News: IT Crowd Tops Comedy Nominations in TV BAFTAS

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the nominations for this year’s awards. The biggest comedy nominee is The IT Crowd. Co-stars  Richard Ayoade and Chris O’Dowd compete with The Wrong Mans’ Mathew Baynton and James Corden in the Male Performance in a Comedy Programme category.

Ayoade and O’Dowd’s on-screen colleague Katherine Parkinson is nominated in Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for her role as Jen Barber, alongside Frances De La Tour for Vicious, Doon MacKichan for Plebs and Kerry Howard for Him & Her: The Wedding. The final series of Him & Her is also nominated in the Situation Comedy category alongside Count Arthur Strong, Toast of London and The IT Crowd.

Graham Norton, who hosts this year's ceremony, is nominated for Entertainment Performance for The Graham Norton Show. Up against the host this year are: Sarah Millican for The Sarah Millican Television Programme; Charlie Brooker for 10 O’Clock Live; and Ant and Dec for Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

The Graham Norton Show is also nominated for Comedy Entertainment Programme with A League of Their Own, Would I Lie to You? and last year’s winner, The Revolution Will Be Televised.

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway is also nominated in the Entertainment Programme category alongside Derren Brown: The Great Art Robbery, Dynamo Magician Impossible and Strictly Come Dancing. Strictly Come Dancing is the recipient of this year’s Special Award at the Television Craft Awards ceremony which takes place on Sunday 27 April.

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