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BAFTA TV awards 2017: Watch LIVE from the red carpet

See what all your favourite TV stars are wearing to the most important night of the television showbiz calendar

by Emmy Griffiths

It's BAFTA TV weekend! And although we've got to wait until 8pm to watch the highlight of the awards on BBC1, you can get into the swing of things by watching the following live video of all the red carpet arrivals!  And while you admire the fasion choices your favourite television stars have made on this glorious Sunday afternoon, we're also taking a look at all this year's nominations. This year's BAFTAs is set to be dominated by The Crown, which scooped an impressive five nominations for categories including Best Female Performance for Claire Foy, Best Support Actor nominations for Jared Harris and John Lithgow, and Best Supporting Actress for Vanessa Kirby, as well as being nominated for Best Drama Series.

READ: Claire Foy thanks the Queen after Golden Globe win for The Crown: 'She is extraordinary'

Meanwhile, Benedict Cumberbatch is among those to receive a Best Actor nomination for The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses along with Robbie Coltrane, was has been nominated for National Treasure. Sarah Lancashire and Siobhan Finneran were also nominated for their roles in Happy Valley, for Best Actress and best Support Actress respectively.

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Benedict has been nominated for Best Actor

Claire, who plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix drama, recently opened up about her decision to leave the show after just two series. She said: "As an actor there's nothing worse than the sound of 'seven years'. I'm sure to some people it sounds amazing but to us it's like, seven years of playing the same person? And this is a tough job, you know? It's long, a good nine-monther. And that's a lot of your life that you sign over to it. I'm going to miss it terribly. But I just can't wait to see where it goes, I just can't wait."

READ: Benedict Cumberbatch is a dad again! See which Shakespeare character his new son is named after

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Claire spoke about playing the Queen

The star initially confirmed she would be leaving the show back in January. "Well, after two seasons, that’s it. I’m gone," she explained to Vulture. "They’re getting rid of all of us… That's not a shock; we always knew when we signed up to it, and also not to be funny but it's also a real plus. I don't how they're planning on doing it, but they're such an incredible bunch of directors and producers that it’s gonna be different and exciting. It'll be original. I can't wait to see where it goes. I'm so honoured to have been involved at this stage."

SEE THE FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS BELOW

Leading actor

Adeel Akhtar – Murdered By My Father
Babou Ceesay – Damilola, Our Loved Boy
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses
Robbie Coltrane – National Treasure

Leading actress

Claire Foy – The Crown
Jodie Comer – Thirteen
Nikki Amuka-Bird – NW
Sarah Lancashire – Happy Valley

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Supporting actor

Daniel Mays – Line of Duty

Jared Harris – The Crown
John Lithgow – The Crown
Tom Hollander – The Night Manager

Supporting actress

Nicola Walker – Last Tango in Halifax
Siobhan Finneran – Happy Valley
Vanessa Kirby – The Crown
Wunmi Mosaku – Damilola, Our Loved Boy

Entertainment performance

Adam Hills – The Last Leg
Claudia Winkleman – Strictly Come Dancing
Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show
Michael McIntyre – Michael McIntyre's Big Show

Female performance in a comedy programme

Diane Morgan – Cunk on Shakespeare
Lesley Manville – Mum
Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag
Olivia Colman – Fleabag

Male performance in a comedy programme

Asim Chaudhry – People Just Do Nothing
David Mitchell – Upstart Crow
Harry Enfield – The Windsors
Steve Coogan – The Scissored Isle

Single drama

Aberfan: The Green Hollow
Damilola, Our Loved Boy
Murdered By My Father
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Mini-series

The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses
National Treasure
The Secret
The Witness for the Prosecution

Drama series

The Crown
The Durrells
Happy Valley
War and Peace

International

The Night Of
American Crime Story – The People Vs OJ Simpson
Stranger Things
Transparent

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Factual series

24 Hours in Police Custody
Exodus: Our Journey to Europe
Kids on the Edge
The Prosecutors: Real Crime and Punishment

Specialist factual

Alan Bennett’s Diaries
Attenborough’s Life That Glows
Grayson Perry’s All Man
Planet Earth II

Single documentary

Behind Closed Doors
Hillsborough
How to Die: Simon’s Choice
Hypernormalisation

Features

The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs
The Great British Bake Off
Travel Man: 48 Hours In…
Who Do You Think You Are?

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Reality and constructed factual

First Dates
Muslims Like Us
The Real Marigold Hotel
The Secret Life of Five Years Olds

Current affairs

Inside Obama's White House
Teenage Prison Abuse Exposed – Panorama
Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks – This World
Unarmed Black Male – This Wordld

News coverage

Channel 4 News: Brexit Day One
BBC North West Tonight: Hillsborough Inquests
Sky News Tonight – Aleppo: Death of a City
Victoria Derbyshire

Sport

The Open
2016 Rio Olympics
Rio 2016 Paralympics
Six Nations – England V Wales

Live event

The Centenary of the Battle of The Somme: Thiepval
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC
Stand Up to Cancer
The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Entertainment programme

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway