British Academy TV Awards Nominations

Perennial award shows nominee Benedict Cumberbatch has been nominated for a British Academy Television Award for his role in Sherlock for the third year running. The nominations for the awards, which reward the very best in television broadcast on British screens in 2014, were announced this morning with Happy Valley, Marvellous, The Missing and Line Of Duty leading the pack with three each.

There's plenty of love for the Irish contingent as Jimmy Nesbitt(The Missing) and Stephen Rea(The Honourable Woman) are up for the Leading Actor and Supporting Actor awards respectively. Chris O'Dowd's Moone Boy is nominated for Best Scripted Comedy, everyone's favourite grandmother Brendan O'Carroll is in the running for Best Male Performance in a Comedy for his role in Mrs Brown's Boys and Corkonian Graham Norton is not only the hosting the ceremony but BBC One's The Graham Norton Show is nominated for best Entertainment Performance. Song For A Raggy Boy director Aisling Walsh's A Poet In New York is in the running for best Single Drama also.

Following its win in 2014, Netflix receives two nominations in the International category for Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. They are joined by More4's The Good Wife and Sky Atlantic's True Detective.

This year's ceremony will be held at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London on Sunday 10 May.

Best Actor:
Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock - BBC One
Toby Jones - Marvellous - BBC Two
James Nesbitt - The Missing - BBC On
Jason Watkins - The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies - ITV


Best Actress
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

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

Supporting Actress:
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

Drama Series:
Happy Valley
Line Of Duty
The Missing
Peaky Blinders

Orange is the New Black
House of Cards
True Detective
The Good Wife

Radio Times Audience Award (voted for by members of the public)
Game Of Thrones
The Great British Bake Off
The Missing
Strictly Come Dancing

For a full list of nominees, see


Niall Swan

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