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Partridge's comedy awards hat trick

The British Comedy Award nominees have been announced, with I'm Alan Partridge leading the pack.

Steve Coogan's comedy has three nods - for best TV comedy, best actor and best actress

Coupling and Bo Selecta! are the others vying for best TV show in this, the 14th annual awards.

But again the awards will not honour any live comedy or radio shows, just those on TV and film.

Jonathan Ross will host the awards on December 10 live on ITV1.

The full list of nominations is:

Comedy actor: Martin Clunes (Booze Cruise/William & Mary), Rob Brydon (Marion & Geoff/Cruise of the Gods), Steve Coogan (I'm Alan Partridge/Cruise of the Gods)

Comedy actress: Felicity Montagu (I'm Alan Partridge), Julie Walters (The Canterbury Tales), Ronni Ancona (The Big Impression)

Entertainment personality: Ant and Dec (Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway), Graham Norton (V Graham Norton), Jonathan Ross (Friday Night With Jonathan Ross/They Think It's All Over/British Comedy Awards)

Comedy Newcomer: 3 Non Blondes, David Walliams (Little Britain), Marc Wootton (My New Best Friend)

New TV comedy: Hardware, Look Around You, My New Best Friend

TV comedy: Bo Selecta!, Coupling, I'm Alan Partridge

Comedy drama : At Home With The Braithwaites, Cold Feet, Teachers

Comedy entertainment programme: Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

International comedy show: Friends, Malcolm In The Middle, Will And Grace

Comedy film: Adaptation, Calendar Girls, Johnny English

British Comedy Awards: Previous winners

Published: 12 Nov 2003

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