BAFTA 2011 nominations revealed – full list below – Emmerdale snubbed again!

by Anna Howell

Another year, and another seemingly predictable list of nominations from the Board of Bafta’s, and we have the full list of nominees for you here.

Leading Actor

Jim Broadbent – Any Human Heart (Channel 4)
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock (BBC One)
Daniel Rigby – Eric and Ernie (BBC Four)
Matt Smith – Doctor Who (BBC One)

Leading Actress

Anna Maxwell Martin – South Riding (BBC One)
Vicky McClure – This Is England ’86 (Channel 4)
Natalie Press – Five Daughters (BBC One)
Juliet Stevenson – Accused (BBC One)

Supporting Actor

Brendan Coyle – Downton Abbey (ITV1)
Martin Freeman – Sherlock (BBC One)
Johnny Harris – This Is England ’86 (Channel 4)
Robert Sheehan – Misfits (E4)

Supporting Actress

Gillian Anderson – Any Human Heart (Channel 4)
Lynda Baron – The Road To Coronation Street (BBC Four)
Lauren Socha – Misfits (E4)
Jessie Wallace – The Road To Coronation Street (BBC Four)

Entertainment Performance

Rob Brydon – The Rob Brydon Show (BBC Two)
Stephen Fry – QI (BBC One)
Harry Hill – Harry Hill’s TV Burp (ITV1)
Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme

Jo Brand – Getting On (BBC Four)
Dawn French – Roger and Val Have Just Got In (BBC Two)
Miranda Hart – Miranda (BBC Two)
Katherine Parkinson – The IT Crowd (Channel 4)

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme

James Buckley – The Inbetweeners (E4)
Steve Coogan – The Trip (BBC Two)
Tom Hollander – Rev. (BBC Two)
David Mitchell – Peep Show (Channel 4)

Single Drama

Eric and Ernie (BBC Four)
I Am Slave (Channel 4)
The Road to Coronation Street (BBC Four)
The Special Relationship (BBC Two)

Drama Series

Being Human (BBC Three)
Downton Abbey (ITV1)
Misfits (E4)
Sherlock (BBC One)

Drama Serial

Any Human Heart (Channel 4)
Mad Dogs (Sky1)
The Sinking of the Laconia (BBC Two)
The Promise (Channel 4)

Continuing Drama

Casualty (BBC One)
Coronation Street (ITV1)
EastEnders (BBC One)
Waterloo Road (BBC One)

International Series

Boardwalk Empire (Sky Atlantic/HBO)
Glee (E4/Twentieth Century Fox)
The Killing (BBC Four/DR/ZDF Enterprises)
Mad Men (BBC Four/Lionsgate Television)

Factual Series

Coppers (Channel 4)
One Born Every Minute (Channel 4)
Welcome To Lagos (BBC Two)
The Young Ones (BBC One)

Specialist Factual

Alan Bennett and the Habit of Art (The Making Of) (More4)
Flying Monsters 3D (Sky3D)
Human Planet (BBC One)
Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town (BBC Two)

Single Documentary

Between Life and Death (BBC One)
The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan (More4)
Pink Saris (More4)
Scenes From A Teenage Killing (BBC Four)


Come Dine With Me (Channel 4)
Hugh’s Fish Fight (Channel 4)
Mary Queen of Shops (BBC Two)
Pineapple Dance Studios (Sky1)

Current Affairs

Kids In Care (Panorama) (BBC One)
Lost Girls of South Africa (Dispatches) (Channel 4)
Secret Iraq (BBC Two)
Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children (BBC Four)

News Coverage

BBC One Ten O’Clock News: Handover of Power (BBC One/BBC News 24)
Channel 4 News: From Chile’s Ecstasy to Congo’s Agony (Channel 4)
ITV News At Ten: The Cumbria Murders (ITV1)
Sky News: Egypt Crisis (Sky News)


6 Nations: England v Wales (BBC One)
FA Cup Final: Chelsea v Portsmouth (ITV1)
Formula 1: The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (BBC One)
Wimbledon 2010 (BBC One)

New Media

LabUK/Brain Test Britain
Malcolm Tucker: The Missing Phone
Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention

Entertainment Programme

The Cube (ITV1)
The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)
Have I Got News For You (BBC One)
The X Factor (ITV1)

Comedy Programme

Catherine Tate’s Little Cracker (Sky1)
Come Fly With Me (BBC One)
Facejacker (E4)
Harry and Paul (BBC Two)

Situation Comedy

Mrs Brown’s Boys (BBC One)
Peep Show (Channel 4)
Rev. (BBC Two)
The Trip (BBC Two)

The Television Awards ceremony is to be held in London on May 22, and although it is refreshing to see the likes of Misfits and The Inbetweeners in the running, it is with great disappointment that yet another award ceremony fails to recognise Emmerdale in continuing Drama, despite nominating the likes of Waterloo Road and Casualty.

As per usual, Eastenders and Coronation Street have both been nominated, and whilst I agree that after the superb tram crash and 50th anniversary production, Coronation Street quite rightly deserve their place on the list, Eastenders have just been in the middle of quite possibly the most controversial, and some would argue, disturbed storyline in soap history, the acting, writing and production on Emmerdale this year has been consistently brilliant. What does this tell the world of our appreciation for our beloved soaps, that we prefer shocking and inappropriate portrayals over real acting, amazing writing and real heartfelt performances that we see regularly on Emmerdale.

It makes you wonder, with as many complaints Eastenders has received these past twelve months, who decides these nominations? It sets a standard for a soap to do whatever it pleases with no consequence for their decisions.