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‘The Girl’ Leads BAFTA TV Awards; Homegrown ‘Downton Abbey’ Snubbed Altogether

'The Girl' Leads BAFTA TV Awards; Homegrown 'Downton Abbey' Snubbed Altogether

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the nominations for its annual television awards today, with HBO and BBC’s Alfred Hitchcock-Tippi Hedren biopic “The Girl” leading the nominations with eight, including acting bids for Toby Jones, Sienna Miller and Imelda Staunton.

“The Girl” — a British-American co-production — could also factor into this summer’s Emmy Awards, as could “Parade’s End,” another HBO-BBC collaboration. That miniseries got seven nominations, including an acting bid for star Rebecca Hall.

An Emmy favorite that didn’t make the cut however, was “Downton Abbey.” The third season of the series was completely shut out of the awards. The series has never been a favorite with the British Academy. Last year it got a singular nomination for Maggie Smith, who lost (but won the American Emmy).

Some strictly American TV productions also got in on the British action, with “Homeland” and “Game of Thrones” getting nominations for both international series and the “Radio Times Audience Award” (voted on by the public). They were joined by “Girls” and Danish/Swedish crime drama “The Bridge” in the international category.

Complete list of nominations below. The winners will be announced on Sunday, May 12.

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 Performance
Alan Carr – Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Ant and Dec – I’m a Celebrity. Get Me Out of Here!
Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show
Sarah Millican – The Sarah Millican Show

Female Performance In A Comedy Programme
Jessica Hynes – Twenty Twelve
Julia Davis – Hunderby
Miranda Hart – Miranda
Olivia Colman – Twenty Twelve

Male Performance In A Comedy Programme
Greg Davies – Cuckoo
Hugh Bonneville – Twenty Twelve
Peter Capaldi – The Thick of It
Steve Coogan – Welcome to the Places of My Life

Single Drama
The Girl
Richard II (The Hollow Crown)

Mrs Biggs
Parade’s End
Room at the Top

Drama Series
Last Tango in Halifax
Ripper Street
Scott and Bailey

Soap & 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 (Huw Wheldon Award)
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 (Robert Flaherty Award)
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
ITV/Granada Reports: Hillsborough – The Truth at Last

Sport & 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 (Lew Grade Award)
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

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