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Comedy shows nominated in Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2020

Tuesday 25th August 2020, 6:32pm


The Edinburgh TV Festival, which is taking place this week as a virtual event, has revealed the shortlist for its annual awards. Below are the comedy-related nominees.

Best Comedy Series

Defending The Guilty. Image shows from L to R: Will Packham (Will Sharpe), Caroline Bratt (Katherine Parkinson), Ashley (Prasanna Puwanarajah), Danielle (Gwyneth Keyworth). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

Defending The Guilty

Feel Good. Mae (Mae Martin). Copyright: Objective Productions.

Feel Good

GameFace. Marcella (Roisin Conaty). Copyright: Objective Productions.

GameFace

Mum. Cathy (Lesley Manville).

Mum

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

Sex Education

Stath Lets Flats. Image shows from L to R: Carole (Katy Wix), Stath (Jamie Demetriou). Copyright: Roughcut Television.

Stath Lets Flats

Best Entertainment

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

Taskmaster

Hypothetical. Image shows from L to R: Josh Widdicombe, James Acaster. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Hypothetical

The Graham Norton Show. Graham Norton. Copyright: So Television.

The Graham Norton Show

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, Gogglebox and The Rap Game UK are also nominated in this category.

Best TV Presenter

The Last Leg. Adam Hills.

Adam Hills

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

Ant & Dec

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

Big Narstie & Mo Gilligan

The Graham Norton Show. Graham Norton. Copyright: So Television.

Graham Norton

Have I Got News For You. Kathy Burke. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Kathy Burke


Channel 4's hit comedy drama The End Of The F***ing World is in the running in the Drama category. Meanwhile Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe and Comic Relief's co-produced special The Big Night In appear in the specially created one-year-only Creativity In Crisis shortlist.

Additionally, This Way Up creator Aisling Bea, Feel Good creator Mae Martin and The End Of The F***ing World actor Naomi Ackie are amongst the nominees for the Breakthrough category.

The results of the Edinburgh TV Awards 2020 will be revealed on 18th November 2020. Full nominations across all the genre categories can be seen at thetvfestival.com

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