Star Trek 2‘s Benedict Cumberbatch has been nominated for a 2012 Critics’ Choice TV Award.
Cumberbatch was nominated for his work in the PBS Sherlock miniseries.
Five other actors were nominated along with Cumberbatch in the Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries category. They include:
- Bill Nighy – Page Eight
- Woody Harrelson – Game Change
- Idris Elba – Luther
- Dominic West – The Hour
- Kevin Costner – Hatfields & McCoys
The Critics’ Choice Television Awards, now in its second years, honors programs and performances that aired between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012.
“We are very excited by these nominations, reflecting the amazing diversity and creativity that is exploding on the small screen today,” said Joey Berlin, acting president of BTJA. “In every genre, audiences are witnessing a new golden age where imagination knows no bounds, from mass appeal entertainment to quirky originals where one person’s unique vision can delight a more limited audience. As television journalists, we’re proud to offer our choices of the best that we see day in and day out, and we look forward to celebrating television’s best on June 18th.”
A “gala awards dinner” announcing the winners will be held on June 18th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.