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‘The Crown’ Reigns Over BAFTA TV Nominations

But AMC/BBC’s big-budget spy thriller ‘The Night Manager,’ a winner at the Golden Globes and Emmys, came away with just one nomination.
The nominations for the BAFTA TV awards, the U.K.’s equivalent of the Emmys, were unveiled bright and early London time Tuesday morning.

There was broad spread of love shared across numerous shows, but it was Netflix’s lavish royal drama The Crown that emerged in the lead, with five nominations, including for Claire Foy, Jared Harris, John Lithgow and Vanessa Kirby. Elsewhere, comedy sleeper hit Fleabag and gritty drama Happy Valley earned places on multiple shortlists.

Perhaps surprisingly, The Night Manager, the BBC/AMC’s hit spy thriller came away with just one, for Tom Hollander’s portrayal of colorful henchman Corky. The show — estimated to have cost some $30 million — was a ratings hit last year, and seemed a shoo-in for major BAFTA TV awards success after it aired, backed up by Golden Globe and Emmy wins.

The awards ceremony is set to take place May 14 at London’s Royal Festival Hall

See the list of scripted nominations below.

Drama series
The Crown
The Durrells
Happy Valley
War & Peace

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

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

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

Supporting actor
Daniel Mays, Line of Duty
Jared Harris, The Crown
John Lithgow, The Crown

Tom Hollander, The Night Manager

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

Scripted comedy
People Just do Nothing

Male performance in a comedy program
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 program
Diane Morgan, Cunk on Shakespeare
Lesley Manville, Mum
Olivia Colman, Fleabag
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

The Hollow Crown, The Wars of the Roses
National Treasure
The Secret
The Witness for the Prosecution


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