Let the battle of the small screen commence
TV in 2016 was really on a level. Whether they be dealing with futuristic ideas or the realistic challenges we all face, these six nominees for Best TV Series supported by Domino’s entertained us no end, making us laugh, cry and seriously consider throwing our smart phones in the river.
Cast: Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill.
Directors: Lewis Arnold, Carl Tibbetts, Francesca Gregorini, Mark Brozel.
Why it’s ace: It's an intriguing drama built around the idea of artificial intelligence and the impact of robots on everyday life.
Cast: Allan Mustafa, Hugo Chegwin, Asim Chaudhry.
Director: Jack Clough.
Why it’s ace: The Kurupt FM crew will make you laugh til your sides hurt, while navigating the life of pirate radio station DJs and attemtping to snag a record deal.
Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Jerome Flynn, Wyatt Russell.
Directors: Charlie Brooker, William Bridges.
We said: "Another batch of near-future nightmares, as Charlie Brooker’s anthology show once again had you wondering if you should delete all social media apps."
Why it’s ace: Its various scenarios seem both far-fetched and stupidly realistic, really making you question the world we're living in and our reliance on technology.
We said: “The show that took dozens of pop-culture touchstones from the VHS era – from The Goonies to Poltergeist, E.T. to Nightmare on Elm Street – and beautifully blended them all together into one intoxicatingly nostalgic whole.”
Why it’s ace: 1. Winona Ryder's renaissance. 2. Utterly gripping. 3. Made us all want to shave our hair off, eat frozen Eggos and fight baddies with our telekinetic powers.
Cast: Maisie Williams, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage.
Directors: Jeremy Poeswa, Daniel Sackheim, Jack Bender, Mark Mylod, Miguel Sapochnik.
We said: "Producers of The Walking Dead take note: this is how you crank up the carnage levels and resurrect a much-loved ‘dead’ character without completely doing your audience’s heads in."
Why it’s ace: Even six seasons in, it's not lost its initial spark of excitement. How could it with all those epic battles?
Cast: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Hugh Dennis, Olivia Colman.
Directors: Harry Bradbeer, Tim Kirkby.
We said: "The titular character was hedonistic, razor-witted and occasionally kind of evil, but with surprising hidden depths that, once revealed, cast her behaviour in an entirely different light."
Why it’s ace: There's a reason the series earned Waller-Bridge comparisons to Lena Dunham and Sharon Horgan - it was a hilarious and realistic portrayal of a modern woman's life. Also someone opening a guinea pig-themed cafe, as absurd as it is, will probably happen any day now.
Don't forget there's still time to pick up tickets for the ceremony, which takes place at London's O2 Academy Brixton. Wiley will be playing an extended set there, alongside Bastille, Dua Lip and more. You can also vote for who you want to win in the other categories before January 31.