Adam & Joe lead comedy nominations for Sony Radio Awards 2012

Friday 30th March 2012, 3:00pm

Image shows from L to R: Adam Buxton, Joe Cornish.The nominations for the Sony Radio Academy Awards 2012, the highly coveted radio honours, have been announced today.

Popular BBC 6 Music presenting duo Adam & Joe (pictured) - otherwise known as Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish - have been nominated in the 'Best Comedy' category. The double-act are also in the running for 'Best Entertainment Programme', going up against Frank Skinner's Absolute Radio show, and local shows from Radio Humberside, Bauer Radio Scotland and Real Radio Yorkshire.

The 'Best Comedy' category shortlist in full is...

- Adam & Joe

- Another Case of Milton Jones

- Down The Line

- Mark Steel's In Town

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Adam & Joe previously won the Sony Gold Award for comedy in 2010, with Mark Steel's In Town and Down The Line also nominated in that year. Last year the top comedy prize went to The Jason Byrne Show.

Buxton & Cornish finished presenting their 6 Music show in June last year, however Radio 2 have recently been broadcasting repeats. There is another hour long Best Of Adam & Joe show on Radio 2 tomorrow (Saturday 31st March) between 10pm - 11pm.

Another Case Of Milton Jones. Milton (Milton Jones). Copyright: Pozzitive Productions.

Meanwhile the appearance of Milton Jones' show in the shortlist is likely to embarrass Radio 4, as the station has reportedly decided not to commission another series. Chortle are reporting today that Another Case of Milton Jones, which has been on the radio since 2005, has been axed. This news comes at the same time the Mock The Week star is told his Channel 4 sitcom pilot, House Of Rooms, is not being commissioned either.

Jones, who was performing at the Altitude Festival in Austria, said: "I found out that House Of Rooms wasn't being commissioned in the same week I heard that they cancelled the radio show. But it was great to be able to do more acting for the TV show. I tend get castings only for oddballs or 'man who's just woken up'."

Other comedy-related nominations for this year's Sony Awards include...

- Do The Right Thing, Danielle Ward's lively panel show podcast (hosted by British Comedy Guide), is shortlisted in the 'Best Internet Programme' category.

- North By Northamptonshire, the Radio 4 sitcom by Katherine Jakeways, is nominated for 'Best Drama'.

- Spike Milligan - The Serious Poet is up for 'Best Documentary'.

- and Mark Lawson's interview with Ricky Gervais on Radio 4 is up for the 'Best Interview' gong.

The results of the Sony Radio Academy Awards, celebrating their 30th birthday this year, are decided by industry and media professionals. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on the 14th May 2012 at London's Grosvenor House hotel, hosted by Chris Evans.

For a full list of all nominees visit radioacademyawards.org

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