Nominations for the TV BAFTA awards were announced today (April 11), and rather fittingly the show on the top of the pile is The Crown.
Netflix’s lavish dramatization of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II received five nods from the BAFTA judges: Best Drama Series; Best Leading Actress for Claire Foy, who plays the young queen; Best Supporting Actress for Vanessa Kirby, who plays the queen’s sister Princess Margaret; and supporting actor nods for both John Lithgow and Jared Harris, who play Winston Churchill and King George VI respectively.
Next in line were crime drama Happy Valley and black comedy Fleabag, which both scored three nominations. Jodie Comer was also nominated for her eerie performance in BBC America’s Thirteen, pitting her against some of the U.K.’s best actresses, like Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) and Nikki Amuka-Bird (Torchwood).
Missing from that list, however, was Olivia Colman, who played spymaster Angela Burr in The Night Manager and won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her efforts in January. And though Olivia was nominated for her performance in Fleabag, her absence in the Best Lead Actress category was a surprising omission.
It was mirrored in the nominations for Best Lead Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch was there for his performance as Richard III in The Hollow Crown, but Tom Hiddleston, who won the Golden Globe for his role in The Night Manager, and Anglo favorite Matt Smith, who plays Prince Philip in The Crown, were not.
In fact, the award-winning adaptation of John Le Carré‘s spy thriller scored just one nod, when Tom Hollander was nominated for his portrayal of Corky, the former army major and right-hand man of arms dealer Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie).
Also almost completely shut out was the BBC’s acclaimed adaptation of War and Peace, which picked up one nomination for Best Drama Series, an honor for which it’ll have to beat The Crown, The Durrells and Happy Valley.
Planet Earth II and Attenborough’s Life That Grows were both nominated in the same category, meaning 90-year-old Sir David Attenborough will be competing with himself to take home the gong for Best Specialist Factual Programme.
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.
The TV Baftas celebrate British shows, of course, but there is one category where the judges choose their favorite U.S. programs. This year, Netflix’s Stranger Things will compete for the accolade of Best International Show with HBO’s The Night Of, FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Amazon’s Transparent.
The winners will be announced May 14 at what’s expected to be a glittering ceremony at London’s Royal Festival Hall, hosted for the first time by Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins.
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