- BAFTA TV Awards - 2012 nominees announced
BAFTA TV Awards - 2012 nominees announced
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:
Charlie Brooker's 2011 Wipe
The Comic Strip Presents: The Hunt For Tony Blair
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle
Mrs. Brown's Boys
Friday Night Dinner
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
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
Brendan O'Carroll (for Mrs. Brown's Boys)
Darren Boyd (for Spy)
Hugh Bonneville (for Twenty Twelve)
Tom Hollander (for Rev)
Derren Brown: The Experiments
Harry Hill's TV Burp
Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow
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.