Vote! It's BAFTA time. Sherlock, Downton Abbey and more…


Doesn’t get any better than having a night to celebrate and pay tribute to the best television on television. It’s time again for the BAFTA’s, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, Sunday, 22 May. This year is does nothing to disprove this theory in that you have several legitimate winners in virtually every category.

From lead actors/actresses, supporting actors/actresses, entertainment, comedy, drama, factual, documentary, news coverage, sport and, now, new media, this is pre-eminent vehicle for supporting ‘the art form of the moving image’ as is that BAFTA mission. A list of all nominees in all categories can be found here so you can play along at home on Sunday.

Congrats to everyone with PBS ties including Martin Freeman (Sherlock), Gillian Anderson (Any Human Heart), Miranda Hart (Miranda), Dawn French (Roger and Val Have Just Got In), etc. on your nominations. Will be interesting to see the winner in the international category which pits the likes of Boardwalk Empire against Glee, The Killing and Mad Men. Never actually said Glee and Mad Men in the same sentence.

Leading up to Sunday’s broadcast, tellyspotting presents the unofficial Viewer’s Choice poll in two categories with close ties for PBS viewers. Vote early and often and then see how your choices stack up on Sunday.

It’s nights like this you realize that telly is a good thing when done properly.

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  • GAYLE MILLER

    Being Human so deserves to win, great cast, dark and funny everything you’d want in a program.

    • @Gayle: While I’m very partial to both Sherlock and Downton Abbey, my guilty pleasure is to totally agree with you on Being Human. Love that series. Have to admit, have not seen season 3 as of yet. Am only armed with the knowledge that Herrick is back and looks badder than ever. Can’t wait for a BH3 marathon viewing session soon.