'The Crown', 'Line of Duty', 'Three Girls' and 'Black Mirror' lead the Virgin TV BAFTA nominations with three nods each.

The Crowns' Claire Foy

The Crowns' Claire Foy

The Netflix royal series will do battle with the BBC's police procedural programme in the Drama category, alongside 'Peaky Blinders' and 'The End Of The F***Ing World', and The Crown's Claire Foy is up for Leading Actor for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth.

The 33-year-old actress will go up against 'Three Girls' star Molly Windsor and Line of Duty's Thandie Newton as well as Sinead Keenan from 'Little Boy Blue'.

'The Crown' and 'Three Girls' also have a nod in the Supporting Actress category through Vanessa Kirby and Liv Hill, but they will face stiff competition from Broken's Anna Friel and 'Broadchurch' star Julie Hesmondhalgh.

Anna's co-star Sean Bean is up for Leading Actor against Jack Rowan ('Born to Kill'), Hang the DJ's Joe Cole and Tim Pigott-Smith from 'King Charles III'.

As well as nods in the Drama section and for Thandie, Line of Duty's Adrian Dunbar will be hoping to make it a hat-trick for the show when he takes on Brían F. O'Byrne ('Little Boy Blue'), Jimmi Simpson ('Black Mirror') and The Boy with the Topknot's Anupam Kher for the Supporting Actor gong.

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have received two nods for the Entertainment Programme award with their 'Saturday Night Takeaway' show doing battle with 'Britain's Got Talent', which they also host.

Dec had to host last weekend's 'Saturday Night Takeaway' alone just days after Ant took some time off after he was charged with drink driving.

The presenting duo will be hoping to beat 'The Voice' and 'Michael McIntyre's Big Show' to the gong.

BBC drama 'Three Girls' will be aiming to pick up a third win of the night at the star-studded ceremony - which will be held at the Royal Festival Hall on May 13 and hosted by Sue Perkins - in the Mini-Series category.

'Howards End', 'The Moorside' and 'The State' stand in the way of the show, which was based on the true stories of victims of grooming and sexual abuse in Rochdale.

Stormzy's surprise appearance on 'Love Island' is up for sponsor Virgin TV's Must-See Moment, but the rapper will do battle with a time-traveller when he goes up against Jodie Whittaker being revealed as the Thirteenth Doctor - the first Time Lord played by a woman - in 'Doctor Who'.

Ariana Grande's emotional performance of 'One Last Time' at the One Love Manchester concert - a benefit gig put on by the singer following a bombing at her Manchester Arena show two weeks earlier - and Viserion being killed by the Night King in 'Game of Thrones' also has a nod.

Virgin TV BAFTAs nominations 2018:

Comedy Entertainment Programme

'Murder in Successville'


'The Last Leg'

'Would I Lie To You?'

Current Affairs

'Raped: My Story'

'Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad'

'Undercover: Britain's Immigration Secrets'

'White Right: Meeting the Enemy (Exposure)

Drama Series

'Line of Duty'

'Peaky Blinders'

'The Crown'

'The End of the f***ing World'

Entertainment Performance

Adam Hills - 'The Last Leg'

Graham Norton - 'The Graham Norton Show'

Michael McIntyre - 'Michael McIntyre's Big Show'

Sandi Toksvig - 'QI'

Entertainment Programme

'Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway'

'Britain's Got Talent'

'Michael McIntyre's Big Show'

'The Voice'

Factual Series


'Catching a Killer'




'Antiques Roadshow'

'Cruising With Jane McDonald'

'No More Boys and girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?

'The Secret Life of the Zoo'

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme

Anna Maxwell Martin - 'Motherland'

Daisy May Cooper - 'This Country'

Sharon Horgan - Catastrophe'


'Big Little Lies'

'Feud: Bette and Joan

'The Handmaid's Tale'

'The Vietnam War'

Leading Actor

Jack Rowan - 'Born to Kill'

Joe Cole - 'Hang the DJ'

Sean Bean - 'Broken'

Tim Pigott-Smith - 'King Charles III'

Leading Actress

Claire Foy - 'The Crown'

Molly Windsor - 'Three Girls'

Sinead Keenan - 'Little Boy Blue'

Thandie Newton - 'Line of Duty'

Live Event

'ITV News Election 2017 Live: The Results'

'One Love Manchester'

'Wild Alaska Live'

'World War One Remembered: passchendaele'

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme

Asim Chaudhry - 'People Just Do Nothing'

Rob Brydon - ''The Trip To Spain'

Samson Kayo - 'Famalam'

Toby Jones - 'Detectorists'


'Howards End'

'The Moorside'

'The State'

'Three Girls'

News Coverage

'The Battle for Mosul'

'The Grenfell Tower Fire'

'The Rohingya Crisis'

Reality & Constructed Factual

'Celebrity Haunted'

'Love Island'

'Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds'

'The Real Full Monty'

Scripted Comedy


'Chewing Gum'

'This Country'


Short Form Programme

'Britain's Forgotten Men'

'Morgana Robinson's Summer'

'Eating With my Ex'

Single Documentary

'Chris Packham: Asperger's and Me'

'Louis Therous: Talking to Anorexia'

'One Deadly Weekend in America'

'Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad'

Single Drama

'Against the Law'

'Hang the DJ'

'King Charles III'

'Murdered For Being Different'

Soap & Continuing Drama


'Coronation Street'



Specialist Factual

'Basquiat - Rage to Riches'

'Blitz: The Bombs that Changed Britain'

'Blue Planet II'

'Elizabeth I's Secret Agents'


'Anthony Joshua V. Wladimir Klitschko'

'Six Nations: Wales V. England'

'The Grand National'

'UEFA Women's Euro Semi-Final'

Supporting Actor

Adrian Dunbar - 'Line of Duty'

Anupam Kher - 'The Boy with the Topknot'

Brian F. O'Byrne - 'Little Boy Blue'

Jimmi Simpson Uss - 'Callister'

Supporting Actress

Anna Friel - 'Broken'

Julie Hesmondhalgh - 'Broadchurch'

Liv Hill - 'Three Girls'

Vanessa Kirby - 'The Crown'

Virgin's TV's Must-See Moment

'Blue Planet II' - Mother Pilot Whale Grieves

'Doctor Who' - The Thirteenth Doctor Revealed

'Line of Duty' - Huntley's Narrow Escape

'Love Island' - Stormzy Makes a Surprise Appearance

'One Love Manchester' - Ariana Grande Sings 'One Last Time'