Awards 2016 shortlists announced

Monday 16th January 2017, 12:03pm

  • The shortlists for the Awards 2016 have been announced
  • 60 TV and radio shows are nominated across 10 categories
  • The winners are decided entirely via a public vote
Monday 24th January: Winners announced Awards 2016.

The shortlists for the Awards 2016 have been announced. Sixty TV and radio comedies, divided into 10 genre categories, are in the running to be named Comedy Of The Year 2016.

The shortlists were compiled from a public vote of every new British comedy TV and radio programme broadcast last year. Running over the past week, thousands of comedy fans took part in the poll to help whittle down the 346 nominated shows to just six in each category.

The new round of voting will now run until Sunday 22nd January, with voters asked to select which of the six shortlisted comedies in each category should win. The results - determined entirely by the public vote with no jury, weighting, or other interference - will be announced on Monday 23rd January.

British Comedy Guide's editors say: "The shortlists contain 60 brilliant shows. It's going to be incredibly tough to pick which ones to vote for! We look forward to discovering next Monday which programme will follow on from the likes of Peter Kay's Car Share, Cabin Pressure, Would I Lie To You?, The Thick Of It and Peep Show to be named Comedy Of The Year."

This is the 11th year British Comedy Guide has run its awards. Television event The British Comedy Awards have not taken place since 2014, making the Awards one of the only chances for British comedy programmes and those who create and star in them to be celebrated, and the only awards in which the results are decided by the audience.

The nominees list can be seen in full below, or viewed by taking part in the vote.

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Best New TV Sitcom

Camping. Image shows from L to R: Tom (Rufus Jones), Fay (Julia Davis). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.Camping

Fleabag. Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge). Copyright: Two Brothers Pictures.Fleabag

Motherland. Image shows from L to R: Kevin (Paul Ready), Liz (Diane Morgan).Motherland

Mum. Cathy (Lesley Manville).Mum

The Windsors. Image shows from L to R: Harry (Richard Goulding), Charles (Harry Enfield), Camilla (Haydn Gwynne), Wills (Hugh Skinner). Copyright: Noho Film and TV.The Windsors

Upstart Crow. Will Shakespeare (David Mitchell). Copyright: BBC.Upstart Crow

Best Returning TV Sitcom

Friday Night Dinner. Image shows from L to R: Jonny (Tom Rosenthal), Adam (Simon Bird), Jackie (Tamsin Greig), Jonny (Tom Rosenthal). Copyright: Popper Pictures / Big Talk Productions.Friday Night Dinner

Josh. Image shows from L to R: Geoff (Jack Dee), Kate (Beattie Edmondson), Josh (Josh Widdicombe), Owen (Elis James). Copyright: BBC.Josh

Man Down. Dan (Greg Davies). Copyright: Avalon Television.Man Down

Mid Morning Matters With Alan Partridge. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.Mid Morning Matters With Alan Partridge

Outnumbered. Image shows from L to R: Ben (Daniel Roche), Pete (Hugh Dennis), Jake (Tyger Drew-Honey), Karen (Ramona Marquez), Sue (Claire Skinner). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.Outnumbered

Red Dwarf. Image shows from L to R: Cat (Danny John-Jules), Rimmer (Chris Barrie), Lister (Craig Charles), Kryten (Robert Llewellyn). Copyright: UKTV.Red Dwarf

Best Radio Sitcom

Clare In The Community. Copyright: BBC.Clare In The Community

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!. Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney). Copyright: Komedia Entertainment.Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

Ed Reardon's Week. Ed Reardon (Christopher Douglas). Copyright: BBC.Ed Reardon's Week

Josie Long: Romance And Adventure. Josie (Josie Long). Copyright: BBC.Josie Long: Romance And Adventure

Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!. Milton (Milton Jones). Copyright: Pozzitive Productions.Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang Ups. Tom (Tom Wrigglesworth). Copyright: BBC.Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang Ups

Best TV Sketch Show

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Frances (Miles Jupp), William Shakespeare (Tom Stourton), Jessica Ransom. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.Horrible Histories

Morgana Robinson's The Agency. Morgana Robinson. Copyright: Happy Tramp Productions.Morgana Robinson's The Agency

Newzoids. Copyright: Citrus Television.Newzoids

The Keith Lemon Sketch Show. Copyright: Talkback / Bang Tidy Productions.The Keith Lemon Sketch Show

Tracey Ullman's Show. Tracey Ullman. Copyright: BBC / Allan McKeown Presents.Tracey Ullman's Show

Walliams & Friend. David Walliams. Copyright: King Bert Productions.Walliams & Friend

Best Radio Sketch Show

Daphne. Image shows from L to R: Jason Forbes, George Fouracres, Phil Wang.Daphne Sounds Expensive

Dead Ringers. Copyright: BBC.Dead Ringers

Elis James' Pantheon Of Heroes. Image shows from L to R: Benjamin Partridge, Elis James, Nadia Kamil. Copyright: BBC.Elis James' Pantheon Of Heroes

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme. Image shows from L to R: Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Lawry Lewin, John Finnemore, Carrie Quinlan, Simon Kane. Copyright: BBC.John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme

Newsjack. Copyright: BBC.Newsjack

The Brig Society. Marcus Brigstocke. Copyright: Pozzitive Productions.The Brig Society

Best TV Panel Show

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Jimmy Carr. Copyright: ITV Studios / Zeppotron.8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Celebrity Juice. Image shows from L to R: Holly Willoughby, Leigh Francis, Fearne Cotton. Copyright: Talkback.Celebrity Juice

Have I Got News For You. Copyright: BBC / Hat Trick Productions.Have I Got News For You

Mock The Week. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Dennis, Dara O Briain.Mock The Week

QI. Image shows from L to R: Alan Davies, Sandi Toksvig. Copyright: TalkbackThames.QI

Would I Lie To You?. Image shows from L to R: David Mitchell, Rob Brydon, Lee Mack. Copyright: Zeppotron.Would I Lie To You?

Best Radio Panel Show

Breaking The News. Des Clarke. Copyright: BBC.Breaking The News

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Copyright: BBC.I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Just A Minute. Image shows from L to R: Paul Merton, Nicholas Parsons. Copyright: BBC.Just A Minute

The Museum Of Curiosity. John Lloyd. Copyright: BBC.The Museum Of Curiosity

The News Quiz. Miles Jupp. Copyright: BBC.The News Quiz

The Unbelievable Truth. David Mitchell. Copyright: BBC / Random Entertainment.The Unbelievable Truth

Best TV Entertainment Show

Charlie Brooker's Year Wipe. Charlie Brooker. Copyright: Zeppotron.Charlie Brooker's 2016 Wipe

Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish. Dave Gorman. Copyright: Liberty Bell.Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle. Stewart Lee. Copyright: BBC.Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Greg Davies, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.Taskmaster

The Graham Norton Show. Graham Norton. Copyright: So Television.The Graham Norton Show

The Last Leg. Image shows from L to R: Alex Brooker, Josh Widdicombe, Adam Hills. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.The Last Leg

Best Radio Entertainment Show

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar. Alexei Sayle. Copyright: BBC.Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar

Barry's Lunch Club. Barry From Watford (Alex Lowe).Barry's Lunch Club

Keep Calman Carry On. Susan Calman. Copyright: BBC.Keep Calman Carry On

Mark Steel's In Town. Mark Steel. Copyright: BBC.Mark Steel's In Town

The Now Show. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt. Copyright: BBC.The Now Show

Tim Vine.The Tim Vine Chat Show

Best TV Comedy Drama

Cold Feet. Image shows from L to R: David Marsden (Robert Bathurst), Adam Williams (James Nesbitt), Karen Marsden (Hermione Norris), Jenny Gifford (Fay Ripley), Pete Gifford (John Thomson). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.Cold Feet

Flowers. Image shows from L to R: Amy (Sophia Di Martino), Maurice (Julian Barratt), Deborah (Olivia Colman), Donald (Daniel Rigby). Copyright: Kudos Productions.Flowers

Fresh Meat. Image shows from L to R: Kingsley (Joe Thomas), Vod (Zawe Ashton), Josie (Kimberley Nixon), JP (Jack Whitehall), Howard (Greg McHugh), Oregon (Charlotte Ritchie). Copyright: Objective Productions / Lime Pictures.Fresh Meat

Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith. Copyright: BBC.Inside No. 9

Jonathan Creek. Jonathan Creek (Alan Davies). Copyright: BBC.Jonathan Creek

Stag. Image shows from L to R: Ian (Jim Howick), Johnners (Stephen Campbell Moore). Copyright: BBC / Idiotlamp.Stag

Voting is open until Sunday 22nd January.

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