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Broadchurch nominated for three Baftas and audience award
Updated 1:40pm Monday 7th April 2014 in News
BROADCHURCH has received three Bafta nominations.
ITV crime drama following the police hunt for the killer of an 11 year-old boy, received three nominations for next month’s event.
Olivia Colman, who won two Baftas last year, competes for Best Actress, whilst the series itself, which will return for a second run, is up for Best Drama and David Bradley is nominated for supporting actor.
Colman is up against Helena Bonham-Carter for her portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor Kerrie Hayes from The Mill and Maxine Peake from The Village for the leading actress award.
Broadchurch is also in the running for the Radio Times Audience Award, which is voted for by the public, but faces competition from Breaking Bad, Gogglebox , Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor, Educating Yorkshire and The Great British Bake Off.
This year's event, formally known as the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards, culminates in a star-studded ceremony at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London's West End on Sunday May 18.
The event's host, Graham Norton, is nominated for entertainment performance for his chat show and is up against Sarah Millican, Charlie Brooker and Geordie duo Ant and Dec.
The Graham Norton Show is also nominated in the comedy and comedy entertainment programme category along with A League of Their Own, Would I Lie To You? and last year's winner The Revolution Will Be Televised.
Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway is also nominated for entertainment programme alongside Derren Brown: The Great Art Robbery, Dynamo Magician Impossible and Strictly Come Dancing.
Casualty, Coronation Street, EastEnders and Holby City will battle it out to be named best soap.
French supernatural drama The Returned is up against Danish political thriller Borgen, cult US show Breaking Bad and the remake of House Of Cards for the international award.
The Big Reunion, Dragons' Den and The Undateables are nominated alongside Gogglebox for the reality and constructed factual award.
Gogglebox is also in the running for the Radio Times Audience Award, which is voted for by the public, but faces competition from Breaking Bad, Broadchurch, Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor, Educating Yorkshire and The Great British Bake Off.
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