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RTS 2023 award nominations revealed

Tuesday 7th March 2023, 11:25am

Am I Being Unreasonable?. Image shows from L to R: Nic (Daisy May Cooper), Jen (Selin Hizli)

Nominations for the Royal Television Society's 2023 Programme Awards have been revealed.

Across a range of categories covering all genres of television - and online streaming - programming, comedy makes a significant number of appearances. With three shortlisted nominees for each prize, the BBC One comedy-thriller Am I Being Unreasonable? picks up four nominations.

The BBC has picked up 40 nominations across the 30 categories, followed by Channel 4 with 20, ITV with 11 and Sky with 9.

The awards will be presented by returning host Tom Allen on Tuesday 28th March at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Chair of the Awards, Kenton Allen says: "It is incredibly important to champion the outstanding content being made in our industry from both established and up and coming talent. 2022 was another year of attention grabbing, thought provoking, world class television.

"The nominees announced today are a reflection of the remarkable strength of our UK creatives, and there is now the impossible task at hand of choosing winners for each of these highly competitive categories. I look forward to getting together later this month to celebrate everyone's achievements and I'm delighted that my more talented distant cousin Tom Allen will be returning to host the ceremony again this year."

Comedy categories are as follows.

Scripted Comedy

Big Boys (Roughcut Television for Channel 4)
Cunk On Earth (Broke & Bones for BBC Two and Netflix)
Derry Girls (Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4)

Comedy Drama

Am I Being Unreasonable? (Boffola Pictures & Lookout Point for BBC One)
Brassic (Calamity Films for Sky Max)
Cheaters (Clerkenwell Films for BBC One)

Comedy Entertainment

Friday Night Live (Phil McIntyre Television & Boffola Pictures for Channel 4)
Joe Lycett Vs David Beckham: A Got Your Back Special (Rumpus Media & My Options Were Limited for Channel 4)
Sorry, I Didn't Know (Triforce Productions for ITV1)

Comedy Performance (Female)

Daisy May Cooper for Am I Being Unreasonable? (Boffola Pictures & Lookout Point for BBC One)
Leah Brotherhead for Hullraisers (Fable Pictures for Channel 4)
Rose Matafeo for Starstruck (Avalon Television for BBC Three)

Comedy Performance (Male)

Samson Kayo for Bloods (Roughcut Television for Sky Comedy)
Jon Pointing for Big Boys (Roughcut Television for Channel 4)
Lenny Rush for Am I Being Unreasonable? (Boffola Pictures & Lookout Point for BBC One)

Writer - Comedy

Jack Rooke for Big Boys (Roughcut Television for Channel 4)
Lisa McGee for Derry Girls (Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4)
Sam Leifer and Tom Basden for Plebs: Soldiers Of Rome (Rise Films for ITVX)

The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan. Mo Gilligan

Additionally, several comedy programmes and comic performances also appear in non-comedy-specific award categories.

Breakthrough Award

Lenny Rush for Am I Being Unreasonable? (Boffola Pictures & Lookout Point for BBC One)
Eddie Kadi for Sorry, I Didn't Know (Triforce Productions for ITV1)

Children's Programme

Corpse Talk (Tiger Aspect for YouTube)
Dodger (Universal International Studios for CBBC)

Entertainment

Joe Lycett's Big Pride Party (Rumpus Media & My Options Were Limited for Channel 4)
The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan (Expectation TV & Momo G for Channel 4)

Entertainment Performance

Jordan Stephens for Don't Hate The Playaz (Monkey for ITV2)
Mo Gilligan for The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan (Expectation TV & Momo G for Channel 4)

Supporting Actor - Female

Ambika Mod for This Is Going To Hurt (Sister and Terrible Productions for BBC One)

Writer - Drama

Sharon Horgan for Bad Sisters (Merman, ABC Signature and Apple for Apple TV+)

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