Baftas Preview: All Aboard The Red Carpet

June 5, 2010 by  
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THE BAFTAS: Sunday 6th June, BBC1, 8pm ALERT ME

Awards are like haemorrhoids: every arsehole is bound to get one. Welcome to this year’s Baftas.

The red carpet will be rolled; lenses will whir; champagne will be quaffed; and less than erudite acceptance speeches will be made, as is the standard protocol at these events.

If you feel like tuning in to see how the other half live (half is an exaggeration, it’s probably closer to 0.0001% of the world’s population) as they are showered with prizes for simply doing what they do then this is the show for you. All the stars will be there ranging from Ant & Dec to Helena Bonham Carter not to mention Julie Walters and Kenneth Branagh.

Graham Norton will be hosting the awards in order that, comparatively, the talent on show will appear to be of a higher grade thereby raising the glamour stakes. Who knows, it might even have a chance of getting into the back pages of Hello! magazine.

The nominations are:

Leading Actress

Helena Bonham Carter – Enid (BBC Four)
Sophie Okonedo – Mrs Mandela (BBC Four)
Julie Walters – A Short Stay In Switzerland (BBC One)
Julie Walters – Mo (Channel 4)

Leading Actor

Kenneth Branagh – Wallander (BBC One)
Brendan Gleeson – Into The Storm (BBC Two)
John Hurt – An Englishman in New York (ITV1)
David Oyelowo – Small Island (BBC One)

Entertainment Performance

Stephen Fry – QI (BBC One)
Harry Hill – Harry Hill’s TV Burp (ITV1)
Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly – I’m A Celebrity….Get Me Out Of Here! (ITV1)
Michael McIntyre – Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One)

Female Performance In A Comedy Programme

Jo Brand – Getting On (BBC Four)
Rebecca Front – The Thick Of It (BBC Two)
Miranda Hart – Miranda (BBC Two)
Joanna Scanlan – Getting On (BBC Four)

Male Performance In A Comedy Programme

Simon Bird – The Inbetweeners (E4)
Peter Capaldi – The Thick Of It (BBC Two)
Hugh Dennis – Outnumbered Christmas Special (BBC One)
David Mitchell – Peep Show (Channel 4)

Drama Serial

Occupation (BBC One)
Red Riding (Channel 4)
Small Island (BBC One)
Unforgiven (ITV1)

Drama Series

Being Human (BBC Three)
Misfits (E4)
Spooks (BBC One)
The Street (BBC One)


Family Guy (BBC Three)
Mad Men (BBC Four)
Nurse Jackie (BBC Two)
True Blood (FX)