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ITV drama Broadchurch tipped for Bafta glory

Olivia Colman is aiming to won more Baftas at tonight's event. Credit: PA

Hit detective drama Broadchurch is being tipped for success at tonight's star-studded Bafta TV awards.

The ITV show's star Olivia Colman, who picked up two gongs last year, is in contention to win the leading actress award.

She faces competition from Helena Bonham Carter for her performance as Elizabeth Taylor in the biopic Burton And Taylor, Kerrie Hayes from The Mill and The Village's Maxine Peake.

Broadchurch is also the hot favourite to be named best serial drama ahead of My Mad Fat Diary, Top Of The Lake and The Village, while another of the show's stars David Bradley is nominated for best supporting actor.

Channel 4's surprise hit Gogglebox is also bidding for multiple Bafta glory, having been nominated for best reality and constructed factual show as well as the audience award.

Dominic West, who played Richard Burton to Bonham Carter's Taylor, is nominated for the leading actor award along with The Fall's Jamie Dornan, Luke Newberry from zombie thriller In The Flesh and Southcliffe's Sean Harris.

Southcliffe, a drama about the aftermath of a series of shootings in a small town, also picked up a supporting actress nod for Shirley Henderson and is in the running in the mini-series category alongside The Great Train Robbery, The Fall and In The Flesh.

Dominic West is nominated for his portrayal of Richard Burton. Credit: PA

Him And Her: The Wedding is nominated in the situation comedy category along with Count Arthur Strong, Toast Of London and The IT Crowd.

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.

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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