‘Appropriate Adult’ dominates BAFTA acting kudos

“Appropriate Adult” didn’t get much attention in the U.S. when it aired on Sundance Channel this year and has mostly been an afterthought for consideration in the 2012 Emmy minis-movies categories.

However, BAFTA TV Awards voters certainly took notice of the ITV production, handing it trophies for lead actor Dominic West, lead actress Emily Watson and supporting actress Monica Dolan. West triumphed in a category that included

Though it lost for the top miniseries award to “This Is England 88,” “Appropriate Adult” nevertheless followed through on most of its promise from the nominations, when it led all projects with four. It will be interesting to see whether this U.K. success can be leveraged into any Emmy prospects.

Meanwhile, “Downton Abbey,” so heavily discussed for this year’s Emmys, came up empty at the BAFTAs when its only nominee, Maggie Smith, was topped by Dolan. Another popular miniseries Stateside, “Sherlock,” saw lead actor Benedict Cumberbatch lose to West.

“Even my sister was rooting for Benedict,” joked West in his acceptance speech, shown in the clip above.

More on the BAFTA TV awards can be found in this piece by Steve Clarke for Variety.

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