Wednesday, April 11, 2007

BAFTA TV nominations announced

BAFTA has announced the 2007 TV award nominees for shows broadcast on British television last year. Who got the nod in the drama categories?
Best Actor: JIM BROADBENT - Longford (Channel 4); ANDY SERKIS - Longford (Channel 4); MICHAEL SHEEN - Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! (BBC4); JOHN SIMM - Life On Mars (BBC1)

Best Actress: ANNE-MARIE DUFF - The Virgin Queen (BBC1); SAMANTHA MORTON - Longford (Channel 4); RUTH WILSON - Jane Eyre (BBC1); VICTORIA WOOD - Housewife 49 (ITV1)

Best Single Drama: HOUSEWIFE 49 (ITV1/ITV Productions); KENNETH WILLIAMS: FANTABULOSA! (BBC4/BBC Drama); LONGFORD (C4/A Granada Production for C4 in assoc. with HBO); ROAD TO GUANTANAMO (C4/Revolution Films)

Best Drama Series: LIFE ON MARS (BBC1/Kudos Film & Television); SHAMELESS (C4/Company Pictures); SUGAR RUSH (C4/Shine Productions); THE STREET (BBC1/Granada Television Ltd)

Best Drama Serial: LOW WINTER SUN (C4/Tiger Aspect Productions); PRIME SUSPECT: THE FINAL ACT (ITV1/ITV Productions); SEE NO EVIL: THE MOORS MURDERS (ITV1/ITV Productions); THE VIRGIN QUEEN (BBC1/A BBC Drama/Power co-production)

Best Continuing Drama: CASUALTY (BBC1/BBC); CORONATION STREET (ITV1/ITV Productions); EASTENDERS (BBC1/BBC Drama Production Studios); EMMERDALE (ITV1/ITV Productions)


Conspicuous by its absence is Doctor Who, which cut a swathe through the competition last year. Instead the leading contenders this year are Life on Mars, Longford, Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!, Housewife 49 and The Virgin Queen. Life on Mars is the only drama nominated for the Pioneer Audience Award, where it's up against two sitcoms, two reality shows and a nature documentary series. Glad to see The Street [pictured above] get nominated, as it was one of my favourite things on TV last year - can't wait for the second series.

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