I Talk Telly Award nominations published


Saturday 3rd November 2018, 7:12pm

Popular television blog I Talk Telly has announced the nominees for its 2018 awards.

Public voting is now open until Saturday 1st December, with winners due to be announced on Monday 10th.

The awards, now in their fourth year, are operated by the blog’s founder and editor, Elliot Gonzalez.

Amongst comedy nominees in 24 categories are Katherine Ryan, Benidorm, The Chuckle Brothers, This Country, No Offence, London Hughes and Stephen Bailey.

Gonzalez says “I’m delighted to be bringing the I Talk Telly Awards back for a fourth year. I’m always overwhelmed at how they’re received by readers, TV fans and talent. I love seeing who the public think should win and love how passionate some fans are on social media, encouraging others to vote.

“It’s been another really strong year for television, which made the decision of who to nominate harder than any other year. Some categories were easier than others whilst some categories saw the list of nominees change a number times.

“But actually, my job is probably the easiest. It’s now down to the readers to make the really difficult decision of who should win each category. I’m glad I can’t vote because that’s a decision I would not like to make!”

A full list of comedy nominations are listed below:

Best New Comedy

Derry Girls
Famalam
In The Long Run
Man Like Mobeen
Sick Of It
Stath Lets Flats

Best Returning Comedy

Benidorm
Friday Night Dinner
Inside No. 9
Mum
Peter Kay’s Car Share
This Country

Best Comedy Performance

Diane Morgan for Cunk On Britain
Jimmy Akingbola for In The Long Run
Lisa McGrillis for Mum
Paul Chahidi for This Country
Ryan Sampson for Plebs
Samson Kayo for Famalam

Best Comedy Partnership

Charlie Cooper & Daisy May Cooper for This Country
John Challis & Sherrie Hewson for Benidorm
Keith Lemon & Paddy McGuinness for The Keith & Paddy Picture Show
Paul & Barry Chuckle for Benidorm
Peter Kay & Sian Gibson for Peter Kay’s Car Share
Reece Shearsmith & Steve Pemberton for Inside No. 9

Best Entertainment Show

The Big Narstie Show
Celebrity Juice
Gogglebox
The Graham Norton Show
The Last Leg
Taskmaster

Best Newcomer

Guz Khan for Man Like Mobeen
Jamie-Lee O’Donnell for Derry Girls
Mandip Gill for Doctor Who
Mo Gilligan for The Big Narstie Show
Nabhaan Rizwan for Informer
Stephen Bailey for Celebs on the Farm

Best Live Comedian

James Acaster
Katherine Ryan
Luisa Omielan
Mo Gilligan
Ricky Gervais
Sara Pascoe


Additionally, the following non-comedy categories see single comic nominations as follows.

Best TV Personality: London Hughes
Best TV Presenting Partnership: Sandi Toksvig & Noel Fielding for The Great British Bake Off
Best Factual: The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan
Best Returning Drama: No Offence
Best Single Drama: Grandpa’s Great Escape

Voting is open now



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