It marks the first time the reality talent contest has picked up a nod at the ceremony, where it is up against The Graham Norton Show, Harry Hill's TV Burp and Newswipe with Charlie Brooker for the gong given in honour of Lew Grade.
Kenneth Branagh, Brendon Gleeson, John Hurt and David Oyelowo are up for 'Best Actor', while the 'Best Actress' prize will be fought out by Helena Bonham Carter, Sophie Okonedo and Julie Walters - who wins recognition for her roles in both A Short Stay In Switzerland and Mo.
Political satire The Thick Of It could pick up three prizes at the ceremony on June 6, winning the nomination for 'Best Situation Comedy', as well as nods in the acting categories for Rebecca Front and Peter Capaldi.
The 'Best Continuing Drama' prize will be contested by The Bill, Casualty, Coronation Street and EastEnders.
> Click here for a full list of nominations for the 2010 BAFTA TV Awards