Love Island is up for a BAFTA as one of 2017’s must-see TV moments

Love Island is up for a BAFTA TV award this year as one of 2017’s must-see TV moments.


Six of the past year’s biggest television highlights have been nominated for Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment Award.

The winner will be revealed during the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards, hosted by Sue Perkins on Sunday 13 May at the Royal Festival Hall, London. Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment is the only award presented on the night to be voted for by the British public.

Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment celebrates the on-screen moments that truly resonated with TV fans across the UK. The award showcases the most talked about TV of 2017, recognising the unforgettable television that had the nation gripped – the emotional scenes, the cliff-hangers, the laugh-out-loud and edge-of-your-seat moments.

Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment nominations

ITV2 Love Island – Stormzy Makes a Surprise Appearance
Sky Atlantic Game of Thrones – Viserion is Killed by the Night King
BBC One Doctor Who – The Thirteenth Doctor Revealed
BBC One Love Manchester – Ariana Grande Sings ‘One Last Time’
BBC One Blue Planet II – Mother Pilot Whale Grieves
BBC One Line of Duty – Huntley’s Narrow Escape

You can vote for their favourite Must-See Moment online and will also have the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win tickets to the event. For the second year, Virgin TV customers can vote through their television, via their TiVo® or V6 box. Voting is open NOW and closes on 1 May (at 5pm).

David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin TV said: “We launched Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment last year and it immediately caught the nation’s imagination. Great television deserves to be celebrated and this year’s shortlist is packed with powerful moments that gripped the nation – now it’s up to the public to get voting and pick their favourite.”

Krishnendu Majumdar, Chair of BAFTA’s Television Committee, added: Alongside our title sponsor Virgin TV, we are excited to announce this year’s nominees for the Virgin TV Must-See Moment. The award recognises the most talked about moment on television last year and puts the power of the vote in the hands of the public.


“I look forward to seeing the winning moment when it’s revealed at the ceremony on Sunday, 13 May.

The full list of the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards nominees will be announced on Wednesday 4th April at 7am, live on Facebook ( and Twitter (@BAFTA).

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