Cranford, Dame Judi Dench lead Bafta TV award nominations

March 19th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by admin  

London, Mar 19 (ANI): BBC drama Cranford and its star Dame Judi Dench led the pack of nominations for the Bafta TV award.

The drama based on the books by Elizabeth Gaskell takes the most nominations with three and Judi Dench racked up a record 24th nomination, including her previous nominations for film, reports the Mirror.

In the best actor category, Andrew Garfield, lauded for his performance in the Channel 4 film Boy A, is up against Tom Hardy for the critically-acclaimed Stuart: A Life Backwards, Matthew Macfadyen for his role as a sex offender in Secret Life, and Antony Sher for the Auschwitz-set Primo.

In the Entertainment Programme category, Britains Got Talent received a nod, along with the three-times-nominated Strictly Come Dancing.

The high-rating reality shows will compete against Have I Got News for You and Harry Hill’s TV Burp.

The oft-nominated Coronation Street was left off this years list of Continuing Drama contenders, with The Bill, EastEnders, Emmerdale, and Holby City competing for the award.

The list of some nominations is as follows:

Best Actor

Andrew Garfield, Boy A, Channel 4
Tom Hardy,Stuart: A Life Backwards, BBC2
Matthew Macfadyen, Secret Life, Channel 4
Antony Sher, Primo, BBC4

Best Actress

Eileen Atkins, Cranford, BBC1
Judi Dench, Cranford, BBC1
Gina McKee,The Street, BBC1
Kierston Wareing, It’s A Free World,Channel 4

Best Drama Series

Life on Mars, BBC1
Rome, BBC2
Skins, E4
The Street, BBC1

Best Drama Serial

Britz, Channel 4
Cranford, BBC1
Five Days, BBC1
Murphy’s Law, BBC1

Best Features

Heston Blumenthal: In Search of Perfection, BBC2
Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Channel 4
The Secret Millionaire, Channel 4
Top Gear, BBC2

Best Entertainment Programme

Britain’s Got Talent, ITV1
Harry Hill’s TV Burp, ITV1
Have I Got News For You, BBC1
Strictly Come Dancing, BBC1

Best Comedy Programme

The Armstrong & Miller Show, BBC1
Fonejacker, Channel 4
Russell Brand’s Ponderland, Channel 4
Star Stories, Channel 4

Sky+ Audience Award for the Programme of the Year

The Apprentice
Andrew Marr’s History of Modern Britain
Britain’s Got Talent
Gavin & Stacey
Strictly Come Dancing


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