Bafta TV Awards 2015: who missed out on a nomination?

Martin Freeman, Jamie Dornan or Simon Cowell all missed out on the shortlist, as did In the Flesh, Doctor Who and Emmerdale

A strong year for British drama was always going to have its casualties, and Martin Freeman, Jamie Dornan and Peter Capaldi are just some of the big names to miss out on a nomination for the 2015 Bafta Television Awards.


2011 Bafta winner Freeman missed out on a Best Supporting Actor nomination, although his Sherlock co-star Benedict Cumberbatch was once again shortlisted for Leading Actor (his third time contesting the award).

Doctor Who, winner of the 2014 Radio Times Audience Award – the only prize voted for by viewers – failed to earn any nominations despite a successful first series for new Doctor Peter Capaldi.

The second series of The Fall didn’t make the final shortlist, with lead actor Jamie Dornan – who picked up a nod last year – missing out along with BBC2 co-star Gillian Anderson

There was also no place for The Honourable Woman’s Maggie Gyllenhaal in the Leading Actress category, although her cast mate Stephen Rea did earn a Supporting Actor nomination.

Freeman might have had another shot at an award in the International category as the star of US drama Fargo, but the TV spin-off (shown on Channel 4 in the UK) lost out to other dramas including Netflix thriller House of Cards.

In the Entertainment Programme category there were nods for BBC shows The Voice and Strictly Come Dancing, but not for Simon Cowell’s ITV talent shows Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor.

Hollyoaks was nominated for a soap award for the first time since 2003, but that meant there was no place in the shortlist for ITV’s Emmerdale.

Mathew Baynton’s comedy The Wrong Mans was nominated for scripted comedy, but he was surprised by the absence of Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s black comedy Inside No 9 across all categories.


There was also no place for BBC3’s axed drama In The Flesh, although the channel did earn a total of four nominations, including two for drama Murdered By My Boyfriend.

See the full list of Bafta TV awards 2015