The nominees for the 2015 BAFTA TV Awards were announced today, with two actors receiving their respective fifth and sixth BAFTA nominations, and four dramas receiving three nominations each.
Actors Freddie Fox (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and Amanda Abbington (Mr Selfridge) announced the nominations for the 2015 BAFTA TV Awards at a press conference earlier today, and it looks to be a tight race in every category.
Oscar® nominee, Primetime Emmy® winner, Britannia Awards British Artist of the Year (2013), and now six-time BAFTA nominee Benedict Cumberbatch is up for his third BAFTA TV award for his role as the iconic Sherlock Holmes, while five-time BAFTA nominee and three-time winner Olivia Colman goes for her fourth win in as many years for playing vicar’s wife Alex Smallbone in the hit comedy, Rev.
Happy Valley, Marvellous, The Missing, and Line Of Duty lead the pack with the most nominations (three each), followed by Cilla, The Graham Norton Show, The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies, Murdered By My Boyfriend, Rev., and W1A with two each.
Nominees in select categories are below. For the complete list, visit the BAFTA website.
Gemma Jones, Marvellous – BBC Two
Vicky McClure, Line Of Duty – BBC Two/Hulu
Amanda Redman, Tommy Cooper: Not like That, Like This – ITV
Charlotte Spencer, Glue – E4
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
Olivia Colman, Rev. – BBC Two/Hulu
Tamsin Greig, Episodes – BBC Two/Showtime
Jessica Hynes, W1A – BBC Two/Public TV Stations
Catherine Tate, Catherine Tate’s Nan – BBC One
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
Matt Berry, Toast Of London – Channel 4
Hugh Bonneville, W1A – BBC Two/Public TV Stations
Tom Hollander, Rev. – BBC Two/Hulu
Brendan O’Carroll, Mrs Brown’s Boys: Christmas Special – BBC One
A Poet In New York – BBC Two/BBC America
Common – BBC One
Marvellous – BBC Two
Murdered By My Boyfriend – BBC Three
Cilla – ITV
The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jeffries – ITV
Our World War – BBC Three
Prey – ITV
Happy Valley – BBC One/Netflix
Line Of Duty – BBC Two/Hulu
The Missing – BBC One/Starz
Peaky Blinders – BBC Two/Netflix
The Good Wife – CBS/More4
House Of Cards – Netflix
Orange Is The New Black – Netflix
True Detective – HBO/Sky Atlantic
Graham Norton will do hosting duties for the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards ceremony, which will be held at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, on Sunday, 10 May 2015.