2016 BAFTA TV Nominations: It’s Idris Elba vs. Mark Rylance Again

Idris Elba vs. Mark Rylance. Photo: BBC America/BBC Two

Earlier this year, Idris Elba and Mark Rylance faced off at the movie night of the BAFTAs with Rylance's eventual Oscar-winning performance in Bridge of Spies beating out Elba's in Beasts of No Nation. They're up against each other again for the TV portion in the Leading Actor category with Rylance nominated for Wolf Hall and Elba getting his first TV BAFTA nod for Luther. (They also faced off for both of those roles at the Golden Globes, where both lost.) It's like the Martina Navratilova vs. Chris Evert! The Red Sox vs. the Yankees! Coke vs. Pepsi!

Overall Rylance has the edge, with Wolf Hall leading the nominations with four and Peter Kay's Car Share and This Is England '90 right behind with three each. Elsewhere, Sir Ian McKellen gets his first BAFTA TV nomination for The Dresser, and that darling show The Great British Bake Off snags its fifth consecutive nomination in the features category. Bake!

Leading actor
Ben Whishaw – London Spy
Idris Elba – Luther
Mark Rylance – Wolf Hall
Stephen Graham – This Is England ’90

Leading actress
Claire Foy – Wolf Hall
Ruth Madeley – Don’t Take My Baby
Sheridan Smith – The C-Word
Suranne Jones – Doctor Foster

Supporting actor
Anton Lesser – Wolf Hall
Cyril Nri – Cucumber
Ian McKellen – The Dresser
Tom Courtenay – Unforgotten

Supporting actress
Chanel Cresswell – This Is England '90
Eleanor Worthington-Cox – The Enfield Haunting
Lesley Manville – River
Michelle Gomez – Doctor Who

Entertainment performance
Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show
Leigh Francis – Celebrity Juice
Romesh Ranganathan – Asian Provocateur
Stephen Fry – QI

Female performance in a comedy program
Michaela Coel – Chewing Gum
Miranda Hart – Miranda
Sian Gibson – Peter Kay’s Car Share
Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe

Male performance in a comedy program
Hugh Bonneville – W1A
Javone Prince – The Javone Prince Show
Peter Kay – Peter Kay’s Car Share
Toby Jones – Detectorists

Single drama
The C-Word
Don’t Take My Baby
The Go-Between

Doctor Foster
The Enfield Haunting
London Spy
This Is England '90

Drama Series
The Last Panthers
No Offence
Wolf Hall

Soap and continuing drama
Coronation Street
Holby City

The Good Wife

Factual series
The Detectives
Great Ormond Street
The Murder Detectives
The Tribe

Specialist factual
Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners
Grayson Perry’s Dream House
The Hunt
Rudolf Nureyev – Dance to Freedom

Single documentary
Bitter Lake
Life After Suicide
Louis Theroux: Transgender Kids
My Son the Jihadi

Back in Time for Dinner
The Great British Bake Off
Kevin McCloud: Escape to the Wild
Travel Man

Reality and constructed factual
First Dates
I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here
The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds

Current affairs
Children of the Gaza War
Escape From ISIS – Dispatches
Jihad: A British Story
Outbreak: The Truth About Ebola

News coverage
BBC News at Six: Paris Attacks Special
Channel 4 News: Paris Massacre
ITV News at 10: Refugee Crisis
Sky News: From Turkey to Greece

The Ashes
The Grand National
MOTD Live: FA Cup Final
Six Nations – Final Day

Live Event
Big Blue Live
The Sound of Music Live!
Stargazing Live: Brit in Space, Tim Peake Special
The Vote

Entertainment program
Adele at the BBC
Britain’s Got Talent
Strictly Come Dancing
TFI Friday anniversary special

Scripted comedy
Chewing Gum
Peep Show
People Just Do Nothing
Peter Kay’s Car Share

Comedy and comedy entertainment program
Charlie Brooker’s Election Wipe
Have I Got News for You
Would I Lie To You

Radio Times audience award
Doctor Foster
The Great British Bake Off
Making a Murderer 
Peter Kay’s Car Share