Comedies nominated for Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2019

Wednesday 13th February 2019, 5:16pm

Women On The Verge. Image shows from L to R: Alison (Eileen Walsh), Laura Donegan (Kerry Condon), Katie (Nina Sosanya).

The nominations for the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2019 have been announced, with comedies appearing in a number of the shortlists.

The BPG Awards 2019 - which are for work commissioned or produced in the UK and screened in 2018 - are chosen independently by TV and radio correspondents, critics and previewers.

The comedy-related nominees are:

Best Comedy

Car Share. Image shows from L to R: John Redmond (Peter Kay), Kayleigh Kitson (Sian Gibson). Copyright: Goodnight Vienna Productions.

Car Share

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

Derry Girls

Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Rev. Neil (Reece Shearsmith), Arthur Flitwick (Steve Pemberton). Copyright: BBC.

Inside No. 9 Live: Dead Line

Women On The Verge. Image shows from L to R: Alison (Eileen Walsh), Laura Donegan (Kerry Condon), Katie (Nina Sosanya).

Women On The Verge

Best Entertainment

Cruising With Jane McDonald

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

Michael McIntyre's Big Show

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing. Image shows from L to R: Paul Whitehouse, Bob Mortimer. Copyright: Owl Power.

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Strictly Come Dancing

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

Taskmaster

Best Online First / Streaming

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Killing Eve

People Just Do Nothing. Image shows from L to R: Decoy (Daniel Sylvester Woolford), Fantasy (Marvin Jay Alvarez), Beats (Hugo Chegwin), Grindah (Allan Mustafa), Chabuddy G (Asim Chaudhry), Steves (Steve Stamp). Copyright: Roughcut Television.

People Just Do Nothing

This Country. Image shows from L to R: Kerry Mucklowe (Daisy May Cooper), Lee 'Kurtan' Mucklowe (Charlie Cooper). Copyright: BBC.

This Country

Best of Multichannel

Patrick Melrose

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

Taskmaster

Why Does Everyone Hate The English?. Al Murray.

Why Does Everyone Hate The English?

Women On The Verge. Image shows from L to R: Alison (Eileen Walsh), Laura Donegan (Kerry Condon), Katie (Nina Sosanya).

Women On The Verge


Elsewhere in the nominations list, Lisa McGee has been nominated for Best Writer for her work on Derry Girls, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge nominated for Killing Eve. Al Murray's Why Does Everyone Hate The English? is up for Best Documentary Series, with that category also featuring Michael Palin In North Korea.

Hugh Grant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Keeley Hawes and Ruth Wilson lead the nominations for their drama performances. Full list of nominees

The results of the 45th annual BPG Awards will revealed at a ceremony at Banking Hall in London on Friday March 15th 2019.

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