'The Fall,' 'Broadchurch' and 'Top of The Lake' - arguably the three biggest dramas of 2013 – have each received four nominations at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, proving their dominance with the critics and within TV conversations last year.

Elisabeth MossTop of The Lake's Elisabeth Moss

They’re all up for Best Drama, but David Tennant and Olivia Colman are in line for individual acting nods for their respective roles. Top of the Lake's Elisabeth Moss and Peter Mullan, and The Fall's Gillian Anderson also compete.

Tennant will go up against Bafta award winning Chiwetel Ejiofor, star of 12 Years a Slave, in the lead male category. He’s in the running for his part in BBC Two’s Dancing on the Edge. While Tennant’s role as DI Alec Hardy in Broadchurch - a role he’s currently reprising in an American remake - has landed him a spot on the short list.

Top of the Lake's Jane Campion, Broadchurch's Chris Chibnall, and The Fall’s  Allan Cubitt are all nominating for writing awards as the Broadcasting Press Guild is dominated by Channel 4 and BBC 2 – the former of which took all four documentary nominations in best single documentary prize.

Broadcasting Press Guild Awards - full list of nominations

Best single drama
Black Mirror: Be Right Back (Channel 4)
Burton and Taylor (BBC4)
The Wipers Times (BBC2)

Best drama series
Broadchurch (ITV)
The Fall (BBC2)             
Top of the Lake (BBC2)

Best single documentary
Dogging Tales (Channel 4)  
The Murder Trial (Channel 4)            
Richard III: The King in the Car Park (Channel 4)
Syria: Across the Lines (Channel 4)

Best documentary series
The Call Centre (BBC3)          
Educating Yorkshire (Channel 4)
The Story of the Jews (BBC2) 

Best entertainment/comedy
Ambassadors (BBC2)               
Fresh Meat (Channel 4)
Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1)                          
Toast (Channel 4)                            

Best multichannel programme
Crackanory (Dave)   
Shaun Ryder on UFOs (History)
The Tunnel (Sky Atlantic)
Yonderland (Sky 1)               

Best factual entertainment
Gogglebox (Channel 4)
Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs (ITV)
The Great British Bake Off, series 4 (BBC2)    

Best actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dancing on the Edge (BBC2)
Rory Kinnear – Southcliffe (Channel 4)                                
Peter Mullen – Top of the Lake (BBC2) 
David Tennant – Broadchurch (ITV)             

Best actress
Gillian Anderson – The Fall (BBC2)
Olivia Colman – Broadchurch (ITV)  
Elizabeth Moss – Top of the Lake (BBC2)       
Maxine Peake – The Village (BBC1)     

Best writer
Jane Campion – Top of the Lake (BBC2)         
Chris Chibnall – Broadchurch (ITV)
Allan Cubitt – The Fall (BBC2)              
Sally Wainwright – Last Tango in Halifax (BBC1)        

Breakthrough award
BT Sport (successful launch of a challenger TV brand)
Jamie Dornan (The Fall)
Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary)

Innovation award
Gogglebox - for an innovative programme format
Netflix - for programming and distribution innovation
Sky TV – for 25 years of innovation