BAFTA TV Nominees Include 'Broadchurch', 'Breaking Bad' & 'House Of Cards'

bafta tvChannel 4 drama Southcliffe leads the nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts TV Awards. The miniseries has four nods including for Leading Actor Sean Harris and Supporting Actor Rory Kinnear. Comedy The IT Crowd also has four nominations, with stars Richard Ayoade and Chris O’Dowd competing with The Wrong Mans’ Mathew Baynton and James Corden in the Male Performance in a Comedy Programme category. Broadchurch and The Village scored three nods, including for Drama Series where they are joined by My Mad Fat Diary and the BBC’s Top Of The Lake. Other notable mentions include Dominic West for Leading Actor in Burton And Taylor;Helena Bonham Carter is also nommed for her role as Elizabeth Taylor in the mini. Among other British shows with nominations are the BBC’s The Fall, Ripper Street and the Doctor Who anniversary movie An Adventure In Space And Time. The International category features Breaking Bad, House Of Cards, Denmark’s Borgen, and France’s The Returned. This year’s ceremony will be held at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London on May 18. A list of the major drama and comedy nominees follows (the full list is here):

LEADING ACTOR
JAMIE DORNAN, The Fall, BBC Two
SEAN HARRIS, Southcliffe, Channel 4
LUKE NEWBERRY, In The Flesh, BBC Three
DOMINIC WEST, Burton and Taylor, BBC Four

LEADING ACTRESS
HELENA BONHAM CARTER, Burton and Taylor, BBC Four
OLIVIA COLMAN, Broadchurch, ITV
KERRIE HAYES, The Mill, Channel 4
MAXINE PEAKE, The Village, BBC One

SUPPORTING ACTOR
DAVID BRADLEY, Broadchurch, ITV
JEROME FLYNN, Ripper Street, BBC One
NICO MIRALLEGRO, The Village, BBC One
RORY KINNEAR, Southcliffe, Channel 4

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
SHIRLEY HENDERSON, Southcliffe, Channel 4
SARAH LANCASHIRE, Last Tango in Halifax, BBC One
CLAIRE RUSHBROOK, My Mad Fat Diary, E4
NICOLA WALKER, Last Tango in Halifax, BBC One

MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
RICHARD AYOADE, The IT Crowd, Channel 4
MATHEW BAYNTON, The Wrong Mans, BBC Two
JAMES CORDEN, The Wrong Mans, BBC Two
CHRIS O’DOWD, The IT Crowd, Channel 4

SINGLE DRAMA
AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME, Mark Gatiss, Matt Strevens, Terry McDonough, Caroline Skinner, BBC Wales/BBC America/BBC Two
BLACK MIRROR: BE RIGHT BACK, Barney Reisz, Charlie Brooker, Owen Harris, Zeppotron/Channel 4
COMPLICIT, Guy Hibbert, Niall MacCormick, Kevin Toolis, Jolyon Symonds, Many River Films/Channel 4
THE WIPERS TIMES, David Parfitt, Andy De Emmony, Ian Hislop, Nick Newman, Trademark
Films/BBC Two

MINISERIES
THE FALL, Allan Cubitt, Jakob Verbruggen, Julian Stevens, Gub Neil, Fables Lts/Artists
Studio/BBC Two
THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY, Production Team, World Productions/BBC One
IN THE FLESH, Hilary Martin, Ann Harrison-Baxter, Dominic Mitchell, Jonny Campbell, BBC
Drama Production Salford/BBC America/BBC Three
SOUTHCLIFFE, Tony Grisoni, Sean Durkin, Peter Carlton, Derrin Schlesinger, Warp Films/Channel 4

DRAMA SERIES
BROADCHURCH, Production Team, Kudos and Imaginary Friends (a co-production)/ITV
MY MAD FAT DIARY, Tom Bidwell, Greg Brennan, Roanna Benn, Jude Liknaitzky, Tiger Aspect Productions/E4
TOP OF THE LAKE, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Jane Campion, Philippa Campbell, See-Saw Films/BBC Two
THE VILLAGE, Production Team, Company Pictures/BBC One

INTERNATIONAL
BORGEN, Adam Price, Tobias Lindholm, Jannik Johansen, Camilla Hammerich, DR/BBC Four
BREAKING BAD, Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, George Mastras, Sam Catlin, High Bridge Productions, Inc. and Gran Via Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television/Netflix
HOUSE OF CARDS, Beau Willimon, David Fincher, Joshua Donen, Kevin Spacey, Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix/Netflix
THE RETURNED, Caroline Benjo, Fabrice Gobert, Haut et Court/Channel 4

  1. David Tennant not being nominated for Broadchurch is a travesty. Go home, BAFTAs, you’re drunk.

  2. Again BAFTA overlooks Idris Elba! Another Lilly white BAFTA TV awards. No wonder all the top UK Non white actors go abroad!

  3. Male Performance In A Comedy Programme…

    Er, what about FEmale Performance In A Comedy Programme??

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