BAFTA TV Awards: Benedict Cumberbatch Scores Third Nomination For Sherlock

BAFTA TV Awards: Benedict Cumberbatch Scores Third Nomination For Sherlock

Benedict Cumberbatch in a still from Sherlock

Mumbai: There are few who have played the eccentric sleuth from 221B Baker Street better than Benedict Cumberbatch. And now, the 38-year-old British actor has been nominated for the third time for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in as many seasons for the BAFTA TV Awards.

Only nine episodes have been produced so far. Each episode, with 90-minute duration, is almost as long as a feature film. The first of the three seasons were broadcast in 2010. Season two was broadcast in 2012 and a third season was broadcast in 2014. This third season became UK's most watched drama series since 2001.

Benedict, of course, isn't alone. His competition this time includes Toby Jones who is nominated for his portrayal of a man with learning difficulties in Marvellous , and James Nesbitt, shortlisted for his work in BBC One's The Missing.

The nominations were announced today by actor Freddie Fox and Benedict's Sherlock co-star Amanda Abbington. The awards will be held at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London on April 26.

Complete List of Nominations:

LEADING ACTOR
Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock
Toby Jones - Marvellous
James Nesbitt - The Missing
Jason Watkins - The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jeff

LEADING ACTRESS
Georgina Campbell - Murdered By My Boyfriend
Keeley Hawes - Line Of Duty
Sarah Lancashire - Happy Valley
Sheridan Smith - Cilla

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Adeel Akhtar - Utopia
James Norton - Happy Valley
Stephen Rea - The Honourable Woman
Ken Stott - The Missing

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Gemma Jones - Marvellous
Vicky Mcclure - Line Of Duty
Amanda Redman - Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This
Charlotte Spencer - Glue

ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE
Ant And Dec - Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Leigh Francis - Celebrity Juice
Graham Norton - The Graham Norton Show
Claudia Winkleman - Strictly Come Dancing

FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Olivia Colman - Rev.
Tamsin Greig - Episodes
Jessica Hynes - W1A
Catherine Tate - Catherine Tate's Nan

MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Matt Berry - Toast Of London
Hugh Bonneville - W1A
Tom Hollander - Rev.
Brendan O'Carroll - Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special

SINGLE DRAMA
A Poet In New York
Common
Marvellous
Murdered By My Boyfriend
Mini

SERIES
Cilla
The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies
Our World War
Prey

DRAMA SERIES
Happy Valley
Line Of Duty
The Missing
Peaky Blinders

SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
Casualty
Coronation Street
Eastenders
Hollyoaks

INTERNATIONAL
The Good Wife
House Of Cards
Orange Is The New Black
True Detective

FACTUAL SERIES
15,000 Kids And Counting
Educating The East End
Life And Death Row
Protecting Our Parents

SPECIALIST FACTUAL
David Attenborough's Conquest Of The Skies 3d
Grayson Perry: Who Are You?
The Great War: The People's Story
Our Gay Wedding: The Musical

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY
Baby P: The Untold Story
Children Of Syria
The Miners Strike And Me
The Paedophile Hunter

FEATURES
George Clarke's Amazing Spaces
Grand Designs
The Great British Bake Off
Long Lost Family

REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
The Apprentice
I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!
The Island With Bear Grylls
The Undateables

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Children On The Frontline (Dispatches)
Ebola Frontline (Panorama)
Inside Kenya's Death Squads (Al Jazeera Investigates)
Terror At The Mall (This World)

NEWS COVERAGE
BBC News At Ten
Channel 4 News - Inside Gaza: Children Under Fire
ITV News At Ten: Iraq Crisis
SKY News Live At Five: Ebola

SPORT & LIVE EVENT
2014 Fa Cup Semi Final Hull City V Sheffield United
Monty Python (Mostly) Live: One Down, Five To Go
Tour De France, 2014, Stage 1
Ww1 Remembered - From The Battlefield & Westminster Abbey

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Dynamo: Magician Impossible
Strictly Come Dancing
The Voice

COMEDY AND COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe
The Graham Norton Show
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle
Would I Lie To You

SCRIPTED COMEDY
Detectorists
Harry & Paul's Story Of The Twos
Moone Boy
The Wrong Mans

RADIO TIMES AUDIENCE AWARD (Voted For By Members Of The Public)
Cilla
Eastenders
Game Of Thrones
The Great
British Bake Off
The Missing
Sherlock
Strictly Come Dancing