BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea - Arrivals
Kevin Spacey at the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on September 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Spacey's Netflix series "House of Cards" has been nominated for an International BAFTA. Steve Granitz -- WireImage

House of Cards and Breaking Bad Among BAFTA TV Nominees

Apr 07, 2014

This year's BAFTA Television nominations have been announced with nods to plenty of fan favorites.

Channel 4 miniseries Southcliffe -- about a series of shootings in a small British town -- and comedy series The IT Crowd -- which stars Chris O'Dowd of Bridesmaids fame -- scored the most nominations with a total of four each.

High-profile nods also went to Dominic West and Helena Bonham-Carter, who were nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress for their roles as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in the BBC Four television movie Burton and Taylor.

The International category could face the stiffest competition of all, with American dramas Breaking Bad and House of Cards earning nominations along with popular Danish political drama Borgen and French supernatural drama The Returned.

The British Academy of Film and Television Awards ceremony will take place at London's Theatre Royal on May 18.

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