Guess what? Fleabag's up for MORE awards | Broadcasting Press Guild nominees out © BBC

Guess what? Fleabag's up for MORE awards

Broadcasting Press Guild nominees out

Fleabag looks set to add to its huge awards tally after being shortlisted in three categories of the annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.

Only Sky’s Chernobyl scooped more nominations with four.

Fleabag is up for best comedy alongside Sky One’s newly recommissioned Brassic, Channel 4’s  Derry Girls, the Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special on BBC One, and BBC Two’s Mum.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is also nominated in the writing category, while ‘hot priest’ Andrew Scott is up for best actor.

Competing for best entertainment programme are The Graham Norton Show, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK and Taskmaster.

Youssef Kerkour, who stars as Syrian asylum-seeker Sami in Channel 4’s comedy Home, has been shortlisted for the breakthrough award. He also had a role in the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special

Also up for the breakthrough award are Ncuti Gatwa, who plays Eric Effiong in Sex Education, and Erin Doherty, who is a young Princess Anne in The Crown.

Gatwa is also up for best actor, while Mum’s Lesley Manville is up for best actress.

Winners will be announced on March 17 - and here is the full list of nominees.

Best Comedy
Brassic (Sky One)
Derry Girls Season 2 (Channel 4)
Fleabag Season 2 (BBC Three)
Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special (BBC One)
Mum Season 3 (BBC Two)

Best Entertainment
The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)
Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC One)
Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing Season 2 (BBC Two)
Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK (BBC Three)
Taskmaster (Dave)

Best Drama Series
Chernobyl (Sky Atlantic + HBO)
Giri/Haji (BBC Two)
The Capture (BBC One)
World on Fire (BBC One)
Years and Years (BBC One)

Best Single Documentary/Mini-Series
For Sama (Channel 4)
Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain (Channel 4)
Leaving Neverland (Channel 4 + HBO)
The Brexit Storm: Laura Kuenssberg’s Inside Story (BBC Two)

Best Documentary Series
Damien Lewis: Spy Wars (A+E Networks)
Seven Worlds, One Planet (BBC One)
Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History (BBC One)
Thatcher: A Very British Revolution (BBC Two)
The Repair Shop (BBC One)

Best Single Drama/Mini-Series
Catherine the Great (Sky Atlantic)
Elizabeth is Missing (BBC One)
Guilt (BBC Two)
The Virtues (Channel 4)

Best Actress
Emily Watson – Chernobyl
Lesley Manville – Mum/World on Fire
Glenda Jackson – Elizabeth is Missing
Suranne Jones – Gentleman Jack

Best Actor
Andrew Scott – Fleabag/Black Mirror
Jared Harris – Chernobyl
Ncuti Gatwa – Sex Education
Stephen Graham – The Virtues/Line of Duty/A Christmas Carol

Best Writer
Craig Mazin – Chernobyl
Jack Thorne – His Dark Materials/The Virtues
Joe Barton – Giri/Haji
Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag Season 2
Russell T Davies – Years and Years

Breakthrough Award
Erin Doherty – The Crown Season 3
Ncuti Gatwa – Sex Education
Youssef Kerkour – Home/Criminal/Close/Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special

Published: 13 Feb 2020

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