Netflix lining up its first TV BAFTA as The Crown dominates nominations

Claire Foy is also nominated for leading actress for her portrayal of a young Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix show.

Rubbing salt Into Netflix's BAFTA-shaped wound, bitter rival Amazon Prime already has one having past year beat Netflix to the trophy.

The 32-year-old actress, who essays the role of Queen Elizabeth II in the TV series, says she knew what she had signed up for and is glad that it is over, reported The Independent.

The one-off drama, retelling the tragic story of Damilola Taylor who was killed in 2000, is also nominated for both single drama and supporting actress, Wunmi Mosaku.

The global category includes HBO's miniseries The Night Of up against Netflix's Stranger Things, Fox's anthology The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story and Amazon's Transparent.

Other nominations with Northern Ireland connections include Game of Thrones, which is shortlisted for the Virgin TV must-see moment for the season 6 'Battle of the B******' scene.

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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.

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

Unusually for the Geordie duo they have missed out on the Entertainment Performance category with Adam Hills, Claudia Winkleman, Graham Norton and Michael McIntyre receiving nods.

The is Coogan's 10th BAFTA nomination, this time for Sky Atlantic's Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle.

In sport, Six Nations - England v Wales, Sky Sports' The Open, the Rio 2016 Olympics on the BBC, and the Paralympics on Channel 4 received nominations.

The winners will be announced May 14 at what's expected to be a glittering ceremony at London's Royal Festival Hall, hosted for the first time by Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins.

  • Megan Austin