BAFTA 2017: The Crown makers 'giddy and delighted' after five award nominations

BAFTA 2017: The Crown makers 'giddy and delighted' after five award nominations

BAFTA 2017: The Crown makers 'giddy and delighted' after five award nominations

The first series of the lavish, big-budget Netflix drama has been nominated for a total of five awards, including the top category of Best Drama.

Claire Foy gets the nod for her riveting portrayal of our Queen Lizzie, whilst Vanessa Kirby, Jared Harris and John Lithgow also got nominations for their roles as Princess Margaret, King George VI and Winston Churchill respectively.

Not only that, but Graham Norton picked up a nomination for Best Entertainment Performance for The Graham Norton Show, his fifteenth such nod to date.

Robbie Coltrane, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adeel Akhtar and Babou Ceesay are nominated for Leading Actor.

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It is no surprise The Crown was nominated for the awards.

Netflix also saw its cult hit "Stranger Things" named in the global category, the one category which focuses on non-British productions.

Next in line were crime drama Happy Valley and black comedy Fleabag, which both scored three nominations.

Sky Atlantic mini-series The Night Of is up for a gong in the global category, competing with Fox anthology show The People V OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, sci-fi drama Stranger Things and Amazon's Transparent.

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Missing from that list, however, was Olivia Colman, who played spymaster Angela Burr in The Night Manager and won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her efforts in January.

The poignant feature-length drama Damilola, Our Loved Boy - based on the tragic murder of 10-year-old Damilola Taylor in 2000 - followed with three nominations.

The full line-up of Bafta nominations was announced yesterday.

Foy's fellow contenders in the leading actress category include Happy Valley's Sarah Lancashire and Nikki Amuka-Bird, recognised for her work in the BBC's adaptation of Zadie Smith's NW.

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The BAFTA TV Awards will take place on 14th May at London's Royal Festival Hall, hosted by comedian Sue Perkins who will be taking over the reigns from Graham Norton.

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