The Crown leads nominations

The Crown leads nominations

Cape Town - Claire Foy who plays Queen Elizabeth in Netflix's The Crown will end her reign in season 2.

Benedict Cumberbatch leads the list of best actor nominees for his role in The Hollow Crown, alongside Robbie Coltrane in National Treasure, Babou Ceesay in Damilola, Our Loved Boy and Adeel Akhtar in Murdered By My Father.

The Crown isn't Netflix's only BAFTA nominee either, with sci-fi hit Stranger Things looking to take the honours in the worldwide category.

Taking home the gong in the worldwide category, an award it's once again nominated for, Amazon's Transparent saw off competition from Netflix's Narcos to receive the coveted accolade.

The crime thriller only received one nod for Best Supporting Actor for Tom Hollander.

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.

Police anti-corruption drama Line of Duty, which is filmed in Belfast, is nominated in two categories.

Also scoring just a single nomination was the BBC's acclaimed adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace".

"I am beyond thrilled for The Crown to have been recognised in a year where so much wonderful work has been achieved in British television", he said. The series seems like the favorite to win in nearly every category.

BBC1's The Night Manager, its star Tom Hiddlestone and The Missing were the notable absentees from the nominations.

"Happy Valley" scored nods for leading actress Sarah Lancashire and supporting actress Siobhan Finneran. The BBC's "Alan Bennett's Diaries" and Channel 4's "Grayson Perry: All Man", are also nominated in the category.

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

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 14 May. They will be hosted for the first time by former "Great British Bake Off" presenter Sue Perkins.