The Crown leaves The Night Manager in its wake at TV BAFTAs

Claire Foy has earned one of The Crown’s five BAFTA nominations

The Netflix drama The Crown, which chronicles the early years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth the Second, is leading the way at the TV BAFTAs, with five nominations, including for Best Drama Series and Best Actress, for Claire Foy.

Among the other nominees for the most prestigious award of the night, Best Drama Series, Happy Valley is also nominated in two of the acting categories, with Sarah Lancashire up against Claire Foy for Best Actress, while Siobhan Finneran battles The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby for Best Supporting Actress.

But the other two Best Drama Series nominees, The Durrells and War & Peace, don’t have any other nominations.

In a competition that allows only four nominees in each category – fewer than comparable events, such as the Oscars, Golden Globes or even the Film BAFTAs – there was no room for a Best Drama nomination for one of the most hotly tipped series of last year, The Night Manager. The three leads in the series – Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie, who all won Golden Globes for their roles – also missed out, although there was a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Tom Hollander.

In addition to having fewer nominees per category, another difference between the BAFTAs and the Globes is that in Los Angeles in January, The Night Manager was contesting the “limited series and TV movie” categories, rather than being up against the higher profile drama series, but with six episodes, the series was too long to qualify for BAFTA’s mini-series categories.

While The Night Manager is being seen as one of the highest profile snubs, other highly acclaimed shows, including The Missing and Line of Duty also missed out. And for the first time since 2008, there wasn’t a nomination for Coronation Street, which was beaten to the shortlist for Best Soap and Continuing Drama by Casualty, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks.

There are BAFTA nominations for Fleabag and two of its stars, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Olivia Colman

In the various entertainment categories, the nominees include Graham Norton, Michael McIntyre, Ant & Dec and Charlie Brooker, while the comedy awards will see Steve Coogan, David Mitchell and Harry Enfield up against each other for best male performance, while Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge will be up against her co-star Olivia Colman in the race for the best female comedy performance prize. Their show will face competition for the Best Scripted Comedy award from Flowers, which also stars Colman, Camping and People Just Do Nothing, but another highly acclaimed show, Catastrophe, has failed to secure a single nomination.

And an unlikely nominee for a BAFTA, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer Ed Balls, is in line for an award for his Gangnam Style performance from Strictly Come Dancing, in the “must-see moment” award, voted for by viewers.

It’s a somewhat controversial set of nominations, with some of the most critically acclaimed shows being snubbed and the most-nominated show not even being available to watch on TV.

The TV BAFTA winners will be announced on 14th May, at a ceremony hosted by Sue Perkins, while regular host Graham Norton is in Ukraine for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Drama series
-The Crown
-The Durrells
-Happy Valley
-War & Peace

Leading actor
-Adeel Akhtar – Murdered By My Father
-Babou Ceesay – Damilola, Our Loved Boy
-Benedict Cumberbatch – The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses
-Robbie Coltrane – National Treasure

Leading actress
-Claire Foy – The Crown
-Jodie Comer – Thirteen
-Nikki Amuka-Bird – NW
-Sarah Lancashire – Happy Valley

Supporting actor
-Daniel Mays – Line Of Duty
-Jared Harris – The Crown
-John Lithgow – The Crown
-Tom Hollander – The Night Manager

Supporting actress
-Nicola Walker – Last Tango In Halifax
-Siobhan Finneran – Happy Valley
-Vanessa Kirby – The Crown
-Wunmi Mosaku – Damilola, Our Loved Boy

Comedy and comedy entertainment programme
-Charlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe
-Cunk On Shakespeare
-The Last Leg

Current affairs
-Inside Obama’s White House
-Teenage Prison Abuse Exposed (Panorama)
-Three Days Of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks (This World)
-Unarmed Black Male (This World)

Entertainment performance
-Adam Hills – The Last Leg
-Claudia Winkleman – Strictly Come Dancing
-Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show
-Michael McIntyre – Michael McIntyre’s Big Show

Entertainment programme
-Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
-Britain’s Got Talent
-Michael McIntyre’s Big Show
-Strictly Come Dancing

Factual series
-24 Hours In Police Custody
-Exodus: Our Journey To Europe
-Kids On The Edge
-The Prosecutors: Real Crime And Punishment

-The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs
-The Great British Bake Off
-Travel Man: 48 Hours In …
-Who Do You Think You Are?

Male performance in a comedy programme
-Asim Chaudhry – People Just Do Nothing
-David Mitchell – Upstart Crow
-Harry Enfield – The Windsors
-Steve Coogan – Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle

Female performance in a comedy programme
-Diane Morgan – Cunk On Shakespeare
-Lesley Manville – Mum
-Olivia Colman – Fleabag
-Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag

-The Night Of
-The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story
-Stranger Things

Live event
-The Centenary Of The Battle Of The Somme
-Shakespeare Live! From The RSC
-Stand Up To Cancer
-The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration

-The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses
-National Treasure
-The Secret
-The Witness For The Prosecution

News coverage
-Channel 4 News: Brexit – Day One
-BBC North West Tonight: Hillsborough Inquests
-Sky News Tonight – Aleppo: Death Of A City
-Victoria Derbyshire

Reality and constructed factual
-First Dates
-Muslims Like Us
-The Real Marigold Hotel
-The Secret Life Of 5 Year Olds

Scripted comedy
-People Just Do Nothing

Single documentary
-Behind Closed Doors
-How To Die: Simon’s Choice

Single drama
-Aberfan: The Green Hollow
-Damilola, Our Loved Boy
-Murdered By My Father

Soap and continuing drama

Specialist factual
-Alan Bennett’s Diaries
-Attenborough’s Life That Glows
-Grayson Perry: All Man
-Planet Earth II

-The Open
-Rio 2016 Olympics
-Rio 2016 Paralympics
-Six Nations – England v Wales

Virgin TV’s must-see moment
-Game of Thrones: Battle Of The Bastards
-The Late Late Show With James Corden: Carpool Karaoke with Michelle Obama
-Line Of Duty: Urgent Exit Required
-Planet Earth II: Snakes vs Iguana Chase
-Strictly Come Dancing: Ed Balls’ Gangnam Style
-Who Do You Think You Are?: Danny Dyer’s Origins