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The Crown Scoops 5 BAFTA Nominations

The hit Netflix series, which starred Claire Foy and Matt Smith, has emerged as the top BAFTA frontrunner with a whopping five nominations…

It thrilled fans of the Royal Family with an intimate portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s early life together, and now it seems that Netflix’s big-budget production The Crown was worth every penny as the show has been nominated for 5 BAFTA awards.

Claire Foy gets the nod for her riveting portrayal of our Queen Lizzie, whilst Vanessa Kirby, Jared Harris and John Lithgow also got nominations for their roles as Princess Margaret, King George VI and Winston Churchill respectively.


Other notable nominations include Fleabag, Stranger Things will compete against The Night Of, The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, Transparent and The Night Of for the international award. One notable exception, however, is Tom Hiddleston who wowed in the John Le Carre adaption, The Night Manager – before baffling with a bizarre award speech at the Golden Globes award.

This year’s BAFTA TV Awards take place in London on May 14. The full list of nominees can be found here. To catch up with all the latest award-winning TV, grab a subscription to Radio Times – and save up to 39% off today.

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