11:52 03 April 2013
The nominees for Bafta awards, the only award voted for by the public, have been announced. Among the nominated is the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, which featured the Queen meeting James Bond. It will go head-to-head with Games of Thrones, BBC drama Call the Midwife and Homeland were also nominated for the same award.
A panel of media and entertainment journalists were the ones to shortlist the nominees. Voting is open for public starting midnight of April 2nd until May 9th, 2013.
The nominees are already award winners. Homeland has taken home six Emmys and two Golden Globes while Game of Thrones, which first aired in 2011, has won seven Emmy awards and two Golden Globes.
Meanwhile, Call the Midwife took home four awards in 2012 including two National Television Awards which were voted for by the public.
Bafta chief executive Amanda Berry said: "The variety of programmes nominated for this year's Radio Times Audience Award reflects the increasing diversity of tastes among British viewers."
Radio Times editor Ben Preston added: "It's a shortlist which perfectly captures a simply sensational television year — from Danny Boyle's Olympic Opening night extravaganza to a vintage Strictly and a monster hit like Call The Midwife, there's something for everyone.
“This is a shortlist to savour and squabble over — and now it is up to the viewers to decide the winner."
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