BBC Drama bags 10 nominations for Golden Globe Awards

MUMBAI: BBC Drama productions has bagged 10 nominations at the Golden Globe Awards. Bleak House, a BBC/WGBH and Boston/Deep Indigo Production for BBC One, has been nominated in the category of Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for television in the Golden Globe Awards.

Gillian Anderson is shortlisted for her role as the captivating Lady Deadlock in the Best Performance by an actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture mde for television.Adapted by writer Andrew Davies, the twice-weekly, 14-part drama has been produced by Nigel Stafford-Clark, asserts an official release.

Gideon's Daughter, a BBC America/TalkBack production for BBC One, has garnered two acting nominations in the Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for television for stars Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt who have been shortlisted in the supporting role category.

Written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, Gideon's Daughter, is a companion piece to Friends and Crocodiles.Tsunami, The Aftermath, a HBO/Kudos Production for BBC Two by writer Abi Morgan, has received three nominations in the Golden Globes. Sophie Okonedo and Chiwetel Ejio for are shortlisted in the Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for television.

Toni Collette has been nominated in the supporting role category. Finally, Heroes, the new series from creator/writer Tim Kring - licensed by the BBC from NBC Universal International Television Distribution - is nominated in two categories: Best Television Series - Drama, and actor Masi Oka is shortlisted for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for television. The series is due to broadcast on BBC Two in 2007.

BBC Fiction controller Jane Tranter said, "We're all delighted that the talent behind our recent drama productions, combined with the best of British acting talent, have earned much deserved presitigious Golden Globe nominations."

The Golden Globe Awards will be held on 15 January in Los Angeles.

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