Benedict Cumberbatch, Sheridan Smith and Olivia Colman are among the big names nominated for this year's BAFTA TV awards. Benedict, who received a Best Actor Oscar nod, has been nominated for the Leading Actor award for the third time for his leading role in Sherlock.Sheridan is up for the Leading Actress for her acclaimed work in the ITV drama Cilla, while Olivia has received a nod for Best Female Comedy Performance for her role as a vicar's wife in Rev. The pregnant star won a BAFTA last year for Broadchurch, and received two awards in 2013.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sheridan Smith and Olivia Colman received nominations
Nominated alongside Benedict in the Leading Actor category are Toby Jones (Marvellous), James Nesbitt (The Missing) and Jason Watkins (The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries). Sheridan is joined in the Leading Actress category by Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty), Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) and Georgina Campbell (Murdered by my Boyfriend).TV fans might be surprised to see that Simon Cowell's two juggernauts, The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent, failed to receive any nominations. The shows vying in the Entertainment Programme category this year are X Factor rival Strictly Come Dancing, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, Dynamo: Magician Impossible and The Voice.
The X Factor was a surprise omission from the Entertaimment Programme category
Similarly, Emmerdale failed to receive a nomination for the second year running. Instead, Hollyoaks received its first nod in the Soap & Continuing Drama Award category, alongside Casualty, Coronation Street and EastEnders.The contenders were announced by Amanda Abbington – the actress wife of Martin Freeman – and Freddie Fox on Wednesday, with BBC dramas Happy Valley, Marvellous, The Missing and Line of Duty all leading the way with three nominations each.Graham Norton has been named as the host of the 2015 BAFTA TV Awards, which will take place on Sunday 10 May at Theatre Royal, London.
The nominations in full:Leading ActorBenedict Cumberbatch - SherlockToby Jones - MarvellousJames Nesbitt - The MissingJason Watkins - The Lost Honour of Christopher JefferiesLeading ActressGeorgina Campbell - Murdered By My BoyfriendKeeley Hawes - Line Of DutySarah Lancashire - Happy ValleySheridan Smith - CillaSupporting ActorAdeel Akhtar - UtopiaJames Norton - Happy ValleyStephen Rea - The Honourable WomanKen Stott - The MissingSupporting ActressGemma Jones - MarvellousVicky McClure - Line Of DutyAmanda Redman - Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like ThisCharlotte Spencer - GlueEntertainment PerformanceAnt and Dec - Ant And Dec's Saturday Night TakeawayLeigh Francis - Celebrity JuiceGraham Norton - The Graham Norton ShowClaudia Winkleman - Strictly Come DancingFemale Performance in a Comedy ProgrammeOlivia Colman - RevTamsin Greig - EpisodesJessica Hynes - W1ACatherine Tate - Catherine Tate's NanMale Performance in a Comedy ProgrammeMatt Berry - Toast Of LondonHugh Bonneville - W1ATom Hollander - RevBrendan O'Carroll - Mrs Brown's BoysSingle DramaA Poet In New YorkCommonMarvellousMurdered By My BoyfriendMiniseriesCillaThe Lost Honour Of Christopher JefferiesOur World WarPreyDrama SeriesHappy ValleyLine Of DutyThe MissingPeaky BlindersSoap and Continuing DramaCasualtyCoronation StreetEastEndersHollyoaksInternationalThe Good WifeHouse Of CardsOrange Is The New BlackTrue DetectiveFactual Series15,000 Kids And CountingEducating The East EndLife and Death RowProtecting Our ParentsSpecialist FactualDavid Attenborough's Conquest Of The Skies 3DGrayson Perry: Who Are You?The Great War: The People's StoryOur Gay Wedding: The MusicalSingle DocumentaryBaby P: The Untold StoryChildren of SyriaThe Miners Strike And MeThe Paedophile HunterFeaturesGeorge Clarke's Amazing SpacesGrand DesignsThe Great British Bake OffLong Lost FamilyReality and Constructed FactualThe ApprenticeI'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!The Island With Bear GryllsThe UndateablesCurrent AffairsChildren On The Frontline (Dispatches)Ebola Frontline (Panorama)Inside Kenya's Death Squads (Al Jazeera Investigates)Terror At The Mall (This World)News CoverageBBC News At TenChannel 4 News - Inside Gaza: Children Under FireITV News At Ten: Iraq CrisisSky News Live At Five: EbolaSport and Live Event2014 FA Cup semi-final Hull City v Sheffield UnitedMonty Python (Mostly) Live: One Down, Five To GoTour De France 2014, Stage OneWW1 Remembered - From The Battlefield And Westminster AbbeyEntertainment ProgrammeAnt And Dec's Saturday Night TakeawayDynamo: Magician ImpossibleStrictly Come DancingThe VoiceComedy and Comedy Entertainment ProgrammeCharlie Brooker's Weekly WipeThe Graham Norton ShowStewart Lee's Comedy VehicleWould I Lie To YouScripted ComedyDetectoristsHarry And Paul's Story Of The Two'sMoone BoyThe Wrong MansRadio Times Audience Award (voted for by members of the public) CillaEastEndersGame Of ThronesThe Great British Bake OffThe MissingSherlockStrictly Come Dancing