E4’s Misfits nominates for four BAFTA 2011 awards!

‘Misfits’ is leading this year’s TV BAFTA nominations with the potential to scoop four awards.

The E4 teen drama is up for Best Drama and New Media Title – which applauds the best websites and digital TV shows of the year – while Robert Sheehan and Lauren Socha, who play Nathan Young and Kelly Bailey, are nominated in the Supporting Actor and Actress categories.

Meanwhile, the respective leading men of ‘Sherlock’ and ‘Doctor Who’ – Benedict Cumberbatch and Matt Smith – will battle it out in the Leading Actor category, joined by ‘Any Human Heart’ star Jim Broadbent and Eric and Ernie’s Daniel Rigby.

Surprisingly, Jessie Wallace – who is known for portraying bolshie barmaid Kat Moon in ‘EastEnders’ – received a nod in the Supporting Actress category for her work on the cobbles of ‘Coronation Street’, rather than Albert Square.

The star has received her first-ever TV BAFTA nomination for her role as ‘Corrie’ legend Pat Phoenix in BBC docudrama ‘The Road to Coronation Street’.

However, ‘EastEnders’ hasn’t missed out in the nominations, and will face ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Waterloo Road’ and Casualty’ in the Continuing Drama category after having scooped the prestigious prize six times in recent years.

Elsewhere, in the Entertainment category, ‘The X Factor’ faces ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘The Cube’ and ‘The Graham Norton Show’.

The Philips British Academy Television Awards will take place on May 22.

2011 TV BAFTAS FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS

LEADING ACTOR

Jim Broadbent – ‘Any Human Heart’

Benedict Cumberbatch – ‘Sherlock’

Daniel Rigby – ‘Eric and Ernie’

Matt Smith – ‘Doctor Who’

LEADING ACTRESS

Anna Maxwell Martin – ‘South Riding’

Vicky McClure – ‘This Is England ’86’

Natalie Press – ‘Five Daughters’

Juliet Stevenson – ‘Accused’

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Brendan Coyle – ‘Downton Abbey’

Martin Freeman – ‘Sherlock’

Johnny Harris – ‘This Is England ’86’

Robert Sheehan – ‘Misfits’

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Gillian Anderson – ‘Any Human Heart’

Lynda Baron – ‘The Road to Coronation Street’

Lauren Socha – ‘Misfits’

Jessie Wallace – ‘The Road to Coronation Street’

ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE

Rob Brydon – ‘The Rob Brydon Show’

Stephen Fry – ‘QI’

Harry Hill – ‘Harry Hill’s TV Burp’

Graham Norton – ‘The Graham Norton Show’

DRAMA SERIAL

‘Any Human Heart’

‘Mad Dogs’

‘The Sinking of the Laconia’

‘The Promise’

CONTINUING DRAMA

‘Casualty’

‘Coronation Street’

‘EastEnders’

‘Waterloo Road’

INTERNATIONAL

‘Boardwalk Empire’

‘Glee’

‘The Killing’

‘Mad Men’

FACTUAL SERIES

‘Coppers’

‘One Born Every Minute’

‘Welcome to Lagos’

‘The Young Ones’

SPECIALIST FACTUAL

‘Alan Bennett and the Habit of Art (The Making Of)’

‘Flying Monsters 3D’

‘Human Planet’

‘Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town’

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY

‘Between Life and Death’

‘The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan’

‘Pink Saris’

‘Scenes From a Teenage Killing’

FEATURES

‘Come Dine With Me’

‘Hugh’s Fish Fight’

‘Mary Queen of Shops’

‘Pineapple Dance Studios’

CURRENT AFFAIRS

‘Kids in Care (Panorama)’

‘Lost Girls of South Africa (Dispatches)’

‘Secret Iraq’

‘Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children’

NEWS COVERAGE

‘BBC One Ten O’Clock News: Handover of Power’

‘Channel 4 News: From Chile’s Ecstasy to Congo’s Agony’

‘ITV News at Ten: The Cumbria Murders’

‘Sky News: Egypt Crisis’

SPORT

‘6 Nations – England v Wales’

‘FA Cup Final: Chelsea v Portsmouth’

‘Formula 1 – The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix’

‘Wimbledon 2010’

NEW MEDIA

‘LabUK/Brain Test Britain’

‘Misfits’

‘Malcolm Tucker: The Missing Phone’

‘Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention’

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

‘The Cube’

‘The Graham Norton Show’

‘Have I Got News For You’

‘The X Factor’

COMEDY PROGRAMME

‘Catherine Tate’s Little Cracker’

‘Come Fly With Me’

‘Facejacker’

‘Harry and Paul’

SITUATION COMEDY

‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’

‘Peep Show’

‘Rev’

‘The Trip’

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