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Hills and Count Arthur lead British Comedy Award nods

Hills and Count Arthur lead British Comedy Award nods

Shortlists revealed

Adam Hills and Count Arthur Strong lead the shortlist for this year's British Comedy Awards, with three nominations apiece.

The Australian comic is up for breakthrough artist and best comedy entertainment personality, while his show The Last Leg is up for best comedy entertainment show.

Meanwhile, Count Arthur Strong is up for best sitcom and best new comedy programme, while his creator Steve Delaney is also in the running for the breakthrough act.

David Mitchell is also doing well, being nominated fot best male TV comic and best actor, while Peep Show is up for best sitcom.

Jonathan Ross is once again hosting the awards, which will air live on Channel 4 next Thursday, December 12.

One winner will be announced tomorrow: Best New Comedy Programme, in which Count Arthur Strong, Cuckoo, Plebs and Psychobitches have been nominated.

There will also be three special prizes handed out on the night of the main awards - The British Comedy Outstanding Achievement Award, The Writer's Guild of Great Britain Award and the award for International Achievement.

The full list of nominations is:

Best Comedy Panel Show


8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
A League of Their Own
Have I Got News For You
Would I Lie To You

Best Comedy Entertainment Programme


Alan Carr Chatty Man
Saturday Night Takeaway
The Graham Norton Show
The Last Leg

Best Sketch Show


Harry & Paul
Horrible Histories
It's Kevin
Psychobitches

Best Sitcom


Bad Education
Count Arthur Strong
Getting On
Peep Show

Best New Comedy Programme


Count Arthur Strong
Cuckoo
Plebs
Psychobitches

Best Male TV Comic


David Mitchell, Would I Lie To You
James Corden, A League of Their Own
Jon Richardson, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
Lee Mack, Would I Lie To You

Best Female TV Comic


Miranda Hart, Room 101
Nina Conti, Live At The Apollo
Sarah Millican, The Sarah Millican Television Programme
Sue Perkins & Mel Giedroyc, The Great British Bake Off

Best Comedy Entertainment Personality


Adam Hills, The Last Leg
Alan Carr, Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Ant & Dec, Saturday Night Takeaway
Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show

Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist


Adam Hills, The Last Leg
Jonny Sweet, Chickens
Steve Delaney, Count Arthur Strong
Tom Basden, Plebs

Best TV Comedy Actor


David Mitchell, Peep Show
Greg Davies, Cuckoo
Jack Whitehall, Fresh Meat
Kevin Eldon, It's Kevin

Best TV Comedy Actress


Jo Brand, Getting On
Miranda Hart, Miranda
Vicki Pepperdine, Getting On
Zawe Ashton, Fresh Meat

Read our predictions for who might win...

Posted: 3 Dec 2013

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