Tuesday 21 November 2017

Graham Norton nominated for two British Comedy Awards

The entertainer: BAFTA winner Graham Norton earns more than £4m at the BBC
The entertainer: BAFTA winner Graham Norton earns more than £4m at the BBC

Robert Dex

The BBC chat show host has been nominated as King of Comedy and Best Comedy Entertainment Personality in the British Comedy Awards.

The Cork funnyman is tipped for the two top awards at the comedy event of the year in London this weekend. One of the awards - People's Choice for King or Queen of Comedy - is voted for by TV viewers. Also in the running are David Mitchell, Jack Whitehall, Jo Brand and Sarah Millican.

Leading the nominations is Miranda Hart, who picked up three awards last year including being voted queen of comedy in a public vote, is in the running for best female television comic and best TV comedy actress.

Her hit show, Miranda, is nominated for best sitcom and she is again in the running for the people's choice award.

There are also four nominations for Channel 4's Friday Night Dinner which is up for best new comedy programme and best sitcom.

Two of the stars of the show, Tamsin Greig and Tom Rosenthal, are nominated for best TV comedy actress and best comedy breakthrough artist respectively.

Other nominees include Harry Hill, who gets three nods, and Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner who are both recognised for their roles as husband and wife in BBC1's Outnumbered.

Olympic comedy Twenty Twelve gets three nominations including one for its star Hugh Bonneville.

The winners will be announced during a two-hour ceremony on Friday hosted by Jonathan Ross and broadcast live on Channel 4.

The full list of nominees are -

:: Best new comedy programme

Fresh Meat (C4)

Friday Night Dinner (C4)

Spy (Sky)

Twenty Twelve (BBC)

:: Best comedy entertainment programme

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (C4)

An Idiot Abroad (Sky)

Harry Hill's TV Burp (ITV)

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (BBC)

:: Best sketch show

Come Fly With Me (BBC)

Horrible Histories (CBBC)

The One Ronnie (BBC)

This Is Jinsy (Sky)

:: Best comedy panel show

Celebrity Juice (ITV2)

Have I Got News For You (BBC)

Shooting Stars (BBC)

Would I Lie to You? (BBC)

:: Best sitcom

Friday Night Dinner (C4)

Miranda (BBC)

Peep Show (C4)

Twenty Twelve (BBC)

:: Best comedy drama

Comic Strip Presents: The Hunt For Tony Blair (C4)

Fresh Meat (C4)

Misfits (E4)

Psychoville (BBC)

:: Best comedy entertainment personality

Alan Carr - Alan Carr: Chatty Man (C4)

Charlie Brooker - How TV Ruined Your Life/10 O'Clock Live (BBC/C4)

Graham Norton - The Graham Norton Show (BBC)

Harry Hill - Harry Hill's TV Burp (ITV)

:: Best TV comedy actor

Darren Boyd - Spy (Sky)

Hugh Bonneville - Twenty Twelve (BBC)

Hugh Dennis - Outnumbered (BBC)

Jack Whitehall - Fresh Meat (C4)

:: Best TV comedy actress

Claire Skinner - Outnumbered (BBC)

Dawn French - Psychoville (BBC)

Miranda Hart - Miranda (BBC)

Tamsin Greig - Friday Night Dinner (C4)

:: Best comedy breakthrough artist

Dan Skinner - Shooting Stars (BBC)

Greg Davies - Ask Rhod Gilbert (BBC)

Micky Flanagan - Royal Variety Performance (BBC)

Tom Rosenthal - Friday Night Dinner (C4)

:: Best male television comic

Charlie Brooker - How TV Ruined Your Life/10 O'Clock Live (BBC/C4)

Harry Hill - Harry Hill's TV Burp (ITV)

Rob Brydon - The Rob Brydon Show/Would I Lie To You (BBC)

Stewart Lee - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (BBC)

:: Best female television comic

Jo Brand - Have I Got News for You (BBC)

Miranda Hart - Comic Relief/Red Nose Day (BBC)

Sarah Millican - QI (BBC)

Victoria Wood - Victoria Wood's Angina Monologues (Sky)

:: People's choice for the king or queen of comedy

David Mitchell

Graham Norton

Jack Whitehall

Jo Brand

Miranda Hart

Sarah Millican

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