Comics up for Writers' Guild awards

Amstell, Jones, Jupp and more...

Simon Amstell, Milton Jones and Miles Jupp are among the nominees for this year's Writers’ Guild Awards.

Amstell and his Grandma's House co-writer Dan Swimer have been shortlisted in the TV Comedy category, alongside PhoneShop creator Phil Bowker; and Tony Roche for the Monty Python film Holy Flying Circus.

In the radio category, Jones and Another Case of Milton Jones co-writer James Carey are up against Jupp for his sitcom In And Out Of The Kitchen, about a cookery writer, and Matt Berry for his surreal Radio 4 series I, Regress.

The Horrible Histories team are up for an award in the children's TV category, alonside the writers of 4 O'Clock Club: Maths and The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Curse of Clyde Langer.

Black Pond, the film that starred Chris Langham and featured Amstell in a cameo role, won a nomination for best first feature for writers Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley.

The winners will be announced on Wednesday November 14 at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill, West London.

Published: 15 Sep 2012

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