The actresses up for this category are:
- Eleanor Worthington-Cox, for The Enfield Haunting
- Chanel Cresswell, for This Is England ’90
- Michelle Gomez, for Doctor Who
- Lesley Manville, for River
The BAFTA Awards take place on Sunday 8th May at the Royal Festival Hall, London, and will be broadcast live on BBC One.
Doctor Who‘s return to television garnered it both the Drama Series Award and Pioneer Audience Award in 2006, with its lead writer Russell T Davies also receiving the Dennis Potter Award; one of the key forces behind the show’s successful return, Jane Tranter, received the Alan Clarke Award in 2009 (presented by then Doctor David Tennant). In more recent times, current lead writer Steven Moffat received the Special Award in 2012, and the 50th Anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor won the Radio Times Audience Award in 2014.
Doctor Who has also been nominated in the BAFTA Craft Awards, with effects companies Milk VFX, Millennium FX, Real SFX, Molinare up for Special, Visual and Graphics Effects, a category the show has been nominated for every year since 2007 and receiving in 2009, 2014, and last year.