Bafta nod for Quentin Crisp actor John Hurt

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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



Mo



The Unloved



* Drama Series



Being Human



Misfits



Spooks



The Street



* Drama Serial



Occupation



Red Riding



Small Island



Unforgiven



* Continuing Drama



The Bill



Casualty



Coronation Street



EastEnders



* International



Family Guy



Mad Men



Nurse Jackie



True Blood



* Factual Series



Blood, Sweat And Takeaways



The Family



One Born Every Minute



Who Do You Think You Are?



* Specialist Factual



Art Of Russia



Chemistry: A Volatile History



Inside Nature's Giants



Yellowstone



* Single Documentary



Katie: My Beautiful Face



Louis Theroux: A Place For Paedophiles



Tsunami: Caught On Camera



Wounded



* Features



The Choir: Unsung Town



Heston's Feasts



James May's Toy Stories



Masterchef: The Professionals



* Current Affairs



Afghanistan: Behind Enemy Lines (Dispatches)



Generation Jihad



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



* Sport



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)



Primeval Evolved



Virtual Revolution



* 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 Inbetweeners



Miranda



Peep Show



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