Bafta nod for Quentin Crisp actor John Hurt
Monday 10 May 2010
John Hurt has been nominated for a TV Bafta for reprising the role of Quentin Crisp - 34 years after he received the award for playing the flamboyant gay writer in The Naked Civil Servant.
Hurt, 70, is up for Leading Actor, up against Kenneth Branagh for Wallander, Brendan Gleeson for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Into The Storm (BBC2) and first-time nominee David Oyelowo for his performance in Small Island (BBC1).
Hurt made his reputation and caused a sensation when he took on the role of the eccentric Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant in 1975. He took up the part again for An Englishman In New York (ITV1) last year.
The awards, which will be hosted by Graham Norton from the London Palladium on June 6 and broadcast on BBC1, also see Julie Walters clock up her 13th and 14th Bafta nominations - with two nods in the Leading Actress category.
She is in the running for her role as the late politician Mo Mowlam in the Channel 4 drama Mo, and for her performance in A Short Stay in Switzerland, the BBC1 drama inspired by the story of Dr Anne Turner, who took her own life in Zurich in 2006.
Walters is up against Helena Bonham Carter, who receives her first Bafta TV nomination for her performance as children's author Enid Blyton in the BBC1 drama Enid.
Sophie Okonedo is also in the running for her powerful performance as Winnie Mandela in the BBC4 drama Mrs Mandela.
Okonedo also has a nomination in the Supporting Actress category for Criminal Justice (BBC1), where she is up against Imelda Staunton (Cranford), Rebecca Hall (Red Riding 1974) and Lauren Socha (The Unloved).
In other categories, Britain's Got Talent is in the running for best Entertainment Programme, up against The Graham Norton Show (BBC1), which is nominated for the first time, Harry Hill's TV Burp (ITV1) and Newswipe with Charlie Brooker (BBC4).
In the Continuing Drama section, Coronation Street returns after two years, alongside The Bill, which has been nominated in its final year, Casualty and EastEnders.
In the International category, last year's winner Mad Men (BBC4) returns to take on animated comedy series Family Guy (BBC3), Nurse Jackie (BBC2) and True Blood (FX).
Rebecca Front is nominated in the Female Performance in a Comedy Programme category for her role as ineffectual MP Nicola Murray in The Thick Of It, which is also up for best Situation Comedy.
Peter Capaldi, the man who plays Nicola's bullying and foul-mouthed nemesis, spin doctor Malcolm Tucker, is up for the Male Performance category.
In terms of nominations, David Mitchell, Harry Hill, Miranda Hart as well as Okonedo lead the field with two nominations each.
Mitchell has a nod for Male Performance in a Comedy Programme for Peep Show while his other show, That Mitchell And Webb Look, is up for best Comedy Programme.
Hill has a nod for best Entertainment Performance for Harry Hill's TV Burp while the show is also up for Entertainment Programme.
Hart is nominated for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for her role in BBC2 drama Miranda, while her show is also up for best Situation Comedy.
First-time nominee Michael McIntyre takes on Ant and Dec and Stephen Fry as well as Hill in the Entertainment Performance category.
This year, the BBC has 54 nominations, ITV has 12, Channel 4 has 23 - including three for E4, but Five and More4 do not have a single nomination.
Heston's Feasts is up for best Features programme, against The Choir: Unsung Town, which featured an attempt to turn a housing estate into a centre of choral excellence, James May's Toy Story, and Masterchef: The Professionals.
Athletics in the form of the World Athletics Championships (BBC2) has been nominated for the first time in the Sport category, with the BBC's F1 - The Brazilian Grand Prix and World Athletics Championship up against ITV's Chelsea vs Everton FA Cup Final and Liverpool vs Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League Live.
FULL LIST OF TV BAFTA NOMINEES
BBC1 received 23 nominations in total, BBC2 19, Channel 4 20, ITV1 12, BBC4 eight, BBC3 three, E4 three, Sky two, and the BBC News Channel and FX both received one.
* Leading Actor
Kenneth Branagh - Wallander
Brendon Gleeson - Into The Storm
John Hurt - An Englishman In New York
David Oyelowo - Small Island
* Leading Actress
Helena Bonham Carter - Enid
Sophie Okonedo - Mrs Mandela
Julie Walters - A Short Stay In Switzerland
Julie Walters - Mo
* Supporting Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch - Small Island
Tom Hollander - Gracie!
Gary Lewis - Mo
Matthew Macfadyen - Criminal Justice
* Supporting Actress
Rebecca Hall - Red Riding (1974)
Sophie Okonedo - Criminal Justice
Lauren Socha - The Unloved
Imelda Staunton - Cranford
* Entertainment Performance
Stephen Fry - QI
Harry Hill - Harry Hill's TV Burp
Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly - I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
Michael McIntyre - Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow
* Female Performance in a Comedy Programme
Jo Brand - Getting On
Rebecca Front - The Thick Of It
Miranda Hart - Miranda
Joanna Scanlan - Getting On
* Male Performance in a Comedy Programme
Simon Bird - The Inbetweeners
Peter Capaldi - The Thick Of It
Hugh Dennis - Outnumbered Christmas Special
David Mitchell - Peep Show
* Single Drama
A Short Stay In Switzerland
Five Minutes Of Heaven
* Drama Series
* Drama Serial
* Continuing Drama
* Factual Series
Blood, Sweat And Takeaways
One Born Every Minute
Who Do You Think You Are?
* Specialist Factual
Art Of Russia
Chemistry: A Volatile History
Inside Nature's Giants
* Single Documentary
Katie: My Beautiful Face
Louis Theroux: A Place For Paedophiles
Tsunami: Caught On Camera
The Choir: Unsung Town
James May's Toy Stories
Masterchef: The Professionals
* Current Affairs
Afghanistan: Behind Enemy Lines (Dispatches)
Gypsy Child Thieves (This World)
Terror In Mumbai (Dispatches)
* News Coverage
BBC News Channel - The Haiti Earthquake
Channel 4 News - Haiti Earthquake
ITV News at Ten - Haiti
Sky News - Pakistan: Terror's Frontline
F1 - The Brazilian Grand Prix
FA Cup Final
World Athletics Championships
Uefa Champions League Live
* New Media
Antony Gormley's One & Other
Life Begins (One Born Every Minute)
* Entertainment Programme
Britain's Got Talent
The Graham Norton Show
Harry Hill's TV Burp
Newswipe with Charlie Brooker
* Comedy Programme
The Armstrong And Miller Show
The Kevin Bishop Show
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle
That Mitchell And Webb Look
* Situation Comedy
The Thick of It
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