Wolf Hall leads 2016 TV BAFTA nominations with four nods... as Idris Elba and Sheridan Smith battle it out for Best Actor and Best Actress
Television presenter Dermot O'Leary and British actress Georgina Campbell announced the 2016 TV BAFTA nominations on Tuesday morning.
Wolf Hall leads the way with four nominations, while Idris Elba receives a nod for his role as DCI John Luther, alongside Ben Wishaw, Mark Rylance and Stephen Graham.
Sheridan Smith getting a nod for Best Actress for her role in the C-word against Claire Foy, Suranne Jones and Ruth Madeley.
Breaking news: Idris Elba has received a Best Actor nod at the 2016 TV BAFTA Awards for his role as DCI John Luther, alongside Ben Wishaw, Mark Rylance and Stephen Graham
Acclaimed: This year's awards are set to take place on Sunday May 8 at London's Royal Festival Hall and is set to be a star-studded affair, hosted by Graham Norton
This year's awards are set to take place on Sunday May 8 at London's Royal Festival Hall and is set to be a star-studded affair, hosted by Graham Norton.Wolf Hall, has received four nods, with Mark Rylance taking a nomination for his role in the BBC Two show.
The historical drama, which depicts Thomas Cromwell's rise to power through Henry VIII's royal court, was also nominated for best drama series. It will need to fend off competition from Humans, The Last Panthers and No Offence.
Claire Foy has received a nod for Leading Actress, with Anton Lesser picking up a nod for Supporting Actress in the programme.
Peter Kosminsky, Peter Straughan, Mark Pybus, Colin Callender – Playground Entertainment, Company Pictures/BBC Two, are up for Drama Series for Wolf Hall, too.
Amazing role: Sheridan Smith getting a nod for Best Actress for her role in the C-word against Claire Foy, Suranne Jones and Ruth Madeley
An honour: She has previously said that nothing prepared her for the 'enormous privilege and responsibility' of playing her late friend, Lisa Lynch in the drama about facing cancer
TV favourite The Great British Bake Off, which sees amateur bakers face off in a series of challenges, received its fifth consecutive nomination.
It is nominated in the features category, which it won in 2012 and 2013.
Singer Adele has received her first Bafta nomination, for the TV special Adele At The BBC.
The programme saw her in conversation with Graham Norton about her career and comeback, and she also performed songs from her new album, 25.
Big news: Wolf Hall leads the way with four nominations, while Idris Elba receives a nod for his role as DCI John Luther, alongside Ben Wishaw, Mark Rylance and Stephen Graham
Special moment: Poldark is up for the Radio Times Audience Award (voted for by members of the public)
She is up for best entertainment programme alongside Britain's Got Talent, Strictly Come Dancing and the TFI Friday anniversary special.
Peter Kay's Car Share and This Is England '90 have received three nominations each.
This Is England '90, which is Shane Meadows' spin-off from the 2006 film This Is England, a sequel to This Is England '86 and This Is England '88, is nominated for mini-series.
In addition to Graham's best actor nomination, Chanel Cresswell has been nominated for supporting actress.
Something to say: Television presenter Dermot O'Leary and British actress Georgina Campbell announced the 2016 TV BAFTA nominations on Tuesday morning
Winner: Georgina won a BAFTA for Leading Actress in 2015 - posing with the gong
Moment: (L-R) Georgina, Chairman of the Academy Anne Morrison and Dermot all posed for snaps at the Princess Anne theatre
Car Share received nods including Sian Gibson for female performance in a comedy programme, Peter Kay for male performance in a comedy programme, and scripted comedy.
Film and TV star Sir Ian McKellen has been nominated for supporting actor for The Dresser.
This is his first Bafta TV nomination, although he has been nominated three times for Bafta Film awards.
Michelle Gomez was recognised for her role as Missy in Doctor Who in the best supporting actress category.
Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams's Cyberbully has been nominated in the single drama category, alongside Don't Take My Baby, The Go-Between and The C-Word.
Amazing: Singer Adele has received her first Bafta nomination, for the TV special Adele At The BBC
Bafta chairwoman Anne Morrison said the nominations 'reflect the real great range and quality of British television'.
Rylance and Elba will go head to head yet again after both being nominated for best supporting actor at the Bafta film awards earlier this year. Rylance won, and went on to win the Oscar for his performance in Bridge Of Spies.
Ms Morrison told the Press Association: 'It's been a great year for Mark Rylance, having won the Oscar and the Bafta.
'Here he is again with Wolf Hall and just tremendous quality in the acting, both of them brilliant talents.'
On the issue of diversity in television, she said: 'There's always a way to go - we can never rest on our laurels - but looking down this list I think it is a very diverse list.'
This year's Oscars became the focus of a debate about diversity after all the acting nominees were white, but Morrison said the list of Bafta TV nominees was more diverse.
She said: 'You've got Ruth Madeley, who uses a wheelchair, in the leading actress category. You've got a real range in diversity across ethnicity and so on, right across the board.
'So I think that things are definitely improving, things have come a long way. There is still further to go, and in Bafta we are very hot on diversity, we have big new talent programmes to try and make sure that the whole industry is as diverse as possible.'
She added: 'There's been a big focus on it in a lot of the broadcasters for quite some time, and I think that it is quite a lot in our control. Obviously the world of film is a bit more international.
'We've seen progress over the years but I think it is important not to be complacent, and think we've got there, because we're still a long way from the playing field being level.'
The nominations list also sees nods for actors who straddle film and TV including Elba, Whishaw, Rylance and Sir Ian.
Ms Morrison said: 'I think that we're in a much more converged world between the top end of TV drama and the world of feature films. So many companies are making both, so many actors are moving back and forth between the world of film and TV drama.
'I think this old hierarchy that there used to be has really broken down, and it's much more of a level playing field in that sense.'
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