Miranda Hart and Harry Hill lead British Comedy Award nominations
Tim Clark17 January 2011
Miranda Hart has been tipped as the favourite at the British Comedy Awards this coming weekend after picking up four nominations.
Hart’s BBC Two show Miranda has been nominated for best new British TV Comedy and best sitcom, while Hart herself is up for best comedy actress and people’s choice award.
The nominations confirm the stellar rise of Hart to the summit of UK comedy. Other surprise nominations include CBBC show Horrible Histories, which has become the first children’s TV programme to be nominated for an award after picking up a nomination for best sketch show.
Harry Hill, who has also picked up four nominations, is up against David Mitchell and Michael McIntyre for best comic male, as well as being nominated for best comic personality and people’s choice award while his TV Burp show has also picked up a nomination for best comedy entertainment programme.
Ant and Dec are also in contention for the people’s choice award and Jo Brand, Sarah Millican and Shappi Khorsandi are nominated for best female comic.
This year’s ceremony will be broadcast on Channel 4 after switching from ITV last year, the show is set to be hosted by Jonathan Ross at the O2 Arena.
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