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BAFTA TV Award Nominations Include Danish The Killing, Mad Men, Glee, Boardwalk Empire

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood April 26, 2011 at 7:50AM

In TV news, BAFTA has nominated the original Danish The Killing as well as usual suspects Mad Men, Glee and Boardwalk Empire for BAFTA's best international show. Full list is below.
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In TV news, BAFTA has nominated the original Danish The Killing as well as usual suspects Mad Men, Glee and Boardwalk Empire for BAFTA's best international show. Full list is below.

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)

This article is related to: Awards, TV, BAFTA, Mad Men


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.