By Kudzai Chibaduki published
Penelope Featherington’s iconic reveal as the show's resident gossip girl Lady Whistledown was nominated as one of Virgin Media's Must-See Moment at this year's BAFTAs. The unveiling of the true identity of Lady Whistledown is one of the show's most gasp-worthy scenes (and that's saying something!), not to mention one of this year's best TV moments.
At the BAFTAs ceremony, the Must-See Moment category is voted on entirely by the TV-watching public, so dear readers, it's time to get clicking! Last year's victor in the category was a Gavin & Stacey scene featuring Nessa's proposal to Smithy during the show's 2019 Christmas special.
BRIDGERTON #BAFTA NOMINATION !!Dearest Reader, I am thrilled to announce Bridgerton has been nominated for the #MustSeeMoment Award at the #VirginMediaBAFTAs for the shocking reveal of Penelope as Lady Whistledown! Vote for us here: https://t.co/92k69lvgOn @virginmedia @bafta pic.twitter.com/yZ09kS0SzwApril 27, 2021
Bridgerton's Lady Whistledown reveal—an episode eight stunner that showed the pseudonym-using writer penning one of her society-shaking letters and then dropping her hood to reveal it was Penelope Featherington the whole season long—has some tough competition in the Must-See Moment category.
Joining the nod for Bridgerton, BAFTA nominees include Luke Skywalker's appearance on Disney Plus' The Mandalorian; Nigella Lawson's meme-inducing pronunciation of "microwave" on BBC Two's Nigella: Cook, Eat, Repeat; and the Black Lives Matter-inspired dance routine by Diversity on Britain's Got Talent on ITV. See the full crop of moments nominated below:
BRIDGERTON: Penelope is revealed as Lady Whistledown - Netflix Originals, Shondaland/Netflix
BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT: Diversity perform a routine inspired by the BLM protests – Thames, Syco/ITV
EASTENDERS: Gray kills Chantelle – BBC Studios/BBC One
GOGGLEBOX: Reactions to Boris Johnson’s press conference - Studio Lambert/Channel 4
THE MANDALORIAN: Luke Skywalker arrives – Lucasfilm/Disney+
NIGELLA’S COOK, EAT, REPEAT: Nigella Lawson’s pronunciation of microwave - BBC Studios Unscripted Productions/BBC Two
Voting for Virgin Media's Must See Moment closes on May 24th at 5pm,with the awards ceremony itself taking place on June 6. Fans that vote on the BAFTAs website will be entered into a lottery for a chance to win a VIP kit, which will include a TV-dinner meal kit for two, a bottle of Taittinger Champagne, a DIY cocktail set, and a £13.99 voucher to use at the Virgin Media Store.
The Bridgerton cast is on a roll when it comes to award shows. The series is also nominated for Best Show at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, while breakout star Regé-Jean Page is also recognized for Breakthrough Performance. The honor follows his recent win as Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series at the NAACP Image Awards, as well as a SAG nomination.
Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke of Hastings, who created quite a buzz with their on-screen romance, are also nominated for Best Kiss at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, which will air on May 16th. We can’t wait to see who wins!
Since December 2020, Kudzai has worked as a trainee journalist at FUTURE, writing about fashion, entertainment and beauty content for My Imperfect Life.
Kudzai previously worked as a freelance fashion wardrobe stylist, directing magazine photoshoots and coordinating the fashion direction of recording artists.
A fully qualified Journalism and Media graduate from De Mont Fort University, Kudzai graduated in the summer of 2020.
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