Bafta TV Nominees Are Out -- Mad Men, Glee Among Them
Posted on Tue Apr 26, 2011 08:00 AM PDT

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LONDON, UK (X17online) - The British Academy of Film and Television Arts television award nominees are out, and some American favorites are in the running.

The U.S. is, as usual, dominating the Best International Show category. Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Glee and the Danish crime drama The Killing will compete for the award May 22 at this year's British Academy Television Awards.

The question becomes if anyone can top Mad Men, which won the award in 2010 and 2009. This is the first nomination for the other three, and The Killing has received almost worldwide critical praise.

See the full list of nominees in the major categories below.

Main Bafta TV Nominations:

Leading actor
Jim Broadbent – Any Human Heart (Channel 4)
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock (BBC1)
Daniel Rigby – Eric and Ernie (BBC4)
Matt Smith – Doctor Who (BBC1)

Leading actress
Anna Maxwell Martin – South Riding (BBC1)
Vicky McClure – This Is England '86 (Channel 4)
Natalie Press – Five Daughters (BBC1)
Juliet Stevenson – Accused (BBC1)

Supporting actor
Brendan Coyle – Downton Abbey (ITV1)
Martin Freeman – Sherlock (BBC1)
Johnny Harris – This Is England '86 (Channel 4)
Robert Sheehan – Misfits (E4)

Supporting actress
Gillian Anderson – Any Human Heart (Channel 4)
Lynda Baron – The Road to Coronation Street (BBC4)
Lauren Socha – Misfits (E4)
Jessie Wallace – The Road to Coronation Street (BBC4)

Drama series
Being Human – Rob Pursey, Philip Trethowan, Toby Whithouse, Colin Teague (BBC3/Touchpaper Television)
Downton Abbey – Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge, Nigel Marchant (ITV1/Carnival Films)
Misfits – Murray Ferguson, Petra Fried, Howard Overman, Kate Crowe (E4/Clerkenwell Films)
Sherlock – Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Sue Vertue, Beryl Vertue (BBC1/Hartswood Films)

International
Boardwalk Empire – Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter, Tim Van Patten, Howard Korder (Sky Atlantic/HBO)
Glee – Ian Brennan, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk (E4/Twentieth Century Fox)
The Killing – Soren Sveistrup, Piv Bernth, Birger Larsen, Sophie Grabol (BBC4/DR/ZDF Enterprises)
Mad Men – Matthew Weiner, Scott Hornbacher, Jennifer Getzinger (BBC4/Lionsgate Television)

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