Hartswood Films’ Sherlock nominated for three TV BAFTAs

26 Apr 2012

Benedict Cumberbatch up for Leading Actor and Moriarty takes on Watson with Andrew Scott and Martin Freeman both nominated for Supporting Actor.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced this year’s nominations for the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards taking place on Sunday 27th May at the Royal Festival Hall.

Sherlock receives three nominations in addition to its YouTube Audience Award nomination for ‘most popular programme’ with one nomination for Leading Actor and two for Supporting Actor.

Hartswood’s Sue Vertue said: “The acting talent on Sherlock is truly wonderful, the cast have taken truly iconic characters and approached them in a fresh and exciting way that helped make Sherlock truly unique.”

In the Leading Actor category, Benedict Cumberbatch is nominated alongside Dominic West (Appropriate Adult), John Simm (Exile) and Joseph Gilgun (This is England ‘88).

Last year’s BAFTA winner Martin Freeman is once again nominated in the Supporting Actor category up against Andrew Scott who receives his first BAFTA nomination. Stephen Rea (The Shadowline) and first-time nominee Joseph Mawle (Birdsong) complete the nominees in this category.

The nominations for the publicly-voted YouTube Audience Award were announced on Thursday 19th April. They are: Celebrity Juice, Educating Essex, Fresh Meat, Frozen Planet, The Great British Bake Off and Sherlock.