BAFTA Awards 2013: TV nominees

2013-04-10_1036The BAFTAs have announced their television award nominees for 2013.

Amongst the candidates are Last Tango in Halifax, Mrs. Biggs, Episodes, Parade’s End, Graham Norton, Silk and Game of Thrones.

Conspicuous by its absence is Downton Abbey….

The awards take place on Sunday 12 May and will be hosted by Graham Norton.

Leading actor
Ben Whishaw – Richard II (The Hollow Crown)
Derek Jacobi – Last Tango in Halifax
Sean Bean – Accused (Tracie’s Story)
Toby Jones- The Girl

Leading actress
Anne Reid – Last Tango in Halifax
Rebecca Hall – Parade’s End
Sheridan Smith – Mrs Biggs
Sienna Miller – The Girl

Supporting actor
Peter Capaldi – The Hour
Stephen Graham – Accused (Tracie’s Story)
Harry Lloyd – The Fear
Simon Russell Beale – Henry IV Part 2(The Hollow Crown)

Supporting actress
Anastasia Hille – The Fear
Imelda Staunton – The Girl
Olivia Colman – Accused (Mo’s Story)
Sarah Lancashire – Last Tango in Halifax

Entertainment programme
Alan Carr for Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Ant and Dec for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
Graham Norton for The Graham Norton Show
Sarah Millican for The Sarah Millican Show

Female performance in a comedy programme
Jessica Hynes for Twenty Twelve
Julia Davis for Hunderby
Miranda Hart for Miranda
Olivia Colman for Twenty Twelve

Male performance in a comedy programme
Greg Davies for Cuckoo
Hugh Bonneville for Twenty Twelve
Peter Capaldi for The Thick of It
Steve Coogan for Welcome To the Places of My Life

Single drama
The Girl
Richard II (Hollow Crown)

Mrs Biggs
Parade’s End
Room at the Top

Drama series
Last Tango in Halifax
Ripper Street
Scott And Bailey

Soap and continuing drama
Coronation Street

The Bridge
Game of Thrones

Factual series
24 Hours in A&E
Great Ormond Street
Make Bradford British
Our War

Specialist factual
All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry
The Plane Crash
The Plot to Bring Down Britain’s Planes
The Secret History of Our Streets

Single documentary
7/7: One Day in London
Baka: A Cry From the Rainforest
Lucian Freud: Painted Life
Nina Conti – A Ventriloquist’s Story: Her Master’s Voice

Bank of Dave
Grand Designs
The Great British Bake Off
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs

Reality and constructed factual
The Audience
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
Made in Chelsea
The Young Apprentice

Current affairs
Britain’s Hidden Housing Crisis (Panorama Special)
The Other Side of Jimmy Savile (Exposure)
The Shame of the Catholic Church (This World)
What Killed Arafat? (Al Jazeera Investigates)

News coverage
BBC News at Ten: Syria
Channel 4 News: Battle for Homs
Hillsborough – The Truth at Last (Granada Reports)

Sport and live event
The London 2012 Olympics: Super Saturday
The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isle of Wonder
The London 2012 Paralympic Games
Wimbledon 2012 – Men’s Final

Entertainment programme
Dynamo Magician Impossible
The Graham Norton Show
Have I Got News for You
A League of Their Own

Comedy programme
Cardinal Burns
Mr Stink
The Revolution Will Be Televised
Welcome to the Places of My Life

Situation comedy
The Thick of It
Twenty Twelve

Radio Times audience award (voted for by members of the public)
Call the Midwife
Game of Thrones
The Great British Bake Off
The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
Strictly Come Dancing


  1. Would have liked to have seen Maxine Peake nominated for Leading Actress. Looking forward to the 3rd series of Silk. Peter Capaldi was wonderful in The Hour-would have liked a 3rd series of that show too.

  2. As a Brit I can share it’s not that surprising that Downton isn’t being nominated for a BAFTA considering how long it’s been on air.

    Most BAFTAs are voted on by the industry and Downton is a pretty mainstream ITV show. Like Corrie in costume.

    It only seems to get this level of prestige overseas…

  3. Call The Midwife only an Audience award (the Logies have shown us what they’re worth), nothing for Sherlock (was it the previous year?). Are Dr Who and Silent Witness ever nominated?

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