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7.4.14

BAFTA TV Award Nominees


We sometimes forget that the UK's award season is still on the go when most are over. Not that it's a bad thing- it's great. We get to look forward to some of our favourite and international shows get awarded what's due to them. 

The UK has given us some great TV this past year. Broadchurch, The Fall, Top of the Lake, Sherlock and The Politician's Husband. All were amazing and the best thing about them, was that they didn't drag on. They all had less than 10 episodes, will others had less than five. In an era of TV where the viewer wants instant gratification, this is always great. Give us the story. Give it to us now. Let us binge watch it- or if we want, let us take time to grow into it. And then afterwards, we get to talk about how amazing it was. That's exactly what I've done. The UK and Central Europe are for me, the current leaders of great TV.

The nominees for the BAFTA TV Awards 2014 were announced early this morning and topping the pile with the most nominations are Southcliffe and It Crowd. Our favourites, Broadchurch and The Fall are nominated, as are international shows, Game of Thrones, House of Cards and Breaking Bad. 

Here's the nominees list of shows we have/have seen in South Africa

Drama Series
Broadchurch
My Mad Fat Diary
Top Of The Lake
The Village

Leading Actor
Jamie Dornan - The Fall
Sean Harris - Southcliffe
Luke Newberry - In The Flesh
Dominic West - Burton And Taylor
Leading Actress
Helena Bonham Carter - Burton And Taylor
Olivia Colman - Broadchurch
Kerrie Hayes - The Mill
Maxine Peake - The Village
Supporting Actor
David Bradley - Broadchurch
Jerome Flynn - Ripper Street
Nico Mirallegro - The Village
Rory Kinnear - Southcliffe
Supporting Actress
Shirley Henderson - Southcliffe
Sarah Lancashire - Last Tango In Halifax
Claire Rushbrook - My Mad Fat Diary
Nicola Walker - Last Tango In Halifax

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme
Frances de la Tour - Vicious
Kerry Howard - Him And Her: The Wedding
Doon Mackichan - Plebs
Katherine Parkinson - The IT Crowd
Male Performance in a Comedy Programme
Richard Ayoade - The IT Crowd
Mathew Baynton - The Wrong Mans
James Corden - The Wrong Mans
Chris O'Dowd - The IT Crowd

Mini-Series
The Fall
The Great Train Robbery
In The Flesh
Southcliffe
International
Borgen
Breaking Bad
House Of Cards
The Returned

Entertainment Performance
Ant and Dec - Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Charlie Brooker - 10 O'Clock Live
Sarah Millican - The Sarah Millican Television Programme
Graham Norton - The Graham Norton Show

Soap and Continuing Drama
Casualty
Coronation Street
EastEnders
Holby City
Single Documentary
28 Up South Africa
The Day Kennedy Died
The Murder Trial
The Unspeakable Crime: Rape
Features
The Choir: Sing While You Work
Grand Designs
The Great British Bake Off
Long Lost Family
Reality and Constructed Factual
The Big Reunion
Dragons' Den
Gogglebox
The Undateables
Sport and Live Event
Bollywood Carmen Live
Glastonbury 2013
The Ashes 2013 - 1st Test, Day Five
Wimbledon Men's Final
Entertainment Programme
Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Derren Brown: The Great Art Robbery
Dynamo: Magician Impossible
Strictly Come Dancing
Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme
The Graham Norton Show
A League Of Their Own
The Revolution Will Be Televised
Would I Lie To You?
Situation Comedy
Count Arthur Strong
Him And Her: The Wedding
The IT Crowd
Toast Of London


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