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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The Bafta Television Awards: Our Picks

So its that time of year again and here are my picks for BAFTA 2012. The nominees this year are a true testament to what a massively strong year its been for British television this year. Does that sound to pretentious? My picks are in RED 
















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 and Continuing Drama
Coronation Street
EastEnders
Holby City
Shameless


International Programme
Borgen
Forbrydelsen (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 And 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: Japanese earthquake
ITV News at Ten: Battle of Misrata
Sky News: Libya rebel convoy – live

Sport And Live Event
Frankenstein's Wedding: Live in Leeds
The Royal Wedding (BBC)
Rugby World Cup Final
Tour De France 2011


New Media
Autumnwatch
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 Boys
Friday Night Dinner
Rev.


A hugely strong year and a very worthy set of nominees. Do you agree with the Picks? Has someone been cruelly ignored? Get in touch and leave your comments below. 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Waking The Dead deserved a nom - last series was a return to the glory days of 2003-2005 and miles better than the final series of Spooks. WTD was nominated twice for an International Emmy and won one in 2004 yet never got a BAFTA nomination - very strange. Trevor Eve and Sue Johnston's scenes together had a naturalism that was truly exceptional and the show was filmic in ambition and never less than compelling.

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