Who's up for a 2019 Broadcast Digital Award | Comedies in the running

Who's up for a 2019 Broadcast Digital Award

Comedies in the running

The shortlists have been announced for this year’s Broadcast Digital Awards.

Up for best comedy are Death On The Tyne, Fleabag, Man Like Mobeen, Sally4Ever, This Country and Timewasters.

Nominated for best short-form comedy are Kieran Hodgson’s pilot God's Own County, BBC Three’s Hounslow Diaries, Samson Kayo and Susan Wokoma’s Comedy Shorts for Sky, The Data Doctor with Mark Silcox and Tim Key’s Wonderdate.

Judge Romesh and Taskmaster are in the running for best entertainment programme alongside Britain's Got More Talent,  Celebs Go Dating, Love Island and The Heist.

Taskmaster is also nominated in the Gamechanger Programme category, alongside Al Murray's Why Does Everyone Hate The English, Flack, Surviving R Kelly and True Love Or True Lies?

Pie And A Pint, the Comedy Central shorts in which comedians chat over a meal, is up for best short form programme, while American comedies Community, The Orville and Young Sheldon are among those up for best acquisition.

Comedy Central’s online work and Channel 4's social media campaign to promote Derry Girls are also in the running for gongs. The full list of nominees s here

The awards are run by the trade magazine Broadcast for programmes not broadcast on terrestrial services – although shows such as Fleabag have found homes on the main channels.

Winners will be announced on July 3.

Published: 16 May 2019

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