BAFTA Television Awards 2012 nominees announced

BAFTA has today announced this year’s nominations for the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards.

2012’s most nominated programme is ITV1’s Appropriate Adult, with four nominations for Leading Actor, Leading Actress, Supporting Actress and Mini Series. BBC One’s Sherlock and Channel 4’s This is England ‘88 tie for the second spot with three nominations each.

Last year’s BAFTA winner Martin Freeman is nominated again in the Supporting Actor category, this year up against Sherlock co-star Andrew Scott, receiving his first BAFTA nomination as Moriarty.

The Drama Series category sees previous winners Misfits and Spooks up against each other, alongside ITV1’s Scott and Bailey and BBC Three’s recenty-axed The Fades.

Hosted by Dara O’Briain, the Awards will take place on Sunday 27th May at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

The full list of nominations is as follows:

LEADING ACTOR

Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock
Dominic West – Appropriate Adult
John Simm – Exile
Joseph Gilgun – This is England ’88

LEADING ACTRESS

Emily Watson – Appropriate Adult
Nadine Marshall – Random
Romola Garai – The Crimson Petal and the White
Vicky McClure – This is England ’88

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Andrew Scott – Sherlock
Joseph Mawle – Birdsong
Martin Freeman – Sherlock
Stephen Rea – The Shadow Line

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Anna Chancellor – The Hour
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
Miranda Hart – Call the Midwife
Monica Dolan – Appropriate Adult

ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE

Alan Carr – Alan Carr Chatty Man
Dara O’ Briain – Mock The Week
Graham Norton  – The Graham Norton Show
Harry Hill – Harry Hill’s TV Burp

FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

Jennifer Saunders – Absolutely Fabulous
Olivia Colman – Twenty Twelve
Ruth Jones – Stella
Tamsin Greig – Friday Night Dinner

MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

Brendan O’Carroll – Mrs Brown’s Boys
Darren Boyd – Spy
Hugh Bonneville – Twenty Twelve
Tom Hollander – Rev.

SINGLE DRAMA

Holy Flying Circus
Page Eight
Random
Stolen

MINI SERIES

Appropriate Adult
The Crimson Petal and the White
This is England ‘88
Top Boy

DRAMA SERIES

The Fades
Misfits
Scott and Bailey
Spooks

SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA

Coronation Street
EastEnders
Holby City
Shameless

INTERNATIONAL

Borgen
The Killing
Modern Family
The Slap

FACTUAL SERIES

The Choir: Military Wives
Educating Essex
Our War
Protecting Our Children: Damned If We Do Damned If We Don’t

SPECIALIST FACTUAL

British Masters
Frozen Planet
Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret
Wonders of the Universe

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY

9/11: The Day That Changed the World
The Fight of Their Lives
Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die
We Need To Talk About Dad (Cutting Edge)

FEATURES

DIY SOS: The Big Build
Hairy Bikers’ Meals on Wheels
The Great British Bake Off
Timothy Spall: Somewhere at Sea

REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL

An Idiot Abroad
Don’t Tell The Bride
Made in Chelsea
The Young Apprentice

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark
Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields
The Truth About Adoption (Panorama)
Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed (Panorama)

NEWS COVERAGE

BBC News at Ten: Siege of Homs
Channel 4 News: Japan Earthquake
ITV News at Ten: Battle of Misrata
Sky News: Libya Rebel Convoy – Live

SPORT & LIVE EVENT

Frankenstein’s Wedding: Live in Leeds
The Royal Wedding (BBC)

Rugby World Cup Final
Tour De France 2011

NEW MEDIA

Autumn Watch
The Bank Job
Misfits
Psychoville

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

Celebrity Juice
Derren Brown: The Experiments
Harry Hill’s TV Burp
Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Comedy Roadshow

COMEDY PROGRAMME

Charlie Brooker’s 2011 Wipe
Comic Strip: The Hunt for Tony Blair
The Cricklewood Greats
Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle

SITUATION COMEDY

Fresh Meat
Mrs Brown’s Boy’s
Friday Night Dinner
Rev.

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