Winners will be announced at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards in partnership with Audio Network on Tuesday 17th March
The list of nominees for the 2020 Royal Television Society Programme Awards (RTS) was announced this morning by BBC journalist, writer and broadcaster Samira Ahmed at h Club in London’s vibrant Covent Garden.
Channel 4 drama The Virtues is recognised in both the Actor (Female) with Niamh Algar and Actor (Male) with Stephen Graham categories, with Suranne Jones also nominated in the Actor (Female) category for her portrayal of Anne Lister in BBC One’s Gentleman Jack – which also receives a nomination for Drama Series alongside The Capture and Ackley Bridge. Also nominated in the Actor (Female) category is Tamara Lawrance for BBC One’s The Long Song. Micheal Ward steals an Actor (Male) nomination for Netflix’s Top Boy, with a nomination also going to Jared Harris for the popular Sky Atlantic series Chernobyl – a dramatisation of the 1986 nuclear disaster. Chernobyl is also recognised in the Mini-Series category.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s BBC comedy Fleabag goes head to head with Channel 4’s Derry Girls, both of which have secured nominations in the Scripted Comedy and Comedy Performance (Female) categories. Phoebe has also received a nomination for Writer – Comedy, alongside Danny Brocklehurst for Brassic and Sex Education’s Laurie Nunn. Ncuti Gatwa has also been recognised for Comedy Performance (Male) in Netflix hit Sex Education. Last year’s winner The Repair Shop for BBC One once again is in the running for Daytime Programme, alongside Good Morning Britain and Beat The Chef; whilst The BRIT Awards 2019, The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance and Stormzy’s 2019 performance on the legendary Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury all compete in the Live Event category.
BBC Three, Channel 5 and Sky Atlantic are all in contention for the RTS Channel of the Year award with Casualty, EastEnders and Coronation Street nominated in the Soap and Continuing Drama category. Winners will be announced at the RTS Programme Awards Ceremony, in partnership with Audio Network, hosted by writer and comedian Paul Merton, on Tuesday 17th March at The Grosvenor Hotel.