Fresh from his Bafta success at this year’s awards, Chiwetel Ejiofor is going up against Broadchurch’s David Tennant for Best Actor at the 40th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.
Can Ejiofor make it two out of two? The 12 Years A Slave actor is in the running for his part in BBC Two’s Dancing on the Edge. While Tennant’s role as DI Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, a role he’s currently reprising in an American remake, has landed him a spot on the short list.
Southcliffe’s Rory Kinnear, Top of the Lake’s Peter Mullan are also in the running for the award, which is voted for by more than one hundred journalists in the TV, radio and media industry.
That’s not the only battle going on. Fellow Broadchurch star Olivia Colman has stiff competition from The Fall’s Gillian Anderson, as well as Top of the Lake’s Elizabeth Moss and The Village’s Maxine Peake.
This year’s Breakthrough Award also sees The Fall - and soon to be Fifty Shades of Grey - star Jamie Dornan battle it out against Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary) and BT Sport for its successful launch of a challenger TV brand.
Broadchurch could certainly have a big night, with writer Chris Chibnall also up for an award. Plus Channel 4’s ambitious Gogglebox project has earned them two nominations in factual entertainment and innovative programme format.
The awards are sponsored by the Discovery Channel and results will be available on RadioTimes.com next month.
See the full list of TV nominees here:
Best Single Drama
Black Mirror: Be Right Back (Channel 4)
Burton and Taylor (BBC Four)
The Wipers Times (BBC Two)
Best Drama Series
The Fall (BBC Two)
Top of the Lake (BBC Two)
Best Single Documentary
Dogging Tales (Channel 4)
The Murder Trial (Channel 4)
Richard III: The King in the Car Park (Channel 4)
Syria: Across the Lines (Channel 4)
Best Documentary Series
The Call Centre (BBC Three)
Educating Yorkshire (Channel 4)
The Story of the Jews (BBC Two)
Ambassadors (BBC Two)
Fresh Meat (Channel 4)
Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One)
Toast (Channel 4)
Best Multichannel Programme
Shaun Ryder on UFOs (History)
The Tunnel (Sky Atlantic)
Yonderland (Sky 1)
Best Factual Entertainment
Gogglebox (Channel 4)
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs (ITV)
The Great British Bake Off, series 4 (BBC Two)
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dancing on the Edge (BBC Two)
Rory Kinnear – Southcliffe (Channel 4)
Peter Mullan – Top of the Lake (BBC Two)
David Tennant – Broadchurch (ITV)
Gillian Anderson – The Fall (BBC Two)
Olivia Colman – Broadchurch (ITV)
Elizabeth Moss – Top of the Lake (BBC Two)
Maxine Peake – The Village (BBC One)
Jane Campion – Top of the Lake (BBC Two)
Chris Chibnall – Broadchurch (ITV)
Allan Cubitt – The Fall (BBC Two)
Sally Wainwright – Last Tango in Halifax (BBC One)
BT Sport (successful launch of a challenger TV brand)
Jamie Dornan (The Fall)
Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary)
Gogglebox - for an innovative programme format
Netflix - for programming and distribution innovation
Sky Television – for 25 years of innovation