The second series of Idris Elba crime drama Luther will compete against ITV1's Scott And Bailey and BBC Three's The Fades in the 'Drama Series' category.
Meanwhile, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat will face Eric & Ernie's Peter Bowker and Appropriate Adult's Neil McKay for the 'Writer - Drama' award.
Doctor Who spinoff The Sarah Jane Adventures and CBBC's Tracy Beaker have also been nominated as best children's drama, while Eric & Ernie is up against Channel 4's Random and BBC Two's United for the title of best single drama.
The Crimson Petal & The White, The Promise and Top Boy will fight it out for the 'Drama Serial' award, while acting nominations include Daniel Rigby (Eric & Ernie), John Simm (Exile) and Dominic West (Appropriate Adult) for 'Actor (Male)' and Vicky McClure (This Is England '88), Ruth Negga (Shirley) and Emily Watson (Appropriate Adult) for 'Actor (Female)'.
Him & Her's Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani have been jointly nominated in the comedy performance category, alongside Spy's Darren Boyd and Rev. star Tom Hollander.
Rev. has also received an RTS nod for best scripted comedy, competing against Channel 4's Fresh Meat and E4's Phoneshop.
Fresh Meat and Rev. will also compete for the 'Writer - Comedy' award, with the former's Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong and the latter's James Wood and Tom Hollander facing Friday Night Dinner creator Robert Popper.
In the entertainment categories, Ant and Dec have been recognised for their work on I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here, Red or Black, Push The Button and Britain's Got Talent.
The 'Entertainment Performance' nominees also include James Corden for Sky1's A League Of Their Own and Celebrity Juice host Keith Lemon.
Finally, Derren Brown's The Experiments will compete against Million Pound Drop and The Graham Norton Show for best entertainment programme.
> Read the full list of nominees for the Royal Television Society Awards 2011