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Breaking Bad, House of Cards up for TV BAFTAs

Tuesday 8 Apr 2014 11:23 a.m.

House of Cards is broadcast on TV3 in New Zealand

House of Cards is broadcast on TV3 in New Zealand

Breaking Bad will go up against House of Cards in the fight for the best international TV show prize at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) TV Awards.

The drama shows will compete against French supernatural show The Returned and Danish political drama Borgen at the television awards ceremony in London on May 18.

Breaking Bad, starring Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn and Aaron Paul, is also up for the Radio Times Audience Award, which will be voted for by the British public. It will compete against UK shows including detective drama Broadchurch, Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor and reality shows Gogglebox, The Great British Bake Off and Educating Yorkshire.

Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan has been nominated in the Leading Actor category for his portrayal of a serial killer in The Fall, along with Dominic West for in his role as Richard Taylor in Burton and Taylor, Sean Harris for Southcliffe and Luke Newberry for In The Flesh.

West's co-star Helena Bonham Carter is up for Leading Actress for her portrayal of Dame Elizabeth Taylor. She will compete against Kerrie Hayes (The Mill), Maxine Peake (The Village) and Olivia Colman (Broadchurch).

Broadchurch is also nominated in the Drama Series category alongside The Village, detective thriller Top of the Lake and comedy My Mad Fat Diary, while Dornan's The Fall will compete in the Mini-Series group against Southcliffe, In The Flesh and The Great Train Robbery.

Other stars to have landed key nominations include Irish actor Chris O'Dowd, who is nominated for best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme for The IT Crowd, going head-to-head with his co-star Richard Ayoade. The sitcom is also nominated in the Situation Comedy category.


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