It's Fleabag vs After Life | international TV awards

It's Fleabag vs After Life international TV awards

Ricky Gervais is going head-to-head with Phoebe Waller-Bridge in an international TV award.

Both stars and their shows, After Life and Fleabag, have twice been nominated for C21’s International Drama Awards.

Other shows in the running include Catastrophe, The Good Place, Sex Education, There She Goes and What We Do In The Shadows

The accolades are voted for by commissioners and programme-buyers buyers from across the world, and the winners will be announced on December 5.

The shortlists in the comedy catergories are

Best comedy-drama series

After Life (Netflix)
Sex Education (Netflix)
Arde Madrid (Movistar+)
Back to Life (BBC Three)
Fosse Verdon (FX Networks)
There She Goes (BBC Four)

Best returning comedy-drama series

The Good Place (NBC)
Adulthood (Ici Tou.TV)
Lodge 49 (AMC)
Fleabag (BBC Three)
Catastrophe (Channel 4)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX Networks)

Best individual performance in a comedy-drama

Phoebe Waller Bridge – Fleabag (BBC Three)
Shoshannah Stern – This Close (Sundance TV)
Ricky Gervais – After Life (Netflix)
Charly Clive – Pure (Channel 4)
Gillian Anderson – Sex Education (Netflix)  
Vidar Magnussen – Magnus (NRK)

Published: 13 Nov 2019

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