By LUCY MAPSTONE FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 03:02 EST, 8 April 2015 | UPDATED: 05:13 EST, 8 April 2015
He missed out on the Academy Award for Best Actor during this year's awards season.
But Benedict Cumberbatch is now in the running to pick up a TV BAFTA for his performance as the master detective Sherlock Holmes, arguably his most famous role of all.
The star, who lost out on a Best Actor Oscar earlier this year for his portrayal of Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, is nominated for the Leading Actor prize at the House Of Fraser BAFTA Television Awards, which will take place on May 10.
However, he faces stiff competition from the esteemed likes of Toby Jones for Marvellous, James Nesbitt for The Missing and Jason Watkins for The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies.
It is the third nomination for Benedict's performance in the hit show, a modern day re-imagining of the beloved detective who lives on Baker Street, but he has yet to take home the title.
Seasoned BAFTA TV winner Olivia Colman - who has three BAFTA wins under her esteemed belt - has received yet another nomination, this time in the Female Performance In A Comedy Programme category for Rev.
Nominated for the fourth consecutive year, she'll be up against the incredible talents of Tamsin Greig in Episodes, Jessica Hynes in W1A and Catherine Tate for Catherine Tate's Nan.
The actresses nominated in the Leading Actress category are Line Of Duty star Keely Hawes, Sheridan Smith for Cilla, Sarah Lancashire for Happy Valley and Georgina Campbell who starred in Murdered By My Boyfriend.
The nominations were announced at BAFTA’s central London headquarters by actors Freddie Fox and Sherlock star Amanda Abbington.
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