Ah yes, the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards for Television are coming up. For those of us who are complete and total anglophiles, the list of nominees dropped today, much to my delight and suspicion. Why suspicion? Well, since 2005, I’ve a vested interest in the classier cousin of our Emmy.
You see, Benedict Cumberbatch was nominated for a BAFTA for Hawking in 2005. And lost. Try and imagine senior-in-high-school me flipping tables and ripping pages out of library books in my rage. I didn’t actually do any of that, but I seriously considered it. Surely, I thought to myself, they won’t make that mistake again. His next nomination was for Small Island, for Best Supporting Actor. And he lost. His next was for Sherlock. And he lost. His next was for film, for Best Supporting Actor in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. And he lost. If he loses this time, you’ll probably end up seeing my lovely face on TV. On the 11 o’clock news. When I’m in a bell tower surrounded by a lot of guns and ammo.
For the list of nominations, hit the jump!
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock <— I DON’T CARE WHAT THE ROLE IS GIVE THIS MAN A FUCKING BAFTA EVEN IF IT’S FOR NEWS COVERAGE JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.
Dominic West – Appropriate Adult
John Simm – Exile
Joseph Gilgun – This is England ’88
Emily Watson – Appropriate Adult
Nadine Marshall – Random
Romola Garai – The Crimson Petal and the White
Vicky McClure – This is England ’88
Andrew Scott – Sherlock
Joseph Mawle – Birdsong
Martin Freeman – Sherlock
Stephen Rea – The Shadow Line
Anna Chancellor – The Hour
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
Miranda Hart – Call the Midwife
Monica Dolan – Appropriate Adult
ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE (Host)
Alan Carr – Alan Carr Chatty Man
Dara O’ Briain – Mock The Week
Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show
Harry Hill – Harry Hill’s TV Burp
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Jennifer Saunders – Absolutely Fabulous
Olivia Colman – Twenty Twelve
Ruth Jones – Stella
Tamsin Greig – Friday Night Dinner
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Brendan O’Carroll – Mrs Brown’s Boys
Darren Boyd – Spy
Hugh Bonneville – Twenty Twelve
Tom Hollander – Rev.
Holy Flying Circus
The Crimson Petal and the White
This is England ‘88
Scott and Bailey
The rest of the nominations can be found on the BAFTA site here.