The Oscar-winning Scottish star will do battle with Welsh native Rhys Ifans (Dan y Wenallt/Under Milk Wood) and Richard Harrington (Y Gwyll/Hinterland) for the BAFTA Cymru honour.

Capaldi's Doctor Who co-star Jenna Coleman is nominated in the best actress category alongside Mali Harries (Y Gwyll/Hinterland) and Rhian Morgan (Gwaith/Cartref).

Leading the nominations, which were announced Wednesday (26Aug15), is a biopic of Welsh writer Dylan Thomas featuring Hollywood star Elijah Wood, which received nods in seven categories. TV series Da Vinci's Demons received six nominations, while Doctor Who and Y Gwyll/Hinterland received five each.

Although not nominated in the acting category this year, Welsh star Michael Sheen still has a strong interest in the ceremony as his documentary Michael Sheen's Valleys Rebellion is up for an award in the factual programming category and he is also nominated for best presenter.

Bafta Cymru director Hannah Raybould says, "It's been an outstanding year for television and film talent working in Wales. Across all categories we've seen an excellent breadth of programmes and individuals represented - in both languages, and from those starting out in their careers to the very experienced."

The 26th annual British Academy Cymru Awards ceremony is due to take place at the St David's Hall in Cardiff on 27 September (15).