BAFTA champs include Emmy contenders ‘Sherlock’ and ‘Any Human Heart’

Two of the top PBS entries in the movie/mini race at the Emmy Awards — “Sherlock” and “Any Human Heart” — won BAFTAs on Sunday. The three films that set Sherlock Holmes in modern-day London claimed Best Drama Series over reigning champ “Misfits,” “Being Human” and another PBS entry “Downton Abbey.” “Any Human Heart” edged out “Mad Dogs,” The Promise” and “The Sinking of the Laconia” for Best Miniseries.

HBO Emmy hopeful “The Special Relationship” lost Best TV Movie to “The Road to Coronation Street.” The original Danish version of “The Killing” won the international program award over “Boardwalk Empire,” “Glee” and “Mad Men.”

Unlike the Emmys, there are only four acting awards with nominees drawn from series, miniseries and TV movies. This year’s slate included several performers who could also compete at the Emmys including Best Actor bids by Jim Broadbent (“Any Human Heart”) and Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock”); they both lost to Daniel Rigby in the biopic “Eric and Ernie.”

Martin Freeman (“Sherlock”)  won Best Supporting Actor besting, among others, Brendan Coyle (“Downton Abbey”) while Gillian Anderson (“Any Human Heart”) was among the Supporting Actress contenders who was bested by Lauren Socha (“The Misfits”).

“Rev” took Best Comedy Series over “Mrs Brown’s Boys,” “Peep Show” and “The Trip” while “Eastenders” won Best Continuing Drama over “Casualty,” “Coronation Street,” and “Waterloo Road.”

Graham Norton, who hosted the kudos, won Best Entertainment Performance but his self-titled talker lost Best Entertainment Programme to “The Cube” as did “The X Factor” and “Have I Got News For You.”

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