I May Destroy You and Small Axe lead nominations at Royal Television Society Awards

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 (BBC/Various Artists Ltd and FALKNA/Natalie Seery)
(BBC/Various Artists Ltd and FALKNA/Natalie Seery)

I May Destroy You and Small Axe are leading the nominations at the Royal Television Society’s 2021 Programme Awards.

Michaela Coel’s ambitious drama is nominated in the mini-series category, while Coel herself is up for both best female actor and writer of a drama.

Meanwhile, Steve McQueen’s Small Axe, a series of films about the black British experience, was nominated for miniseries, best drama writer for McQueen and Alastair Siddons and best male actor for Shaun Parkes.

Elsewhere, both Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones received nominations for their performances in Normal People.

Sky’s Save Me Too and I Hate Suzie also received two nominations each, along with Mae Martin’s Feel Good for Channel 4.

BBC/Various Artists Ltd and FALKNA/Natalie Seery
BBC/Various Artists Ltd and FALKNA/Natalie Seery

The award winners will be announced on 16 March as part of a live-streamed event.

See the full list of nominations below…

Actor (Female)

Glenda Jackson – Elizabeth is Missing

Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You

Daisy Edgar-Jones – Normal People

Actor (Male)

Lennie James – Save Me Too

Paul Mescal – Normal People

Shaun Parkes – Small Axe

Arts

African Renaissance: When Art Meets Power

Keith Haring: Street Art Boy

Grayson’s Art Club

Breakthrough Award

Big Zuu – Big Zuu’s Big Eats

Robert Softley Gale – CripTales: Hamish

Mae Martin – Feel Good

Children’s Programme

JoJo and Gran Gran/It’s Time to Go to the Hairdresser’s

FYI Investigates – Brazil: Children Caught in the Crossfire

IRL with Team Charlene

Comedy Entertainment

The Big Narstie Show

Charlie Brooker’s Antiviral Wipe

The Ranganation

Comedy Performance (Female)

Gbemisola Ikumelo – Famalam

Sophie Willan - Alma’s Not Normal

Ruth Jones - Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special

Comedy Performance (Male)

Youssef Kerkour - Home

O-T Fagbenle – Maxxx

Paul Chahidi – This Country

Daytime Programme

Loose Women

The Bidding Room

Junior Bake Off

Documentary Series

Hospital: Fighting Covid-19

Once Upon a Time in Iraq

The School That Tried to End Racism

Drama Series

Save Me Too

I Hate Suzie

In My Skin

Entertainment

ITV
ITV

Beat the Chasers

The Masked Singer

Big Zuu’s Big Eats

Entertainment Performance

Big Narstie & Mo Gilligan – The Big Narstie Show

Yung Filly – Hot Property

Rob Beckett & Romesh Ranganathan – Rob & Romesh Vs

Formatted Popular Factual

Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace

The Rap Game UK

Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back

History

Lost Home Movies of Nazi Germany

Damilola: The Boy Next Door

The World’s Biggest Murder Trial: Nuremberg

Live Event

ENO’s Drive & Live: La Bohème

The Third Day: Autumn

General Election Live Results: An ITV News Special

Mini-Series

Adult Material

Small Axe

I May Destroy You

Presenter

Joe Lycett – The Great British Sewing Bee

Yinka Bokinni – Damilola: The Boy Next Door

Grayson Perry – Grayson’s Art Club

RTS Channel of the Year

ITV

BBC One

Sky Arts

Science & Natural History

Surviving the Virus: My Brother & Me

The Surgeon’s Cut

Brain Surgeons: Between Life and Death

Scripted Comedy

Netflix
Netflix

Brassic

Sex Education

The Young Offenders

Single Documentary

Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism & Me

Surviving Covid

The Family Secret

Single Drama

Elizabeth is Missing

Anthony

Sitting in Limbo

Soap and Continuing Drama

Coronation Street

Casualty

Holby City

Sports Presenter, Commentator or Pundit

Michael Holding – England v West Indies

Bryan Habana – 2019 Rugby World Cup Final

Gabby Logan – London Marathon 2020

Sports Programme

England v West Indies 1st Test – Black Lives Matter

London Marathon 2020

The Open for the Ages

Writer – Comedy

Mae Martin and Joe Hampson – Feel Good

Peter Foott – The Young Offenders

Writing Team – Ghosts

Writer – Drama

Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You

Lucy Prebble – I Hate Suzie

Steve McQueen and Alastair Siddons – Small Axe

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