The BAFTA Television Award Nominees Have Been Announced

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 InbetweenersSimon 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).

Primeval is nominated for a New Media award for the Primeval Evolved online game.

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.

The Choir and James May’s Toy Stories, two shows that will be coming soon to BBC AMERICA, were both nominated in the Features category.

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 OkonedoMrs. Mandela

Julie WaltersA Short Stay in Switzerland

Julie WaltersMo


Kenneth BranaghWallander

Brendan GleesonInto the Storm

John HurtAn Englishman in New York

David OyelowoSmall island


Jo BrandGetting On
Joanna ScanlanGetting On

Miranda HartMiranda

Rebecca FrontThe Thick of It


Simon BirdThe Inbetweeners

Peter CapaldiThe Thick of It

Hugh DennisOutnumbered Christmas Special

David MitchellPeep Show

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded'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.
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