Wednesday, November 7, 2007

UK COMEDY AWARDS - NOMINATIONS NOW IN

There's a real whiff of controversy in the air with the British Comedy Awards this year, ITV have said that they will not be broadcasting the event, which takes place on 5 December, thanks to the irregularities discovered over the Phone in votes during the 2005 ceremony. Viewers were urged to keep phoning in with their votes even though the live segment had finished. Jonathan Ross is still hosting and it is being recorded by production company Unique.

The other big news is that Ant and Dec have been snubbed and for the first time since 2002 haven't been nominated for a single award.

Ant and Dec have failed to pick up a single nomination for the British Comedy Awards for the first time in five years. The big hitter this year is BBC Three sitcom Gavin and Stacey which has garnered seven nominations.

The Full list of nominations is

BEST TELEVISION COMEDY ACTOR 2007

DAVID MITCHELL
Peep Show (Objective Productions for Channel 4)

JACK DEE
Lead Balloon (Open Mike for BBC Four)

KEVIN BISHOP
Star Stories (Objective Productions for Channel 4)

LEE MACK
Not Going Out (Avalon for BBC One)


BEST TELEVISION COMEDY ACTRESS 2007

CATHERINE TATE
The Catherine Tate Show (Tiger Aspect for BBC Two)

LIZ SMITH
The Royal Family: The Queen of Sheba (Granada Productions for BBC One)

RUTH JONES
Gavin & Stacey / Saxondale (Baby Cow for BBC Three / Baby Cow for BBC Two)


BEST COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITY 2007

ALAN CARR & JUSTIN LEE COLLINS
The Friday Night Project (Princess Productions for Channel 4)

SIMON AMSTELL
Never Mind the Buzzcocks (Talkback Thames for BBC Two)

STEPHEN FRY
QI (Talkback Thames for BBC Two)


BEST MALE COMEDY NEWCOMER 2007

JAMES CORDEN
Gavin & Stacey (Baby Cow for BBC Three)

MATHEW HORNE
Gavin & Stacey (Baby Cow for BBC Three)

MATT BERRY
The IT Crowd (Talkback Thames for Channel 4)


BEST FEMALE COMEDY NEWCOMER 2007

JOANNA PAGE
Gavin & Stacey (Baby Cow for BBC Three)

RUTH JONES
Gavin & Stacey (Baby Cow for BBC Three)

SHARON HORGAN
Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive / Pulling (Jones the Film for BBC Three / Silver River for BBC Three)

BEST NEW BRITISH TELEVISION COMEDY (Scripted) 2007

GAVIN & STACEY
Baby Cow for BBC Three

LEAD BALLOON
Open Mike for BBC Four

NOT GOING OUT
Avalon for BBC One



BEST TELEVISION COMEDY 2007

GAVIN & STACEY
Baby Cow for BBC Three

PEEP SHOW
Objective Productions for Channel 4

STAR STORIES
Objective Productions for Channel 4



BEST NEW COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME 2007

Al MURRAY HAPPY HOUR
Avalon for ITV1

FONEJACKER
Hat Trick for E4

THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW
So Television for BBC Two



BEST COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME 2007


HARRY HILL’S TV BURP
Avalon Television for ITV1

NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS
Talkback Thames for BBC Two

THE FRIDAY NIGHT PROJECT
Princess Productions for Channel 4


BEST LIVE STAND UP 2007

ALAN CARR

DARA O’BRIAIN

SIMON AMSTELL



BEST INTERNATIONAL COMEDY SHOW 2007

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
HBO Entertainment for More 4

THE OFFICE: AN AMERICAN WORKPLACE
NBC Universal for ITV2

THE SIMPSONS
Twentieth Century Fox for Sky One / Channel 4