The 2016 House of Fraser BAFTA Television Awards have been announced this morning and Scots actress Michelle Gomez is among the nominees.
Glasgow-born Gomez, first seen in Doctor Who’s eighth series finale has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her fabulous portrayal of the cunning and evil Missy (The Master). The Master’s return was revealed in Dark Water / Death in Heaven and in true Master style, appeared again in the opening episodes of series nine in The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar.
Michelle Gomez is joined in the Best Supporting Actress category by Chanel Cresswell for ‘This is England ’90 (Channel 4), Eleanor Worthington-Cox for ‘The Enfield Haunting’ and Lesley Manville for ‘River’ (BBC One).
Other nominees this year include the stunning BBC drama ‘Wolf Hall’ which receives four nominations, Suranne Jones who some may know as Doctor Who’s Idris in The Doctor’s Wife gets the nod for Best Actress for her outstanding role in ‘Doctor Foster’ while Idris Elba is nominated for Best Actor for BBC One’s gritty drama ‘Luther’. ‘The Graham Norton Show’, Peter Kay’s ‘Car Share’ and ‘London Spy’ also make the list.
Returning again this year is the Radio Times Audience Award, a category where the viewers have their say. The six shows this year are Doctor Foster, Humans, Making a Murderer, Peter Kay’s Car Scheme, Poldark and The Great British Bake Off. Voting closes at 4pm on the 5th May.
This year’s ceremony will be held at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 8th May.
Watch below as Dermot O’Leary and Georgina Campbell announce the nominations. A full list can also be found at the BAFTA website.
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