Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman nominated for Bafta TV awards

  • PTI, London
  • Updated: Apr 09, 2015 17:52 IST

Actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Olivia Colman are among the nominees for this year's Bafta TV awards, with the latter cited for the fourth consecutive year.

Cumberbatch, 38, is up for best lead actor for Sherlock, the third time he has been nominated for the role. Colman is up for best female comedy performance for her role as a vicar's wife in Rev, reported BBC online.

The 41-year-old actress won a Bafta last year for "Broadchurch" and received two awards in 2013. Sarah Lancashire, recognised last year for Last Tango in Halifax, is also nominated again, this time in the lead actress category for Happy Valley. James Norton is also nominated for his work in the Yorkshire-based crime drama, in the best supporting actor category.

Cumberbatch's competition includes Toby Jones, nominated for his portrayal of a man with learning difficulties in Marvellous, and James Nesbitt, shortlisted for his work in The Missing. Lancashire is up against Line of Duty star Keeley Hawes, Georgina Campbell - nominated for the first time for Murdered by My Boyfriend - and Sheridan Smith, recognised for her role as the young Cilla Black in Cilla. Cilla is also up for best mini-series alongside fellow ITV productions Prey and The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies. Happy Valley, Line of Duty and "The Missing" are included in the best drama series category, as is Peaky Blinders.

Murdered by My Boyfriend and Marvellous are nominated for the single drama award, alongside Common and A Poet in New York. Tom Hollander is up for best male comedy performance in Rev Matt Berry, Hugh Bonneville and Brendan O'Carroll are also included in the category.

Colman's fellow nominees in the female comedy performance category include Jessica Hynes and Tamsin Greig. Bafta's international award, meanwhile, sees House of Cards and Orange is the New Black nominated alongside The Good Wife and True Detective. The Bafta TV awards will be held at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London on May 10, hosted by Graham Norton.

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