Benedict Cumberbatch vehicles Sherlock and Parade’s End will contest two of the drama categories at this year’s Royal Television Society Awards, with BBC shows guaranteed to scoop both prizes.
Sherlock is up against BBC2 police thriller Line of Duty and BBC1 period drama Call the Midwife in the Drama Series category, while Parade’s End also faces competition from a cop show and a period drama – BBC1’s Good Cop and BBC4’s Room at the Top – for best Drama Serial.
Line of Duty’s Lennie James is among the best male actor nominees, alongside Oliver Lansley, who played anarchic comic Kenny Everett in Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story, and Accused star Sean Bean.
Accused, Jimmy McGovern’s BBC1 anthology following characters in the dock, also wins nominations for Olivia Colman and Anne Marie Duff, who are up against Mrs Biggs’s Sheridan Smith for best female actor.
Completing the drama categories, Michael Winterbottom’s Channel 4 film Everyday, BBC3’s true-life story My Murder and BBC2’s Shakespeare adaptation The Hollow Crown: Richard II are up for the Single Drama award.
Twenty Twelve’s Jessica Hynes, Stella star and creator Ruth Jones and Jack Whitehall, who plays upper-class buffoon JP in Channel 4’s student sitcom Fresh Meat, all get nods for their comedy performances, while Fresh Meat and Twenty Twelve – about a fictional Olympics organising committee – also appear in the Scripted Comedy category, with Sky Atlantic’s Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life.
The awards will be hosted by Jo Brand at a ceremony on Tuesday 19 March at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
See a full list of nominees below.
Actor (Female) Olivia Colman- Accused II RSJ Films for BBC One Anne Marie Duff – Accused II RSJ Films for BBC One Sheridan Smith – Mrs Biggs ITV Studios for ITV
Actor (Male) Sean Bean – Accused II RSJ Films for BBC One Lennie James – Line of Duty World Productions for BBC Two Oliver Lansley – Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story Mammoth Screen for BBC Wales for BBC One Arts All In the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry Seneca Productions for Channel 4 Lucian Freud: Painted Life Blakeway for BBC Two The South Bank Show: Grime, Bow & How UK Hip Hop Found Its Voice Director’s Cut for Sky Arts HD
Children’s Drama Mr Stink BBC Productions in association with Bert Productions for BBC One Teulu Tŷ Crwn (The ‘Tŷ Crwn’ Family) Apollo/Fflic Co-Production, Part of Boom Pictures CYMRU, for S4C Wolfblood CBBC Productions for CBBC
Children’s Programme Horrible Histories Lion TV in association with Citrus TV for CBBC Newsround – Up and Away CBBC Productions for CBBC Room on the Broom Magic Lights Pictures for BBC Two
Comedy Performance Jessica Hynes – Twenty Twelve (Series 2) BBC Productions for BBC Two Ruth Jones – Stella Tidy Productions for Sky 1 HD Jack Whitehall – Fresh Meat Objective Productions for Channel 4
Daytime Programme Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals Fresh One Productions for Channel 4 Remembrance Week Fever Media for BBC One The Chase ITV Studios for ITV
Documentary Series Our War BBC Productions for BBC Three Protecting Our Children BBC Productions for BBC Two The Year the Town Hall Shrank Blast for BBC Four
Drama Serial Good Cop BBC Productions for BBC One Parade’s End Mammoth Screen for BBC Two Room At The Top Great Meadow Productions for BBC Four and BBC Worldwide
Drama Series Call the Midwife Neal Street Productions for BBC One Line of Duty World Productions for BBC Two Sherlock Hartswood Films for BBC Wales in co-production with Masterpiece for BBC One
Entertainment Britain’s Got Talent Thames/Syco TV for ITV Celebrity Juice Talkback Production Company for ITV2 Dynamo: Magician Impossible (Series 2) Phil McIntyre Entertainments/Inner Circle Films for Watch Entertainment Performance Charlie Brooker – 10 O’Clock Live Zeppotron Productions for Channel 4 Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly – I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! ITV Studios for ITV will.i.am – The Voice UK A Wall to Wall Media & Talpa Production for BBC One
History The Plot To Bring Down Britain’s Planes Raw Television for Channel 4 The Secret History of Our Streets Century Films and Halcyons Heart Films for BBC Two Words of Captain Scott ITV Studios for ITV
International Borgen DR for BBC Four Girls HBO for Sky Atlantic HD Homeland (Series 1)Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21 acquired by Channel 4
Live Event London Paralympics 2012 Sunset+Vine/IMG Sports Media for Channel 4 Olympics 2012 BBC Productions for BBC The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert BBC Productions for BBC One
Nations and Regions Programme Born to Lose STV for the STV Appeal The Bank Of Dave (Episode 1) Finestripe Productions for Channel 4 The Story Of Wales Green Bay Media for BBC One Wales Popular Factual and Features Long Lost Family (Series 2) Wall to Wall Media for ITV Make Bradford British Love Productions for Channel 4 The Great British Bake Off Love West for BBC Two
Presenter Clare Balding – The Olympics BBC Productions for BBC Dr James Fox – History of Art in Three Colours BBC Productions for BBC Four Grayson Perry – All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry Seneca Productions for Channel 4
Science and Natural History Earthflight John Downer Productions for BBC One Operation Iceberg BBC Productions for BBC Two The Plane Crash Dragonfly Film and Television for Channel 4
Scripted Comedy Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of my Life Baby Cow for Sky Atlantic HD Fresh Meat Objective Productions for Channel 4 Twenty Twelve (Series 2) BBC Productions for BBC Two
Single Documentary 7/7: One Day in London Minnow Films for BBC Two Fy Chwaer A Fi (My Sister and I) Bulb Films, Part of Boom Pictures CYMRU, for S4C Lifers Century Films for Channel 4
Single Drama Everyday Revolution Films for Channel 4 My Murder BBC Productions for BBC Three The Hollow Crown: Richard II Neal Street Productions for BBC Two
Soap and Continuing Drama Coronation Street ITV Studios for ITV EastEnders BBC Productions for BBC One Hollyoaks Lime Pictures for Channel 4
Writer – Comedy Jo Brand, Vicki Pepperdine & Joanna Scanlan – Getting On Vera Productions for BBC Four John Morton – Twenty Twelve (Series 2) BBC Productions for BBC One Writing Team – The Thick of It (Series 4) BBC Productions for BBC Two
Writer – Drama Robert Jones – Murder Touchpaper TV for BBC Two Jed Mercurio – Line of Duty World Productions for BBC Two Steven Moffat – Sherlock Hartswood Films for BBC Wales in co-production with Masterpiece for BBC One
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