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BAFTA Television Award Nominations Announced

The nominations for the British Academy Television Awards have been announced, and there are a handful of sci-fi and fantasy shows in the running for a big brass face. Former winner Misfits is up for best Drama Series, alongside The Fades (which has been unceremoniously cancelled and won’t be returning for a second series, if you hadn’t heard); while Misfits and Psychoville have both been nominated in the New Media category recognising innovation in a multi-platform TV experience.

Frankenstein’s Wedding: Live In Leeds is in the running in the Sport & Live Event category, while Terry Pratchett is up for an award for his (non-SF) documentary Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die and Joseph Gilgun gets the nod for Leading Actor. Not for his work in Misfits , but we guess he did a pretty decent job in This Is England ’88 too. The winners will be announced on Sunday 27 May at the Royal Festival Hall. The full (excruciatingly long) list of nominees can be found, in full, behind the link below, or check out the abbreviated SF-slanted list at the bottom of the page.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock BBC One
Dominic West Appropriate Adult ITV1
John Simm Exile BBC One
Joseph Gilgun This is England ’88 Channel 4


The Fades
Susan Hogg, Caroline Skinner, Jack Thorne, Farren Blackburn
BBC Production/BBC Three

PetraFried, Howard Overman, MurrayFerguson
Clerkenwell Films/E4

Scott and Bailey
Production Team
Red Production Company/ITV1

Production Team
Kudos Film &Television/BBC One


9/11: The Day That Changed the World
Leslie Woodhead, Kate Botting, Brian Lapping, Talya Tibbon
Brook Lapping Productions/ITV1

The Fight of Their Lives
Gabriel Clark, John McKenna
ITV Sport/ITV1

Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die
Craig Hunter, Charlie Russell, Rosy Marshall, Gary Scott
Keo North/BBC Two

We Need To Talk About Dad (Cutting Edge)
Peter Dale, Elizabeth Stopford
Rare Day Ltd/Channel 4


Frankenstein’s Wedding: Live in Leeds
Meredith Chambers, Eleanor Moran, Richard Fell, Pat Connor
BBC Wales in collaboration with BBC North/BBC Three

The Royal Wedding (BBC)
Production Team
BBC Entertainment & Events/BBC One

Rugby World Cup Final
Tony Pastor, Paul McNamara, Phil Heslop, Roger Pearce
ITV Sport/ITV1

Tour De France 2011
Steve Docherty, Gary Imlach, James Venner, Carolyn Viccari
V Squared TV/ITV4


Autumn Watch
Jeremy Torrance, Phil Windley, Roger Webb, Tim Scoones
BBC/ BBC Online

The Bank Job
Production Team
Endemol, Chunk, Monterosa/

Matt Jarvis, Chloe Moss, Alexandra Wall, Mike O’Leary
Clerkenwell Films/

Production Team
BBC/BBC Online

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