British comedies nominated for 2019 Rose d'Or Awards

Wednesday 6th November 2019, 12:51pm

Famalam. Image shows from L to R: Gbemisola Ikumelo, Tom Moutchi, Roxy Sternberg, Samson Kayo, Vivienne Acheampong, John MacMillan. Copyright: BBC Studios.

A number of British comedies have been nominated in the prestigious international Rose d'Or Awards, with UK-made productions dominating the Comedy Drama and Sitcom category.

Comedy Drama and Sitcom

After Life. Tony (Ricky Gervais). Copyright: Derek Productions.

After Life

Derry Girls. Image shows from L to R: Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell), James Maguire (Dylan Llewellyn), Erin Quinn (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), Orla McCool (Louisa Harland), Clare Devlin (Nicola Coughlan). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Derry Girls

Plebs. Image shows from L to R: Jason (Jon Pointing), Marcus (Tom Rosenthal), Grumio (Ryan Sampson). Copyright: RISE Films.

Plebs

Sex Education. Image shows from L to R: Eric (Ncuti Gatwa), Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey), Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield). Copyright: Eleven Film.

Sex Education

The Bisexual. Image shows from L to R: Gabe (Brian Gleeson), Leila (Desiree Akhavan).

The Bisexual

Spain's Arde Madrid is the only non-UK made show to feature in this nominations list.

Comedy

Famalam. Image shows from L to R: Gbemisola Ikumelo, Tom Moutchi, Roxy Sternberg, Samson Kayo, Vivienne Acheampong, John MacMillan. Copyright: BBC Studios.

Famalam

This Time With Alan Partridge. Image shows from L to R: Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan), Jennie Gresham (Susannah Fielding). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

This Time With Alan Partridge

Also nominated in the general comedy category is Canada's Baroness Von Sketch Show, Norway's Couples Therapy, Germany's Kroymann and Shabas from Israel.

Studio Entertainment

Michael McIntyre's Big Show. Michael McIntyre. Copyright: Hungry McBear.

Michael McIntyre's Big Show

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

The Last Leg

Also nominated: Dance Revolution (Canada), Holey Moley (USA), Let's Keep It Between Us (France) and Songland (USA).


Conceived in 1961 with a single Golden Rose prize, the prestigious awards, which cover television from across the world, have grown year on year.

Daliso Chaponda.

Elsewhere in the shortlists, Radio 4's Daliso Chaponda: Citizen Of Nowhere appears in the new Audio Entertainment category, as does Cariad Lloyd's Griefcast. Meanwhile Ballybeg Post Office, the comical Facebook group setup by Little Dot Studios, based around Michael Stranney's character, has been nominated in the Social Media Video Series category.

The shortlist was voted for by 60 international judges made up of media industry professionals, chaired by The Bridge star Sofia Helin. A full list of nominations can be seen via rosedor.com

This year's results will be announced in London, at a gala hosted by Lenny Henry. He says: "This is a great honour. The more the world at large can witness someone like me hosting something like the Rose d'Or, the more kids that look like me will say 'If Len can do that, then so can I.' Thank you for this opportunity."

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