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Sherlock gains three BAFTA TV nominations in acting categories * 24 April 2012

Bafta Nom

The British Academy Film and Television Awards have unveiled the final list of nominations for the 2012 BAFTA Television Awards, due to be presented on Sunday May 27 2012.

Sherlock has gained three nominations in the acting categories


Benedict Cumberbatch

Martin Freeman

Andrew Scott

Congratulations to the three nominees.

Martin Freeman and Andrew Scott face off in the Best Supporting Actor category. This is Andrew's first BAFTA Nomination, whereas Martin scooped the Best Supporting Actor BAFTA last year at the 2011 awards.

Due to changes in the rules for the 2012 awards, the Best Drama award - which Sherlock won in 2011 - now requires a minimum of five new episodes in a series to be eligible. With three episodes, Sherlock was only eligible for the Mini-Series category, a suitably packed field, but sadly wasn't nominated.

The three new nominations take Sherlock to a total of seven nominations in the 2012 BAFTA Award ceremonies. The series gained three nominations at the British Academy Television Craft Awards last week. The Television craft awards ceremony takes place a couple of weeks earlier on Sunday 13th May.

The series is also nominated for the BAFTA YouTube Audience Award, which is presented on Sunday 27th May 2012 with the Television awards. With Martin and Andrew featuring in the same category Sherlock can only win a possible three awards from four nominations on the day. If you are in the UK, and haven't voted for Sherlock across as many computers and mobile devices as you can, make sure to head over to the BAFTA YouTube Channel to vote.

For more information on the 2012 BAFTA TV Awards, and to see the full list of all nominees, vist their site here.