‘Penny Dreadful’ Leads BAFTA Craft Nominations

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New "Late Late Show" host James Corden earned a second BAFTA nom for co-writing BBC comedy series "The Wrong Mans."

Showtime’s psychological horror Penny Dreadful has emerged with the biggest haul of nominations for BAFTA Craft Awards, the British Academy’s honors for behind-the-scenes work in television.

Starring Eva Green and Josh Hartnett, the series – whose second season is due to air in the U.K. on Sky Atlantic in May – picked up five nominations. The BBC’s Maggie Gyllenhaal-led Middle East spy thriller The Honorable Woman – which was broadcast on Sundance TV in the U.S. –  received four.

Elsewhere, The Late Late Show’s new host James Corden had reason to celebrate, earning a second-successive nomination for co-writing BBC comedy series The Wrong Mans.

Ripper Street, the 19th century detective drama that was revived by Amazon Prime Instant Video having been ditched by the BBC in 2013, was shortlisted for two awards, the first BAFTA nominations for Amazon’s streaming service.

The BAFTA Craft Award winners will be announced on April 26, ahead of the BAFTA TV awards on May 10.

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