CWA Shortlists for TV & Film Daggers

The masters of intrigue, suspense and murders most horrid are honoured in shortlists announced today (2nd September) for the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014, held in association with the Crime Writers’ Association. The awards will be the culmination of a six-week Crime Thriller Club series, which starts on ITV3 on 15th September, with the winners of 11 awards honouring TV, books and film announced at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards on Friday 24th October at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.


The Film Dagger

COLD IN JULY
DOM HEMINGWAY
FILTH
PRISONERS
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

This September is ITV3 Crime Thriller Season, featuring a TV series dedicated to crime writing. The Crime Thriller Club (sponsored by Specsavers) will, each episode, feature ‘Living Legends’ – a series of interviews with bestselling authors in the world of crime and thriller fiction. Authors interviewed this year will be Dean Koontz, Denise Mina, Robert Harris, Val McDermid, Michael Connelly and Lynda La Plante – who will all be members of the CWA Hall of Fame.