The Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) has shortlisted traditional and online-first television programmes for its 44th annual awards.
The growing competition of SVOD and online first programmes battle with traditional broadcasted programmes across the award categories.
The awards will celebrate television commissioned and screened in the UK throughout 2017.
BBC Four’s Detectorists and BBC Two’s Inside No. 9 have been nominated for Best Comedy with writers Mackenzie Crook (Detectorists), Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton (Inside No. 9) are joined by Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty) and Peter Morgan (The Crown) for the Best Writer award.
Netflix’s The Crown and Black Mirror are nominated alongside ALL4 and Channel 4’s End of the F***ing World, with BBC Three’s People Just Do Nothing are nominated for the Best Online First/Streaming award.
Best Actress award nominations go to, BBC One’s Hayley Atwell for Howard’s End, Netflix’s The Crown performance by Claire Foy, BBC One’s Thandie Newton for Line of Duty, Maxine Peake of BBC One’s Three Girls and Emily Watson for the BBC One series Apple Tree Yard and Little Women.
Best Actor nominations see Detectorists’ Toby Jones who will go up against, BBC One’s Sean Bean for Broken, Babou Ceesay for Sky Atlantic’s Guerilla, Netflix’s The Crown Matt Smith and Mark Bonnar who has been nominated across four performances for ITV’s Unforgotten, BBC Four’s Eric, Ernie and Me, BBC One’s Apple Tree Yard and Channel 4’s Catastrophe.
BBC Two’s Line of Duty and Peaky Blinders, Channel 4’s The State and Tin Star from Sky Atlantic are shortlisted for Best TV drama series.
Eric, Ernie and Me, Little Women and Three Girls will compete with Sky 1’s Delicious 2 for the Best Single Drama/Mini-series award.
Best Single Documentary nominations go to two of BBC Two’s documentaries Chris Packham: Aspergers and Me and or Sgt Pepper’s Musical Revolution, as well as Idris Elba: Fighter from Discovery and Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds screened on Channel 4.
Blue Planet II on BBC One, Hospital on BBC Two, Rock and Roll on Sky Arts and Trump: An American Dream Channel 4 are shortlisted for Best Documentary Series.
The Best Entertainment/Factual Entertainment award sees three previous winners nominated, including The Great British Bake Off now on Channel 4, The Graham Norton Show and Strictly Come Dancing aired on BBC One will be competing with Dave’s Taskmaster. The Best Comedy award will be contested by BBC Four’s Detectorists, BBC Two’s Inside No. 9, BBC iPlayer and BBC One’s Peter Kay’s Car Share and Sky Atlantic’s The Trip to Spain.
The awards will be presented on Friday 16 March in London.
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