Britain’s Got Talent has received its first ever nomination for a Bafta television award.

The hit ITV show – featuring judges Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden – is in the running for best Entertainment Programme, up against The Graham Norton Show (BBC One), which is also nominated for the first time.

In other nominations, John Hurt is up for Leading Actor for the reprisal of his role as Quentin Crisp in the drama An Englishman In New York (ITV1), 34 years after he won a Bafta for playing Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant.

Julie Walters clocked up her 13th and 14th Bafta nominations – with two nods in the Leading Actress category.

She is nominated for her role as the late politician Mo Mowlam in the Channel 4 drama Mo, and for her performance in A Short Stay In Switzerland, the BBC One drama inspired by the story of Dr Anne Turner, who took her own life in Zurich in 2006.

Julie is up against Helena Bonham Carter, who receives her first Bafta TV nomination for her performance as children’s author Enid Blyton in the BBC One drama Enid.

Sophie Okonedo is also in the running for her powerful performance as Winnie Mandela in the BBC Four drama Mrs Mandela.