Bafta TV Awards 2015 nominations list: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sheridan Smith and Olivia Colman up for big prizes

Graham Norton will host the star-studded ceremony in London next month

Jess Denham@jess_denham
Sunday 10 May 2015 19:16
Sheridan Smith, Benedict Cumberbatch and Olivia Colman are nominated for Bafta TV Awards 2015
Sheridan Smith, Benedict Cumberbatch and Olivia Colman are nominated for Bafta TV Awards 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman and Sheridan Smith are among the nominees for this year's Bafta TV Awards.

Contenders in 12 categories where announced by Amanda Abbington and Freddie Fox this morning with The Missing, Line of Duty, Happy Valley and Marvellous leading the field with three nods each.

The awards ceremony takes place on 10 May, hosted for the ninth time by Graham Norton.

Here are the nominations in full:

Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock

Toby Jones - Marvellous

James Nesbitt - The Missing

Jason Watkins - The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies

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

Brendan O'Carroll in his hit comedy Mrs Brown's Boys

Single Drama

A Poet In New York



Murdered By My Boyfriend



The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies

Our World War


Drama Series

Happy Valley

Line Of Duty

The Missing

Peaky Blinders

James Nesbitt as Tony Hughes in the final episode of The Missing

Soap and Continuing Drama


Coronation Street




The Good Wife

House Of Cards

Orange Is The New Black

True Detective

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


George Clarke's Amazing Spaces

Grand Designs

The Great British Bake Off

Long Lost Family

Last year's Great British Bake Off winner Nancy Birtwhistle

Reality and 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 and 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 One

WW1 Remembered - From The Battlefield And 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


Harry And Paul's Story Of The Two's

Moone Boy

The Wrong Mans

Radio Times Audience Award (voted for by members of the public)



Game Of Thrones

The Great British Bake Off

The Missing


Strictly Come Dancing

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