Netflix's sumptuous royal drama The Crown has reigned supreme at the BAFTA television award nominations for 2017, picking up five nods.

The show, which was created and written by Peter Morgan, will compete in the best drama category, coming up against ITV's The Durrells and BBC One's Happy Valley and War & Peace.

Claire Foy nominated for her performance as Queen Elizabeth

Leading actress Claire Foy, who recently revealed she is only contracted for two seasons, is nominated in the best actress category for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in the early days of her reign. The other best actress nominees are Sarah Lancashire for Happy Valley, Nikki Amuka-Bird for NW and Jodie Comer for Thirteen.

Happy Valley's Sarah Lancashire gets a best actress nod

The Crown's John Lithgow and Jared Harris, who portrayed Winston Churchill and King George VI, respectively; and supporting actress Vanessa Kirby, who played Princess Margaret, have also received nods for their roles.

Meanwhile, dark comedy Fleabag scored three nominations for best scripted comedy and best female performance in a comedy for creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Olivia Colman.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag nominated for three BAFTA TV awards

Meanwhile, the hotly contested International award category consists of The Night Of, The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, Stranger Things and Transparent.

The BAFTA TV Awards will take place on May 14 in London and will be hosted for the first time by former Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins.