Sheridan Smith nominated for Royal Television Society Programme Award

Sheridan Smith is set to go up against Sarah Lancashire and Georgina Campbell at the Royal Television Society's Programme Awards 2013-2014 after being nominated for her role in 'Cilla'

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Sheridan Smith will go up against Sarah Lancashire at the Royal Television Society's (RTS) Programme Awards 2013-2014.

The 33-year-old actress has been nominated for the best Female Actor prize for her role in ITV's 'Cilla' alongside the 'Happy Valley' star and 'Murdered by my Boyfriend's Georgina Campbell.

The harrowing BBC One drama based on a true story will also go up against 'Common' and 'Marvellous' in the Single Drama category while 'Happy Valley' is nominated alongside 'Peaky Blinders' and 'Line of Duty' for the Drama Series award.

'The Driver', which starred 'The Walking Dead' actor David Morrissey as cab driver turned getaway driver Vince McKee, will battle it out against 'Prey' and 'The Honourable Woman' for the Drama Serial gong.

Elsewhere in the nominations, Graham Norton is tipped for two awards - Entertainment Programme and Entertainment Performance - for 'The Graham Norton Show' while 'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' and 'A League of Their Own' are also up for Entertainment Programme and 'Strictly Come Dancing' co-host Claudia Winkleman and 'Celebrity Juice' presenter Keith Lemon challenge Graham for the Entertainment Performance prize.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on Tuesday March 17.

The nominations in full are as follows:

Actor - Female

Georgina Campbell - 'Murdered By My Boyfriend'

Sarah Lancashire - 'Happy Valley'

Sheridan Smith - 'Cilla'

Actor - Male

Adeel Akhtar - 'Utopia'

Toby Jones - 'Marvellous'

Tom Hollander - 'A Poet in New York'

Arts

'Grayson Perry: Who Are You?'

'Messiah at the Foundling Hospital'

'Our Gay Wedding: The Musical'

Children's Fiction

'4 O'Clock Club- Christmas'

'Hank Zipzer'

'Katie Morag and the Tiresome Ted'

Children's Programme

'Marrying Mum and Dad'

'Swashbuckle Pirate Pampering'

'The Big Performance 3: Finale'

Comedy Performance

Harry Enfield - 'Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos

Reece Shearsmith & Steve Pemberton - 'Inside No.9'

Sarah Hadland - 'The Job Lot'

Daytime Programme

'Couples Come Dine With Me'

'Superstar Dogs'

'This Morning'

Documentary Series

'Bedlam'

'Life & Death Row'

'Protecting our Parents'

Drama Serial

'Prey'

'The Driver'

'The Honourable Woman'

Drama Series

'Happy Valley'

'Line of Duty'

'Peaky Blinders'

Entertainment

'A League of Their Own'

'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway'

'The Graham Norton Show'

Entertainment Performance

Claudia Winkleman - 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Graham Norton - 'The Graham Norton Show'

Keith Lemon - 'Celebrity Juice'

History

'Our World War'

'The First Georgians: The German Kings Who Made Britain

'The World's War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire

International

'Fargo'

'The Big Bang Theory'

'True Detective'

Live Event

'D-Day: The Heroes Return'

'The Grand National'

'WW1 Remembered - From The Battlefield & From Westminster Abbey'

Popular, Factual and Features

'50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy'

'Great British Bake Off'

'The Island With Bear Grylls'

Presenter

Billy Connolly - 'Billy Connolly's Big Send Off'

Dr. Lucy Worsley - 'The First Georgians: The German Kings Who Made Britain'

Grayson Perry - 'Grayson Perry: Who Are You?

Science and Natural History

'Life Story'

'Live From Space: Lap of the Planet

'The Girl Who Talked To Dolphins'

Scripted Comedy

'Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos'

'Him and Her: The Wedding'

'Moone Boy'

Single Documentary

'Baby P: The Untold Story

'The Paedophile Hunter

'This World: Terror at The Mall'

Single Drama

'Common'

'Marvellous'

'Murdered By My Boyfriend'

Soap and Continuing Drama

'Casualty'

'Coronation Street'

'EastEnders'

Sports Presenter, Commentator or Pundit

Gary Lineker

Gary Neville

Hazel Irvine

Sports Programme

'British Grand Prix'

'The 2014 Ryder Cup'

'World Cup: Germany vs. Brazil

Writer - Comedy

Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson - 'Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos'

Jessica Knappett - 'Drifters'

Sam Leifer and Tom Basden - 'Plebs'

Writer - Drama

Jimmy McGovern - 'Common'

Peter Bowker - 'Marvellous'

Sally Wainwright - 'Happy Valley'

Judges' Award

The winner will be announced on the night

Lifetime Achievement Award

The winner of will be announced on the night

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