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Comedy-drama about Muslim all-female punk band nominated for BAFTA awards 


DUBAI: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the nominees for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards on Wednesday.

The sitcom “We are Lady Parts,” about an all-female Muslim punk band, was nominated in six categories, four in the Craft awards and two in the Television category. 

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is presented in an annual award show hosted by the BAFTA.

Nida Manzoor, who created, wrote, and directed the sitcom, is nominated for the Writer: Comedy and Emerging Talent: Fiction awards, while Singaporean actress Anjana Vasan, who stars as lead guitar player Amina, is up for Female Performance in a Comedy Program.

The show is also nominated for the Scripted Comedy, Custom Design, and Scripted Casting awards 

The Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards ceremony takes place on May 8 and the TV Craft ceremony on April 24.


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