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Royal Television Society announces 2022 award nominations – News

Thursday 3rd March 2022, 11:17am

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The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced shortlisted nominees for its 2022 Program Awards.

The BBC leads the way with 30 nominations across the 24 categories, followed by Channel 4 with 28, Sky with 10 and ITV with 8. BBC One, ITV and Sky Arts will compete for the prestigious RTS Channel of the Year award at the ceremony on 29th March, hosted by Nish Kumar.

Chair of the Awards, Big Talk Productions boss and prolific comedy producer Kenton Allen, says: “Despite the unprecedented challenges the last two years have presented every single one of us, the sheer talent and amazing professionalism from UK creatives both in front of and behind the camera, has truly shone through. This year’s nominees are incredible examples of the phenomenal skills and world-class talent working in UK television. A huge congratulations to all those nominated. We’re really looking forward to gathering, in real life, to celebrate our wonderful industry at the RTS Program Awards for the first time since those halcyon days of 2019.”

The comedy-related nominees are as follows:

Writer – Comedy

Feel Good. Mae (Mae Martin)

Mae Martin & Joe Hampson – Feel Good
Objective Fiction for Netflix

Nida Manzoor – We Are Lady Parts
Working Title Television for Channel 4

Holly Walsh, Helen Serafinowicz & Barunka O’Shaughnessy – Motherland
Merman Television and Twofour for BBC Two

Scripted Comedy

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

Blood’s
Roughcut Television in association with Sky Studios for Sky One

Alma’s Not Normal. Alma Nuthall (Sophie Willan). Copyright: ExpectationEntertainment

Alma’s Not Normal
Expectation for BBC Two

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
Working Title Television for Channel 4

ComedyEntertainment

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

The Graham Norton Show
So Television for BBC One

The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan. Mo Gilligan

The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan
Expectation and Momo G for Channel 4

The Last Leg. Image shows from L to R: Josh Widdicombe, Adam Hills, Alex Brooker

The Last Leg
Open Mike Productions for Channel 4

Comedy Performance (Male)

Intelligence. Joseph Harries (Nick Mohammed). Copyright: ExpectationEntertainment

Nick Mohammed – Intelligence
Expectation for Sky One

Blood’s. Maleek (Samson Kayo). Copyright: Roughcut Television

Samson Kayo – Bloods
Roughcut Television in association with Sky Studios for Sky One

Back To Life. Billy (Adeel Akhtar). Copyright: Two Brothers Pictures

Adeel Akhtar – Back To Life
Two Brothers Pictures for BBC Three

Comedy Performance (Female)

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

Sophie Willan – Alma’s Not Normal
Expectation for BBC Two)

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

Anjana Vasan – We Are Lady Parts
Working Title Television for Channel 4

Stath Lets Flats. Carole (Katy Wix). Copyright: Roughcut Television

Katy Wix – Stath Lets Flats
Roughcut Television for Channel 4

Elsewhere, Gabrielle Creevy is nominated for Best Actor (Female) for her role in comedy drama In My Skin; Adjani Salmon (Dreaming Whilst Black) and Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts) are nominated for the Breakthrough Award; and animated comedy The Rubbish World Of Dave Spud is shortlisted in the Best Children’s Program category.

In My Skin is also nominated for Best Drama Series, whilst Munya Chawawa (Race Around Britain) and Joe Lycett are up for Best Presenter.

Finally, Big Zuu’s Big Eats has also been shortlisted for the Entertainment prize, and in Entertainment Performance, Rosie Jones and Mo Gilligan (plus AJ Odudu) are nominated for Trip Hazard and The Big Breakfastrespectively.

Full nominations across all other categories can be found on the RTS website

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