8 April 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Colman (right) won best lead actress last year for Broadchurch
Benedict Cumberbatch and Olivia Colman are among the nominees for this year’s Bafta TV awards, with the latter cited for the fourth consecutive year.
Cumberbatch, 38, is up for best lead actor for Sherlock, the third time he has been nominated for the role.
Colman is up for best female comedy performance for her role as a vicar’s wife in Rev.
The 41-year-old won a Bafta last year for Broadchurch and received two awards in 2013.
Sarah Lancashire, recognised last year for Last Tango in Halifax, is also nominated again, this time in the lead actress category for Happy Valley.
Cumberbatch’s competition includes Toby Jones, nominated for his portrayal of a man with learning difficulties in Beautiful, and James Nesbitt, shortlisted for his work in BBC One drama The Missing.
Lancashire, meanwhile, is up against Line of Duty star Keeley Hawes, Georgina Campbell – nominated for the first time for Murdered by My Boyfriend – and Sheridan Smith, recognised for her role as the young Cilla Black in Cilla.
Cilla star Sheridan Smith previously won a Bafta in 2013 for Mrs Biggs
Cilla is also up for best mini-series alongside fellow ITV productions Prey and The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies.
Happy Valley, Line of Duty and The Missing are included in the best drama series category, as is BBC Two’s period crime drama Peaky Blinders.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment