Mitchell nominated for a Bafta

- but Webb isn't

Rob Brydon, David Mitchell, Harry Hill and The IT Crowd are among the stars and shows nominated for Baftas today.

Mitchell has been shortlisted for his role in Peep Show – but co-star Robert Webb hasn’t made the list. However, both Peep Show and That Mitchell And Webb Look are up for best sitcom and best comedy programme respectively.

Brydon was shortlisted for his role in Gavin & Stacey – perhaps surprisingly the only nomination the much-praised sitcom landed.

Hancock and Joan – the dramatised BBC Four account of the affair between Tony Hancock and John Le Mesurier’s wife – won three nominations: best single drama, best actor for Ken Stott and Maxine Peake for best actress. The companion drama, The Curse Of Steptoe, won Jason Isaacs a best actor nomination.

Meanwhile, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is in the running for best international show, opposite Dexter, Med Men and The Wire.

The full shortlists the comedy and entertainment categories are:

COMEDY PROGRAMME: Harry and Paul, The Peter Serafinowicz Show, Star Stories, That Mitchell and Webb Look

SITUATION COMEDY: The Inbetweeners, The IT Crowd, Outnumbered, Peep Show

COMEDY PERFORMANCE: Rob Brydon for Gavin & Stacey, Sharon Horgan for Pulling, David Mitchell for Peep Show, Claire Skinner for Outnumbered

ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE: Stephen Fry for QI, Harry Hill for TV Burp, Ant & Dec for I’m A Celebrity..., Jonathan Ross for Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAME: Friday/Sunday Night Project, Harry Hill’s TV Burp, QI, X Factor

Published: 24 Mar 2009

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