This year’s Royal Television Society Awards see nominations for Doctor Who writer, Steven Moffat, Educating Essex and Million Pound Drop to name a few.
The best drama series category has the ITV series Scott and Bailey, up against BBC’s crime drama Luther 2 and BBC Three’s The Fades.The entertainment category sees Million Pound Drop face competition from The Graham Norton Show and Derren Brown’s latest television series The Experiments.
Whilst the best writer nominees include Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat, Peter Bowker for Eric & Ernie and Neil McKay for Appropriate Adult.
The male actor category highlights Daniel Rigby for his role in Eric & Ernie, Dominic West for his part in Appropriate Adult and John Simm for Exile. The female actor nominees include Vicky McClure for This is England ’88, Ruth Negga for Shirley and Emily Watson for Appropriate Adult.
Comedy series that have been picked up for nominations include Fresh Meat, Phoneshop and Rev.
Rev picks up another nomination for Tom Hollander’s comedy performance, as does Darren Boyd for Sky’s Spy and a joint nomination for Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani for their roles in Him & Her.
There are just two programmes up for children’s drama: Sarah Jane Adventures and Tracy Beaker.
Idiot Abroad has two nominations, one in the presenter category for Karl Pilkington and another for popular factual and features. Likewise for campaigning series Hugh’s Big Fish Fight which also is nominated for popular factual and sees Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall put up for best presenter.
The annual awards, which celebrate the best programmes, actors, presenters and writers, will be hosted by the comedian and actor Rob Brydon who will be giving out the awards on March 20th.
Nominations in full
Vicky McClure – This is England ’88
Ruth Negga – Shirley
Emily Watson – Appropriate Adult
Arena: Produced by George Martin
Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani
Antiques Road Trip
Deal or No Deal Live
Operation Hospital Food with James Martin
The Crimson Petal & The White
Derren Brown – The Experiments
Million Pound Drop
The Graham Norton Show
The Life of Muhammad
If Walls Could Talk
Dambusters: Building the Bouncing Bomb
Nations and Regions Programme
Frankenstein’s Wedding … Live in Leeds
Wil a Cet
Eric & Ernie
Writer – Comedy
Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong
James Wood & Tom Hollander
Daniel Rigby – Eric & Ernie
John Simm – Exile
Dominic West – Appropriate Adult
Sarah Jane Adventures
Newsround – My Autism and Me
The Amazing World of Gumball – The Quest
24 Hours in A&E
Fighting on the Frontline
Scott and Bailey
Ant & Dec
Popular Factual and Features
An Idiot Abroad
Hugh’s Big Fish Fight
The Great British Bake Off
Science & Natural History
Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret
Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die
The Life and Loss of Karen Woo
True Stories: Hell and Back Again
Soap and Continuing Drama
Writer – Drama