Writers' Guild Awards 2019 shortlist


Tuesday 4th December 2018, 9:25am

The shortlists for The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards 2019 have been revealed.

The comedy-related nominations are:

Best TV Situation Comedy

Derry Girls. Image shows from L to R: James Maguire (Dylan Llewelyn), Erin Quinn (Saoirse Jackson), Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell), Clare Devlin (Nicola Coughlan), Orla McCool (Louisa Harland). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.Lisa McGee for Derry Girls

Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith. Copyright: BBC.Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith for the ‘Zanzibar’ episode of Inside No. 9

Detectorists. Andy Stone (Mackenzie Crook).Mackenzie Crook for Detectorists

Best Radio Comedy

Ability. Matt (Lee Ridley). Copyright: BBC.Lee Ridley and Katherine Jakeways for Ability

There She Goes. Emily (Jessica Hynes). Copyright: Merman.Jessica Hynes for Deadline

Sarah Kendall: Australian Trilogy. Sarah Kendall. Copyright: BBC.Sarah Kendall for Volume 2, Part 1 of Sarah Kendall: Australian Trilogy

Best Online Comedy

Tim Grewcock and Shaun Lowthian for Spokke:

Arnab Chanda and Chris Hayward for Three Cool Days:

Hannah George and Tasha Dhanraj for Where Are You From? The Game:


Elsewhere in the nominations, Phoebe Waller-Bridge is shortlisted for Killing Eve, alongside Charlie Covell for The End Of The F***ing World in the Best Long Form TV Drama category.

Ciaran Murtagh and Andrew Barnett Jones receive a nod for the ‘Night of the Living Veg’ episode of Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed!; and The Death Of Stalin writing team are up for Best Screenplay.

The results will be announced on Monday 14th January 2019 at a ceremony at the Royal College of Physicians in central London, hosted by No Offence star Joanna Scanlan.

WGGB President Olivia Hetreed says: “It feels wonderfully appropriate to kick off the Writers’ Guild’s 60th year with a celebration of today’s great writers and great writing. Our nomination list displays the originality, inventiveness and dedication of British writers, their willingness to tackle big issues and explore unusual viewpoints whilst offering great entertainment.”

The full list of nominations across all categories can be seen at writersguild.org.uk



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