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Nominations Announced for this Year's House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards

8 April 2015

The nominations for this year's House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards were revealed on 8 April.

On 8 April 2015, the nominations for the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards were announced at a press conference hosted by television stars Freddie Fox and Amanda Abbington. 

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This year's list sees an even spread of leaders, with Happy Valley, Marvellous, The Missing and Line Of Duty all sharing the 'most-nominated' top spot, with three nominations each. 

Olivia Colman received a nomination for her role as Alex Smallbone in popular BBC Two sitcom; Rev. This is Olivia's fifth BAFTA nomination in four consecutive years. The Reverend himself, Tom Hollander, is nominated for Male Performance in a Comedy Programme, with W1A’s Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes also nominated for their comedy performances. Completing the female category is Tamsin Greig for Episodes and Catherine Tate for Catherine Tate’s Nan. Matt Berry and the nation’s favourite nan in drag, Brendan O’Carroll, are nominated in the equivalent male category for Toast of London and Mrs. Brown’s Boys Christmas Special respectively.

Benedict CumberbatchCAMERA PRESS/BAFTABenedict Cumberbatch received the sixth BAFTA nomination of his career, his third for playing the iconic lead role in Sherlock. See a full list of BAFTA wins and nominations for Benedict Cumberbatch, which includes his Britannia Award for British Artist Of The Year presented by BAFTA Los Angeles in 2013.

James Nesbitt joins the Leading Actor category for The Missing, which also receives a Supporting Actor nomination for Ken Stott and one for Drama Series. Jason Watkins receives his first BAFTA nomination for Leading Actor, playing the title role in The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, which is also nominated in Mini-Series. 

Marvellous, the true story of Neil Baldwin who refused to let the label of learning difficulties hold him back, receives three nominations including Single Drama, Leading Actor for Toby Jones and Supporting Actress for Gemma Jones. Gemma Jones was last nominated in 1977 for The Duchess of Duke Street

Presenters and winners during the ceremony at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Theatre Royal on 18 May 2014.BAFTA/Steve Butler

Sarah Lancashire, who won the Supporting Actress BAFTA last year, is nominated again, this time in Leading Actress for her role in Happy Valley. The Yorkshire-set crime thriller is also nominated in Drama Series, with James Norton receiving his first BAFTA nomination for Supporting Actor. 

Graham Norton, who will also play ceremony host on Awards night, is nominated in Entertainment Performance for The Graham Norton Show alongside Ant and Dec for Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. Each has been previously nominated in this category. They are joined by Claudia Winkleman for Strictly Come Dancing and Leigh Francis for Celebrity Juice

House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards LogoThe Graham Norton Show picks up a second nomination in Comedy & Comedy Entertainment Programme. Satirical news show Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe is also nominated, alongside Would I Lie to You and Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle.

The Philips British Academy Television Awards in 2011BAFTA/Stephen Butler

The House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards will be hosted by Graham Norton at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London, and broadcast on BBC One on Sunday 10 May at 20.00.