Comedies in the running for Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2021

Wednesday 8th September 2021, 11:03am

The nominees for the Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2021 have been announced.

Best Comedy Series

Bloods. Image shows from L to R: Wendy (Jane Horrocks), Maleek (Samson Kayo). Copyright: Roughcut Television


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


Motherland. Image shows from L to R: Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin), Liz (Diane Morgan), Meg (Tanya Moodie), Kevin (Paul Ready), Anne (Philippa Dunne), Amanda (Lucy Punch)


Starstruck. Image shows from L to R: Tom (Nikesh Patel), Jessie (Rose Matafeo). Copyright: Avalon Television


Trying. Image shows from L to R: Nikki Newman (Esther Smith), Jason Ross (Rafe Spall)


We Are Lady Parts. Image shows from L to R: Momtaz (Lucie Shorthouse), Bisma (Faith Omole), Amina (Anjana Vasan), Ayesha (Juliette Motamed), Saira (Sarah Kameela Impey). Copyright: Working Title Films

We Are Lady Parts

Best TV Actor - Comedy

We Are Lady Parts. Amina (Anjana Vasan). Copyright: Working Title Films

Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts)

Motherland. Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin)

Anna Maxwell Martin (Motherland)

Brassic. Vinnie (Joe Gilgun). Copyright: Calamity Films

Joe Gilgun (Brassic)

Maxxx. Maxxx (O-T Fagbenle)

O-T Fagbenle (Maxxx)

Bloods. Maleek (Samson Kayo). Copyright: Roughcut Television

Samson Kayo (Bloods)

Motherland. Meg (Tanya Moodie)

Tanya Moodie (Motherland)

Elsewhere in the nominations, Rob And Romesh Vs, Taskmaster and The Last Leg are nominated alongside Britain's Got Talent, Interior Design Masters and The Rap Game UK for Best Entertainment Series.

Rosie Jones is nominated in the Breakthrough Talent category, alongside Callum Scott Howells, Hector Abbott, Olly Alexander, Omari Douglas and Yinka Bokinni.

Meanwhile Graham Norton and Romesh Ranganathan appear in the Best TV Presenter category, and Joe Lycett's Got Your Back is up for Best Popular Factual Series.

Reggie Yates, who acted as jury president, says: "It is a real honour to chair the jury for this year's Edinburgh TV Festival Awards. Despite the challenges of the last year through the Covid pandemic, it has been incredible to see tenacity, creativity and innovation come to the fore. It was a real pleasure deliberating with my fellow jurors on some of the most entertaining, dramatic, thought provoking and inspiring programming and talent from the past year."

The results will be revealed via a digital ceremony on 21st October. To find out more about the awards and see the full list of nominees across all categories visit

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