The Crown dominates the Bafta TV Awards nominations with five nods

The Crown dominates the Bafta TV Awards nominations with five nods

Miss Foy, who was raised partly in Leeds, has already been named best actress at America's Golden Globe awards and by the Screen Actors Guild. Of all the performances of the a year ago, Foy's was one of the best.

John Lithgow and Jared Harris were each nominated for Best Supporting Actor, and Vanessa Kirby was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the show.

Sweeping up on the nominations front, The Crown has been put forward for five separate awards, including Best Drama Series, Best Actress and both Best Supporting Actor and Actress titles.

A third series of the drama is reportedly in the works, jumping years into the future in its portrayal of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. "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".

Elsewhere with the BAFTA nominations, Benedict Cumberbatch leads the list of best actor nods for his role in The Hollow Crown, alongside Robbie Coltrane in National Treasure, Babou Ceesay in Damilola, Our Loved Boy and Adeel Akhtar in Murdered By My Father.

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Other nominations with Northern Ireland connections include Game of Thrones, which is shortlisted for the Virgin TV must-see moment for the season 6 'Battle of the B******' scene.

Happy Valley receives nominations in Drama Series, Leading Actress (for Sarah Lancashire) and Supporting Actress (for Siobhan Finneran).

Meanwhile, dark comedy Fleabag scored three nominations for best scripted comedy and best female performance in a comedy for creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Olivia Colman.

Nominated in the News Coverage category are Sky News Tonight - Aleppo: Death of a City, BBC North West Tonight: Hillsborough Inquests, Channel 4 News: Brexit - Day One and Victoria Derbyshire.

The BAFTA TV Awards will take place on 14th May at London's Royal Festival Hall, hosted by comedian Sue Perkins who will be taking over the reigns from Graham Norton.

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