Shakespeare Live! From the RSC hosted by David Tennant and Catherine Tate is nominated for a Virgin BAFTA TV Award.   The special event which broadcast on April 23rd, 2016 has been nominated in the ‘Live Event’ category alongside THE CENTENARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME THIEPVAL (BBC), STAND UP TO CANCER (Channel 4), THE QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (BBC).

The winners will be announced at tonight’s BAFTAs ceremony at London’s Royal Festival Hall. The programme hosted by comedienne Sue Perkins also airs on BBC One tonight at 8pm.

Shakespear Live! From the RSC was 2-hour star-studded gala which broadcast live on BBC One from the Royal Shakespeare theatre in Stratford Upon Avon was a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of Shakespeare’s plays and their enduring influence on music, dance, opera, musical theatre and comedy.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales performs alongside Dame Judi Dench, Tim Minchin, Harriet Walter, David Tennant, Paapa Essiedu, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Kinnear and Sir Ian McKellen on stage as part of a special production of Shakespeare Live! from the RSC on April 23, 2016 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales is President of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Live! from the RSC marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death by celebrating Shakespeare's legacy in theatre, music, opera and ballet. (Photo by Tristan Fewings - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, ENGLAND – APRIL 23: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales performs alongside Dame Judi Dench, Tim Minchin, Harriet Walter, David Tennant, Paapa Essiedu, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Kinnear and Sir Ian McKellen on stage as part of a special production of Shakespeare Live! from the RSC on April 23, 2016 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales is President of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Live! from the RSC marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death by celebrating Shakespeare’s legacy in theatre, music, opera and ballet. (Photo by Tristan Fewings – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

It featured a huge cast including Dame Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch and Helen Mirren. Along with John Lithgow, David Suchet, Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Wainwright, Tim Minchin, Al Murray, Meera Syal, Alison Moyet, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Paapa Essiedu, Pippa Nixon, Alexandra Gilbreath, the Royal Ballet, the Orchestra of the Swan.

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For a full list of nominations see the BAFTA website or watch the announcement in the video below. Fans of Broadchurch will notice that one of the announcers is Andrew Buchan – Mark Latimer in the BAFTA winning show.

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