Bafta TV award nominees announced

Gogglebox, Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and Coronation Street are all up for gongs at this year's Bafta TV awards

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Barkhad Abdi and Daniel Bruhl arrive on red carpet

Barkhad Abdi starred in Captain Phillips. Credit: Lucy Towers

Barkhad Abdi, star of Captain Phillips, told ITV News that he was really "honoured and humbled to be nominated" in the Best Supporting Actor category.

Daniel Bruhl played Niki Lauda in Rush. Credit: Lucy Towers

Daniel Bruhl, who played Niki Lauda in Rush, said he "loved the British" and that it was "nice to be back" after starting work on the film in the UK.

Hotly tipped Steve McQueen arrives for Baftas

12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen Credit: ITV News

Steve McQueen, the director of 12 Years a Slave, has arrived on the red carpet ahead of the Baftas.

The film, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as a free man kidnapped and sold into slavery in America's deep south, has 10 nominations including for best film and best director.

McQueen speaks to Nina Nannar. Credit: Lucy Towers

He told ITV News: "We couldn't have wished for more. It's one of those times in life when you think 'my goodness, wow."

Read - McQueen's 12 Years A Slave tipped for further awards

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McQueen's 12 Years A Slave tipped for further awards

The Baftas are widely seen as a dry run for next month's Oscars and Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave is tipped to continue its award season success.

The film, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as a free man kidnapped and sold into slavery in America's deep south, has 10 nominations including for best film and best director

Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) and Steve McQueen. Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ejiofor is nominated for the leading actor award while co-stars Lupita Nyong'o and Michael Fassbender are nominated for supporting actress and actor.

London-born Ejiofor said there was "something particularly special about receiving a Bafta nomination from home".

He faces competition for the leading actor award from veteran Bruce Dern for his role in Nebraska and Hollywood stars Christian Bale, DiCaprio and Hanks.The other contenders for best film are Philomena, Captain Phillips, American Hustle and Gravity.

Dame Helen Mirren to land Fellowship award at Baftas

Britain's queen of cinema will get the royal seal of approval at this year's Baftas when the Duke of Cambridge presents Dame Helen Mirren with the Fellowship award.

Helen Mirren is to land another gong. Credit: Laura Lean/PA Wire

Dame Helen - who has played the monarch on stage and screen and won the leading actress Oscar in 2007 for The Queen - joins other winners of the prestigious award including Martin Scorsese and Sir Christopher Lee.

The event, at London's Royal Opera House in Covent Garden this evening, is hosted by Stephen Fry with big name guests includingLeonardo DiCaprio, Uma Thurman and Tom Hanks.

Read: Dame Helen Mirren to land Fellowship award at Baftas

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Bafta nominations revealed by Hobbit and Potter stars

Today's nominations were announced by Hobbit star Luke Evans and Helen McCrory from the Harry Potter films. Credit: PA

Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave continued its award season success by picking up 10 nominations at the Baftas.

The movie, which is heavily tipped for the Oscars, picked up nominations for McQueen and three of its stars and is in the running to be named best film.

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