Royal Television Society Awards 2021 nominations

Tuesday 2nd March 2021, 10:42am


A number of comedies have been nominated in the Royal Television Society Awards.

The comedy-related RTS Programme Awards nominations for 2021 are:

Scripted Comedy

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

Brassic

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

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

The Young Offenders

Comedy Entertainment

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

The Big Narstie Show

Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe. Charlie Brooker. Copyright: Matt Holyoak.

Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe

The Ranganation. Romesh Ranganathan. Copyright: Zeppotron.

The Ranganation

Comedy Performance (Female)

Famalam. Gbemisola Ikumelo. Copyright: BBC Studios.

Gbemisola Ikumelo for Famalam

Alma's Not Normal. Alma Nuthall (Sophie Willan).

Sophie Willan for Alma's Not Normal

Gavin & Stacey. Nessa (Ruth Jones).

Ruth Jones for Gavin & Stacey

Comedy Performance (Male)

Home. Sami (Youssef Kerkour). Copyright: Channel X.

Youssef Kerkour for Home

Maxxx. Maxxx (O-T Fagbenle).

O-T Fagbenle for Maxxx

This Country. Reverend Francis Seaton (Paul Chahidi). Copyright: BBC.

Paul Chahidi for This Country

Entertainment Performance

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

Big Narstie & Mo Gilligan for The Big Narstie Show

Rob And Romesh Vs. Image shows from L to R: Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan. Copyright: CPL Productions.

Rob Beckett & Romesh Ranganathan for Rob And Romesh Vs

Plus Yung Filly for Hot Property

Writer - Comedy

Feel Good. Mae (Mae Martin).

Mae Martin and Joe Hampson for Feel Good

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

Peter Foott for The Young Offenders

Ghosts. Image shows from L to R: Julian (Simon Farnaby), Humphrey (Laurence Rickard), Thomas (Mathew Baynton), Lady Button (Martha Howe-Douglas), Captain (Ben Willbond), Pat (Jim Howick). Copyright: Monumental Pictures.

Ghosts writing team

Breakthrough Award

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

Big Zuu for Big Zuu's Big Eats

Feel Good. Mae (Mae Martin).

Mae Martin for Feel Good

Plus Robert Softley Gale for CripTales: Hamish


Elsewhere in the nominations, BBC Three comedy drama In My Skin is listed in the Drama Series category, Big Zuu's Big Eats appears alongside Beat The Chasers and The Masked Singer in Entertainment; and Joe Lycett's Got Your Back has been selected in the Formatted Popular Factual category. Lycett is also up for the presenter award for The Great British Sewing Bee.

ITV, BBC One and Sky Arts are in the running for the Channel Of The Year title. The full list of nominations across all genres can be seen at rts.org.uk

The results will be revealed via a virtual ceremony hosted by Jonathan Ross, broadcast online on Tuesday 16th March.

TV producer Kenton Allen, who chaired the awards, says: "The standard of entries has been outstanding and demonstrated the breadth of high-quality content that has informed, entertained and kept audiences going through what has been such a uniquely difficult time. We very much look forward to and hope everyone will join us on the 16th March to celebrate the nominees and winners and another outstanding year of television."

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