BAFTA TV Awards 2015: Nominees


Nominations have been announced in the 2015 BAFTA TV Awards with The Missing, Line of Duty, Happy Valley and Marvellous lead the nominations with three each.

Amongst the nominees are Benedict Cumberbatch, James Nesbitt, Sheridan Smith, Sarah Lancashire, James Norton, Brendan O’Carroll and Graham Norton.

Happy Valley, Line of Duty, The Missing and Peaky Blinders are all nominated for best drama series.

But there are some conspicuous absentees: The Honourable Woman‘s Maggie Gyllenhaal is a serious omission (just give it to Sarah Lancashire now). The Fall‘s Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan both missed out, along with Doctor Who‘s Peter Capaldi while the shows were overlooked entirely. Nothing for Martin Freeman either, with Fargo absent from the International category -huh?

Broadchurch is outside the eligibility this time around, airing in the UK in early January. Adam Hills also misses out.

The awards ceremony takes place on May 10th, hosted by Graham Norton.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock – BBC One
Toby Jones, Marvellous – BBC Two
James Nesbitt, The Missing – BBC One
Jason Watkins, The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies – ITV

Georgina Campbell, Murdered By My Boyfriend – BBC Three
Keeley Hawes, Line Of Duty – BBC Two
Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley – BBC One
Sheridan Smith, Cilla – ITV

Adeel Akhtar, Utopia – Channel 4
James Norton, Happy Valley – BBC One
Stephen Rea, The Honourable Woman – BBC Two
Ken Stott, The Missing – BBC One

Gemma Jones, Marvellous – BBC Two
Vicky McClure, Line Of Duty – BBC Two
Amanda Redman, Tommy Cooper: Not like That, Like This – ITV
Charlotte Spencer, Glue – E4

Ant And Dec, Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – ITV
Leigh Francis, Celebrity Juice – ITV2
Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show – BBC One
Claudia Winkleman, Strictly Come Dancing – BBC One

Olivia Colman, Rev. – BBC Two
Tamsin Greig, Episodes – BBC Two
Jessica Hynes, W1A – BBC Two
Catherine Tate, Catherine Tate’s Nan – BBC One

Matt Berry, Toast Of London – Channel 4
Hugh Bonneville, W1A – BBC Two
Tom Hollander, Rev. – BBC Two
Brendan O’Carroll, Mrs Brown’s Boys – Christmas Special – BBC One

A Poet In New York, Aisling Walsh, Ruth Caleb, Andrew Davies, Griff Rhys Jones – Modern Television/BBC Two
Common, Jimmy McGovern, David Blair, Colin McKeown, Donna Molloy – LA Productions/BBC One
Marvellous, Peter Bowker, Julian Farino, Katie Swinden, Patrick Spence – Fifty Fathoms/BBC Two
Murdered By My Boyfriend, Pier Wilkie, Regina Moriarty, Paul Andrew Williams, Darren Kemp – BBC/BBC Three

Cilla, Jeff Pope, Paul Whittington, Kwadjo Dajan, Robert Willis – ITV Studios/GroupM Entertainment/ITV
The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jeffries, Gareth Neame, Peter Morgan, Roger Michell, Kevin Loader – Carnival Film and Television in assoc. with Free Range Films/ITV
Our World War, Production Team – BBC Factual/BBC Three
Prey, Chris Lunt, Nicola Shindler, Tom Sherry, Nick Murphy – Red Production Company/ITV

Happy Valley, Sally Wainwright, Karen Lewis, Euros Lyn, Nicola Shindler – Red Production Company/BBC One
Line Of Duty, Production Team – World Productions/BBC Two
The Missing, Charlie Pattinson, Willow Grylls, Jack Williams, Harry Williams – New Pictures/BBC One
Peaky Blinders, Production Team – Caryn Mandabach Productions/Tiger Aspect Productions/BBC Two

Casualty, Production Team – BBC Drama Production Wales/BBC One
Coronation Street, Production Team – ITV Studios/ITV
Eastenders, Production Team – BBC Drama Production London/BBC One
Hollyoaks, Bryan Kirkwood, Iain Macleod, Emily Gascoigne, Hannah Sowden – Lime Pictures/Channel 4

The Good Wife, Production Team – CBS Television Studios in assoc. with Scott Free/King Size Prods/More4
House Of Cards, Beau Willimon, David Fincher, Joshua Donen, Kevin Spacey – Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in assoc. with Media Rights Capital/Netflix
Orange Is The New Black, Jenji Kohan, Lisa I.Vinnecour, Sara Hess, Sian Heder – Lionsgate Television/Netflix
True Detective, Nic Pizzolatto, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Scott Stephens, Steve Golin – HBO Entertainment in assoc. with Neon Black, Anonymous Content, Parliament of Owls and Passenger/ Sky Atlantic

15,000 Kids And Counting, Chris Eley, Brian Woods, Gwyn Jones, Fiona Jones – True Vision Productions/Channel 4
Educating The East End, Production Team – Twofour/Channel 4
Life And Death Row, Production Team – BBC Documentaries Production/BBC Three
Protecting Our Parents, Production Team – BBC Documentaries Production/BBC Two

David Attenborough’s Conquest Of The Skies 3D, David Attenborough, Anthony Geffen, David Lee – Colossus Productions/SKY 3D
Grayson Perry: Who Are You?, Neil Crombie, Joe Evans – Swan Films/Channel 4
The Great War: The People’s Story, Production Team – Shiver/ITV
Our Gay Weddin: The Musical, Sean Murphy, Archie Baron – Wingspan Productions/Channel 4

Baby P: The Untold Story, Henry Singer, Jenny Saunders, Ben Stark, Simon Ford – Sandpaper Films/BBC One
Children Of Syria, Robin Barnwell, Lyse Doucet, Bradley Manning, Lucy Hetherington – BBC/BBC Two
The Miners Strike And Me, Production Team – Shiver/ITV
The Paedophile Hunter, Dan Reed – Amos Pictures/Channel 4

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, Will Daws, Jamie Wightman, Stuart Cabb – Plum Pictures/Channel 4
Grand Designs, Production Team – Boundless (part of Fremantle Media UK)/Channel 4
The Great British Bake Off, Anna Beattie, Samantha Beddoes, Andy Devonshire, Simon Evans – Love Productions/BBC One
Long Lost Family, Sally Benton, Clare Bradbury, Colette Flight, Kate Scholefield – Wall To Wall/ITV

The Apprentice, Production Team – Boundless/BBC One
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Production Team – ITV Studios/ITV
The Island With Bear Grylls, Ben Mitchell, Tim Whitwell, Bear Grylls, Delbert Shoopman -Shine/ Bear Grylls Ventures Co-Production/Channel 4
The Undateables, Sarah Spencer, Martha Constable – Betty TV/Channel 4

Children On The Frontline (Dispatches), Production Team – ITN Productions/Channel 4
Ebola Frontline (Panorama), Steve Grandison, Lucie Kon, Karen Edwards, Fabio Basone – Blakeway Productions/BBC One
Inside Kenya’s Death Squads (Al Jazeera Investigates), Simon Boazman, Kris Jepson, Chris Olivotos, Phil Rees – Al Jazeera Network/Al Jazeera English
Terror At The Mall (This World), Dan Reed, Mark Towns, Sarah Waldron, George Carey – Amos Pictures/BBC Two

BBC News At Ten, Production Team – BBC News/BBC One
Channel 4 News – Inside Gaza: Children Under Fire, Jon Snow, Ben de Pear, Nevine Mabro – Channel 4 News/Channel 4
ITV News At Ten: Iraq Crisis, Production Team – ITN for ITV News/ITV
SKY News Live At Five: Ebola, Alex Crawford, Garwen McLuckie, Nick Ludlam – Sky News/Sky News

2014 FA Cup Semi Final Hull City v Sheffield United, Production Team – Sunset + Vine/BT Sport 1
Monty Python (Mostly) Live: One Down, Five To Go, Production Team – Phil McIntyre Entertainment Hipgnosis/Gold
Tour De France, 2014, Stage 1, Steve Docherty, Carolyn Viccari, James Venner – Vsquared/ITV
WW1 Remembered – From The Battlefield & Westminster Abbey, Production Team – BBC Productions/BBC Two

Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Production Team – ITV Studios/Mitre Television/ITV
Dynamo: Magician Impossible, Lucy Ansbro, Dan Albion, Alex Hartman, Debbie Young – Phil McIntyre Entertainment Ltd / Inner Circle Films / Red Rocket/ Watch
Strictly Come Dancing, Louise Rainbow, Nikki Parsons, Vanessa Clark, Jason Gilkison – BBC Entertainment/BBC One
The Voice, Production Team – Wall to Wall/BBC One

Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe, Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones, Nick Vaughan-Smith, Ali Marlow – Endemol UK/BBC Two
The Graham Norton Show, Jon Magnusson, Graham Stuart, Graham Norton, Steve Smith – So Television/BBC One
Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Stewart Lee, Richard Webb, Tim Kirkby -BBC Comedy Production London/BBC Two
Would I Lie To You, Peter Holmes, Rachel Ablett, Ruth Phillips, Richard Cohen –Zeppotron/BBC One

Detectorists, Production Team – Channel X North and Lola Entertainment/BBC Four
Harry & Paul’s Story Of The Twos, Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Ed Bye, Bradley Adams – Balloon Entertainment/BBC Two
Moone Boy, Chris O’Dowd, Nick Vincent Murphy, Ted Dowd, Ian Fitzgibbon – Baby Cow Productions/ Hot Cod / Sprout Pictures / Grand Pictures/Sky 1
The Wrong Mans, Jim Field Smith, Mathew Baynton, James Corden – A BBC Comedy/Hulu co-production/BBC Two

RADIO TIMES AUDIENCE AWARD (voted for by members of the public)
Game Of Thrones
The Great British Bake Off
The Missing
Strictly Come Dancing


  1. Hi David, Do you know if Foxtel is broadcasting the Graham Norton hosted BAFTA TV Awards ceremony. Can’t see it in the EPG on either UKTV or BBC First but do you know more? Tks

  2. Give Happy Valley best drama, best comedy and Lancashire best leading actress and actress in a comedy (her anecdotes were hilarious). Norton gave two very different good performances in Happy Valley and Grantchester.

    Why would a minor US cable show like Fargo, and Freeman’s terribly annoying attempt at a Minnesotan accent, get nominated for the BAFTA? Especially since the TV awards mostly consist of the industry handing out awards to their mates who make shows for the BBC.

  3. Keeley, Sarah or Sheridan deserve it for Lead Actress. All great in their roles, although I’m hoping Sarah takes it.
    Surprised that Hollyoaks has been given the nod over Emmerdale in the soaps category, although I think EastEnders will take it simply for the amazing performances tied up the Lucy’s murder and Linda’s rape. Both gripping and well told stories.

  4. Sorry Call the Midwife didn’t get any nominations. Very surprised in fact. Yes, Sarah Lancashire is a gem. Last Tango in Halifax is also worth watching if you enjoy her acting. The Wrong Mans DVD is the first time DVD authoring has really come home to me. Brilliantly done and presented. This is a really good mini-series by the way.

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