The Crown leads this year's BAFTA TV nominations

"The Crown" actress Claire Foy (pictured here) is leaving the Netflix series in Season 3.

And supporting actors Jared Harris, Vanessa Kirby and John Lithgow all are up for awards too.

Claire Foy is also nominated for leading actress for her portrayal of a young Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix show.

Stranger Things, another Netflix original series, was nominated for the BAFTA for Best International TV series, according to Deadline.

Only Tom Hollander, who portrayed the fearsome henchman Corky, was mentioned in the main categories with a nomination for best supporting actor.

She said after the nominations were announced: "It's especially meaningful because the show is made in the United Kingdom with such a wealth of incredible British talent".

Sarah Lancashire was once again nominated for her role in crime drama Happy Valley, and the show, which cleaned up at the 2014 Baftas, was also nominated for best drama series, as well as a best supporting actress nomination for Siobhan Finneran.

Other nominations went to BBC Two's miniseries The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses and to its Leading Actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

"I am thrilled to be hosting the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards this year".

Foy adds that she will miss being on the show and says, "I'm going to miss it terribly".

Not only that, but Graham Norton picked up a nomination for Best Entertainment Performance for The Graham Norton Show, his fifteenth such nod to date.

BAFTA favorite Olivia Colman missed out on a nomination for "The Night Manager" but was nominated for best female performance in a comedy program for "Fleabag".

In the soaps and continuing drama category, Yorkshire's Emmerdale vies with Casualty, EastEnders and Hollyoaks, at the expense of ITV's Coronation Street.

The winners will be announced May 14 at what's expected to be a glittering ceremony at London's Royal Festival Hall, hosted for the first time by Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins.

  • Ernesto Newman