BAFTA viewers gush over Lenny Rush's win
‘The most talented 14-year-old EVER!’ BAFTA TV Awards viewers praise Am I Being Unreasonable? star Lenny Rush as he scoops Best Male in Comedy
BAFTA TV Awards viewers went wild on social media as Lenny Rush scooped Best Male Comedy Performance.
The child actor, 14, won the award for his performance on BBC’s Am I Being Unreasonable? – and fans were quick flood Twitter with support for the star.
Viewers gushed over the well-deserved win and praised the young star for his unique sense of humour.
A viewer wrote on Twitter: ‘Oh wow Lenny Rush won a BAFTA!!! So incredibly deserved, the most talented 14 year old ever – he’s going to have such a bright future #BAFTATVAwards.’
‘Yes! What a moment for Lenny Rush! A natural talent. #BAFTATVAwards #BAFTAS,’ another one penned.
BAFTA TV Awards viewers went wild on social media as Lenny Rush scoops Best Male Comedy Performance.
The child actor, 14, won the award for his performance on BBC’s Am I Being Unreasonable? – and fans were quick to overwhelm him with support on Twitter.
‘Omg #LennyRush winning the #BAFTA for best comedy actor made my heart melt!’ a user said.
Another one penned emotionally: ‘No I’m sobbing at Lenny Rush winning a bafta.’
‘Nobody more deserving.. congrats Lenny Rush #BAFTATVAwards,’ one wrote.
A proud fan penned: ‘Lenny Rush winning has made my night. He’s so talented and seems so lovely. And he’s from Essex! Go on my son. #BAFTATVAwards.’
Another viewer wrote very proudly: ‘Lenny rush needs to be a national treasure #BAFTA.’
Lenny’s genuinely shocked reaction was praised by fans and viewers as many commented he appeared to be the ‘happiest’ star to receive the BAFTA TV award.
Another one said: ‘Nobody has been happier to get a BAFTA than Lenny Rush. love it #BAFTA.’
Another user quoted Lenny’s selfie on Twitter ahead of the BAFTA TV’s red carpet and penned: ‘Bafta WINNER Lenny Rush – This kid in the future is going to be classed as one of the greatest British actors EVER!!’
Lenny’s stunning performance appeared to have struck quite a diversified crowd, as one wrote: ‘Not usually a fan of child performers getting major awards but Lenny Rush’s Bafta is deserved. Am I Being Unreasonable is great too.’
The disabled child actor used a a special mobility scooter to get on to the stage and receive his award – as he got very emotional on stage.
Lenny looked over the moon as he thanked the rest of the crew and his fans for the very unexpected win.
The child actor – who has Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Congenita – got a kiss from his parents while he was being interviewed by Amelia Dimoldenberg after receiving the award.
Lenny jokingly wiped off his mum’s lipstick marks from his face.
Viewers gushed over the well-deserved win and praised the young star for his unique sense of humour.
Authentic: Lenny’s genuinely shocked reaction was praised by fans and viewers as many commented he appeared to be the ‘happiest’ star to receive the BAFTA TV award
Crowd favourite: Lenny’s stunning performance appeared to have struck quite a diversified crowd
Star: The disabled child actor used a a special mobility scooter to get on to the stage and receive his award – as he got very emotional on stage
Champion: Lenny looked over the moon as he thanked the rest of the crew and his fans for the very unexpected win
Sweet: The child actor – who has Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Congenita – got a kiss from his parents while he was being interviewed by Amelia Dimoldenberg after receiving the award
Funny: Lenny jokingly wiped off his mum’s lipstick marks from his face
BBC dramas This is Going to Hurt and The Responder lead the nominations for this year’s ceremony, which will be hosted by comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan.
The awards will be held at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at London’s Southbank. It marks a change in venue after last year’s event was held at the city’s Royal Festival Hall.
Clara Amfo and Michelle Visage will present from the BAFTA Television Awards red carpet.
This Is Going To Hurt star Ben Wishaw and The Responder’s Martin Freeman are both nominated for leading actor, while the latter is in the running for the drama series prize, as well as the original music category.
Meanwhile, first time nominees Josh Finan and Adelayo Adedayo are on the shortlist for the respective supporting actor and actress awards.
This Is Going To Hurt also has nominations for mini series, director and editing in fiction, scripted casting and writer in drama.
The BBC show is based on the best-selling non-fiction memoir of the same name, the series follows junior doctor Adam Kay in his chaotic job in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Meanwhile, The Crown received five nominations for its most recent series which aired last Autumn, including Leading Actress and Supporting Actor.
Apple TV+ hits Bad Sisters and Slow Horses, as well as Emily Blunt’s The English also received five nods each.
Slow Horses star Gary Oldman has also received his first BAFTA TV nomination.
In the international category, The Bear, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Wednesday, Oussekine, Pachinko and The White Lotus are all nominated.
The Leading Actress race will see Kate Winslet go up against Imelda Staunton, Sarah Lancashire, Billie Piper and Maxine Peake.
But Peaky Blinders and House Of The Dragon were among the shows to miss out as the nominations for the 2023 British Academy TV Awards.
While many critically-acclaimed series were recognised with multiple nods, some of 2022’s most praised shows and performances did not feature.
Likewise, the Game Of Thrones prequel House Of The Dragon was not nominated in the International Series category, despite its vast budget and fan following.
Prime Video’s epic series Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power, was also snubbed from the same category.
While The Crown received a total of five nominations across the main TV and Craft categories, one star was noticeably snubbed.
Elizabeth Debicki, who was praised by critics for her performance as Princess Diana, missed out on a nod in either the Leading Actress or Supporting Actress category.
The show was also snubbed from the Drama Series category, though star Imelda Staunton did earn a Leading Actress nod.
Another show completely shut out of the nominations was Gentleman Jack, which returned for its long-anticipated second series last year.
The BBC received the most nominations out of all the broadcasters with 47 nods in total, while Channel 4 received 21 and ITV scored 15.
Last year’s ceremony was helmed by Richard Ayoade which saw an average of 2.4million viewers tune in as the full ceremony returned after the pandemic.
As well as announcing this year’s nominations BAFTA also announced P&O Cruises as their their new headline sponsor.
As part of the multi-year partnership, P&O Cruises will launch a ‘P&O Cruises Memorable Moment Award’, which will be the only award to be voted for by members of the viewing public.
The award will honour the impact of television in the UK and its power to entertain, inform and bring the nation together.
BAFTA TV Awards Winners
Bad Sisters – WINNER
Ben Whishaw – This Is Going To Hurt – WINNER
Chaske Spencer – The English
Cillian Murphy – Peaky Blinders
Gary Oldman – Slow Horses
Martin Freeman – The Responder
Billie Piper – I Hate Suzie Too
Imelda Staunton – The Crown
Kate Winslet – I Am Ruth – WINNER
Maxine Peake – Anne
Sarah Lancashire – Julia
Adeel Akhtar – Sherwood – WINNER
Jack Lowden – Slow Horse
Josh Finan – The Responder
Salim Daw – The Crown
Samuel Bottomley – Somewhere Boy
Will Sharpe – The White Lotus
Adelayo Adedayo – The Responder
Anne-Marie Duff – Bad Sisters – WINNER
Fiona Shaw – Andor
Jasmine Jobson – Top Boy
Lesley Manville – Sherwood
Saffron Hocking – Top Boy
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Daniel Radcliffe – Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Jon Pointing – Big Boys
Joseph Gilgun – Brassic
Lenny Rush – Am I Being Unreasonable? – WINNER
Matt Berry – What We Do In The Shadows
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Daisy May Cooper – Am I Being Unreasonable?
Diane Morgan – Cunk On Earth
Lucy Beaumont – Meet The Richardsons
Nastasia Demetriou – Ellie & Natasia
Siobhán McSweeney – Derry Girls – WINNER
Taj Atwal – Hullraisers
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story – WINNER
The White Lotus
A Spy Among Friends
Mood – WINNER
The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe
This Is Going To Hurt
I Am Ruth – WINNER
Life and Death In The Warehouse
Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – WINNER
The Repair Shop: A Royal Visit – WINNER
THE P&O CRUISES MEMORABLE MOMENT AWARD
Platinum Jubilee: Party at the Palace – Paddington Meets The Queen
BAFTA SPECIAL AWARD
Professor David Olusoga OBE
COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
Friday Night Live – WINNER
The Graham Norton Show
Would I Lie To You
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Later… With Jools Holland: Jool’s 30th Birthday Bash
The Masked Singer – WINNER
Strictly Come Dancing
Big Zuu – Big Zuu’s Big Eats
Claudia Winkleman – The Traitors – WINNER
Lee Mack – The 1% Club
Mo Gilligan – The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan
Rosie Jones – Rosie Jones’ Trip Hazard
Sue Perkins – Sue Perkins: Perfectly Legal
Jeremy Kyle Show: Death On Daytime
Libby, Are You Home Yet? – WINNER
Vatican Girl: The Disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi
Worlds Collide: The Manchester Bombing
Big Zuu’s Big Eats
Joe Lycett vs Beckham: Got Your Back at Xmas – WINNER
The Martin Lewis Money Show Livee
The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan
Concert for Ukraine
Platinum Jubilee: Party at the Palace – WINNER
The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II
Am I Being Unreasonable?
Derry Girls – WINNER
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
Freddie Flintoff’s Field Of Dreams
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
The Traitors – WINNER
We are Black and British
SHORT FORM PROGRAMME
How To Be A Person – WINNER
Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes
Escape From Kabul Airport
Our Falklands War: A Frontline Story
The Real Mo Farah – WINNER
SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
Casualty – WINNER
AIDS: The Unheard TaPes
The Green Planet
How To Survive A Dictator with Munya Chawawa
Russia 1985-1999: Traumazone – WINNER
Afghanistan: No Country For Women
Children of the Taliban – WINNER
The Crossing (Exposure)
Mariupol: The People’s Story (Panorama)
BBC News at Ten: Russia Invades Ukraine
Channel 4 News: Live in Kyiv – WINNER
Good Morning Britain: Boris Johnson Interview
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