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The BAFTA TV Awards 2016 will take place on Sunday 8 May. BAFTA

The BAFTA TV Awards 2016 will see the battle for soap supremacy unfold as Coronation Street and EastEnders strive to win the Soap & Continuing Drama accolade. Dermot O'Leary and Georgina Campbell announced this year's tips today (30 March).

Heavy-hitting soap dramas Emmerdale and Holby City have also received a nomination, but there is no sign of BBC One's Casualty or Channel 4 favourite Hollyoaks on this year's list, although both were nominated in 2015. Coronation Street took home the coveted award in both 2015 and 2014 and hope to secure the accolade for a third time in a row. It would be the first time that EastEnders pick up the shiny gold gong since emerging victorious in 2013.

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Coronation Street has won the Soap & Continuing Drama for two years in a row, and is hoping to take the 2016 gong ITV

Amongst the other BAFTA TV 2016 hopefuls, historical drama Wolf Hall sweeps the nominations with four nods, while Idris Elba is in the running to pick up a BAFTA for his critically acclaimed performance in Luther.

Elba - who plays DCI John Luther in the BBC series - is nominated for the Best Actor award in a strongly-nominated category alongside Ben Whishaw, Mark Rylance and Stephen Graham. Rylance's Wolf Hall co-star, Claire Foy, is up for Best Actress alongside Sheridan Smith, Suranne Jones and Ruth Madeley.

Besides Rylance's Best Actor nomination for his depiction of Thomas Cromwell's rise to power through Henry VIII's royal court in Wolf Hall, Claire Foy and Anton Lesser also receive nominations for Leading Actress and Supporting Actor – with the hit programme receiving a further nod for Best Drama Series.

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Damian Lewis stars in the six-time BAFTA nominated mini-series Wolf Hall BBC

The latest instalment of Shane Meadows' Sheffield-based drama, This Is England '90, has received three nominations: Mini-Series, Leading Actor for Stephen Graham and Supporting Actress for Chanel Cresswell,. Meanwhile, Suranne Jones receives a Leading Actress nod for the ever popular series Doctor Foster, which also received a nomination for Mini-Series.

This year's House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards take place on Sunday 8 May at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Voting for the Radio Times Audience Award has already opened, with a shortlist of six 2015 television programmes all nominated, including The Great British Bake Off, Poldark and Humans. The Radio Times Audience Award is the only category that lets the British public decide the winner. See a full list of all the nominations, below.