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Andrew Scott up for best actor at BBC audio drama awards

Andrew Scott
Image caption Andrew Scott won the best supporting actor prize at last year's inaugural audio drama awards

Sherlock star Andrew Scott is among those nominated in the acting categories for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2013.

Scott, who won a TV Bafta last year for his role as Moriarty, is up for best actor for Harold Pinter's Betrayal on Radio 4.

The play, which tells the story of a love affair in reverse, is also up for best play.

The winners will be revealed on 27 January at BBC Broadcasting House.

The awards, in their second year, "pay tribute to the cultural importance of audio drama, on air and online".

Dublin-born Scott is up against Henry Goodman in the best actor category for his role as Leopold Bloom in Radio 4's marathon dramatisation of James Joyce's novel in June.

Scott played Stephen Dedalus in the same production, with Niamh Cusack as Molly Bloom - but both are nominated for other roles.

The best actor shortlist is completed by Richard Johnson for Tennyson and Edison on Radio 3.

On the best play shortlist alongside Pinter's Betrayal is On It by Tony Pitts, and Robert M Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, dramatised by Peter Flannery - both for Radio 4.

Up for best actress are Lorraine Ashbourne, for Seven Scenes on Radio 3, Michelle Fairley in The Grapes of Wrath on Radio 4, and Fenella Woolgar in An American Rose also on Radio 4.

The best supporting actor shortlist sees David Troughton, for Singles and Doublets on Radio 3, up against David Crellin for Craven and Carl Prekopp for Pilgrim, both on Radio 4.

Meanwhile, Niamh Cusack is up for best supporting actress for The Man with Wings by Rachel Joyce, alongside Gillian Kearney for Songs and Lamentations and Vicky McClure in Kicking the Air, all on Radio 4.

The full list of nominees can be seen here.

Last year's winners included David Tennant for best actor, writer Katie Hims for best audio drama, and Andrew Scott for best supporting actor.

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