'Britain’s Got Talent' wins TV Bafta nomination

'Britain’s Got Talent' has received its first ever nomination for a Bafta television award.

'Britain’s Got Talent' has received its first ever nomination for a Bafta television award.

The hit ITV show is in the running for best Entertainment Programme, up against 'The Graham Norton Show' (BBC1), which is also nominated for the first time.

In other nominations announced today, John Hurt is up for Leading Actor for the reprisal of his role as Quentin Crisp in the drama 'An Englishman In New York' (ITV1), 34 years after he won a Bafta for playing Crisp in 'The Naked Civil Servant'.

Julie Walters clocks up her 13th and 14th Bafta nominations – with two nods in the Leading Actress category.

She is nominated 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'.

1 SHOWBIZ Baftas Nominations


By Press Association Reporter

Here are the nominations for the Philips British Academy Television Awards 2010.

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


The Unloved

:: Drama Series

Being Human



The Street

:: Drama Serial


Red Riding

Small Island


:: Continuing Drama

The Bill


Coronation Street


:: 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


:: Single Documentary

Katie: My Beautiful Face

Louis Theroux: A Place For Paedophiles

Tsunami: Caught On Camera


:: 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


Peep Show

The Thick of It

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