Awards and Nominations Archive


2017 BAFTA TV Awards

Nominations for the 2017 BAFTA TV Awards were announced on 11 April 2017. Nicola made it to the shortlist for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Last Tango in Halifax (Christmas Special). The other ladies in her category included :

  • WUNMI MOSAKU for Damilola, Our Loved Boy
  • SIOBHAN FINNERAN for Happy Valley and
  • VANESSA KIRBY for The Crown

    The awards were handed out in a ceremony held on 14 May 2017 at London’s Royal Festival Hall. Nicola didn’t win in her category. See the full list of winners HERE.

    To be eligible for the 2017 BAFTA TV Awards, a show should have been broadcast in the UK between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016. This means that Unforgotten Series 2 was excluded from the 2017 nominations but will be eligible for the 2018 nominations. We have high hopes for Nicola in the 2018 BAFTA TV Awards.

    Sarah Lancashire won in her category, Best Leading Actress, for her work in Happy Valley Series 2. She is such a Nicola Walker fan. In her acceptance speech, she thanked Nicola even though Nicola was not in the cast for Happy Valley!


    You may recall that in her acceptance speech when she won Best Supporting Actress in 2014 for Last Tango in Halifax, Sarah thanked Nicola three times!

    Nicola’s plus one at the awards ceremony was her husband, Barnaby Kay. They may such a good looking couple!


    (The above two screencaps courtesy of @theoofoof and @AnnDee2013 via Twitter)


    2015 Whats On Stage Awards


    Nicola has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actress in a Play category in the 2015 Whats On Stage Awards, for her work in A View from the Bridge.

    These awards are voted on by fans only, so get voting by going to the WhatsOnStage website. The voting period will expire on 31 January 2015. Winners will be announced on 15 February 2015.

    You do not have to vote in every category although you can, if you want to. Every vote counts, but each person is only allowed to vote once – you will be asked to register an email address and their system will tag your computer and IP address to prevent multiple votes logged by the same person. There is no geographic restriction on voting – you can vote from anywhere in the world!

    Whilst you are there, why not also vote for Nicola’s co-star in the same play, Mark Strong, who has been nominated in the Best Actor in a Play category.

    Nicola has never before appeared on a shortlist of nominees for the Whats On Stage Awards. In 2012, she was included in the longlist of nominees for her work in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. In this Post, we urged fans to vote Nicola through to the shortlist but in the end, Nicola didn’t make it.

    Good luck, Nicola! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    16 February 2015

    The winners have been announced. Unfortunately, Nicola didn’t win in her category. πŸ™

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    2014 BAFTA Nomination


    Nicola has received her first BAFTA TV Awards nomination, in the Best Supporting Actress category, for her work as Gillian in Series 2 of Last Tango in Halifax.

    The following actresses are also nominated in the same category as Nicola :

    Sarah Lancashire for Last Tango in Halifax
    Claire Rushbrook for My Mad Fat Diary
    Shirley Henderson for Southcliffe

    Sarah Lancashire is Nicola’s co-star in Last Tango in Halifax. Nicola has described Claire Rushbrook as one of her best friends. Amongst other projects, Claire was in Shiner [Film] and 50 Revolutions [Stage] with Nicola. When Claire was in Collision, a candid photo showing Claire and Nicola was used as a prop – see this Fun Fact for more details.

    Nicola doesn’t think she will win and is rooting for Shirley Henderson to win, since she is the only nominee she does not know personally. We hope this is merely pre-awards jitters talking.

    Download the 2014 BAFTA TV Awards Full List of Nominations. The awards will be handed out in London on Sunday, 18 May 2014. Best of luck to Nicola! πŸ˜€

    18 May 2014

    You can read a copy of the BAFTA Awards Brochure HERE. Amongst other things, this Brochure lists the names of the members of the jury who voted on the various categories.

    The Guardian thinks that Nicola should win, in her category, whilst the Telegraph doesn’t think she deserved her nomination!

    We’re crossing all of our fingers and toes!!!

    Red carpet interview

    And the winner is …

    Sarah Lancashire!

    Here’s Sarah Lancashire’s acceptance speech and backstage interview :


    Sarah thanked Nicola THREE times in her acceptance speech!!!

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    Better luck next time, Nicola πŸ™

    Red Carpet Report

    For those of you who’ve been wondering since Awards night last Sunday, we have a red carpet report and pics HERE.


    2013 Olivier Awards


    26 March 2013 : She’s nominated!

    CONGRATULATIONS to Nicola on being nominated in the category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role in the 2013 Olivier Awards!!!

    Nicola has been nominated for her role as Judy, Christopher’s mother in Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. She is recognised as having given a “moving and heart-wrenching performance” during the Play’s initial run at the National Theatre’s Cottesloe Theatre in 2012. Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time has earned 8 nominations, the most number of nominations in the 2013 Olivier Awards. Read the press release HERE. Nicola and Luke Treadaway (as Christopher) are the only cast members who earned acting nominations. For all information which we have collected on this Play when Nicola was still involved, go HERE. You can check out a full list of the 2013 nominees in all categories HERE.

    Β©Manuel Harlan / Royal National Theatre

    Β©Manuel Harlan / Royal National Theatre

    This is Nicola’s first nomination for an Olivier Award. Each of the four other actresses is a previous Olivier Awards nominee/winner so the competition in this category will be intense :

  • Anastasia Hille for The Effect
  • Cush Jumbo for Julius Caesar
  • Helen McCrory for The Last of the Haussmans and
  • Janie Dee for NSFW
    The Olivier Awards are the most prestigious theatre related awards in the UK. Nicola has often said in the past that she considers herself a stage actress first who does occasional roles on TV. So this nomination must mean a lot for her. You can find out more about the history of the Olivier Awards and how the awards are voted on by going to The official Olivier Awards website.

    We have high hopes that Nicola will attend the award ceremony which will be held at the Royal Opera House, London on 28 April 2013.

    The play is still being staged at the West End. If you’re interested in going (even though Nicola is no longer involved), HERE is the theatre’s official website.

    28 April 2013 : She Won!!!



    MANY MANY CONGRATULATIONS to Nicola. She’s won the 2013 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Play for her performance in the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. This award must mean a lot to her since she’s always considered herself a stage actress first who dabbles in TV work on the side.

    The 2013 Olivier Awards was broadcast live on BBC Radio 2. There was no direct telecast. It is difficult for us to understand the logic (of the power-that-be) of giving coverage to an awards show which celebrates visual arts only via an audio channel! After the actual ceremony finished, iTV broadcast only an edited highlights show for general viewers which was heavy on all the musical numbers but cut all of the speeches from the winners in the Drama category, with the exception of big names like Helen Mirren. You can view the full results on the official Olivier Awards homepage. Click on each category to see the names of the nominees and the winner in that category.

    Nicola’s acceptance speech

    Nicola was presented with her award by her Spooks co-star, Rupert Penry-Jones. The Awards was a bit of a Spooks Alumni meeting, as in addition to Rupert, Lara Pulver and Anna Chancellor were also there as presenters. In addition, Suranne Jones, Nicola’s co-star from Scott & Bailey was also there as a presenter.

    In the televised version of the Awards Ceremony, Nicola was allotted only 14 seconds of screen time. A fan has very helpfully uploaded this clip onto YouTube :


    The ever wonderful and resourceful @SofieB_, who was on the red carpet, also filmed this clip from the outdoor broadcast.

    We managed to tape Nicola’s acceptance speech off the BBC Radio 2 broadcast and present it here for your hearing pleasure. Warning : Nicola used one word which BBC Radio 2 felt might be offensive to some listeners. If you’re the easily offended type, then don’t click on this clip. The Olivier Awards and BBC Radio 2 own the copyright in this audio clip. No infringement is intended.

    9 August 2013

    Finally!!! The Official London Theatre channel on YouTube has put the clip of Nicola accepting her award on YouTube.


    Nicola pics at the event

    You can look in HERE for 28 pics of Nicola on the red carpet and back stage. You can also see Nicola on stage in this photo from the official Oliver Awards website. For copyright reasons, we can’t present those images here.

    Nicola’s dress

    You can find more information about the dress HERE and HERE. We said it on Twitter, and we’ll say it again here : whoever helped Nicola put together her look for awards night – hair, makeup + dress, brought out the beauty that is Nicola in real life. Thank you, kind sir/madam!

    Thank you, Ruth (@theoofoof) for finding the information on the dress for us. πŸ™‚

    Turn the page to read press coverage after the awards ceremony.