British Academy Television Awards
24 April 2012
Appropriate Adult leads this year’s TV BAFTAs with four nominations, Sherlock and This is England ‘88 tie for the second spot with three nominations each
Host Dara O’Briain receives his first-ever nomination
Moriarty takes on Watson as Andrew Scott goes head to head with Martin Freeman
First-time nominations for ITV2, ITV4 and Al Jazeera
London, 24 April 2012: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced this year’s nominations for the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards. Taking place on Sunday 27 May at the Royal Festival Hall, the Awards are hosted by first-time nominee Dara O’Briain.
ITV1’s Appropriate Adult is this year’s most nominated programme, picking up four nominations for Leading Actor, Leading Actress, Supporting Actress and Mini Series. Sherlock receives three nominations, one in Leading Actor and two for Supporting Actor. This is England ‘88 also receives three nominations for Leading Actor, Leading Actress and Mini Series.
In the Leading Actor category, Dominic West receives his first nomination for his performance as Fred West in Appropriate Adult alongside Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), John Simm (Exile)and fellow first-time nominee Joseph Gilgun (This is England ‘88).
In the Leading Actress category, Vicky McClure is once again nominated for her portrayal of Lol in This is England ‘88, the role she won the BAFTA for last year. Romola Garai (Sugar) in The Crimson Petal and the White and Nadine Marshal (Sister)for her performance in Random are both first-time nominees, alongside Emily Watson (Appropriate Adult) for her portrayal of Janet.
Last year’s BAFTA winner Martin Freeman (Sherlock) is once again nominated in the Supporting Actor category up against Andrew Scott (Sherlock) who receives his first BAFTA nomination. Stephen Rea (The Shadowline) and first-time nominee Joseph Mawle (Birdsong) complete the nominees in this category.
Five-time BAFTA Winner & Academy Fellow Maggie Smith is nominated in the Supporting Actress category for her performance in Downton Abbey, alongside Anna Chancellor (The Hour), Monica Dolan (Appropriate Adult) and Miranda Hart (Call the Midwife).
This year’s Drama Series category sees previous winnersMisfits and Spooks vying for another BAFTA. They are joined by The Fades and Scott and Bailey.
Appropriate Adult, The Crimson Petal and the White, This is England ‘88 and Top Boy are all nominated in the Mini Series category.
The Single Drama category is contested by Page Eight -the spy drama written by David Hare, Holy Flying Circus -the fantastical re-imagining of the build-up to the release of the film Life of Brian and the controversy it caused, Random – which tells the story of an ordinary family whose routine is shattered by a random act and Stolen -a drama that looks at child trafficking in the UK.
Host and first-time nominee Dara O’Briain is nominated in the Entertainment Performance category alongside last year’s BAFTA winner and host Graham Norton. They are joined by Alan Carr and two-time winner in this category Harry Hill. More–>
The awards ceremony, hosted by first-time nominee Dara O’Briain, will take place on Sunday 27 May at the Royal Festival Hall.