BAFTA TV Awards - 2012 nominees announced

Tuesday 24th April 2012, 11:30am by Ian Wolf

BAFTA Award.Rev, Twenty Twelve and Friday Night Dinner are among the shows represented in the nominations for this year's prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards.

No single comedy leads the BAFTA nominations, but many programmes have achieved two nods this year.

Here is a full run down of the comedy and entertainment related categories:

Comedy Programme

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle. Stewart Lee. Copyright: BBC.

Charlie Brooker's 2011 Wipe

The Comic Strip Presents: The Hunt For Tony Blair

Cricklewood Greats

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Situation Comedy

Rev.. Image shows from L to R: Colin Lambert (Steve Evets), Ellie Pattman (Lucy Liemann), Alex Smallbone (Olivia Colman), Rev Adam Smallbone (Tom Hollander), Nigel McCall (Miles Jupp), Adoha Onyeka (Ellen Thomas), Archdeacon Robert (Simon McBurney). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

Fresh Meat

Mrs. Brown's Boys

Friday Night Dinner


Entertainment Performance

Harry Hill's TV Burp. Harry Hill. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Alan Carr (for Alan Carr: Chatty Man)

Dara O'Briain (for Mock The Week)

Graham Norton (for The Graham Norton Show)

Harry Hill (for Harry Hill's TV Burp)

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme

Twenty Twelve. Sally Owen (Olivia Colman). Copyright: BBC.

Jennifer Saunders (for Absolutely Fabulous)

Olivia Colman (for Twenty Twelve)

Ruth Jones (for Stella)

Tamsin Greig (for Friday Night Dinner)

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme

Spy. Tim (Darren Boyd). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Brendan O'Carroll (for Mrs. Brown's Boys)

Darren Boyd (for Spy)

Hugh Bonneville (for Twenty Twelve)

Tom Hollander (for Rev)

Entertainment Programme

Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow. Michael McIntyre. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

Celebrity Juice

Derren Brown: The Experiments

Harry Hill's TV Burp

Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow

Holy Flying Circus. Image shows from L to R: Terry Gilliam (Phil Nichol), Graham Chapman (Tom Fisher), Michael Palin (Charles Edwards), John Cleese (Darren Boyd), Terry Jones (Rufus Jones), Eric Idle (Steve Punt). Copyright: Hillbilly Productions / TalkbackThames.

Elsewhere in the nominations, Martin Freeman has been nominated in the 'Supporting Actor' category for his role in Sherlock, whilst Miranda Hart is up for 'Best Supporting Actress' for her role in Call The Midwife.

Monty Python linked comedy drama Holy Flying Circus (pictured) is nominated for 'Best Single Drama', whilst Channel 4's gritty comic drama Shameless is in the 'Soap & Continuing Drama' category, and E4's comic drama Misfits has been nominated for both the 'Drama Series' and 'New Media' awards, the latter of which also has Psychoville as a nominee.

The full list of nominations can be viewed on the BAFTA website

It should also be noted Celebrity Juice and Fresh Meat are two of the candidates in the running for the public-voted 'Audience Award' category. You can vote for this award via BAFTA's YouTube channel

The results of the British Academy Television Awards will be announced live on BBC One on Sunday 27th May 2012, with Dara O'Briain hosting the show for the first time.

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