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The BAFTA Television Award Nominees Are…

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The BAFTA Television Awards nominees have finally been announced!

The Arqiva British Academy Television Awards for 2012 will be airing on May 27th.

While many of the programs may seem unfamiliar — mainly because we don't get them in the United States — some should still ring a bell.

We were glad to see Maggie Smith nominated for Supporting Actress for her role in Downtown Abbey. Props to Harry Potter alum getting some love!

It was also funny when we stumbled across Modern Family under the Foreign category! We forget it'd be foreign to anyone not in America. LOLz!

Check out the list of the nominees for some of the top categories … AFTER THE JUMP!!!

Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock (BBC One)

Dominic West - Appropriate Adult (ITV)

John Simm - Exile (BBC One)

Joseph Gilgun - This is England ’88 (Channel 4)

Leading Actress

Emily Watson - Appropriate Adult (ITV1)

Nadine Marshall - Random (Channel 4)

Romola Garai - The Crimson Petal and the White (BBC Two)

Vicky McClure - This is England ’88 (Channel 4)

Supporting Actor

Andrew Scott - Sherlock (BBC One)

Joseph Mawle - Birdsong (BBC One)

Martin Freeman - Sherlock (BBC One)

Stephen Rea - The Shadow Line (BBC Two)

Supporting Actress

Anna Chancellor - The Hour (BBC Two)

Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey (ITV1)

Miranda Hart - Call the Midwife (BBC One)

Monica Dolan - Appropriate Adult (ITV1)

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme

Brendan O’Carroll - Mrs Brown’s Boys (BBC One)

Darren Boyd - Spy (Sky One)

Hugh Bonneville - Twenty Twelve (BBC Four)

Tom Hollander - Rev. (BBC Two)

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme

Jennifer Saunders - Absolutely Fabulous (BBC One)

Olivia Colman - Twenty Twelve (BBC Four)

Ruth Jones - Stella (Sky One)

Tamsin Greig - Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4)

Drama Series

The Fades
(Susan Hogg, Caroline Skinner, Jack Thorne, Farren Blackburn; BBC Productions/BBC Three)

(Petra Fried, Howard Overman, Murray Ferguson, Matt Strevens)

Clerkenwell Films/E4

Scott and Bailey
(Production Team; Red Production Company/ITV1)

(Production Team; Kudos Film & Television/BBC One)


(Adam Price, Jeppe Gjervig Gram, Tobias Lindholm, Camilla Hammerich; DR/BBC Four)

The Killing II
(Soren Sveistrup, Piv Bernth, Kristoffer Nyholm, Sofie Grabol; DR, ZDF Enterprises/BBC Four)

Modern Family
(Steve Levitan, Christopher Lloyd; 20th Century Fox/Sky One)

The Slap
(Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden, Michael McMahon; Matchbox Pictures/BBC Four)


DIY SOS: The Big Build
(Simon Knight, Hannah Corneck, Ben Rowland, Beth Brooks; BBC Productions/BBC One)

Hairy Bikers’ Meals on Wheels
(Nicola Moody, Tom Clarke, Paul Ratcliffe, Lisa Edwards; Optomen Television/BBC Two)

The Great British Bake Off
(Anna Beattie, Richard McKerrow, Simon Evans, Emma Willis; Love Productions/BBC Two)

Timothy Spall: Somewhere at Sea
(Paul Crompton, Philip Shotton, Matt David, Anton Short; Steadfast Television/BBC Four)

Reality & Constructed Factual

An Idiot Abroad
(Production Team; Risk Productions/Sky One)

Don’t Tell The Bride
(Lisa Edwards, Harry Lansdowne, Jon Rowlands, Rebecca Bayatti; Renegade Pictures/BBC Three)

Made in Chelsea
(Sarah Dillistone, David Granger, Sharyn Mills, John Pereira; Monkey Kingdom Productions/E4)

The Young Apprentice
(Michele Kurland, Colm Martin, Darina Healy, Andy Devonshire; TalkbackTHAMES/BBC One)

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3 comments to “The BAFTA Television Award Nominees Are…”

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    Please oh please let An Idiot Abroad win! Karl getting a BAFTA would be amazing!

  2. jakeyplay says – reply to this


    The unsung hero of Sherlock Andrew Scott should win supporting actor.

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