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Killing Eve leads the pack as BAFTA TV nominations revealed
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Killing Eve leads the pack as BAFTA TV nominations revealed

BBC drama series Killing Eve has come out in top in the nominations for this year's BAFTA TV awards, leading the pack with 14 nominations in total, including one for Best Drama Series and two nominations in the Leading Actress category for its stars Jodie Comer and Sanda Oh, as well as a nomination for the show's writer / producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the Best Writer: Drama category.

Another BBC drama series, A Very English Scandal, was not far behind with 12 nominations in total, including a Leading Actor nomination for Hugh Grant and two in the Supporting Actor / Actress categories for his co-stars Ben Whishaw and Monica Dolan.

There were also nominations in the Leading Actor category for Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose), Chance Perdomo (Killed By My Debt) and Lucian Msamati (Kiri), while other contenders in the Leading Actress category alongside Jodie Come and Sandra Oh are Ruth Wilson (Mrs. Wilson) and Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard).

One notable omission this year however is Hawes' Bodyguard co-star Richard Madden, who misses out on a nomination despite the series earning five in total, including a nod for Best Drama.

Ruth Wilson's nomination in the Leading Actress category is one of four received for her drama series Mrs. Wilson, based on the story of Wilson's own real-life grandmother.

Elsewhere there were three nominations for Bros documentary After the Screaming Stops, four for BBC One's adaptation of John Le Carre's The Little Drummer Girl and another four for Stefan Golaszewski's sitcom Mum, including one for the show's star Lesley Manville in the Female Performance in a Comedy Programme category.

This year's awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on Sunday May 12th – you can find the full list of nominees in all categories on BAFTA's website.

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