James Nesbitt in The Missing
Bafta TV: The Missing, Line Of Duty and Happy Valley lead the nominations BBC

In the build-up to the 10 May ceremony, Bafta have revealed their nominations for its Television
Awards which sees crime dramas, Happy Valley, Line Of Duty, and The Missing, leading the pack with three nods a piece.

All three programmes earned themselves a Drama Series nomination, whilst the trio of shows had their actors receive mentions too.

Sarah Lancashire receives her Lead Actress nomination for portraying Catherine Cawood in Happy Valley, a struggling sergeant who becomes involved in the all-too-personal case of finding out whose actions drove her daughter to suicide.

The Missing's James Nesbitt also got himself a nod for his part as a desperate father searching for his missing son, and Keeley Hawes gained a nomination for her part in Line Of Duty, reprising her role of DI Lindsay Denton in the show's second season, which aired last year.

Despite it not having been on the small screen since January 2014, Sherlock earns itself two nominations with Benedict Cumberbatch getting one for his performance in the programme and the other pitting the show off against the likes of Game Of Thrones and The Great British Bake Off for the title of Radio Times Audience Award (an accolade voted for by the general public). This nod marks Cumberbatch's third nomination for his role as the iconic detective.

BROADCHURCH
Olivia Colman won the Lead Actress award for her role in Broadchurch, at last year's BAFTA'sITV

Another actor used to getting BAFTA nominations over the years is Olivia Colman, who receives her fourth recognition with this year's awards; getting it this time round for her role in religious comedy, Rev.

Unsurprisingly, ITV residents Ant and Dec received two nominations; one for Saturday Night Takeaway in the Entertainment Programme pool, as well as one for the pair themselves for their Entertainment Performance.

Netflix proves its success yet again, as the internet streaming site has two of their original programmes make up the four nominations in the International category. Political drama House Of Cards and dark comedy Orange Is The New Black will go up against The Good Wife and Peaky Blinders for the award. The latter has in fact been acquired by Netflix recently, but is not officially a creation of the site, unlike the other two mentioned.

The fact that there were no nominations for BBC mini-series Wolf Hall may come as a surprise to some, considering its success earlier on this year. Similarly, comedy fans might be disappointed to see hugely popular reality show, Gogglebox absent from the list of nominations. On the other hand, popular series Poldark may have simply been too late to earn itself a nomination, given that it's currently in the middle of its first season now.

In addition to these snubs, most notably not present in any of the categories are both of Simon Cowell's broadcasts, The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent, shows in which normally feature in these awards.

The BAFTA TV nominations listed in full:

LEADING ACTOR

Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock

James Nesbitt – The Missing

Jason Watkins – The Last Honour Of Christopher Jeffries

Toby Jones – Marvellous

LEADING ACTRESS

Georgina Campbell – Murdered By My Boyfriend

Keeley Hawes – Line Of Duty

Sarah Lancashire – Happy Valley

Sheridan Smith – Cilla

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Adeel Akhtar - Utopia

James Norton - Happy Valley

Stephen Rea - The Honourable Woman

Ken Stott - The Missing

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Gemma Jones - Marvellous

Vicky McClure - Line Of Duty

Amanda Redman - Tommy Cooper: Not like That, Like This

Charlotte Spencer - Glue

ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE

Ant and Dec - Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Leigh Francis - Celebrity Juice

Graham Norton - The Graham Norton Show

Claudia Winkleman - Strictly Come Dancing

FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

Olivia Colman - Rev.

Tamsin Greig - Episodes

Jessica Hynes - W1A

Catherine Tate - Catherine Tate's Nan

MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

Matt Berry - Toast Of London

Hugh Bonneville - W1A

Tom Hollander - Rev.

Brendan O'Carroll - Mrs Brown's Boys – Christmas Special

SINGLE DRAMA

A Poet In New York - Aisling Walsh, Ruth Caleb, Andrew Davies, Griff Rhys Jones

Common - Jimmy McGovern, David Blair, Colin McKeown, Donna Molloy

Marvellous - Peter Bowker, Julian Farino, Katie Swinden, Patrick Spence

Murdered By My Boyfriend - Pier Wilkie, Regina Moriarty, Paul Andrew Williams, Darren Kemp

MINI-SERIES

Cilla

The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jeffries

Our World War

Prey

DRAMA SERIES

Happy Valley

Line Of Duty

The Missing

Peaky Blinders

SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA

Casualty

Coronation Street

Eastenders

Hollyoaks

INTERNATIONAL

The Good Wife

House Of Cards

Orange Is The New Black

Peaky Blinders

FACTUAL SERIES

15,000 Kids And Counting

Educating The East End

Life And Death Row

Protecting Our Parents

SPECIALIST FACTUAL

David Attenborough's Conquest Of The Skies 3D

Grayson Perry: Who Are You?

The Great War: The People's Story

Our Gay Wedding: The Musical

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY

Baby P: The Untold Story

Children Of Syria

The Miners Strike And Me

The Paedophile Hunter

FEATURES

George Clarke's Amazing Spaces

Grand Designs

The Great British Bake Off

Long Lost Family

REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL

The Apprentice

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

The Island With Bear Grylls

The Undateables

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Children On The Frontline (Dispatches)

Ebola Frontline (Panorama)

Inside Kenya's Death Squads (Al Jazeera Investigates)

Terror At The Mall (This World)

NEWS COVERAGE

BBC News At Ten

Channel 4 News – Inside Gaza: Children Under Fire

ITV News At Ten: Iraq Crisis

SKY News Live At Five: Ebola

SPORT & LIVE EVENT

2014 FA Cup Semi Final Hull City v Sheffield United

Monty Python (Mostly) Live: One Down, Five To Go

Tour De France, 2014, Stage 1

WW1 Remembered – From The Battlefield & Westminster Abbey

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Dynamo: Magician Impossible

Strictly Come Dancing

The Voice

COMEDY AND COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe

The Graham Norton Show

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Would I Lie To You?

SCRIPTED COMEDY

Detectorists

Harry & Paul's Story Of The Twos

Moone Boy

The Wrong Mans

RADIO TIMES AUDIENCE AWARD

Cilla

Eastenders

Game Of Thrones

The Great British Bake Off

The Missing