April 26th, 2011
|03:38 pm - Bafta Award Nominations|
The 2011 Bafta award nominations have been posted. Here are the nominations in five interesting categories presented as a poll so please vote for your favourite in each.
Lead actor in a drama series
Jim Broadbent – Any Human Heart (Channel 4)
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock (BBC1)
Daniel Rigby – Eric and Ernie (BBC4)
Matt Smith – Doctor Who (BBC1)
Best supporting actor
Brendan Coyle – Downton Abbey (ITV1)
Martin Freeman – Sherlock (BBC1)
Johnny Harris – This Is England '86 (Channel 4)
Robert Sheehan – Misfits (E4)
Female performance in a comedy programme
Jo Brand – Getting On (BBC4)
Dawn French – Roger and Val Have Just Got In (BBC2)
Miranda Hart – Miranda (BBC2)
Katherine Parkinson – The IT Crowd (Channel 4)
The Killing (Danish original)
I am torn in some cases because there is more than one big favourite on these lists. I mean, really, there are some great choices here.
There are lots of other categories, sorry I didn't have the patience to type them all up.
ETA - oh no! some cyrillic spambots have put 3 spurious replies in this poll (answer 1 of question 1). I don't think I can delete them either.
I just saw Getting On for the first time a couple of months ago. Watched it with a friend who worked for several years in a hospital mental health unit, and he said he recognised a lot of it! We thought it was brilliant.
I've seen all the comedies in that category and I liked them all. It's great to see such a wide range of funny roles for women.
I'm not sure I'm qualified to vote, as I've seen exactly one entry in each category. But I'll cheat and vote for Jo Brand, because Getting On is one of my favourites and I feel guilty that I never talk about it.
And anyway, you know how I'd vote in three of the other four categories.
But you still have to put your vote in! Eric and Ernie was really good by the way, even though I haven't voted for it.
Oh, if you insist... though I didn't like the last series of Mad Men enough to give it a vote, and I'm sure The Killing ought to win even though I've never seen it. Can I give my spare vote to Jo Brand?
I knew it would happen sometime...
- haven't watched a single one. That's what happens when you rely on dvds...
Re: I knew it would happen sometime...
I think you would like Eric and Ernie, though I may be stereotyping you too much there (if it's nostalgic comedy then sheenagh will like it as much as me)
I'll have to check out the Jo Brand and Dawn French shows; I like the other two.
Those bastards are getting into polls now? And what would be the point for them? You can set polls to friends/members only which I'll be careful to do next time I make one.
I will have to do that - don't think there's anything I can do now. The Dawn French comedy is almost not a comedy, it's a two-man show with Alfred Molina, in real time, of two people chatting when they get home from work. It's quite subdued and rather sad in parts.
That explains the odd title. He's very good too, so that sounds interesting.
The Killing is an obvious winner for me.
Male actor is a strong field this year, but I have to give it to little Matty, and not out of Who fanboyishness. His Doctor really is the most astonishing complete physical performance I have seen for a long time - maybe even forever.
The one where I'm really torn is best female comedy performance. I love Katherine Parkinson in The IT Crowd, and this recognition is long overdue - but it would have to be up against Miranda Hart, wouldn't it? In the end I think I'd have to give the gong to Hart, if only because she holds an entire show together by the strength of her performance.
I didn't vote in the other two polls, because they nominees are all quite good but I'm not bothered which ones win.
I thought all four of those female nominations were first class, great to see women getting good roles