Michelle Gomez is in the running to pick up a Bafta television award for her performance in Doctor Who.

The Scots actress, who plays Missy in the hit BBC sci-fi show, is nominated for best supporting actress alongside Chanel Cresswell, Eleanor Worthington-Cox and Lesley Manville.

In the best actor category, Idris Elba, who plays DCI John Luther in the BBC series, is nominated for the best actor award alongside Ben Whishaw, Mark Rylance and Stephen Graham.

Idris Elba in LutherIdris Elba in Luther (Steffan Hill/BBC)

Mark’s Wolf Hall co-star Claire Foy is nominated for best actress alongside Sheridan Smith, Suranne Jones and Ruth Madeley.

The nominations were announced at Bafta’s London headquarters in Piccadilly by X Factor host Dermot O’Leary and last year’s leading actress winner Georgina Campbell, who starred in Murdered By My Boyfriend.

It was a successful year for Wolf Hall, which received four nominations.

Claire Foy Wolf HallClaire Foy in Wolf Hall (BBC)

In addition to Mark and Claire’s best actor and actress nominations, Anton Lesser was recognised in the best supporting actor category.

The historical drama, which depicts Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power through Henry VIII’s royal court, was also nominated for best drama series. It will need to fend off competition from Humans, The Last Panthers and No Offence.

TV favourite The Great British Bake Off, which sees amateur bakers face off in a series of challenges, received its fifth consecutive nomination.

The Great British Bake Off's Mary Berry and Paul HollywoodThe Great British Bake Off’s Mary Berry (Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions)

It is nominated in the features category, which it won in 2012 and 2013.

Singer Adele has received her first Bafta nomination, for the TV special Adele At The BBC.

Adele performing as an Adele impersonatorAdele performing as an Adele impersonator (BBC)

The programme saw her in conversation with Graham Norton about her career and comeback, and she also performed songs from her new album, 25.

She is up for best entertainment programme alongside Britain’s Got Talent, Strictly Come Dancing and the TFI Friday anniversary special.