British Comedy Awards 2001

Nominees announced

The nominees in this year's British Comedy Awards - the 12th - have been announced.

Cold Feet dominates the shortlist, being in the running for three awards, including Best TV Comedy Drama.

BBC2's fledgling The Office has come up trumps with a clutch of nominations in several categories: the show's Mackenzie Crook is up against Lee Mack from The Sketch Show and Happiness's Johnny Vegas for Best Comedy Newcomer, and the show is also up for Best New TV Comedy and Best TV Comedy.

The full list of nominees is:

Best Television Comedy Actor
Rob Brydon (Human Remains, BBC2)
James Nesbitt (Cold Feet, ITV1)
John Thomson (Cold Feet, ITV1)

Best Television Comedy Actress
Hermione Norris (Cold Feet, ITV1)
Lesley Sharpe (Bob and Rose, ITV1)
Jessica Stevenson (Spaced, C4; Bob and Rose, ITV1; The Royle Family, BBC1)

Best Comedy Entertainment Personality
Graham Norton (So Graham Norton, C4)
Jonathan Ross (They Think It's All Over and It's Only TV, BBC1)
Frank Skinner (The Frank Skinner Show, ITV1)

Best Comedy Newcomer
Mackenzie Crook (TV To Go, BBC1; The Offic, BBC2)
Lee Mack (The Sketch Show, ITV1)
Johnny Vegas (Happiness, BBC2)

Best New TV Comedy
Human Remains (BBC2)
The Office (BBC2)
The Sketch Show (ITV1)

Best TV Comedy
Coupling (BBC2)
The Office (BBC2)
One Foot In The Grave (BBC1)

Best TV Comedy Drama
Bob and Rose (ITV1)
Cold Feet 3 (ITV1)
Happiness (BBC2)

Best Comedy Entertainment Programme
Have I Got News For You (BBC1)
So Graham Norton (C4)
The Frank Skinner Show (ITV1)

Best International Comedy TV Show
Frasier (C4)
Seinfeld (BBC2)
Sex And The City (C4)

Best Radio Comedy
Dead Ringers (Radio 4)
The Jonathan Ross Show (Radio 2)
The Sunday Format (Radio 4)

Best Live Stand Up
Bill Bailey
Harry Hill
Victoria Wood

Comedy Film Awards 2001
Best In Show
Bridget Jones' Diary

ITV will broadcast the ceremony, hosted by Jonathan Ross, on December 15..


Published: 16 Nov 2001

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