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Three months ago, the BAFTAs were handed out to the best and brightest of the film world. Today, nominations for the BAFTA Television Awards, the UK equivalent to the Emmys, came out, and several BBC AMERICA shows received some love:
• The Inbetweeners‘ Simon Bird and Peep Show‘s David Mitchell are both nominated in the Male Performance in a Comedy Role category. Both The Inbetweeners and Peep Show are up for the Best Situation Comedy award as well.
• Not Going Out‘s Miranda Hart is nominated in the Female Performance in a Comedy Role category for her self-titled show, Miranda.
• That Mitchell and Webb Look is a nominee in the Best Comedy Program category.
• Being Human is nominated for Best Drama Series.
• Occupation is nominated for Best Drama Serial (a miniseries award).
• The Graham Norton Show is up for the Entertainment Program award.
• BBC World News America‘s Matt Frei is nominated for BBC NEWS’ coverage of the earthquake in Haiti.
Winners will be revealed June 6th. Here’s just a sampling of some of the other nominees. Note the double nominations in the Best Actress category for Julie Walters:
Helena Bonham Carter - Enid:
Sophie Okonedo – Mrs. Mandela
Julie Walters – A Short Stay in Switzerland
Julie Walters – Mo
Kenneth Branagh – Wallander
Brendan Gleeson – Into the Storm
John Hurt – An Englishman in New York
David Oyelowo – Small island
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY ROLE:
Jo Brand – Getting On
Joanna Scanlan – Getting On
Miranda Hart – Miranda
Rebecca Front – The Thick of It
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY ROLE:
Simon Bird – The Inbetweeners
Peter Capaldi – The Thick of It
Hugh Dennis – Outnumbered Christmas Special
David Mitchell – Peep Show
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Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.