Tonight sees the 2014 British Comedy Awards take place in Wembley, with broadcast taking place on Channel 4 tomorrow evening – and as ever, there’s a huge chunk of TVO nominees.
As we’ve mentioned previously, Matt Berry is up for a bevvy of awards – with a whopping six direct nominations for him, Toast of London and his one-off BBC sketch Lone Wolf. His Toast co-star, Harry Peacock, is also nominated for his role in the show, as is House of Fools in which he co-stars alongside Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer and Dan Skinner. We’re expecting big wins for Matt tonight!
Also up for nominations are Aisling Bea, Spencer Millman (via The Inbetweeners 2 and Man Down), Katherine Parkinson, Harry and Paul’s Story of the Two’s (which featured Justin Edwards), Inside No. 9 (from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton), Cardinal Burns (featuring Rufus Jones and Fergus Craig), Moone Boy, The Trip to Italy, Horrible Histories - we could go on!
In fact, every nomination for Best Sitcom, and three out of four nominations for Best Sketch Show have direct links back to our regulars, so we’re almost certainly in for a celebratory night!
TVO will be cramming ourselves into the press pit to talk to the talent on camera, for a video report we hope to bring you very soon. Good luck to all the nominees, especially those we feature and that we – and you, dear readers – love.
For the full list of nominees, see below. Anyone with a direct TVO connection is highlighted, so you know who to cheer for most!
House of Fools | Moone Boy | The Trip to Italy | Toast of London
Best Comedy Panel Programme
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown | Have I Got News For You | QI | Would I Lie To You
Best Sketch Show
Cardinal Burns | Harry & Paul Story of the Two’s | Horrible Histories | Monty Python Live (mostly) – One Down Five to Go
Best Comedy Entertainment Programme
Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe | Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle | The Graham Norton Show | The Last Leg
Best Comedy Drama
Inside No. 9 | Rev | The Wrong Mans | Uncle
Best New Comedy Programme
Inside No. 9 | Man Down | The Wrong Mans | Toast of London
Best International Comedy Programme
Girls | Last Week Tonight with John Oliver | Modern Family | Veep
Best Internet Comedy Short
Brand New Morph | Carpark | How To Make A Hit Pop Song | Matt Berry: Lone Wolf
Best Comedy Film
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues | Pride | The Inbetweeners 2 | The Lego Movie
Best Comedy Entertainment Personality
Adam Hills | Alan Carr | Ant & Dec | Graham Norton
Best TV Comedy Actor
Harry Enfield | Matt Berry | Matthew Baynton | Paul Whitehouse
Best TV Comedy Actress
Doon Mackichan | Jessica Hynes | Katherine Parkinson | Zawe Ashton
Best Male Television Comic
David Mitchell | Lee Mack | Sean Lock | Stewart Lee
Best Female Television Comic
Aisling Bea | Bridget Christie | Isy Suttie | Nina Conti
Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist
Harry Peacock | Joe Wilkinson | Matt Berry | Nick Helm
Best Comedy Moment of 2014
8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown | Harry & Paul’s Story Of The Two’s | Monty Python Live | Toast of London | Would I Lie To You
The British Comedy Awards 2014 take place tonight in Wembley, and will be broadcast on Channel 4 on Wednesday, 17th December from 9pm.