Comedies nominated in Broadcasting Press Guild Awards

Thursday 18th February 2021, 9:39am

Update: Staged and Gone Fishing won. Story
Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: S/PC Varney (Reece Shearsmith), PC Thompson (Steve Pemberton).

The nominations for the 2021 BPG Awards - the prizes handed out by the Broadcasting Press Guild - have been revealed.

This will be the 47th years of the awards, run by the guild whose members are journalists who specialise in covering television, streaming, radio, podcasts and the media. This year the results will be announced virtually, on Friday March 12th 2021, from 1pm to 3:30pm. The @BPGPressGuild Twitter account will reveal who has won.

Below are the comedy-related nominations:

Best Comedy

Friday Night Dinner. Image shows from L to R: Jackie (Tamsin Greig), Adam (Simon Bird), Jonny (Tom Rosenthal), Martin (Paul Ritter).

Friday Night Dinner

Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: S/PC Varney (Reece Shearsmith), PC Thompson (Steve Pemberton).

Inside No. 9

Staged. Image shows from L to R: David (David Tennant), Michael (Michael Sheen).

Staged

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

This Country

The Trip. Image shows from L to R: Steve (Steve Coogan), Rob (Rob Brydon).

The Trip

Best Entertainment

Big Zuu's Big Eats. Big Zuu. Copyright: Boomerang.

Big Zuu's Big Eats

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

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Daisy May Cooper, Johnny Vegas, Greg Davies, Richard Herring, Alex Horne, Katherine Parkinson, Mawaan Rizwan. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Taskmaster

Race Across The World


Inside No. 9's creators Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton are also nominated in the Best Writer category.

Additionally, David Tennant is nominated for Best Actor for his roles in BBC comedy Staged and ITV drama Des; and Sky's one-off comedy drama Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse is listed in the Best Drama Series 1-4 Episodes category.

More details on the guild and awards can be found at broadcastingpressguild.org

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