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  • 7 April 2014, 12:36

Bafta Nominations For TV's Biggest Stars

Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West are among the British television stars nominated for this year's Bafta awards.

The pair are shortlisted for their portrayal of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in a drama based on the couple's tempestuous life together.

They face competition from big names including Jamie Dornan and Olivia Colman, who was one of the winners at last year's awards.

Colman, nominated for Broadchurch, is also up against Kerrie Hayes from The Mill and Maxine Peake from The Village for the leading actress award.

Dornan, who is filming the new 50 Shades Of Grey film, is nominated for his role as the twisted killer in BBC2's The Fall, alongside Luke Newberry from zombie thriller In The Flesh.

French supernatural drama The Returned is up against Danish political thriller Borgen, US show Breaking Bad and the remake of House Of Cards for the international award.

Channel 4's surprise hit Gogglebox is in the running for the reality and constructed factual award with The Big Reunion, Dragons' Den and The Undateables.

The show is also in the running for the Radio Times Audience Award, which is voted for by the public.

It faces competition from Breaking Bad, Broadchurch, Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor, Educating Yorkshire and The Great British Bake Off.

The event's host, Graham Norton, is nominated for entertainment performance for his chat show and is up against Sarah Millican, Charlie Brooker and Ant and Dec.

The Graham Norton Show is also nominated in the comedy and comedy entertainment programme category along with Sky 1's A League of Their Own, Would I Lie To You? and last year's winner The Revolution Will Be Televised.

This year's awards will be handed out during a ceremony at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London's West End on Sunday May 18.

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