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ITV1′s serial killer drama Appropriate Adult leads this year’s Arqiva British Academy Television Awards nominations with 4 including lead actor for Dominic West and lead actress for Emily Watson. BBC One’s Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch is also among the top mentions, scoring nods for the acting duo of Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Downton Abbey, however, came up with only one nomination: for Dame Maggie Smith who plays the formidable Dowager Countess. Us shows that received nods include Modern Family and The Killing The ceremony will take place in London on May 27. Nominees in the major categories follow; full list to come: Leading Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock BBC One Dominic West, Appropriate Adult ITV1 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, »

- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor

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