The nomination comes for his performance as Gloria in the Channel 4 juggernaut limited-series ‘It’s A Sin’, from creator Russell T Davies. The show also picked up a further incredible 10 BAFTA nominations.

‘It’s A Sin’ follows a group of friends through the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. The show sparked a national conversation around the crisis, the demonisation of queer people, and breaking the stigma around those living with HIV/AIDs.

The evening before the BAFTA Television nominations were announced, the show won Best Limited Series, Best Writer, and Best Actor (Callum Scott Howells) at the 2022 Royal Television Society Awards, joining more than a year’s worth of awards and critical acclaim following its original debut in January 2021. The show’s release broke All4’s streaming records, as the platforms highest monthly figure since its predecessor 4oD began in 2006.

Ian Katz, Channel 4’s chief content officer, said:

“The extraordinary performance of It’s a Sin is a reminder that powerful drama with something important to say about the world can also be commercially successful.”

The show’s launch episode attracted 3.26 million viewers alone in its first week, across live television and streaming, according to data from industry body Barb.

In late 2021 David was recognised by BAFTA Scotland, and was nominated for its Audience Award.

At the upcoming BAFTA Television Awards, set for May 8th, ‘It’s A Sin’ leads with 11 nominations. David is nominated for Best Supporting Actor alongside co-stars Callum Scott Howells and Omari Douglas. The series is also nominated for Leading Actress (Lydia West), Leading Actor (Olly Alexander), Writer Drama (Russell T Davies), Director: Fiction (Peter Hoar) , Editing Fiction (Sarah Brewerton), Make-up & Hair Design (Alicia Jane Robinson) and Scripted Casting (Andy Pryor).