PrettyGreen’s Must See Bafta Nominated TV Moments
The announcement of the TV Bafta nominees got people talking. Many were outraged that the likes of Love Island had been nominated and others were up in arms by the series that were snubbed – cough cough, Dr Foster. However, what we all can agree on is that 2017 was an incredible year for television and it’s getting us even more excited for what’s in store for this year. To celebrate, we’ve pulled together our favourite TV moments from entertainment and sport that have been nominated for this year’s TV Baftas.
Blue Planet II – Mother Whale Grieves, BBC1
It’s difficult to pick which scene in Blue Planet II was the most impactful of them all, when every scene was so captivating. The Bafta’s have selected the ‘mother whale grieving scene’, which was beautifully shot and incredibly touching. The moment was trending on Twitter, left viewers in tears, sparked debate around plastic pollution and got national news coverage so it is worthy of its nomination. We however wanted to give a shout out to our favourite scene, one that sparked memes and gifs all over the country; the incredible octopus that covered itself in shells, armouring and hiding itself in one slick move to hide from its predator. If only we could the skills of this master of disguise come Monday mornings!
Anthony Joshua V. Wladimir Klitschko – SkySports
Without a shadow of a doubt, the heavyweight clash between Anthony Joshua & Wladimir Klitschko was, in our opinion, the top sporting TV moment of 2017. Joshua and Klitschko came together for Joshua’s title, as well as for a vacant belt, in one of the most anticipated heavyweight title fights in years. On April 29 in the ultimate matchup of young star vs. aging star. Joshua and Klitschko delivered big-time, putting on an all-time classic that won’t soon be forgotten. Their breathtaking battle will go down as one of the best heavyweight title fights in history and was the slam-dunk pick for numerous awards for fight of the year. The fight elevated Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko as they had their mettle tested like never before, and fans got a heavyweight title fight for the ages.
The heavyweight division is now finally buzzing again, having been stumbling around in the dark for a while and with AJ recently unifying the division, we’re looking forward for the rest of 2018 in the ring.
Love Island – Stormzy Makes a Surprise Appearance, ITV2
No one could have predicted what a hit last year’s Love Island was going to be. Having previously only been watched by its core fan audience, last year Love Island completely took over. It was the number one topic of office conversation and created a serious case of FOMO for anyone who wasn’t watching it or had missed the previous night’s episode. The moment that really took the internet by storm (no pun intended) was Stormzy’s surprise appearance. Following his Tweet on his thoughts on Chris and Olivia’s relationship:
Stormzy went on to appear on the show through Skype, chatting to the cast and being confronted by Olivia, who’s character he’d questioned, making for total TV gold.
Six Nations: Wales V. England – BBC One
Wales Vs England in rugby is always a big event and the game in Cardiff last March didn’t disappoint. Wales were fired-up and fit for purpose. This was their turf and they were determined to put on a show. England had appeared to be on the ropes, tossing away the championship being out played by a passionate Wales side, cloying and defiant in all that they did. Until finally, and gloriously for their travelling army of fans, they pulled out a wonder finish four minutes from time, Wing Elliot Daly streaking past Alex Cuthbert to touch down in the corner after Wales had failed to clear their lines. Sport is unpredictable and sometimes brutal, this was a perfect show of how sport can change fans emotions within a moment. It really was a ‘you had to be there’ moment and one that won’t be forgotten.
Doctor Who, The Thirteenth Doctor Revealed, BBC1
Be it a Doctor Who fan or not, everyone was talking about the reveal of the thirteenth Doctor. Jodie Whittaker’s reveal as the first ever female Doctor led to Doctor Who’s best performing social posts of all time. The announcement was watched over 10 million times on the BBC One Facebook channel, with over 2.5 million views on the Doctor Who Twitter account, making it the most successful tweet of all time for Doctor Who. Most importantly, fans went wild for the announcement and everyone is eagerly anticipating what the next season will bring.
UEFA Women’s Euro Semi-Final: England V. Netherlands – Channel 4
It’s not often that a loss in talked about as a success but what the Lionesses did for the women’s game at the Euros is the reasoning they would be one our top sporting TV moments of 2017. For the second tournament in succession, they have raised the profile of women’s football in this country, only to fail to get their hands on the silverware that would have really sealed their legacy. A peak of four million people watched the semi-final defeat by the Dutch, the biggest ever British television audience for women’s football. The game’s figures eclipse the previous peak record of 3.3m, set with England’s historic win over France in the quarter-finals last Sunday. Channel 4 drew in an average of 2.6m fans throughout the Holland broadcast, with an average figure of 3.4m during the game itself.