The Crown Scoops 5 BAFTA Nominations

Why Claire Foy is glad to be leaving The Crown

Foy is tipped for best actress for her portrayal of the younger Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix show's first season, which secured a nomination for best drama series.

Robbie Coltrane, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adeel Akhtar and Babou Ceesay are nominated for Leading Actor.

The Crown isn't Netflix's only BAFTA nominee either, with sci-fi hit Stranger Things looking to take the honours in the global category. Among the International Series nominations were HBO's The Night Of, FX's The People V OJ Simpson: AMERICAN CRIME Story, Netflix's Stranger Things and Amazon's Transparent.

When it comes to the entertainment shows it's no surprise that Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway has been nominated for Entertainment Programme.

Also scoring just a single nomination was the BBC's acclaimed adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace".

Daniel Mays, who played armed response officer Danny Waldron in series 3, is shortlisted in the best supporting actor category.

Royal drama The Crown leads the nominations for the British Academy Television Awards to be awarded in May.

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 a year ago. "Fleabag" also scored a nomination for best scripted comedy.

Claire Foy is nominated for Leading Actress for the second year in a row, facing competition from Jodie Comer, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Sarah Lancashire in the category. Finneran is up against Kirby, Nicola Walker for the BBC's "Last Tango in Halifax" and Wunmi Mosaku for the BBC's "Damilola, Our Loved Boy".

The BBC dramas Fleabag, created by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Sally Wainwright's Happy Valley, are also up for three categories each.

The full line-up of Bafta nominations was announced yesterday.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held at London's Royal Festival Hall on May 14th.

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