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TV BAFTA Nominations: Nods for London Spy, Transparent and Graham Norton

2016-03-30
Awards Season with Attitude, sponsored by discoverlosangeles.com. Awards-Banner-black-1024x340 The nominations for the 2016 TV BAFTAs have been announced this morning, with London Spy, Wolf Hall and This Is England '90 leading the pack. London Spy, the popular BBC drama following a gay man who seeks to discover the truth about his murdered spy boyfriend, is up for Best Mini-series, and Ben Whishaw is up for Best Actor. The show was well received when it began in January, and garnered some controversy over the explicit gay sex scenes in the first episode. spy2 The Graham Norton Show is up against Stephen Fry's QI for Best Entertainment Performance, and Graham is also in the running for Best Entertainment Programme, for his Adele at the BBC special. Russell T. Davies' landmark shows Cucumber, Banana, Tofu are marked with one nomination - Best Supporting Actor for Cyril Nri, a former Attitude cover star who played tragic Lance Sullivan in Cucumber. CYRIL NRI_0405 He's up against Sir Ian McKellen in that category, who dazzled as a Blitz-era wardrobe man in The Dresser, playing opposite Anthony Hopkins in the BBC adaptation. There are also nominations for groundbreaking Amazon Prime show Transparent, Louis Theroux's documentary Transgender Kids, and Sheridan Smith's performance as a real life cancer patient in The C-Word. transparent.nbcnews-fp-1040-600 The BAFTA TV Awards take place on May 8. Check out the full list of nominees below: Best Actor Ben Whishaw, London Spy Idris Elba, Luther Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall Stephen Graham, This is England '90 Best Actress Sheridan Smith, The C-Word Suranne Jones, Doctor Foster Claire Foy, Wolf Hall Ruth Madeley, Don't Take My Baby Best Supporting Actor Anton Lesser, Wolf Hall Cyril Nri, Cucumber Ian McKellen, The Dresser Tom Courtenay, Unforgotten Best Supporting Actress Chanel Cresswell, This is England '90 Eleanor Worthington-Cox, The Enfield Hanting Lesley Manville, River Michelle Gomez, Doctor Who Best Mini-series Doctor Foster The Enfield Haunting London Spy This is England '90 Best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme Charlie Brooker's Election Wipe Have I Got News for You QI Would I Lie to You Best Entertainment Programme Adele at the BBC Britain's Got Talent Strictly Come Dancing TFI Friday Anniversary Special Best Entertainment Performance Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show Leigh Francis, Celebrity Juice Romesh Ronganathan, Asian Provocateur Stephen Fry, QI Best Reality & Constructed Factual First Dates Gogglebox I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! The Secret Life of Five Year Olds Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme Michaela Coel, Chewing Gum Miranda Hart, Miranda Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe Sian Gibson, Peter Kay's Car Share Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme Hugh Bonneville, W1A Peter Kay, Peter Kay's Car Share Toby Jones, The Detectorists Javone Prince, The Javone Prince Show Best International Programme The Good Wife Narcos Spiral Transparent Best Drama Series Humans The Last Panthers No Offence Wolf Hall Best Single Drama The C-Word Cyberbully Don't Take My Baby The Go-Between Best Soap & Continuing Drama EastEnders Coronation Street Emmerdale Holby City Best Factual Series  The Detectives Great Ormond Street The Murder Detectives The Tribe Best Feature Back in Time for Dinner The Great British Bake Off Kevin McCloud: Escape to the Wild Travel Man Best Single Documentary Bitter Lake Life After Suicide Louis Theroux: Transgender Kids My Son the Jihadi Best Specialist Factual Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners Grayson Perry's Dream House The Hunt Rudolf Nureyev - Dance to Freedom News Coverage BBC News at Six: Paris Attacks Special Channel 4 News: Paris Massacre ITV News at Ten: Refugee Crisis Sky News: From Turkey to Greece Best Current Affairs Coverage Children of the Gaza War Escape from Isis (Dispatches) Jihad: A British Story Outbreak: The Truth About Ebola (This World) Best Scripted Comedy Chewing Gum Peep Show People Just do Nothing Peter Kay's Car Share Sport The Ashes The Grand National MOTD Live: FA Cup Final Six Nations - Final Day Live Event Big Blue Live The Sound of Music Live! Stargazing Live: Brit in Space, Tim Peake Special The Vote Radio Times Audience Award The Great British Bake Off Poldark Making a Murderer Doctor Foster Peter Kay's Car Share Humans Awards-Banner-black-1024x340 Awards Season with Attitude, sponsored by discoverlosangeles.com. More stories: BAFTAs 2016: Carol and The Danish Girl fail to pick up awards despite 14 nominations Oscars 2016: Winners list in full