Thursday 20 July 2017

Graham Norton, James Nesbitt among host of Irish stars up for TV BAFTAs

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

James Nesbitt, Graham Norton, Stephen Rea, and Brendan O'Carroll are amongst hte Irish names nominated for TV BAFTAS.

Nesbitt is up against Benedict Cumberbatch in the Leading Actor category for his role in The Missing which aired on BBC One earlier this year.

As well as the Cumberbatch for Sherlock, Tony Jones and Jason Watkins are both in the running for Marvellous and The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries respectively.

Roscommon actor Chris O'Dowd has been nominated for the Best Scripted Comedy award for Moone Boy.

Stephen Rae, who hails from Belfast, is up for Supporting Actor for BBC political spy thriller series The Honourable Woman.

He faces competition from Adeel Akhtar (Utopia), James Norton (Happy Valley) and Ken Stott (The Missing).

Graham Norton
Graham Norton

Meanwhile Brendan O'Carroll may add some more silver to his trophy cupboard if he wins for Male Performance in a Comedy Programme for Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special.

Also Graham Nortion has unsurprisingly been nominated for Entertainment Performance for his fantastic chat show.

The 2015 awards ceremony will take place in London on May 10.

Full list of nominations:

 

LEADING ACTOR

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH Sherlock – BBC One

TOBY JONES Marvellous – BBC Two

JAMES NESBITT The Missing – BBC One

JASON WATKINS The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies - ITV

 

LEADING ACTRESS

GEORGINA CAMPBELL Murdered by My Boyfriend – BBC Three

KEELEY HAWES Line of Duty – BBC Two

SARAH LANCASHIRE Happy Valley – BBC One

SHERIDAN SMITH Cilla - ITV

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR

ADEEL AKHTAR Utopia – Channel 4

JAMES NORTON Happy Valley – BBC One

STEPHEN REA The Honourable Woman – BBC Two

KEN STOTT The Missing – BBC One

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

GEMMA JONES Marvellous – BBC Two

VICKY MCCLURE Line of Duty – BBC Two

AMANDA REDMAN Tommy Cooper: Not like That, Like This - ITV

CHARLOTTE SPENCER Glue – E4

 

ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE

ANT AND DEC Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – ITV

LEIGH FRANCIS Celebrity Juice – ITV2

GRAHAM NORTON The Graham Norton Show – BBC One

CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN Strictly Come Dancing – BBC One

 

FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

OLIVIA COLMAN Rev. – BBC Two

TAMSIN GREIG Episodes – BBC Two

JESSICA HYNES W1A – BBC Two

CATHERINE TATE Catherine Tate’s Nan – BBC One

 

MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

MATT BERRY Toast of London – Channel 4

HUGH BONNEVILLE W1A – BBC Two

TOM HOLLANDER Rev. – BBC Two

BRENDAN O’CARROLL Mrs Brown’s Boys – Christmas Special – BBC One

 

SINGLE DRAMA

A POET IN NEW YORK

COMMON

MARVELLOUS

MURDERED BY MY BOYFRIEND

 

MINI-SERIES

CILLA

THE LOST HONOUR OF CHRISTOPHER JEFFERIES

OUR WORLD WAR Production Team

PREY

 

DRAMA SERIES

HAPPY VALLEY

LINE OF DUTY

THE MISSING

PEAKY BLINDERS

 

SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA

CASUALTY

CORONATION STREET

EASTENDERS

HOLLYOAKS

 

INTERNATIONAL

THE GOOD WIFE P

HOUSE OF CARDS

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

TRUE DETECTIVE

 

FACTUAL SERIES

15,000 KIDS AND COUNTING

EDUCATING THE EAST END

LIFE AND DEATH ROW

PROTECTING OUR PARENTS

 

SPECIALIST FACTUAL

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S CONQUEST OF THE SKIES 3D

GRAYSON PERRY: WHO ARE YOU?

THE GREAT WAR: THE PEOPLE’S STORY

OUR GAY WEDDING: THE MUSICAL

 

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY

BABY P: THE UNTOLD STORY

CHILDREN OF SYRIA

THE MINERS STRIKE AND ME

THE PAEDOPHILE HUNTER

 

FEATURES

GEORGE CLARKE’S AMAZING SPACES

GRAND DESIGNS

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF

LONG LOST FAMILY

 

REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL

THE APPRENTICE

I’M A CELEBRITY… GET ME OUT OF HERE!

THE ISLAND WITH BEAR GRYLLS

THE UNDATEABLES

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS

CHILDREN ON THE FRONTLINE (DISPATCHES)

EBOLA FRONTLINE (PANORAMA)

INSIDE KENYA’S DEATH SQUADS (AL JAZEERA INVESTIGATES)

TERROR AT THE MALL (THIS WORLD)

 

NEWS COVERAGE

BBC NEWS AT TEN

CHANNEL 4 NEWS – INSIDE GAZA: CHILDREN UNDER FIRE

ITV NEWS AT TEN: IRAQ CRISIS

SKY NEWS LIVE AT FIVE: EBOLA

 

SPORT & LIVE EVENT

2014 FA CUP SEMI FINAL HULL CITY V SHEFFIELD UNITED

MONTY PYTHON (MOSTLY) LIVE: ONE DOWN, FIVE TO GO

TOUR DE FRANCE, 2014, STAGE

WW1 REMEMBERED – FROM THE BATTLEFIELD & WESTMINSTER ABBEY

 

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

ANT AND DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY

DYNAMO: MAGICIAN IMPOSSIBLE

STRICTLY COME DANCING

THE VOICE

COMEDY AND COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

CHARLIE BROOKER’S WEEKLY WIPE

THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW

STEWART LEE’S COMEDY VEHICLE

WOULD I LIE TO YOU

 

SCRIPTED COMEDY

DETECTORISTS

HARRY & PAUL’S STORY OF THE TWOS

MOONE BOY

THE WRONG MANS

 

RADIO TIMES AUDIENCE AWARD (voted for by members of the public)

CILLA

EASTENDERS

GAME OF THRONES

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF

THE MISSING

SHERLOCK

STRICTLY COME DANCING

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