Comedies up for RTS Awards 2019

Tuesday 5th March 2019, 11:17am

The nominations for the Royal Television Society Awards 2019 have been revealed, with comedy shows and performers featuring in many of the categories.

The comedy-related nominations are:

Scripted Comedy

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


Detectorists. Image shows from L to R: Lance Stater (Toby Jones), Andy Stone (Mackenzie Crook). Copyright: BBC.


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

Comedy Performance (Female)

Mum. Cathy (Lesley Manville).

Lesley Manville (for Mum)

Car Share. Kayleigh Kitson (Sian Gibson). Copyright: Goodnight Vienna Productions.

Sian Gibson (for Car Share)

This Country. Kerry Mucklowe (Daisy May Cooper). Copyright: BBC.

Daisy May Cooper (for This Country)

Comedy Performance (Male)

Famalam. Samson Kayo. Copyright: BBC.

Samson Kayo (for Famalam)

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

Steve Pemberton & Reece Shearsmith (for Inside No. 9)

The Young Offenders. Image shows from L to R: Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy), Jock O'Keeffe (Chris Walley).

Alex Murphy & Chris Walley (for The Young Offenders)


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

The Last Leg

Ant & Dec. Image shows from L to R: Ant McPartlin, Declan Donnelly.

Britain's Got Talent

Don't Hate The Playaz. Image shows from L to R: Shortee Blitz, Amelia Dimoldenberg, Maya Jama, Jordan Stephens, Darren Harriott, Lady Leshurr.

Don't Hate The Playaz

Entertainment Performance

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

Michael McIntyre (for Michael McIntyre's Big Show)

The Big Narstie Show. Image shows from L to R: Mo Gilligan, Big Narstie.

Big Narstie and Mo Gilligan (for The Big Narstie Show)

The Voice UK. Jennifer Hudson.

Jennifer Hudson (for The Voice UK)

Writer (Comedy)

Stefan Golaszewski.

Stefan Golaszewski (for Mum)

Stath Lets Flats. Image shows from L to R: Vasos (Christos Stergioglou), Stath (Jamie Demetriou), Sophie (Natasia Demetriou). Copyright: Roughcut Television.

Jamie Demetriou and Robert Popper (for Stath Lets Flats)

Lisa McGee.

Lisa McGee (for Derry Girls)

Elsewhere in the shortlists, Romesh Ranganathan is nominated in the Presenter category for The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan, alongside Michael Palin (Michael Palin In North Korea) and Bobby Friction for Pump Up the Bhangra.

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing appears in the Formatted Popular Factual shortlist, alongside The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night and Gordon, Gino and Fred's Road Trip: The French. Meanwhile, Mo Gilligan receives another nomination in the Breakthrough Award, appearing alongside Informer star Nabhaan Rizwan and Save Me's Alice Feetham.

The Royal Television Society says: "The RTS Programme Awards are one of the gold standard awards for our industry and an important showcase of the extraordinary talent evident across the UK's television industry. The awards seek to recognise programmes which, in the year in question, have made a material and positive contribution to their genre: either because their originality in form or content has in some way moved the genre on, or perhaps created a new genre; or because their quality has set standards which other programme-makers can learn from and emulate."

Killing Eve, screen-written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge is nominated multiple times, with stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh up for acting awards, and the show itself up for Best Drama Series alongside Peaky Blinders and Save Me. The full list of nominations can be seen at

The results of the awards will be announced at a ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane on Tuesday 19th March.

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