2011 BAFTA Awards: TV nominations

The BAFTA Awards have announced nominations for their TV categories, which are presented in late May, separate from the Film Awards in February.

Sci-fi drama Misfits leads this year’s nominations, with nods in four categories, including Best Drama Series, plus Robert Sheehan and Lauren Socha for Best Supporting Actor and Actress.

Sherlock is next with three nominations including Best Drama Deries, Benedict Cumberbatch as Leading Actor and Martin Freeman for Best Supporting Actor.

Rounding out the Drama category are Being Human and Downton Abbey.

Best comedy programme hopefuls are Catherine Tate’s Little Cracker, Come Fly With Me, Facejacker and Harry and Paul.

The Awards will take place on Sunday 22nd May.

Drama Series:
Being Human
Downton Abbey

Continuing Drama:
Coronation Street
Waterloo Road

Comedy Programme:
Catherine Tate’s Little Cracke
Come Fly With Me
Harry and Paul

Situation Comedy:
Mrs Brown’s Boys
Peep Show
The Trip

Leading Actor:
Jim Broadbent – Any Human Heart
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock
Daniel Rigby – Eric and Ernie
Matt Smith – Doctor Who

Leading Actress:
Anna Maxwell Martin – South Riding
Vicky McClure -This Is England ’86
Natalie Press – Five Daughters
Juliet Stevenson – Accused

Supporting Actor:
Brendan Coyle – Downton Abbey
Martin Freeman – Sherlock
Johnny Harris – This Is England ’86
Robert Sheehan – Misfits

Supporting Actress:
Gillian Anderson – Any Human Heart
Lynda Baron – The Road to Coronation Street
Lauren Socha – Misfits
Jessie Wallace – The Road to Coronation Street

Entertainment Performance:
Rob Brydon – The Rob Brydon Show
Stephen Fry – QI
Harry Hill – Harry Hill’s TV Burp
Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme:
Jo Brand – Getting On
Dawn French – Roger and Val Have Just Got In
Miranda Hart – Miranda
Katherine Parkinson – The IT Crowd

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme:
James Buckley – The Inbetweeners
Steve Coogan – The Trip
Tom Hollander – Rev
David Mitchell – Peep Show

Single Drama:
Eric and Ernie
I Am Slave
The Road to Coronation Street
The Special Relationship

Drama Serial:
Any Human Heart
Mad Dogs
The Sinking of the Laconia
The Promise

Boardwalk Empire
The Killing
Mad Men

Factual Series:
One Born Every Minute
Welcome to Lagos
The Young Ones

Specialist Factual:
Alan Bennett and the Habit of Art (The Making Of)
Flying Monsters 3D
Human Planet
Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town

Single Documentary:
Between Life and Death
The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
Pink Saris
Scenes From a Teenage Killing

Come Dine With Me
Hugh’s Fish Fight
Mary Queen of Shops
Pineapple Dance Studios

Current Affairs:
Kids in Care (Panorama)
Lost Girls of South Africa (Dispatches)
Secret Iraq
Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children

News Coverage:
BBC One Ten O’Clock News: Handover of Power
Channel 4 News: From Chile’s Ecstasy to Congo’s Agony
ITV News at Ten: The Cumbria Murders
Sky News: Egypt Crisis

6 Nations – England v Wales
FA Cup Final: Chelsea v Portsmouth
Formula 1 – The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Wimbledon 2010

New Media:
LabUK/Brain Test Britain
Malcolm Tucker: The Missing Phone
Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention

Entertainment Programme:
The Cube
The Graham Norton Show
Have I Got News For You
The X Factor

Source: BBC


  1. I don’t know what I’d say if Robert Sheehan won. He does great work in Misfits and is easily the strongest thing about it, but he’s being a right prick in leaving without giving the producers a chance to tie up the loose ends. Can’t he even come back for one episode?

  2. @JB – sadly, Robert Sheehan’s departure is not a rumour. He won’t appear at all in Series Three and his character will be written out in an online episode preceding Series Three’s return.

  3. Jo Brand deserves to win for Getting On, so brilliant. Love Misfits as well and the two noms are much deserved. Must be a sad year for Britcoms when Mrs Brown’s Boys is nominated; that is such a dated show reminding me of the old Graham Kennedy days.

  4. Lauren Socha and Robert Sheehan are absolutely brilliant in Misfits. I laugh every time they speak. Any truth to the rumour Robert Sheehan won’t be in season 3???

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