TV Baftas: our predictions of who will win (and lose) on the night
We now have the full list of nominations for this year's TV Baftas, which take place at the Royal Festival Hall on May 27 2012 (and televised at 8pm on BBC2 the same night). A shuffling of drama categories has clarified elgibility while also creating controversy ('Sherlock' is now a mini series rather than drama series, thus missing out), but the competition is as fierce as ever.
This year, Time Out TV Editor Gabriel Tate puts his neck on the line to predict who will take home the awards. We’ve also paid tribute to a few deserving unfortunates who have been overlooked. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
The nominees: 'Fresh Meat' (C4); 'Mrs Brown’s Boys' (BBC1); 'Friday Night Dinner' (C4); 'Rev.' (BBC2).
It seems a little unfair that two men could strike gold so spectacularly twice in a lifetime, but Bain and Armstrong's 'Fresh Meat' was far and away the best sitcom of the past 12 months, if not quite yet the equal of 'Peep Show' at its peak. If Bafta's feeling bold, they'll back it, but we anticipate a return to the safer turf of 'Rev.', with 'Friday Night Dinner' an unexpected guest at the feast. Anything but 'Mrs Brown's Boys', basically…
Who will win? 'Rev.'.
Who should win? 'Fresh Meat' (pictured).
Who’s missing? We've already gone on record with our views about the parlous state of TV comedy, but 'Twenty Twelve' was a low-key treat amid Olympic hysteria, distinguished by one of the best-cast ensembles we've seen in ages.
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