It’s time again for the Philips BAFTA TV awards nominations and it seems C4 is doing rather well for itself.
E4 drama Misfits has received more nominations than any other programme in the shortlist – four in total, in the Best Drama Series, Best Supporting Actor and Actress (Robert Sheehan and Lauren Socha) and New Media categories.
In the Features and Factual Series categories Channel 4 dominated proceedings, receiving half of the nominations for each, and in the Single Documentary category two out of the four nominations went to films from the More4 True Stories Strand.
Both David Mitchell (Peep Show) and James Buckley (The Inbetweeners) were nominated for Male Performance in a comedy programme, and Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) was nominated for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme. Facejacker and Peep Show were nominated respectively in the Comedy Programme, and Situation Comedy categories.
However, the BEEB is also doing well. Firstly Jessie Wallace has been nominated but not for her role in Eastenders. The actress, who plays feisty Kat Moon in the BBC soap, swapped her loyalties last year to take a role about the soap’s arch rival. But she wasn’t actually in Corrie – she was starring in the BBC docudrama The Road to Coronation Street. It is her part portraying Corrie legend Pat Phoenix that has won her the Best Supporting Actress nod.
Matt Smith is also flying the flag for the Beeb. The Doctor Who actor who is now in his second series of playing the Timelord – has been nominated in the Leading Actor category of the Philips TV Bafta awards for his role in the hit BBC sci-fi drama Doctor Who.
Smith faces stiff competition from Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch, Any Human Heart actor Jim Broadbent and Daniel Rigby for his role in Eric and Ernie.
None of the previous Doctors – including David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston and Sylvester McCoy – have ever been awarded the same recognition.
The Philips British Academy Television Awards will be held on May 22.
See the gallery below for a few of the nominees.