The Bafta award nominations for TV are out, and you’ll be familiar with some of the nominees. Among the shows getting love are This is England ’88, Misfits, The Crimson Petal and the White, Our War, Mrs. Brown’s Boys, Rev, Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, and yes….Psychoville (for New Media). And honored actors include Joseph Gilgun (Woody in TIE), Martin Freeman, Miranda Hart, Maggie Smith, Olivia Colman and Hugh Bonneville (both for Twenty Twelve), and Tom Hollander (Rev). Modern Family got an international nomination, and it turns out Shameless is put in the Continuing Drama category, meaning it’s up against EastEnders & Coronation St.

I see they’ve also changed up the categories. From the Telegraph: “Before this year, the drama categories were Best Single Drama (which remains), Best Series (a drama with stand-alone episodes but a continuing main character) and Best Serial (a drama with an overarching story). Now the categories echo the Golden Globes with the “series” and “serial” differentiation ditched for “mini series” (dramas of 2 to 5 episodes) and “series” (dramas of 6 to 19 episodes).”

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Christine Becker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame.
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