Coronation St misses Bafta nod – unlike Emmerdale!

Coronation Street has missed out on a nomination for continuing drama at the Bafta TV Awards.

While there was no room for Corrie, The Bill, EastEnders, Emmerdale, and Holby City have all been nominated.

BBC drama Cranford and its star Dame Judi Dench have dominated the nominations.

Cranford, based on the books by Elizabeth Gaskell, received the most nominations with three. Dame Judi receives a record 24th nomination, including her previous nominations for film.

In the best actress category, Dame Judi, 73, is up against her Cranford co-star Dame Eileen Atkins, also 73. Her other rivals are former winner Gina McKee, for BBC One drama The Street, and Kierston Wareing for It’s A Free World (Channel 4).

As well as two nods for best actress, Cranford is also in the running for best drama serial, up against Britz (Channel 4), Five Days (BBC One), and Murphy’s Law (BBC One).

Tim Corrie, deputy chair of the Bafta TV committee, said: “Judi Dench is an extraordinary performer and Cranford is a brilliantly made programme which has three nominations, the most this year. It is beautifully made.”

In the entertainment programme category, Britain’s Got Talent goes head-to-head with three times nominated Strictly Come Dancing. The other nominees in the category are Have I Got News For You and Harry Hill’s TV Burp.

Best actor contenders are Andrew Garfield for Boy A (Channel 4), Tom Hardy for Stuart: A Life Backwards (BBC Two), Matthew Macfadyen for Secret Life (Channel 4), and Antony Sher for Primo (BBC Four).

The awards will be held at the London Palladium on April 20, hosted by Graham Norton, and broadcast on BBC One.