maggie smith downton abbey baftas 2012 BAFTA TV nominees: 'Downton Abbey's' Maggie Smith, 'Modern Family' and more
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced Tuesday (April 24) the nominations for its 2012 television awards. British miniseries “Appropriate Adult,” which chronicles the real-life serial killer Fred West, leads the way with four nominations.

Other notable nominations include Dame Maggie Smith up for Supporting Actress for her work on “Downton Abbey” – it’s the only nomination “Downton” received, after earning two nominations the previous year. “Modern Family” also earned a nomination in the International category.

The full list of nominations:

Leading Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock (BBC One)
Dominic West – Appropriate Adult (ITV)
John Simm – Exile (BBC One)
Joseph Gilgun – This is England ’88 (Channel 4)

Leading Actress
Emily Watson – Appropriate Adult (ITV1)
Nadine Marshall – Random (Channel 4)
Romola Garai – The Crimson Petal and the White (BBC Two)
Vicky McClure – This is England ’88 (Channel 4)

Supporting Actor
Andrew Scott – Sherlock (BBC One)
Joseph Mawle – Birdsong (BBC One)
Martin Freeman – Sherlock (BBC One)
Stephen Rea – The Shadow Line (BBC Two)

Supporting Actress
Anna Chancellor – The Hour (BBC Two)
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey (ITV1)
Miranda Hart – Call the Midwife (BBC One)
Monica Dolan – Appropriate Adult (ITV1)

Entertainment Performance
Alan Carr – Alan Carr Chatty Man (Channel 4)
Dara O’ Briain – Mock The Week (BBC Two)
Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)
Harry Hill – Harry Hill’s TV Burp (ITV1)

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme
Jennifer Saunders – Absolutely Fabulous (BBC One)
Olivia Colman – Twenty Twelve (BBC Four)
Ruth Jones – Stella (Sky One)
Tamsin Greig – Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4)

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme
Brendan O’Carroll – Mrs Brown’s Boys (BBC One)
Darren Boyd – Spy (Sky One)
Hugh Bonneville – Twenty Twelve (BBC Four)
Tom Hollander – Rev. (BBC Two)

Single Drama
Holy Flying Circus
Tony Roche, Owen Harris, Kate Norrish, Polly Leys
Hillbilly Television, TalkbackTHAMES/BBC Four
Page Eight
David Hare, Bill Nighy, David Heyman, David Barron
A Heyday Films, Runaway Fridge TV, Carnival Films production in association with NBC Universal for BBC/BBC Two
Polly Leys, Kate Norrish, Debbie Tucker Green, Nadine Marshall
Hillbilly Television/Channel 4
Sita Williams, Rebecca Hodgson, Stephen Butchard, Justin Chadwick
Open Door Films Ltd/BBC One

Mini Series
Appropriate Adult
Neil McKay, Lisa Gilchrist, Julian Jarrold, Jeff Pope
ITV Studios/ITV1
The Crimson Petal and the White
David M Thompson, Steve Lightfoot, Marc Munden, Lucinda Coxon
Origin Pictures, Cit� Am�rique/BBC Two
This is England ’88
Shane Meadows, Jack Thorne, Mark Herbert, Rebekah Wray-Rogers
Warp Films/Channel 4
Top Boy
Charles Steel, Alasdair Flind, Ronan Bennett, Yann Demange
Cowboy Films/Channel 4

Drama Series
The Fades; Susan Hogg, Caroline Skinner, Jack Thorne, Farren Blackburn
BBC Productions/BBC Three
Misfits; Petra Fried, Howard Overman, Murray Ferguson, Matt Strevens
?Clerkenwell Films/E4
Scott and Bailey; Production Team Red Production Company/ITV1
Spooks; Production Team Kudos Film & Television/BBC One

Soap & Continuing Drama
Coronation Street; Production Team ITV Studios/ITV1
EastEnders; Production Team BBC Productions/BBC One
Holby City; Production Team BBC Productions/BBC One
Shameless; Paul Abbott, George Faber, David Threlfall, Lawrence Till Company Pictures/Channel 4

Borgen; Adam Price, Jeppe Gjervig Gram, Tobias Lindholm, Camilla Hammerich DR/BBC Four
The Killing II; Soren Sveistrup, Piv Bernth, Kristoffer Nyholm, Sofie Grabol DR, ZDF Enterprises/BBC Four
Modern Family; Steve Levitan, Christopher Lloyd 20th Century Fox/Sky One
The Slap; Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden, Michael McMahon Matchbox Pictures/BBC Four

Factual Series
The Choir: Military Wives; Lucy Hillman, Stephen Finnigan, Gareth Malone, Tim Carter Twenty Twenty Television/BBC Two
Educating Essex; David Clews, Andrew Mackenzie-Betty, Beejal-Maya Patel, Grace Reynolds Two Four Productions/Channel 4
Our War; Colin Barr, Bruce Goodison, John Douglas, Stuart Bernard BBC Productions/BBC Three
Protecting Our Children: Damned If We Do Damned If We Don’t; Sacha Mirzeoff, Emma Burman, Petra Graf, Anna McGill BBC Bristol Factual/BBC Two

Specialist Factual
British Masters?; James Fox, Jonty Claypole, Matt Hill, Richard Wilkinson BBC Vision Productions/BBC Four
Frozen Planet; Vanessa Berlowitz, Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield, David Attenborough
?A BBC, Discovery Channel, Antena 3 Television S.A, ZDF, Skai, Open University Co-Production in association with Discovery Canada/BBC One
Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret; Laura Jones, Justine Kershaw, Gillian Mosely, Kenny Scott Blink Films/Channel 4
Wonders of the Universe; James van der Pool, Brian Cox, Jonathan Renouf, Michael Lachman ?BBC London Factual Productions/BBC Two

Single Documentary
9/11: The Day That Changed the World; Leslie Woodhead, Kate Botting, Brian Lapping, Talya Tibbon Brook Lapping Productions/ITV1
The Fight of Their Lives; Gabriel Clarke, John McKenna ITV Sport/ITV1
Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die; Craig Hunter, Charlie Russell, Rosy Marshall, Gary Scott
Keo North/BBC Two
We Need To Talk About Dad (Cutting Edge); Peter Dale, Elizabeth Stopford Rare Day Ltd/Channel 4

DIY SOS: The Big Build; Simon Knight, Hannah Corneck, Ben Rowland, Beth Brooks
BBC Productions/BBC One
Hairy Bikers’ Meals on Wheels; Nicola Moody, Tom Clarke, Paul Ratcliffe, Lisa Edwards
Optomen Television/BBC Two
The Great British Bake Off; Anna Beattie, Richard McKerrow, Simon Evans, Emma Willis
Love Productions/BBC Two
Timothy Spall: Somewhere at Sea; Paul Crompton, Philip Shotton, Matt David, Anton Short
Steadfast Television/BBC Four

Reality & Constructed Factual
An Idiot Abroad; Production Team Risk Productions/Sky One
Don’t Tell The Bride; Lisa Edwards, Harry Lansdowne, Jon Rowlands, Rebecca Bayatti
Renegade Pictures/BBC Three
Made in Chelsea; Sarah Dillistone, David Granger, Sharyn Mills, John Pereira Monkey Kingdom Productions/E4
The Young Apprentice; Michele Kurland, Colm Martin, Darina Healy, Andy Devonshire
TalkbackTHAMES/BBC One

Current Affairs
Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark; May Ying Welsh, Jon Blair, Hassan Mahfood, Tuki Laumea
Al Jazeera/Al Jazeera English
Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields; Callum Macrae, Chris Shaw, Jon Snow ITN/Channel 4
The Truth About Adoption (Panorama); Roger Graef, Tom Giles, Claire Johns, Todd Downing
Films of Record/BBC One
Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed (Panorama); Frank Simmonds, Paul Kenyon, Matthew Chapman, Joe Casey BBC Productions/BBC One

News Coverage
BBC News at Ten: Siege of Homs Production Team BBC News/BBC One
Channel 4 News: Japan Earthquake; Production Team ITN/Channel 4
ITV News at Ten: Battle of Misrata; Production Team ITN/ITV1
Sky News: Libya Rebel Convoy – Live; Production Team Sky Ne
ws/Sky News

Sport & Live Event
Frankenstein’s Wedding: Live in Leeds; Meredith Chambers, Eleanor Moran, Richard Fell, Pat Connor BBC Wales in collaboration with BBC North/BBC Three
The Royal Wedding; Production Team BBC Entertainment & Events/BBC One
Rugby World Cup Final; Tony Pastor, Paul McNamara, Phil Heslop, Roger Pearce ITV Sport/ITV1
Tour De France 2011; Steve Docherty, Gary Imlach, James Venner, Carolyn Viccari V Squared TV/ITV4

New Media
Autumn Watch; Jeremy Torrance, Phil Windley, Roger Webb, Tim Scoones BBC/ BBC Online
The Bank Job; Production Team Endemol, Chunk, Monterosa/
Misfits; Matt Jarvis, Chloe Moss, Alexandra Wall, Mike O’Leary Clerkenwell Films/
Psychoville; Production Team BBC/BBC Online

Entertainment Programme
Celebrity Juice; Dan Baldwin, Leon Wilson, Toby Baker, Ed Sleeman TalkbackTHAMES/ITV2
Derren Brown: The Experiments; Derren Brown, Simon Dinsell, Iain Sharkey, Fiona Cotter-Craig Objective Productions/Channel 4
Harry Hill’s TV Burp; Spencer Millman, Peter Orton, Harry Hill Avalon Television/ITV1
Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Comedy Roadshow; Michael McIntyre, Addison Cresswell, Andrew Beint, Anthony Caveney Open Mike Productions/BBC One

Comedy Programme
Charlie Brooker’s 2011 Wipe; Alison Marlow, Al Campbell, Annabel Jones, Charlie Brooker
Zeppotron/BBC Four
Comic Strip: The Hunt for Tony Blair; Nick Smith, Peter Richardson, Pete Richens
Great Western Pictures/Channel 4
The Cricklewood Greats Peter Capaldi, Adam Tandy, Tony Roche BBC Productions/BBC Four
Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle; Stewart lee, Richard Webb, Tim Kirkby BBC Productions/BBC Two

Situation Comedy
Fresh Meat; Production Team Objective Productions, Lime Pictures/Channel 4
Mrs Brown’s Boy’s; ?Brendan O’Carroll, Stephen McCrum, Ben Kellett, Martin Delany?
BBC Scotland, BBC Productions co-production with BocPix in association with RTE/BBC One
Friday Night Dinner; Robert Popper, Steve Bendelack Popper Pictures, Big Talk Productions/Channel 4
Rev.; Production Team Big Talk Productions/BBC Two

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