Sheridan Smith leads nominations for RTS Programme Awards

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 March 2013
Sheridan Smith at the London Film Festival

Sheridan Smith

Sheridan Smith will take on 'Accused II' stars Anne Marie Duff and Olivia Colman in the Best Actress category at this year's Royal Television Society Programme Awards

Sheridan Smith is up for Best Actress at this year's Royal Television Society (RTS) Programme Awards.

The 31-year-old beauty faces stiff competition from 'Accused II' stars Anne Marie Duff and Olivia Colman for the prize, while Sean Bean - who is best known for playing Boromir in 'The Lord of the Rings' movie trilogy - is up for Best Actor alongside Lennie James and Oliver Lansley.

The BBC have a hat-trick of nods in the Drama Series category with 'Call the Midwife', 'Sherlock' and 'Line of Duty', while talent show 'Britain's Got Talent' will go up against 'Celebrity Juice' and 'Dynamo: Magician Impossible' for the Entertainment prize.

Jack Whitehall has been nominated for the Comedy Performance accolade for his portrayal of JP in Channel 4 sitcom 'Fresh Meat', which will take on 'Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of my Life' and 'Twenty Twelve' for the Scripted Comedy award.

'Coronation Street', 'EastEnders' and 'Hollyoaks' will face off for the Soap and Continuing Drama gong, and the coverage of last year's London Olympics and Paralympics are up against Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Concert for the Live Event accolade.

The nominations for the 2013 RTS Programme Awards:

Actor (Female)

Olivia Colman- 'Accused II' RSJ Films for BBC One

Anne Marie Duff - 'Accused II' RSJ Films for BBC One

Sheridan Smith - 'Mrs Biggs' ITV Studios for ITV

Actor (Male)

Sean Bean - 'Accused II' RSJ Films for BBC One

Lennie James - 'Line of Duty' World Productions for BBC Two

Oliver Lansley - 'Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story' Mammoth Screen for BBC Wales for BBC One


'All In the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry' Seneca Productions for Channel 4

'Lucian Freud: Painted Life' Blakeway for BBC Two

'The South Bank Show: Grime, Bow & How UK Hip Hop Found Its Voice' Director's Cut for Sky Arts HD

Children's Drama

'Mr Stink' BBC Productions in association with Bert Productions for BBC One

'Teulu Ty Crwn' (The 'Ty Crwn' Family) Apollo/Fflic Co-Production, Part of Boom Pictures CYMRU, for S4C

'Wolfblood' CBBC Productions for CBBC

Children's Programme

'Horrible Histories' Lion TV in association with Citrus TV for CBBC

'Newsround' - Up and Away CBBC Productions for CBBC

'Room on the Broom' Magic Lights Pictures for BBC Two

Comedy Performance

Jessica Hynes - 'Twenty Twelve' (Series two) BBC Productions for BBC Two

Ruth Jones - 'Stella' Tidy Productions for Sky 1 HD

Jack Whitehall - 'Fresh Meat' Objective Productions for Channel 4

Daytime Programme

'Jamie's 15 Minute Meals' Fresh One Productions for Channel 4

'Remembrance Week' Fever Media for BBC One

'The Chase' ITV Studios for ITV

Documentary Series

'Our War' BBC Productions for BBC Three

'Protecting Our Children' BBC Productions for BBC Two

'The Year the Town Hall Shrank' Blast for BBC Four

Drama Serial

'Good Cop' BBC Productions for BBC One

'Parade's End' Mammoth Screen for BBC Two

'Room At The Top' Great Meadow Productions for BBC Four and BBC Worldwide

Drama Series

'Call the Midwife' Neal Street Productions for BBC One

'Line of Duty' World Productions for BBC Two

'Sherlock' Hartswood Films for BBC Wales in co-production with Masterpiece for BBC One


'Britain's Got Talent' Thames/Syco TV for ITV

'Celebrity Juice' Talkback Production Company for ITV2

'Dynamo: Magician Impossible' (Series two) Phil McIntyre Entertainments/Inner Circle Films for Watch

Entertainment Performance

Charlie Brooker - '10 O'Clock Live' Zeppotron Productions for Channel 4

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly - 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' ITV Studios for ITV - 'The Voice UK' A Wall to Wall Media & Talpa Production for BBC One


'The Plot To Bring Down Britain's Planes' Raw Television for Channel 4

'The Secret History of Our Streets' Century Films and Halcyons Heart Films for BBC Two

'Words of Captain Scott' ITV Studios for ITV


'Borgen' DR for BBC Four

'Girls' HBO for Sky Atlantic HD

'Homeland' (Series one) Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21 acquired by Channel 4

Live Event

London Paralympics 2012 Sunset+Vine/IMG Sports Media for Channel 4

Olympics 2012 BBC Productions for BBC

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert BBC Productions for BBC One

Nations and Regions Programme

'Born to Lose' STV for the STV Appeal

'The Bank Of Dave' (Episode one) Finestripe Productions for Channel 4

'The Story Of Wales' Green Bay Media for BBC One Wales

Popular Factual and Features

'Long Lost Family' (Series two) Wall to Wall Media for ITV

'Make Bradford British' Love Productions for Channel 4

'The Great British Bake Off' Love West for BBC Two

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