Cumberbatch hopes to break his Bafta duck on Sunday

The star of BBC’s popular “Sherlock” series gets fifth nomination for his portrayal of the master detective at the TV BAFTAs.

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Updated Jul 28, 2015

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, who was beaten to the best actor Oscar by Eddie Redmayne, will look to make up for the Oscar disappointment at Sunday’s ceremony at the TV Baftas.

Cumberbatch is nominated for the leading actor award for his portrayal of the master detective.

The actor has been nominated more times than anyone else in the main categories at tonight’s show, including three past nominations for Sherlock Holmes.

Cumberbatch will compete against Toby Jones from Marvellous, James Nesbitt from the Missing, and Jason Watkins from The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies.

The 38-year-old actor has had a string of Oscar nominations for box office hits like 12 Years a Slave and The Imitation Game.

Rewarding the very best in television broadcast on British screens across 12 categories in TV Bafta awards, plenty of other big names and many popular shows are up for awards, including Olivia Colman, who could win her fourth Bafta with her performance in a comedy programme.

The 2015 ceremony is set to take place on Sunday at London’s Theatre Royal on Drury Lane.

TRTWorld and agencies