanwhile, is likely to do well in the acting categories, at least that's what the odds indicate with Jared Harris 2/9 to win leading actor for his role.

The HBO show, which told the story of the nuclear disaster in Ukraine in 1986, has already won big at the Emmys and the Golden Globes. Harris captivated viewers with his performance as Valery Legasov who was brought in to aid cleanup efforts.

Killing Eve is also both expected to feature prominently when the ceremony takes place on 31 July.

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Jodie Comer (pictured above with her Emmy) has received rave reviews in the two years she has been portraying Oksana Astankova in Killing Eve, so it is no surprise to see Comer installed as 1/2 favourite for Leading Actress.

For the supporting roles, it's all about The Crown again.

Helena Bonham-Carter is the heavy favourite at 8/11 for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Princess Margaret.

Co-star Josh O'Connor is odds on at 10/11 for Best Supporting Actor for his turn as Prince Charles. Stellan Skarsgard, who was in Chernobyl, is 7/4 to cause an upset in that one.

"When it comes to the Must See TV Moment of the year, it's hard to go past the emotional storyline of the death of Sinead Osborne on Coronation St, which is the odds-on 1/2 favourite for the award."

Max Liu,

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