The Broadcast Television Journalists Association have today announced the nominees for the TV Critics’ Choice Awards. Oddly for an American Awards shortlist, BBC drama ranked high with fourteen nominations being given to programmes originally airing on the network.
Sherlock – His Last Vow gained the most nominations of any of the BBC dramas as it was recognised in the Best Movie category with stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington all nominated for their performances.
Doctor Who biopic An Adventure in Space and Time also featured in the Best Movie category with David Bradley nominated for his role as original Doctor William Hartnell. In addition Jessica Raine receives a nod for her supporting role as producer Verity Lambert.
Originally shown on BBC4, Burton and Taylor is another contender in the Best Movie category and has an additional nomination for Helena Bonham Carter for her performance as Elizabeth Taylor.
In the miniseries category BBC1’s detective drama Luther has been recognised along with Warren Brown who gets a Supporting Actor nod for his role in the series.
Also featuring in the miniseries shortlist is Dancing on the Edge whose star Chiwetel Ejiofor receives a nomination in the Best Actor category.
Finally Shakespeare anthology The Hollow Crown receives a nomination for Best Miniseries.
Speaking of the news, BBC’s Head of In-House Drama Production England, Kate Harwood said, “I am very proud that Drama from our England and Wales in-house teams has garnered such prestigious international recognition and would like to thank BBC America, the partner for in-house Drama Production on our nominated shows, for hosting and co-producing with us in the US.
“British drama is on a roll internationally now and these awards rightly celebrate a range of talent both on screen and off and we salute them all.”
The Winners be revealed on the 19th June