Royal Television Society Awards announced

Monday 26th February 2007, 6:02pm

The nominations for the Royal Television Society 2006 Awards have been announced...

Green Wing (pictured), Extras and The Royle Family: The Queen Of Sheba will battle it out for the Situation Comedy award.

We also now know The Comedy Performance award will go to Kevin Bishop (Star Stories), Stephen Merchant (Extras) or Catherine Tate (The Catherine Tate Show).

The category for Best Comedy Writer consists of The Royle Family writers, Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly (for Pulling) and Victoria Pile and Team for Green Wing.

Elsewhere Russell Brand has been nominated for the Breakthrough Award (On Screen) whilst Not Going Out writers Andrew Collins and Lee Mack are also in the running for a Breakthrough Award (Behind the Screen).

Julia Davis is nominated for Best Female Actor (for Fear of Fanny); Charlie Brooker's Screen Wipe is in the Digital Channel Programme Award catagory and The Friday Night Project is in the nominations for Best Entertainment Programme.

The Friday Night Project presenters Justin Lee Collins and Alan Carr are also nominated for best Entertainment Performance along with Simon Amstell (Never Mind The Buzzcocks) and Harry Hill.

The awards will be presented on Tuesday 13 march 2007 at the Grosvenor House Hotel (London W1).

The full list of nominations can be found on the RTS Website.

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