2012 BAFTA TV nominees: 'Downton Abbey's' Maggie Smith, 'Modern Family' and more

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced Tuesday (April 24) the nominations for its 2012 television awards. British miniseries "Appropriate Adult," which chronicles the real-life serial killer Fred West, leads the way with four nominations.

Other notable nominations include Dame Maggie Smith up for Supporting Actress for her work on "Downton Abbey" - it's the only nomination "Downton" received, after earning two nominations the previous year. "Modern Family" also earned a nomination in the International category.

The full list of nominations:

Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock (BBC One)

Dominic West - Appropriate Adult (ITV)

John Simm - Exile (BBC One)

Joseph Gilgun - This is England '88 (Channel 4)

Leading Actress

Emily Watson - Appropriate Adult (ITV1)

Nadine Marshall - Random (Channel 4)

Romola Garai - The Crimson Petal and the White (BBC Two)

Vicky McClure - This is England '88 (Channel 4)

Supporting Actor

Andrew Scott - Sherlock
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Bafta TV awards 2012: full list of nominations

Nominations for the 2012 Arqiva British Academy Television awards, which will be presented at Royal Festival Hall on 27 May

Leading actor

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock (BBC1)

Dominic West, Appropriate Adult (ITV1)

John Simm, Exile (BBC1)

Joseph Gilgun, This is England '88 (Channel 4)

Leading actress

Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult (ITV1)

Nadine Marshall, Random (Channel 4)

Romola Garai, The Crimson Petal and the White (BBC2)

Vicky McClure, This is England '88 (Channel 4)

Supporting Actor

Andrew Scott, Sherlock (BBC1)

Joseph Mawle, Birdsong (BBC1)

Martin Freeman, Sherlock (BBC1)

Stephen Rea, The Shadowline (BBC2)

Supporting actress

Anna Chancellor, The Hour (BBC2)

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (ITV1)

Miranda Hart, Call the Midwife (BBC1)

Monica Dolan, Appropriate Adult (ITV1)

Entertainment performance

Alan Carr, Alan Carr Chatty Man (Channel 4)

Dara O' Briain, Mock The Week (BBC2)

Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show (BBC1)

Harry Hill, Harry Hill's TV Burp (ITV1)

Female performance in a comedy programme

Jennifer Saunders,
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