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  • 18 May 2014, 10:28

Broadchurch Star Tipped For Bafta Success

Broadchurch star Olivia Colman is tipped to win her third Bafta in two years as the British television industry gears up for its biggest night of the year.

The actress, who won two awards last year, is nominated in the lead actress category for her role in ITV's hit detective drama.

She is up against Kerrie Hayes for her part in The Mill, Helena Bonham Carter for Burton and Taylor and Maxine Peake for The Village.

Broadchurch, an eight-part series which centred on the death of 11-year-old Danny Latimer, is itself among the favourites to be named best serial drama ahead of its return later this year.

It scooped the TV drama prize at theSouth Bank Sky Arts Awards in January.

Also bidding for double Bafta glory is Channel 4 show Gogglebox, which is up for best reality and constructed factual show as well as the audience award.

Dominic West, Jamie Dornan and Luke Newberry are shortlisted for the leading actor award alongside Sean Harris.

He starred in Southcliffe, a drama about the aftermath of a series of shootings in a small town, which is in the running for the mini-series prize and also receives a nod in the supporting actress category for Shirley Henderson.

Casualty, Coronation Street, EastEnders and Holby City will battle it out for best soap, while Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, Derren Brown: The Great Art Robbery, Dynamo Magician Impossible and Strictly Come Dancing are nominated for best entertainment programme.

Other popular shows including Dragons' Den, Breaking Bad, Educating Yorkshire and The Great British Bake Off are also nominated in the awards' 24 categories.

Multi-Bafta winning actress Julie Walters, whose career has spanned nearly four decades, will receive the night's top accolade when she is awarded the Academy Fellowship.

Cilla Black will also be honoured for her contribution to entertainment during her 50 years in the business.

Other nominees includeSky 1's A League Of Their Own, which is up for best comedy, alongside The Graham Norton Show, Would I Lie To You? and The Revolution Will Be Televised.

Norton will host the ceremony, which takes place at the Theatre Royal in London's West End.

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