Claire Foy among nominees as The Crown gets five Bafta nods

It thrilled fans of the Royal Family with an intimate portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's early life together, and now it seems that Netflix's big-budget production The Crown was worth every penny as the show has been nominated for 5 BAFTA awards.

The nominations were announced by "Chewing Gum" actress Michaela Coel and "Broadchurch" actor Andrew Buchan at BAFTA's London headquarters.

Netflix's lavish "The Crown" received royal approval from BAFTA voters Tuesday, April 11 as it led with five nominations for the 2017 BAFTA British Academy Television Awards, Variety reports.

Best Supporting Actress and Actor nominations have gone to Vanessa Kirby, who plays Princess Margaret, Jared Harris, who stars as King George VI, and John Lithgow, who takes on the iconic Winston Churchill.

Other nominations went to BBC Two's miniseries The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses and to its Leading Actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

Also earning multiple awards were the comedy FLEABAG and the drama series HAPPY VALLEY.

Foy's fellow contenders in the leading actress category include Happy Valley's Sarah Lancashire and Nikki Amuka-Bird, recognised for her work in the BBC's adaptation of Zadie Smith's NW.

"We are all giddy and delighted".

Strictly Come Dancing features in both the entertainment programme category and entertainment performance by series host Claudia Winkleman, while the former Yorkshire MP Ed Balls' Gangnam Style dance routine on the same show made the list of must-see TV moments. She remains a favorite to win a BAFTA award for her second career nomination. Producer Susanne Mackie revealed that series creator Peter Morgan has planned "wonderful things" for the TV show.

Notable for its absence among the nominees however was The Night Manager, which despite picking up Golden Globes and being an global hit for the BBC, received only one nomination - best supporting actor for Tom Hollander - while both Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie missed out.