BAFTA TV award nominations announced

David Beckham drives a speedboat carrying the Olympic flame to the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. Picture: Getty
David Beckham drives a speedboat carrying the Olympic flame to the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. Picture: Getty
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DANNY Boyle’s impressive Olympic opening ceremony and the spoof sitcom inspired by the Games are both in the running for TV Bafta Awards.

Olympic satire Twenty Twelve picked up four nominations with its stars Olivia Colman, Jessica Hynes and Hugh Bonneville all recognised.

Twenty Twelve i sup for a BAFTA. Picture: BBC

Twenty Twelve i sup for a BAFTA. Picture: BBC

The coverage of the opening ceremony is nominated in the Sport and Live Event category alongside Super Saturday, the Paralympic Games and the Wimbledon Men’s Final.

Also recognised are The Girl, Last Tango In Halifax and Accused - all of which picked up four nominations.

The Arqiva British Academy Television Awards will take place on Sunday May 12 at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

BAFTA TV AWARD NOMINATIONS IN FULL

• Leading Actor

Ben Whishaw - Richard II (The Hollow Crown)

Derek Jacobi - Last Tango In Halifax

Sean Bean - Accused (Tracie’s Story)

Toby Jones- The Girl

• Leading Actress

Anne Reid - Last Tango In Halifax

Rebecca Hall - Parade’s End

Sheridan Smith - Mrs Biggs

Sienna Miller - The Girl

• Supporting Actor

Peter Capaldi - The Hour

Stephen Graham - Accused (Tracie’s Story)

Harry Lloyd - The Fear

Simon Russell Beale - Henry IV Part 2(The Hollow Crown)

• Supporting Actress

Anastasia Hille - The Fear

Imelda Staunton - The Girl

Olivia Colman - Accused (Mo’s Story)

Sarah Lancashire - Last Tango In Halifax

• Entertainment Programme

Alan Carr for Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Ant and Dec for I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Graham Norton for The Graham Norton Show

Sarah Millican for The Sarah Millican Show

• Female Performance in a Comedy Programme

Jessica Hynes for Twenty Twelve

Julia Davis for Hunderby

Miranda Hart for Miranda

Olivia Colman for Twenty Twelve

• Male Performance in a Comedy Programme

Greg Davies for Cuckoo

Hugh Bonneville for Twenty Twelve

Peter Capaldi for The Thick of It

Steve Coogan for Welcome To The Places Of My Life

• Single Drama

Everyday

The Girl

Murder

Richard II (Hollow Crown)

• Mini-Series

Accused

Mrs Biggs

Parade’s End

Room At The Top

• Drama Series

Last Tango In Halifax

Ripper Street

Scott And Bailey

Silk

• Soap and Continuing Drama

Coronation Street

EastEnders

Emmerdale

Shameless

• International

The Bridge

Game Of Thrones

Girls

Homeland

• Factual Series

24 Hours In A&E

Great Ormond Street

Make Bradford British

Our War

• Specialist Factual

All In The Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry

The Plane Crash

The Plot To Bring Down Britain’s Planes

The Secret History Of Our Streets

• Single Documentary

7/7: One Day In London

Baka: A Cry From The Rainforest

Lucian Freud: Painted Life

Nina Conti - A Ventriloquist’s Story: Her Master’s Voice

• Features

Bank Of Dave

Grand Designs

The Great British Bake Off

Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs

• Reality and Constructed Factual

The Audience

I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Made In Chelsea

The Young Apprentice

• Current Affairs

Britain’s Hidden Housing Crisis (Panorama Special)

The Other Side Of Jimmy Savile (Exposure)

The Shame Of The Catholic Church (This World)

What Killed Arafat? (Al Jazeera Investigates)

• News Coverage

BBC News At Ten: Syria

Channel 4 News: Battle for Homs

Hillsborough - The Truth At Last (Granada Reports)

• Sport and Live Event

The London 2012 Olympics: Super Saturday

The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isle Of Wonder

The London 2012 Paralympic Games

Wimbledon 2012 - Men’s Final

• Entertainment Programme

Dynamo Magician Impossible

The Graham Norton Show

Have I Got News For You

A League Of Their Own

• Comedy Programme

Cardinal Burns

Mr Stink

The Revolution Will Be Televised

Welcome To The Places Of My Life

• Situation Comedy

Episodes

Hunderby

The Thick Of It

Twenty Twelve

• Radio Times Audience Award (voted for by members of the public)

Call The Midwife

Game of Thrones

The Great British Bake Off

Homeland

The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

Strictly Come Dancing