Antrim-born actor James Nesbitt has been nominated in the Leading Actor category in the upcoming BAFTA Awards for his performance in the BBC One series The Missing.

He faces competition from Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Tony Jones (Marvellous) and Jason Watkins (The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies).

Meanwhile, Belfast actor Stephen Rea has been nominated for a supporting actor award for the BBC show The Honourable Woman, alongside Adeel Akhtar (Utopia), James Norton (Happy Valley) and Ken Stott (The Missing).

Irish comedians Brendan O'Carroll has been nominated for Male Performance In A Comedy Programme for the Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas special and TV presenter Graham Norton has been nominated for Entertainment Performance for The Graham Norton Show.

Chris O'Dowd's Moone Boy has been nominated for the best Scripted Comedy Award.

Take a look at the full list of nominations for the BAFTA Television Awards which will take place on Sunday, May 10, below.

Leading Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock
Toby Jones - Marvellous
James Nesbitt - The Missing
Jason Watkins - The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies

Leading Actress
Georgina Campbell - Murdered By My Boyfriend
Keeley Hawes - Line of Duty
Sarah Lancashire - Happy Valley
Sheridan Smith - Cilla

Supporting Actor
Adeel Akhtar - Utopia
James Norton - Happy Valley
Stephen Rea - The Honourable Woman
Ken Stott - The Missing

Supporting Actress
Gemma Jones - Marvellous
Vicky McClure - Line of Duty
Amanda Redman - Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This
Charlotte Spencer - Glue

Entertainment Performance
Ant & Dec - Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Leigh Francis - Celebrity Juice
Graham Norton - The Graham Norton Show
Claudia Winkleman - Strictly Come Dancing

Female Performance In A Comedy Programme
Olivia Colman - Rev
Tamsin Greig - Episodes
Jessica Hynes - W1A
Catherine Tate - Catherine Tate's Nan

Male Performance In A Comedy Programme
Matt Berry - Toast of London
Hugh Bonneville - W1A
Tom Hollander - Rev
Brendan O'Carroll - Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas special

Single Drama
A Poet In New York
Common
Marvellous
Murdered By My Boyfriend

Mini-Series
Cilla
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies
Our World War
Prey


Drama Series
Happy Valley
Line of Duty
The Missing
Peaky Blinders


Soap & Continuing Drama
Casualty
Coronation Street
EastEnders
Hollyoaks

International
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Orange is the New Black
True Detective


Factual Series
15,000 Kids and Counting
Educating the East End
Life and Death Row
Protecting Our Parents


Specialist Factual
David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies
Grayson Perry: Who Are You?
The Great War: The People's Story
Our Gay Wedding: The Musical

Single Documentary
Baby P: The Untold Story
Children of Syria
The Miners Strike and Me
The Paedophile Hunter


Features
George Clark's Amazing Places
Grand Designs
The Great British Bake Off
Long Lost Family


Reality & Constructed Factual
The Apprentice
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
The Island with Bear Grylls
The Undateables

Current Affairs 
Children of the Frontline - Dispatchers
Ebola Frontline - Panorama
Inside Kenya's Death Squads - al Jazeera Investigates
Terror at the Mall - This World


News Coverage
BBC News at Ten
Channel 4 News - Inside Gaza: Children Under Fire
ITV News at Ten
Sky News Live at Five: Ebola


Sport & Live Event
2014 FA Cup Semi final Hull City v Sheffield United
Monty Python (Mostly) Live: One Down, Five To Go
Tour de France
WW1 Remembered - From the Battlefield & Westminster Abbey

Entertainment Programme
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Dynamo: Magician Impossible
Strictly Come Dancing
The Voice


Comedy And Comedy Entertainment Programme 
Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe
The Graham Norton Show
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle
Would I Lie to You?


Situation Comedy
Detectorists
Harry & Paul's Story of the Twos
Moone Boy
The Wrong Mans


Radio Times Audience Award (Voted For By Members Of The Public)
Cilla
EastEnders
Game of Thrones
The Great British Bake Off
The Missing
Sherlock
Strictly Come Dancing