Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and E4’s Misfits up for BAFTAs

The Eleventh Doctor becomes the first to be considered for the award in the show’s history

Eleventh Doctor actor Matt Smith has been nominated for a BAFTA for Best Leading Actor. He’s the first actor in the titular ‘Doctor Who’ role to be nominated for the award and he faces stiff competition, most notably from Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock Holmes, which wasn’t sci-fi but certainly felt a bit like it with all the weird editing and swishy coats.

Meanwhile, the E4 superhero comedy-drama Misfits have been nominated in four categories – Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Drama Series and Best New Media.

Find out how they did on May 22.