Filmmaker nabs nod for 'Wallander'
LONDON — Kenneth Branagh has received his first nomination as a producer and his sixth BAFTA nomination in film and TV for crime saga “Wallander.”
The thesp is nominated in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ TV awards, announced Tuesday, where “Wallander” is competing against “Doctor Who,” “Shameless” and “Spooks” (called “MI:5” Stateside) for best drama series.
As ever, the BBC dominates the list with 44 noms, rival pubcaster Channel 4 has 20, while ITV gets nine.
In the international category cult hit “The Wire,” soon to bow on BBC2, is up against “Dexter,” “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” and “Mad Men,” a winner at the recent Royal Television Society program awards.
Controversial chat show star Jonathan Ross, who recently returned to U.K. screens following a ban imposed for lewd remarks made on a radio show, gets the nom in the entertainment performance category.
Awards unspool at London’s Royal Festival Hall on April 26.