Julie Walters leads TV BAFTAs

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 May 2010
Julie Walters

Julie Walters

Screen legend Julie Walters has been nominated for two Leading Actress TV BAFTAs, for her role in 'Mo' and 'A Short Stay in Switzerland'

Julie Walters has been nominated for two Leading Actress television BAFTAs.

The screen legend has been shortlisted for her work on two-part drama programme 'Mo', where she played late MP Mo Molam, and TV film 'A Short Stay in Switzerland', for which she won an Emmy.

The 60-year-old actress has been joined in the category by Helena Bonham Carter, who has been nominated for her work as author Enid Blyton in 'Enid' and 'Mrs Mandela' actress Sophie Okonedo, who is also up for a Supporting Actress award her role in BBC drama series in 'Criminal Justice'.

Fighting for the Leading Actor prize is 'Wallander' star Kenneth Branagh, Brendon Gleeson for his work on 'Into the Storm', John Hurt for 'An Englishman in New York' and David Oyelowo for 'Small Island'.

'Small Island' star Benedict Cumberbatch is up for the Supporting Actor prize alongside 'Gracie!' actor Tom Hollander, Gary Lewis in 'Mo' and Matthew Macfadyen for 'Criminal Justice'.

TV presenting duo Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly - aka Ant and Dec - have been nominated in the Entertainment Performance category for 'I'm A Celebrity. Get Me Out Of Here' alongside comedian Michael McIntyre for his 'Comedy Roadshow'. Stephen Fry is also up for 'QI' with Harry Hill and his show 'TV Burp'.

Ant and Dec will also compete against Harry with their other TV programme 'Britain's Got Talent', which has been shortlisted in the Entertainment Programme category, alongside 'Harry Hill's TV Burp', 'The Graham Norton Show' and 'Newswipe with Charlie Brooker'.

Meanwhile, rural soap 'Emmerdale' and Channel 4's 'Hollyoaks' have been left out of the Continuing Drama category. Instead, 'The Bill', 'Casualty', 'Coronation Street' and British Soap Awards winners 'EastEnders' will fight it out for the coveted gong.

Main Philips British Academy Television Awards nominees:

Leading Actor:

Kenneth Branagh - 'Wallander'

Brendon Gleeson - 'Into The Storm'

John Hurt - 'An Englishman in New York'

David Oyelowo - 'Small Island'

Leading Actress:

Helena Bonham Carter - 'Enid'

Sophie Okonedo - 'Mrs Mandela'

Julie Walters - 'A Short Stay In Switzerland'

Julie Walters - 'Mo'

Supporting Actor:

Benedict Cumberbatch - 'Small Island'

Tom Hollander - 'Gracie!'

Gary Lewis - 'Mo'

Matthew Macfadyen - 'Criminal Justice'

Supporting Actress:

Rebecca Hall - 'Red Riding 1974'

Sophie Okonedo - 'Criminal Justice'

Lauren Socha - 'The Unloved'

Imelda Staunton - 'Cranford'

Entertainment Performance:

Stephen Fry - 'QI'

Harry Hill - 'Harry Hill's TV Burp'

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly - 'I'm A Celebrity. Get Me Out Of Here!'

Michael McIntyre - 'Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow'

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme:

Jo Brand - 'Getting On'

Rebecca Front - 'The Thick Of It'

Miranda Hart - 'Miranda'

Joanna Scanlan - 'Getting On'

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme:

Simon Bird - 'The Inbetweeners'

Peter Capaldi - 'The Thick Of It'

Hugh Dennis - 'Outnumbered Christmas Special'

David Mitchell - 'Peep Show'

Single Drama:

'A Short Stay in Switzerland'

'Five Minutes of Heaven'


'The Unloved'

Drama Series:

'Being Human'



'The Street'

Drama Serial:


'Red Riding'

'Small Island'


Continuing Drama:

'The Bill'


'Coronation Street



'Family Guy'

'Mad Men'

'Nurse Jackie'

'True Blood'

Entertainment Programme:

'Britain's Got Talent'

'The Graham Norton Show'

'Harry Hill's TV Burp'

'Newswipe with Charlie Brooker'

Situation Comedy:

'The Inbetweeners'


'Peep Show'

'The Thick of It'

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