Cranford, Dame Judi Dench lead Bafta TV award nominationsMarch 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:
Andrew Garfield, Boy A, Channel 4
Tom Hardy,Stuart: A Life Backwards, BBC2
Matthew Macfadyen, Secret Life, Channel 4
Antony Sher, Primo, BBC4
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
The Street, BBC1
Best Drama Serial
Britz, Channel 4
Five Days, BBC1
Murphy’s Law, BBC1
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
Andrew Marr’s History of Modern Britain
Britain’s Got Talent
Gavin & Stacey
Strictly Come Dancing
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