2012 British Academy Television Awards

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2012 British Academy Television Awards
Date27 May 2012
SiteRoyal Festival Hall
Hosted byDara Ó Briain
Best Comedy SeriesStewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle
Best DramaThe Fades
Best ActorDominic West
Appropriate Adult
Best ActressEmily Watson
Appropriate Adult
Best Comedy Performance
Most awardsAppropriate Adult (3)
Most nominationsAppropriate Adult/Sherlock (4)
Television coverage
ChannelBBC One
Ratings3.62 million

The 2012 British Academy Television Awards (formally known as the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards) were held on 27 May 2012 at the Royal Festival Hall in London.[1][2] The nominees were announced on 24 April 2012.[3]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Leading Actor[edit]

Dominic West - Appropriate Adult (ITV)

Leading Actress[edit]

Emily Watson - Appropriate Adult (ITV)

Supporting Actor[edit]

Andrew Scott - Sherlock (BBC One)

Supporting Actress[edit]

Monica Dolan - Appropriate Adult (ITV)

Entertainment Performance[edit]

Graham Norton - The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme[edit]

Jennifer Saunders - Absolutely Fabulous (BBC One)

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme[edit]

Darren Boyd - Spy (Sky One)

Single Drama[edit]

Random (Channel 4)

Mini Series[edit]

This Is England '88 (Channel 4)

  • Appropriate Adult (ITV)
  • The Crimson Petal and the White (BBC Two)
  • Top Boy (Channel 4)

Drama Series[edit]

The Fades (BBC Three)

Soap and Continuing Drama[edit]

Coronation Street (ITV)


Borgen (BBC Four)

Factual Series[edit]

Our War (BBC Three)

  • The Choir: Military Wives (BBC Two)
  • Educating Essex (Channel 4)
  • Protecting Our Children: Damned If We Do, Damned If We Don't (BBC Two)

Specialist Factual[edit]

Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret (Channel 4)

Single Documentary[edit]

Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die (BBC Two)


The Great British Bake Off (BBC Two)

Reality and Constructed Factual[edit]

Young Apprentice (BBC One)

Current Affairs[edit]

Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed (BBC One)

News Coverage[edit]

Channel 4 News: Japan Earthquake (Channel 4)

Sport and Live Event[edit]

The Royal Wedding (BBC One)

New Media[edit]

Psychoville (BBC Online)

Entertainment Programme[edit]

Derren Brown: The Experiments (Channel 4)

Comedy Programme[edit]

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (BBC Two)

Situation Comedy[edit]

Mrs. Brown's Boys (BBC One)

  • Fresh Meat (Channel 4)
  • Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4)
  • Rev (BBC Two)

YouTube Audience Award[edit]

Celebrity Juice (ITV2)

  • Educating Essex (Channel 4)
  • Fresh Meat (Channel 4)
  • Frozen Planet (BBC One)
  • Sherlock (BBC One)
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC Two)


Special Award[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fred West drama takes Bafta awards". Independent. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "What Eurovision? Mrs Brown's Boys leads the Irish winners at the BAFTA awards". Irish Independent. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Television Awards Winners in 2012". Retrieved 30 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)


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