The BAFTA Television Awards take place tonight and will be shown at 8pm B.S.T. on BBC One and BBC One HD. Sherlock‘s Benedict Cumberbatch is up for Leading Actor, Andrew Scott and Martin Freeman have both received nominations for Supporting Actor, also for their roles in Sherlock. The detective program is also up for the YouTube Audience Award. The Hour received one nomination and that was Supporting Actress for Anna Chancellor (Lix Storm) but her co-stars Romola Garai and Dominic West received Leading Actress and Leading Actor nominations for their respective roles in The Crimson Petal and the White and Appropriate Adult. Everyone’s favorite Smith, Dame Maggie, is also up for Supporting Actress for her role in love-it-or-you-hate-it Downton Abbey.
Steven Moffat will receive the 2012 Television Special Award “in recognition of his outstanding creative writing contribution to television,” and the official website records his reaction as follows:
“Blimey! A Special Award! I didn’t even know I was ill! So thrilled by this – especially after two years of Sherlock and Doctor Who, my two favourite shows ever. Of course the work, and the people I get to work with, has always been all the reward I need – a fact I’m very glad that BAFTA has disregarded.”
Update: Andrew Scott has won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Jim Moriarty in Sherlock. Congratulations, Mr. Scott! Watch an interview with Scott on the red carpet before the ceremony below and have a watch of other red carpet interviews here in the BAFTA YouTube playlist.
Check out the other winners here and let us know your thoughts.