'Homeland,' 'Girls' Nominated for U.K.'s Royal Television Society Award
The U.S. shows will go up against Danish hit "Borgen" in the best international TV series category at the awards from the world's oldest TV society.
LONDON -- HBO's Golden Globe-winning comedy Girls, created by and starring Lena Dunham, is among the Royal Television Society program award nominees announced Thursday.
The show is up for this year's RTS international program award but faces strong competition for the nod from another multi-Golden Globe winner, spy thriller Homeland (season one), and the BAFTA TV-winning Danish political drama Borgen.
Britain's annual RTS program awards aim to recognize the work of exceptional actors, presenters, writers and production teams, as well as celebrating the programs themselves.
This year's best drama categories are ruled by programs made for the BBC.
Call the Midwife, Line of Duty and Sherlock will go head to head for the best drama series prize, while Good Cop, Parade's End and Room at the Top will challenge for best drama serial.
In the best entertainment show category, Simon Cowell's Britain's Got Talent for commercial web ITV will go up against Celebrity Juice for ITV 2 and Dynamo: Magician Impossible (Series 2) which airs on UKTV, the multi-channel operator owned by BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive.
The best actor nod will be contested for by actors whose turns all feature in BBC shows, with Sean Bean (Accused II), Lennie James (Line of Duty) and Oliver Lansley (Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story) all looking to take home the prize.
The best actress award will go to Olivia Colman or Anne Marie Duff for their respective turns in BBC One's Accused II or Sheridan Smith for her turn in ITV's Mrs Biggs.
The group is the oldest TV society in the world and is chaired by David Liddiment.
The awards will be handed out March 19 at a shindig hosted by comedian-writer-actress Jo Brand in central London.
Here is the complete list of nominations:
Olivia Colman - Accused II RSJ Films for BBC One
Anne Marie Duff - Accused II RSJ Films for BBC One
Sheridan Smith - Mrs Biggs ITV Studios for ITV
Sean Bean - Accused II RSJ Films for BBC One
Lennie James - Line of Duty World Productions for BBC Two
Oliver Lansley - Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story Mammoth Screen for BBC Wales for BBC One
All In the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry Seneca Productions for Channel 4
Lucian Freud: Painted Life Blakeway for BBC Two
The South Bank Show: Grime, Bow & How UK Hip Hop Found Its Voice Director's Cut for Sky Arts HD
Mr Stink BBC Productions in association with Bert Productions for BBC One
Teulu Ty Crwn (The 'Ty Crwn' Family) Apollo/Fflic Co-Production, Part of Boom Pictures CYMRU, for S4C
Wolfblood CBBC Productions for CBBC
Horrible Histories Lion TV in association with Citrus TV for CBBC
Newsround Up and Away CBBC Productions for CBBC
Room on the Broom Magic Lights Pictures for BBC Two
Jessica Hynes - Twenty Twelve (Series 2) BBC Productions for BBC Two
Ruth Jones - Stella Tidy Productions for Sky 1 HD
Jack Whitehall - Fresh Meat Objective Productions for Channel 4
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals Fresh One Productions for Channel 4
Remembrance Week Fever Media for BBC One
The Chase ITV Studios for ITV
Our War BBC Productions for BBC Three
Protecting Our Children BBC Productions for BBC Two
The Year the Town Hall Shrank Blast for BBC Four
Good Cop BBC Productions for BBC One
Parade's End Mammoth Screen for BBC Two
Room At The Top Great Meadow Productions for BBC Four and BBC Worldwide
Call the Midwife Neal Street Productions for BBC One
Line of Duty World Productions for BBC Two
Sherlock Hartswood Films for BBC Wales in co-production with Masterpiece for BBC One
Britain's Got Talent Thames/Syco TV for ITV
CelebrityJuice Talkback Production Company for ITV2
Dynamo:Magician Impossible (Series 2) Phil McIntyre Entertainments/Inner Circle Films for Watch
Charlie Brooker - 10 O'Clock Live Zeppotron Productions for Channel 4
Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly - I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! ITV Studios for ITV
will.i.am - The Voice UK A Wall to Wall Media & Talpa Production for BBC One
The Plot To Bring Down Britain's Planes Raw Television for Channel 4
The Secret History of Our Streets Century Films and Halcyons Heart Films for BBC Two
Words of Captain Scott ITV Studios for ITV
Borgen DR for BBC Four
Girls HBO for Sky Atlantic HD
Homeland (Series 1) Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21 acquired by Channel 4
London Paralympics 2012 Sunset+Vine/IMG Sports Media for Channel 4
Olympics 2012 BBC Productions for BBC
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert BBC Productions for BBC One
Nations and Regions Program
Born to Lose STV for the STV Appeal
The Bank Of Dave (Episode 1) Finestripe Productions for Channel 4
The Story Of Wales Green Bay Media for BBC One Wales
Popular Factual and Features
Long Lost Family (Series 2) Wall to Wall Media for ITV
Make Bradford British Love Productions for Channel 4
The Great British Bake Off Love West for BBC Two
Clare Balding - The Olympics BBC Productions for BBC
Dr James Fox - History of Art in Three Colours BBC Productions for BBC Four
Grayson Perry - All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry Seneca Productions for Channel 4
Science and Natural History
Earthflight John Downer Productions for BBC One
Operation Iceberg BBC Productions for BBC Two
The Plane Crash Dragonfly Film and Television for Channel 4
Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of my Life Baby Cow for Sky Atlantic HD
Fresh Meat Objective Productions for Channel 4
Twenty Twelve (Series 2) BBC Productions for BBC Two
7/7: One Day in London Minnow Films for BBC Two
Fy Chwaer A Fi (My Sister and I) Bulb Films, Part of Boom Pictures CYMRU, for S4C
Lifers Century Films for Channel 4
Everyday Revolution Films for Channel 4
My Murder BBC Productions for BBC Three
The Hollow Crown: Richard II Neal Street Productions for BBC Two
Soap and Continuing Drama
Coronation Street ITV Studios for ITV
EastEnders BBC Productions for BBC One
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures for Channel 4
Writer – Comedy
Jo Brand, Vicki Pepperdine & Joanna Scanlan - Getting On Vera Productions for BBC Four
John Morton - Twenty Twelve (Series 2) BBC Productions for BBC One
Writing Team - The Thick of It (Series 4) BBC Productions for BBC Two
Writer – Drama
Robert Jones - Murder Touchpaper TV for BBC Two
Jed Mercurio - Line of Duty World Productions for BBC Two
Steven Moffat - Sherlock Hartswood Films for BBC Wales in co-production with Masterpiece for BBC One
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