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Moone Boy and Mrs Brown's Boys among Irish nominated for TV BAFTAs

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THE TELEVISION BAFTA nominations have been announced today, and the Irish are well represented indeed.

Graham Norton is yet again up for Entertainment Performance for The Graham Norton Show, while actors James Nesbitt has a leading actor nod for his role in The Missing. Stephen Rea’s role in The Honourable Woman has secured him a supporting actor nomination, while Brendan O’Carroll is up for best male performance in a comedy for Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special.

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Chris O’Dowd’s Moone Boy is also in the running for best situation comedy in the ceremony, which will take place in London, May 10.

Happy Valley, Marvellous, The Missing and Line of Duty all lead with three nominations each, while Olivia Coleman and Benedict Cumberbatch round off their annual nomination streak with best actor and actress nods.

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The nominations in full:

Leading actor

Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock

Toby Jones – Marvellous

James Nesbitt – The Missing

Jason Watkins – The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies

Leading actress

Georgina Campbell – Murdered by My Boyfriend

Keeley Hawes – Line of Duty

Sarah Lancashire – Happy Valley

Sheridan Smith – Cilla

Supporting actor

Adeel Akhtar – Utopia

James Norton – Happy Valley

Stephen Rea – The Honourable Woman

Ken Stott – The Missing

Supporting actress

Gemma Jones – Marvellous

Vicky McClure – Line of Duty

Amanda Redman – Tommy Cooper: Not like That, Like This

Charlotte Spencer – Glue

Entertainment performance

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly – Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Leigh Francis – Celebrity Juice

Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show

Claudia Winkleman – Strictly Come Dancing

Female performance in a comedy programme

Olivia Colman – Rev

Tamsin Greig – Episodes

Jessica Hynes – W1A

Catherine Tate – Catherine Tate’s Nan

Male performance in a comedy programme

Matt Berry – Toast of London

Hugh Bonneville – W1A

Tom Hollander – Rev

Brendan O’Carroll – Mrs Brown’s Boys – Christmas Special

Single drama

A Poet In New York



Murdered By My Boyfriend



The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies

Our World War


Drama series

Happy Valley

Line of Duty

The Missing

Peaky Blinders

Soap and continuing drama


Coronation Street




The Good Wife

House of Cards

Orange Is The New Black

True Detective

Factual series

15,000 Kids and Counting

Educating The East End

Life And Death Row

Protecting Our Parents

Specialist factual

David Attenborough’s Conquest Of The Skies 3D

Grayson Perry: Who Are You?

The Great War: The People’s Story

Our Gay Wedding: The Musical

Single documentary

Baby P: The Untold Story

Children Of Syria

The Miners Strike And Me

The Paedophile Hunter


George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces

Grand Designs

The Great British Bake Off

Long Lost Family

Reality and constructed factual

The Apprentice

I’m A Celebrity… GET ME OUT OF HERE!

The Island With Bear Grylls

The Undateables

Current affairs

Children On The Frontline (Dispatches)

Ebola Frontline (Panorama)

Inside Kenya’s Death Squads (Al Jazeera Investigates)

Terror At The Mall (This World)

News coverage

BBC News At Ten

Channel 4 News – Inside Gaza: Children Under Fire

ITV News At Ten: Iraq Crisis

Sky News Live At Five: Ebola

Sport and live event

2014 FA Cup Semi-final Hull vs. Sheffield United

Monty Python (Mostly) Live: One Down, Five To Go

Tour De France 2014, Stage 1

WW1 Remembered: From The Battlefield and Westminster Abbey

Entertainment programme

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Dynamo: Magician Impossible

Strictly Come Dancing

The Voice

Comedy and comedy entertainment programme

Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe

The Graham Norton Show

Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle

Would I Lie To You

Situation comedy


Harry & Paul’s Story Of The Twos

Moone Boy

The Wrong Mans

Radio Times Audience Award (voted for by members of the public)



Game of Thrones

The Great British Bake Off

The Missing


Strictly Come Dancing

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