Our favourite funny men and women have found themselves nominated for the annual British Comedy Awards.
Jack Whitehall, Miranda Hart, David Mitchell, Greg Davies, Jo Brand and The Great British Bake Off’s Mel and Sue are among the stars recognised in this year’s shortlist.
Adam Hill’s Last Leg and Getting On, starring Jo Brand and Vicki Pepperdine, lead the nominations with three nods a piece, while Miranda Hart has been nominated for best comic, as well as best actress. She’s up against Bake Off hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, RT’s very own columnist Sarah Millican and Nina Conti for best female TV comic and Jo Brand, Vicki Pepperdine and Fresh Meat’s Zawe Ashton for best comedy actress.
When it comes to the chaps, David Mitchell is leading the way. He’s up against James Corden, Jon Richardson and Lee Mark for best male comic, as well as Greg Davies, Jack Whitehall and Kevin Eldon for best comedy actor.
Meanwhile, Britain’s top comics will be going head to head to be named 2013’s King or Queen of Comedy. Last year’s King Jack Whitehall is back in the running, alongside Sarah Millican, David Mitchell, Alan Carr, Graham Norton and Lee Mack. Can the Fresh Meat star hold onto his crown?
Here’s the full list:
Best Comedy Panel Show 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown A League of Their Own Have I Got News For You Would I Lie To You
Best Comedy Entertainment Programme Alan Carr Chatty Man Saturday Night Takeaway The Graham Norton Show The Last Leg
Best Sketch Show Harry & Paul Horrible Histories It’s Kevin Psychobitches
Best Sitcom Bad Education Count Arthur Strong Getting On Peep Show
Best New Comedy Programme Count Arthur Strong Cuckoo Plebs Psychobitches
Best Male TV Comic David Mitchell, Would I Lie To You James Corden, A League of Their Own Jon Richardson, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown Lee Mack, Would I Lie To You
Best Female TV Comic Miranda Hart, Room 101 Nina Conti, Live At The Apollo Sarah Millican, The Sarah Millican Television Programme Sue Perkins & Mel Giedroyc, The Great British Bake Off
Best Comedy Entertainment Personality Adam Hills, The Last Leg Alan Carr, Alan Carr: Chatty Man Ant & Dec, Saturday Night Takeaway Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show
Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist Adam Hills, The Last Leg Jonny Sweet, Chickens Steve Delaney, Count Arthur Strong Tom Basden, Plebs
Best TV Comedy Actor David Mitchell, Peep Show Greg Davies, Cuckoo Jack Whitehall, Fresh Meat Kevin Eldon, It’s Kevin
Best TV Comedy Actress Jo Brand, Getting On Miranda Hart, Miranda Vicki Pepperdine, Getting On Zawe Ashton, Fresh Meat
King or Queen of Comedy (vote here) Jack Whitehall Sarah Millican David Mitchell Alan Carr Graham Norton Lee Mack
The British Comedy Awards air live on Channel 4 on 12 December at 9:00pm.
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