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: Emily Watson, 'Appropriate Adult' (ITV1); Nadine Marshall, 'Random' (C4); Romola Garai, 'The Crimson Petal and the White' (BBC2); Vicky McClure, 'This is England ’88' (C4).
A vintage crop this year, but we suspect Bafta's uncharacteristic distaste for costume dramas this year may be bucked, especially with Vicky McClure having won last year. Too bad, because the 'TIE' star was even better in the 1988 incarnation – one confessional sequence with a nurse will live long in the memory – and Watson's performance, while less obviously awards-baiting than those of her mass-murdering co-stars, was no less effective.
Who will win? Romola Garai.
Who should win? Vicky McClure (pictured left).
Who’s missing? Rachael Stirling was the standout in the underrated 'Women in Love', but it's hard to argue against any of the above.