Fleabag and Chernobyl lead the nominations for the Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2020, each with three nods.
BBC‘s comedy Fleabag – which has swept the board lately when it comes to securing gongs – and Sky Arts drama Chernobyl – which won several 2019 Emmys, including Outstanding Limited Series – have both been given a hat-trick of nominations for the upcoming RTS ceremony.
Fleabag creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been nominated for both the Comedy Performance (Female) and Writer (Comedy) prizes.
The noms are in: Fleabag [pictured] and Chernobyl lead the nominations for the Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2020, each with three nods
The show as a whole is in the running for Scripted Comedy.
Chernobyl lead Jared Harris is on the shortlist in the male Actor category, with writer Craig Mazin up for Drama award, and the programme itself is nominated for best Mini-Series.
For the Comedy Writer prize, Phoebe finds herself competing with Danny Brocklehurst (Brassic) and Sex Education scribe Laurie Nunn, while the latter show also has a nod in the Comedy Performance (Male) category thanks to Ncuti Gatwa.
Drama: Sky Arts drama Chernobyl – which won several 2019 Emmys, including Outstanding Limited Series – has been given a hat-trick of nominations for the upcoming RTS ceremony
Creator and star: Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been nominated for both the Comedy Performance (Female) and Writer (Comedy) prizes, having swept the board lately when it comes to securing gongs
Derry Girls star Saoirse-Monica Jackson is also on the list for female Comedy Performance prize alongside Motherland actress Diane Morgan.
Both of these shows have further nods respectively in the Comedy and Breakthrough (Tanya Moodie) lists.
Two noms: Gentleman Jack is listed for best Drama, while leading star Suranne Jones is up for the Actor (Female) prize
Presenter of the year? Vicky McClure is nominated for Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure
Also on two nominations, Gentleman Jack is listed for best Drama, while leading star Suranne Jones is up for the Actor (Female) prize.
Finally, The Virtues has two nominations, earning recognition in the acting categories for Niamh Algar and Stephen Graham.
The shortlist was unveiled on Tuesday morning and the ceremony will be hosted by writer and comedian Paul Merton on March 17 at London’s Grosvenor Hotel.
Royal Television Society Programme Awards: The Nominees
Niamh Algar – The Virtues
Suranne Jones – Gentleman Jack
Tamara Lawrance – The Long Song
Jared Harris – Chernobyl
Michael Ward – Top Boy
Stephen Graham – The Virtues
Bros: After The Screaming Stops
imagine…James Graham: In the Room Where It Happens
Superkids: Breaking Away From Care
Aisling Bea – This Way Up
Tanya Moodie – Motherland
Tim Renkow – Jerk
Step Up to the Plate
Comedy Performance (Female)
Diane Morgan – Motherland
Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag
Saoirse-Monica Jackson – Derry Girls
Comedy Performance (Male)
Alex Murphy & Chris Walley – The Young Offenders
Ncuti Gatwa – Sex Education
Youssef Kerkour – Home
Beat the Chef
Good Morning Britain
The Repair Shop
The Choir: Our School By The Tower
Crime and Punishment
Hometown: A Killing
Britain’s Got Talent
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
London Hughes – Don’t Hate The Playaz
Mo Gilligan – The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan
Stephen Mulhern – In For A Penny
Formatted Popular Factual
The British Tribe Next Door
Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain
The Last Survivors
Spotlight on The Troubles: A Secret History
The Long Song
Years and Years
Fred Brathwaite – A Fresh Guide to Florence with Fab 5
Freddy Mobeen Azhar – Hometown: A Killing
Vicky McClure – Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure
RTS Channel of the Year
Science and Natural History
8 Days: To the Moon and Back
The Parkinson’s Drug Trial: A Miracle Cure?
Stath Lets Flats
David Harewood: Psychosis and Me
Undercover: Inside China’s Digital Gulag
War in the Blood
Brexit: The Uncivil War
The Left Behind
Soap and Continuing Drama
Sports Presenter, Commentator or Pundit
Alex Scott – 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup
Gareth Thomas – 2019 Rugby World Cup
Nasser Hussain – The Ashes
Sports Programme 2019
Rugby World Cup
ICC Cricket World Cup Final
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 – Semi Final: England v USA
Danny Brocklehurst – Brassic
Laurie Nunn – Sex Education
Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag
Craig Mazin – Chernobyl
Neil Forsyth – Guilt
Roy Williams – Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle
The BRIT Awards 2019
The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance
Stormzy at Glastonbury 2019