Stars of the small screen will be dusting off their red carpet gowns and tuxedos ahead of the TV BAFTAs most glamorous night of the year tonight.

The TV BAFTAs'  expected guests include Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman and Sarah Lancashire for an event recognising some of the most talked-about moments on UK television over the past year.

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The ceremony's nominees include Ed Balls' routine to Gangnam Style on Strictly Come Dancing, facing off with Planet Earth II's snakes vs iguana chase, James Corden's Carpool Karaoke with Michelle Obama, Danny Dyer's royal revelation on Who Do You Think You Are?, Game Of Thrones' nail-biting Battle Of The Bastards and Line Of Duty's series three finale, all vying to be named must-see TV moment.

The Crown stars Claire Foy, Jared Harris and John Lithgow will also be in attendance as their drama which features the talents of Irish editor Úna Ní Dhonghaile, looks poised to reign over the awards, leading the nominations with five nods.

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Foy is nominated in the best actress category for her portrayal of the younger Queen Elizabeth II alongside Thirteen's Jodie Comer, NW's Nikki Amuka-Bird and Happy Valley's Lancashire.

Harris and Lithgow are both nominated in the supporting actor category for their turns as King George VI and Winston Churchill respectively, while their co-star Vanessa Kirby is nominated for best supporting actress for her role as Princess Margaret.

Daniel Mays in Line of Duty 

Harris and Lithgow face tough competition from Daniel Mays for Line Of Duty and Tom Hollander for The Night Manager, while Kirby will take on Nicola Walker for Last Tango In Halifax, Siobhan Finneran from Happy Valley and Wunmi Mosaku for Damilola, Our Loved Boy.

The expensive Netflix series is also nominated for the best drama prize, alongside The Durrells, War & Peace and Happy Valley. Happy Valley also features the acting talents of Irish and IFTA winning actress Charlie Murphy. Plus one of the directors on it is Dublin-born Neasa Hardiman.

The Secret starring James Nesbitt is nominated for Best Mini-Series. The true-life murder drama filmed in Northern Ireland, see’s Nesbitt return to his hometown to play Colin Howell the religious dentist from Coleraine who had an affair with a Sunday school teacher Hazel Buchanan, played by Irish actress Genevieve O’Reilly. Also nominated is this category are The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, National Treasure and The Witness for the Prosecution. 

Benedict Cumberbatch in he Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses

Cumberbatch has a nod in the leading actor category for playing Richard III in The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses and will take on Robbie Coltrane for National Treasure, Adeel Akhtar for Murdered By My Father and Babou Ceesay for Damilola, Our Loved Boy.

Strictly Come Dancing is in contention for two awards as it picked up nods in the entertainment programme category and the entertainment performance by series host category for Claudia Winkleman.

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Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, Britain's Got Talent and Michael McIntyre's Big Show are also named in the best entertainment programme line-up, while the final BBC series of The Great British Bake Off is in the running for best feature alongside The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs, Travel Man: 48 Hours In... and Who Do You Think You Are?

Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley will be honoured with the Bafta Fellowship at the awards

We'll be bringing you all the latest from the red carpet and the winners, so stay tuned!