Comedy actors and writers up for RTS Awards

Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 11:05am

17th March: Winners revealed
Fleabag. Image shows from L to R: Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), The Priest (Andrew Scott). Copyright: Two Brothers Pictures.

The list of nominees for the 2020 Royal Television Society (RTS) Programme Awards has been announced, with comedy performances and shows represented in a number of the shortlists, including all three spots in the Breakthrough category. Phoebe Waller-Bridge leads the list of comedy-related nominations, appearing in three of the categories.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted by Paul Merton on Tuesday 17th March, at The Grosvenor Hotel in London.

The comedy-related nominations are:

Breakthrough Award

This Way Up. Aine (Aisling Bea). Copyright: Merman.

Aisling Bea for This Way Up

Motherland. Image shows from L to R: Meg (Tanya Moodie), Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin).

Tanya Moodie for Motherland

Jerk. Tim (Tim Renkow).

Tim Renkow for Jerk

Comedy Performance (Female)

Motherland. Liz (Diane Morgan).

Diane Morgan for Motherland

Fleabag. Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge). Copyright: Two Brothers Pictures.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag

Derry Girls. Erin Quinn (Saoirse-Monica Jackson). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Saoirse-Monica Jackson for Derry Girls

Comedy Performance (Male)

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

Alex Murphy & Chris Walley for The Young Offenders

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

Ncuti Gatwa for Sex Education

Home. Sami (Youssef Kerkour).

Youssef Kerkour for Home

Entertainment Performance

London Hughes.

London Hughes for Don't Hate The Playaz

The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan. Mo Gilligan.

Mo Gilligan for The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan

Anonymous. Stephen Mulhern. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Stephen Mulhern for In For A Penny

Scripted Comedy

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

Fleabag. Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge). Copyright: Two Brothers Pictures.

Fleabag

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

Stath Lets Flats

Writer (Comedy)

Brassic. Image shows from L to R: Vinnie (Joe Gilgun), Erin (Michelle Keegan), Dylan (Damien Molony). Copyright: Calamity Films.

Danny Brocklehurst for Brassic

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

Laurie Nunn for Sex Education

Fleabag. Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge). Copyright: Two Brothers Pictures.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag


For the full list of nominations, which includes Neil Forsyth nominated in the Drama Writer list for his scripts for comedy drama Guilt, visit rts.org.uk

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