Broadchurch leads RTS Awards nominations

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 March 2014
Broadchurch leads RTS Awards

Broadchurch leads RTS Awards

'Broadchurch' leads the nominations for this year's RTS Programme Awards with four nods including Best Actress for both Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker

'Broadchurch' leads the nominations for this year's Royal Television Society (RTS) Programme Awards.

The ITV murder-mystery drama has notched up four nods - including Best Actress for both Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker - at the annual television industry awards, but Channel 4 has the most nominations of any broadcaster with 19.

In addition to the two Best Actress nods, 'Broadchurch' is also up for Best Drama Serial and creator Chris Chibnall is nominated for Best Drama Writer.

Sharon Rooney, who stars in E4's 'My Mad Fat Diary', will compete with Olivia and Jodie in the Best Actress field.

The Best Actor nominees include Idris Elba for 'Luther', Stephen Dillane for Sky's 'The Tunnel' and 'Run' actor Lennie James.

Drama Serial nominees include 'Broadchurch', 'Top of the Lake' and 'In the Flesh', while Channel 4's 'Utopia', BBC Two's 'Peaky Blinders' and 'My Mad Fat Diary' will compete for Best Drama Series.

Ant and Dec - who recently celebrated 25 years in TV - are nominated for two awards, including Best Entertainment Programme for 'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' and Best Entertainment Performance for their work on the show, as well as 'Britain's Got Talent'.

The RTS Programme Awards will take place in London on 18 March.

RTS Programme Awards - selected nominations:

Best Actress

Olivia Colman, 'Broadchurch' and 'Run'

Sharon Rooney, 'My Mad Fat Diary'

Jodie Whittaker, 'Broadchurch'

Best Actor

Stephen Dillane, 'The Tunnel'

Idris Elba, 'Luther'

Lennie James, 'Run'

Comedy Performance

Rebecca Front, 'Psychobitches'

Brendan O'Carroll, 'Mrs Brown's Boys'

Ryan Sampson, 'PLEBS'


'Four Rooms', Channel 4

'Pointless', BBC One

'The Chase', ITV

Documentary Series

'Educating Yorkshire', Channel 4

'Her Majesty's Prison: Aylesbury', ITV

'The Call Centre', BBC Three

Drama Serial

'Broadchurch', ITV

'In the Flesh', BBC Three

'Top of the Lake', BBC Two

Drama Series

'My Mad Fat Diary', E4

'Peaky Blinders', BBC Two

'Utopia', Channel 4


'A League of Their Own', Sky1

'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway', ITV

'The Last Leg', Channel 4

Entertainment Performance

Alan Carr, 'Alan Carr: Chatty Man'

Ant and Dec, 'Britain's Got Talent' and 'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway'

Leigh Francis, 'Through the Keyhole' and 'Celebrity Juice'


'Game of Thrones', Sky Atlantic

'Storyville - Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer', BBC Four

'The Returned', Channel 4

Popular, Factual and Features

'Gadget Man', Channel 4

'Gogglebox', Channel 4

'Long Lost Family', ITV


David Attenborough, 'Galapagos 3D with David Attenborough'

Stephen Fry, 'Stephen Fry: Out There'

Davina McCall, 'Long Lost Family'

Scripted Comedy

'A Touch Of Cloth II: Undercover Cloth', Sky1


'Toast of London', Channel 4

Single Drama

'Burton and Taylor', BBC Four

'Our Girl', BBC One

'The Challenger', BBC Two

Soap and Continuing Drama

'Casualty', BBC One

'Coronation Street', ITV

'Emmerdale', ITV

Sports Presenter, Commentator or Pundit

Clare Balding

Gabby Logan

Gary Neville

Comedy Writer

James Corden and Matthew Baynton, 'The Wrong Mans'

Sam Leifer and Tom Basden, 'PLEBS'

Writing team, 'Psychobitches'

Drama Writer

Chris Chibnall, 'Broadchurch'

Dennis Kelly, 'Utopia'

Marlon Smith and Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan, 'Run'

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