Let’s take a trip down the memory lane; I’d like to draw your attention to this (stolen from the faint-worthy Cumberbatched tumblr):
2005 – 2012
BAFTA TV awards 2005. nominated for Best Leading Actor for his performance in Hawking.
BAFTA TV awards 2009. nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Small Island.
BAFTA TV awards 2011. nominated for Best Leading Actor for his performance in Sherlock.
BAFTA TV awards 2012. nominated for Best Leading Actor for his performance in Sherlock.
After being nominated FOUR SEPARATE TIMES, the BAFTA still eludes BC. WHAT GIVES? Granted, I am so pleased for Andrew Scott – who won best supporting actor for his Moriarty to BC’s Sherlock, but still! Literally everyone who’s seen Sherlock is fuming – that’s not to take away Dominic West‘s win – who was apparently brilliant (and thus, a well deserved win), but I’m a little anxious that BC will have Hugh Laurie‘s luck in terms of awards: always nominated, but never wins.