The Crown and Line of Duty among shows leading TV Baftas

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The Crown will go up against Black Mirror, Line Of Duty and Three Girls at this year’s TV Baftas.

All four shows are nominated in three categories at the event which will take place in May.

Claire Foy, who plays the role of Queen Elizabeth in The Crown, is nominated for leading actress.

She is up against Molly Windsor (Three Girls), Sinead Keenan (Little Boy Blue) and Thandie Newton (Line Of Duty) in the category.

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The late Tim Pigott-Smith is up for leading actor for his role in King Charles III.

Jack Rowan (Born To Kill), Joe Cole (Hang The DJ/Black Mirror) and Sean Bean (Broken) are also in the running.

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Saturday Night Takeaway, hosted by Ant and Dec, airing in 2017 – is up for best entertainment programme.

The nod comes after Declan Donnelly hosted the show alone for the first time in its history, after Ant McPartlin’s drink-driving charge.

Britain’s Got Talent, The Voice UK and Michael McIntyre’s Big Show are also nominated in the same category.

On the news front, ITV News at Ten has been nominated for its coverage of the Grenfell Tower Fire along with Channel 4 News.

Sky News is also up for its coverage of the Battle for Mosul and the Rohingya Crisis.

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The nominations were announced at Bafta in London by actress Michelle Keegan and presenter Ore Oduba.

Former Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins will return to host the ceremony after she made her debut last year.

The Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards will be held at the Royal Festival Hall on May 13 and will be broadcast on BBC1.

Here is the full list of other nominees:

Soap and continuing drama

Comedy entertainment programme

Entertainment performance

Female performance in a comedy programme

Male performance in a comedy programme

Reality and constructed factual

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