Claire Foy among nominees as The Crown gets five Bafta nods

Claire Foy among nominees as The Crown gets five Bafta nods

Claire Foy among nominees as The Crown gets five Bafta nods

The series is also nominated for eight of Bafta's craft awards for work behind the scenes.

Leading actress Claire Foy received a nomination for the second year in a row, for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix show.

The hit drama series received five nominations, including nods for cast members Claire Foy, JaREd Harris, John Lithgow and Vanessa Kirby.

Tom Hiddleston and nearly all his fellow cast members in The Night Manager have been overlooked at the Bafta Television Awards despite their victories at the Golden Globes in America previous year.

Not only that, but Graham Norton picked up a nomination for Best Entertainment Performance for The Graham Norton Show, his fifteenth such nod to date.

Benedict Cumberbatch tops the list of leading actors following his role in The Hollow Crown, alongside Robbie Coltrane in National Treasure, Adeel Akhtar in Murdered By My Father and Babou Ceesay in Damilola, Our Loved Boy.

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The Crown reigns supreme over this year's British Academy Television Awards, which will take place in London next month.

Netflix also saw its cult hit "Stranger Things" named in the worldwide category, the one category which focuses on non-British productions.

The Great British Bake Off is nominated in the Features category for the sixth year in a row. The other best actress nominees are Sarah Lancashire for Happy Valley, Nikki Amuka-Bird for NW and Jodie Comer for Thirteen.

Happy Valley is up for best drama series alongside The Crown, as are ITV's The Durrells and the BBC's War and Peace.

Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie also missed out for their roles in the BBC drama, although Tom Hollander was recognised for best supporting actor. "Stranger Things" will compete against HBO's "The Night Of", FX's "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" and Amazon's "Transparent".

The nominations were announced by actors Andrew Buchan and Michaela Coel at Bafta's headquarters on Tuesday morning.

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