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Rea, Scott, O’Carroll, O’Briain & Norton In BAFTA TV Nominees
24 Apr 2012 : By Steve Cummins
Stephen Rea and Brendan O'Carroll
Irish actors Stephen Rea, Andrew Scott, Brendan O’Carroll and television presenters Dara O’Briain and Graham Norton are amongst this year’s BAFTA TV award nominees.

Belfast-born Rea (The Crying Game) has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role as Gatehouse in writer and director Hugo Blick’s BBC Two drama ‘The Shadow Line’, in the same category Rea will face competition from Dublin actor Andrew Scott (John Adams) who is shortlisted for his performance as Jim Moriarty in BBC’s hit series ‘Sherlock’. Scott’s ‘Sherlock’ co-star Martin Freeman and Joseph Mawle (Birdsong) round out the nominees in the Supporting actor shortlist.

Brendan O’Carroll has received two nominations for his IFTA winning series ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’. O’Carroll himself is up for Best Male Performance In A Comedy Programme while his BBC and RTÉ show has been nominated for Best Situation Comedy.

Bray-born comedian and TV presenter Dara O’Briain is nominated in the Entertainment Performance category for BBC panel show ‘Mock The Week’ and will go up against fellow Irishman Graham Norton in that category. Norton has been nominated for his BBC chat show ‘The Graham Norton Show’.

All of the BAFTA TV Award nominees were unveiled last night (April 23) with the awards ceremony set to take place in London’s Royal Festival Hall on May 27.

O'Carroll is up against Darren Boyd (Spy); Hugh Bonneville (Twenty Twelve) and Tom Hollander (Rev.) in his acting category while ‘Mrs Brown Boys’ will go up against ‘Fresh Meat’, ‘Friday Night Dinner’ and ‘Rev.’

O’Briain and Norton’s category includes Alan Carr (Alan Carr: Chatty Man) and Harry Hill (Harry Hill's TV Burp).

In the other categories, ITV’s two-part Fred West drama ‘Appropriate Adult’ leads the nominations with four nods, including Best Mini-Series, Leading Actor for Dominic West and Leading Actress for Emily Watson.

Channel 4 drama ‘This Is England '88’ and BBC One series ‘Sherlock’ both received three nominations each with ‘Lockout’ actor Joseph Gilgun nominated in the Leading Actor category for ‘This is England '88’.

The full list of nominees are:

Leading Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock)
Dominic West (Appropriate Adult)
John Simm (Exile)
Joseph Gilgun (This Is England '88)

Leading Actress
Emily Watson (Appropriate Adult)
Nadine Marshall (Random)
Romola Garai (The Crimson Petal and the White)
Vicky McClure (This Is England '88)

Supporting Actor
Andrew Scott (Sherlock)
Joseph Mawle (Birdsong)
Martin Freeman (Sherlock)
Stephen Rea (The Shadow Line)

Supporting Actress
Anna Chancellor (The Hour)
Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)
Miranda Hart (Call the Midwife)
Monica Dolan (Appropriate Adult)

Entertainment Performance
Alan Carr (Alan Carr: Chatty Man)
Dara O'Briain (Mock The Week)
Graham Norton (The Graham Norton Show)
Harry Hill (Harry Hill's TV Burp)

Female Performance In A Comedy Programme
Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous)
Olivia Colman (Twenty Twelve)
Ruth Jones (Stella)
Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner)

Male Performance In A Comedy Programme
Brendan O'Carroll (Mrs Brown's Boys)
Darren Boyd (Spy)
Hugh Bonneville (Twenty Twelve)
Tom Hollander (Rev.)

Single Drama
Holy Flying Circus
Page Eight
Random
Stolen

Mini-Series
Appropriate Adult
The Crimson Petal and the White
This is England '88
Top Boy

Drama Series
The Fades
Misfits
Scott and Bailey
Spooks

Soap and Continuing Drama
Coronation Street
EastEnders
Holby City
Shameless

International Programme
Borgen
Forbrydelsen (The Killing)
Modern Family
The Slap

Factual Series
The Choir: Military Wives
Educating Essex
Our War
Protecting Our Children: Damned If We Do Damned If We Don't

Specialist Factual
British Masters
Frozen Planet
Mummifying Alan: Egypt's Last Secret
Wonders of the Universe

Single Documentary
9/11: The Day That Changed the World
The Fight of Their Lives
Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die
We Need To Talk About Dad (Cutting Edge)

Features
DIY SOS: The Big Build
Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels
The Great British Bake-Off
Timothy Spall: Somewhere at Sea

Reality And Constructed Factual
An Idiot Abroad
Don't Tell The Bride
Made in Chelsea
The Young Apprentice

Current Affairs
Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark
Sri Lanka's Killing Fields
'The Truth About Adoption' (Panorama)
'Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed' (Panorama)

News Coverage
BBC News at Ten: Siege of Homs
Channel 4 News: Japanese earthquake
ITV News at Ten: Battle of Misrata
Sky News: Libya rebel convoy - live

Sport And Live Event
Frankenstein's Wedding: Live in Leeds
The Royal Wedding (BBC)
Rugby World Cup Final
Tour De France 2011

New Media
Autumnwatch
The Bank Job
Misfits
Psychoville

Entertainment Programme
Celebrity Juice
Derren Brown: The Experiments
Harry Hill's TV Burp
Michael McIntyre's Christmas Comedy Roadshow

Comedy Programme
Charlie Brooker's 2011 Wipe
Comic Strip: The Hunt for Tony Blair
The Cricklewood Greats
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Situation Comedy
Fresh Meat
Mrs Brown's Boys
Friday Night Dinner
Rev.





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