Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Screen Time for the Daggers

Just one day after the Crime Writers’ Association announced its shortlists of contenders for three more book-related Dagger Awards, here come several additional categories of Dagger nominees:

The Film Dagger:
Cold in July
Dom Hemingway
Starred Up

The TV Dagger:
Happy Valley
Line of Duty, Series 2
Sherlock, Series 3
The Bletchley Circle, Series 2
The Honourable Woman

The International TV Dagger:
Fargo, Season 1
Inspector Montalbano, Series 9
Orange Is the New Black, Season 2
The Bridge, Series 2
True Detective, Season 1

The Best Actor Dagger:
Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock
Shaun Evans for Endeavour
Martin Freeman for Fargo and Sherlock
Matthew McConaughey for True Detective
Steve Pemberton for Happy Valley

The Best Actress Dagger:
Brenda Blethyn for Vera
Maggie Gyllenhaal for The Honourable Woman
Keeley Hawes for Line of Duty
Sarah Lancashire for Happy Valley
Anna Maxwell Martin for Death Comes to Pemberley and
The Bletchley Circle

The Best Supporting Actor Dagger:
Mark Gatiss for Sherlock
David Leon for Vera
James Norton for Happy Valley
Mandy Patinkin for Homeland
Billy Bob Thornton for Fargo

The Best Supporting Actress Dagger:
Amanda Abbington for Sherlock
Vicky McClure for Line of Duty
Helen McCrory for Peaky Blinders
Gina McKee for By Any Means
Michelle Monaghan for True Detective

Again, the fortunate recipients of these prizes (as well as others) will be declared on the evening of Friday, October 24, during the annual Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards ceremony.

(Hat tip to Euro Crime.)

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