Miranda Hart leads comedy awards nominations
Published: 12th Dec 2011 02:19:31
Miranda Hart and Channel 4 sitcom Friday Night Dinner are leading the charge at this year's British Comedy Awards, with four nominations each.
Hart, who won three awards in 2010, is up for best female TV comic, TV comedy actress and the People's Choice award, while her show is up for best sitcom.
Friday Night Dinner is also up for best sitcom and new comedy, with nods for stars Tamsin Greig and Tom Rosenthal.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on Friday.
Harry Hill scored three nominations, including best male TV comic and comedy entertainment programme.
He will go up against Charlie Brooker, Rob Brydon and Stewart Lee in the male TV comic category and face Brooker, Alan Carr and Graham Norton to be named comedy entertainment personality.
Channel 4 comedy Fresh Meat and BBC Olympic comedy Twenty Twelve also picked up three nominations each.
They will compete with Friday Night Dinner and Sky series Spy for best new comedy, while Jack Whitehall and Hugh Bonneville are both up for best TV comedy actor for their roles in the shows.
Hart will be up against Jo Brand, Victoria Wood and Sarah Millican for the best female TV comic title, and also Outnumbered's Claire Skinner, Dawn French for Pyschoville and Greig for TV comedy actress.
Former lifetime achievement winner Ronnie Corbett is also up for best sketch show for The One Ronnie, against Come Fly With, Horrible Histories and Sky's This Is Jinsy.
Also up for the People's Choice award, voted for by viewers, are Norton, Whitehall, Brand, Millican and David Mitchell.
Jonathan Ross will host the awards, which will also be broadcast live on Channel 4 from 21:00GMT.
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