The Killing up for BAFTA audience award

The British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) has announced the shortlist for the YouTube Audience Award, which includes European crime thriller The Killing and a raft of period dramas and reality shows.

The Philips British Academy Television Awards are held on May 22 in London and this award is the only prize voted for by the general public.

The Killing, which is produced by Denmark’s DR and Germany’s ZDF Enterprises and aired on BBC4 earlier this year, is competing against Firecracker Films-produced Channel 4 series My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, which is distributed internationally by Zodiak Rights; ITV2’s Lime Pictures-produced The Only Way Is Essex, which is distributed by All3Media International; BBC One’s Hartswood Films-produced Sherlock, which is distributed by BBC Worldwide; ITV’s Carnival Film and Television-produced Downton Abbey, which is distributed by NBC Universal and BBC Two comedy Miranda, which is distributed by BBC Worldwide.

The nominations for the other awards will be announced on April 26.