News: After Life, Catastrophe, Derry Girls, Fleabag Make Edinburgh TV Awards Shortlist

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The Ricky Gervais Netflix series After Life, Derry Girls, Catastrophe are among those on the shortlist for Edinburgh TV Awards. The winners will be announced at an event on  on Thursday 22nd August hosted by stand-up comedian Mo Gilligan, who is nominated for a Breakthrough Talent award himself.

Hugh Laurie will also be there to receive an Outstanding Achievement Award. Laurie said: “I’d have been excited to receive an award just for sticking around - but this is overwhelming.”

The TV Awards, now in their 18th year, form one of the highlights of the TV Festival calendar. The shortlist was voted for by over 150 industry professionals and is as follows:

 

BEST COMEDY SERIES

This award will go to an outstanding Comedy Series. It is open to an original new concept or an established series which can be described as being at the top of its game.

 

Fleabag Series 2, Two Brothers for BBC Three

Famalam, BBC Studios for BBC Three

Derry Girls Series 2, Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4

Catastrophe Series 4, Avalon Television and Merman for Channel 4

Stath Lets Flats, Roughcut Productions for Channel 4

After Life, Derek Productions for Netflix 

 

BEST ENTERTAINMENT SERIES

This award will go to an outstanding Entertainment Series. It is open to an original new concept or an established series which can be described as being at the top of its game.

 

Gogglebox, Studio Lambert for Channel 4

The Big Narstie Show, Expectation for Channel 4

The Last Leg, Open Mike Productions for Channel 4

Hunted Season 4, Shine TV for Channel 4

The Greatest Dancer, Thames – Fremantle for BBC One

Britain’s Got Talent, Thames – Fremantle for ITV 1

 

BEST UK DRAMA

This award will go to an outstanding UK drama – whether a standalone one-off piece; a short mini-series or a full series.

 

Sex Education, Eleven Film for Netflix

Patrick Melrose, Little Island Productions, Two Cities Television and Sunny March for Sky Atlantic

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, House of Tomorrow for Netflix

Brexit: The Uncivil War, House Productions for Channel 4

Line of Duty Series 5, World Productions Ltd for BBC One

Bodyguard, World Productions Ltd for BBC One

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMME

This award will go to the outstanding Documentary Programme of 2019 – whether a standalone one-off piece; a short mini-series or a full series.

 

Bros: After the Screaming Stops, Fulwell73 for BBC Four

Stephen: The Murder That Changed a Nation, On The Corner for BBC One

Dynasties, BBC Studios for BBC One

Louis Theroux’s Altered States, BBC Studios – The Documentary Unit for BBC Two

Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson and Me, Amos Pictures for Channel 4

The Abused, Brinkworth Productions for Channel 5

 

BEST BREAKTHROUGH TALENT

This award recognises emerging talent on-screen in either scripted or unscripted programming who have had standout success in the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

 

Nabhaan Rizwan

Tamara Lawrance

Saoirse-Monica Jackson

Mo Gilligan

Ncuti Gatwa

Lola Petticrew

 

For full list of categories click here.

 

 

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