I May Destroy You leads RTS Awards 2021 nominations

I May Destroy You, Normal People and I Hate Suzie lead the nominations for Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2021

  •  I May Destroy You has garnered three nominations for Mini-Series, and Michaela Coel for both Actor (Female) and Writer – Drama 
  • Normal People’s Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones picked up nods in the Actor (Male) and Actor (Female) categories  
  • Also nominated in the Actor (Female) category is Glenda Jackson for Elizabeth Is Missing
  • Shaun Parkes’ turn in Small Axe and Lennie James in Save Me Too completes the nods for Actor (Male)
  • Billie Piper’s dark comedy, Sky Atlantic drama I Hate Suzie has received two nominations for Drama Series and Writer (Drama) for Lucy Prebble
  • The virtual ceremony will take place on March 16 at 6:30pm, hosted by Jonathan Ross and streamed live on the RTS website 

I May Destroy You, Normal People and I Hate Suzie lead the nominations for the  Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2021.  

I May Destroy You was one of the summer’s most critically-acclaimed shows around the world when it aired on BBC One and HBO and has garnered three nominations for Mini-Series, and Michaela Coel for both Actor (Female) and Writer – Drama.   

Fans of I May Destroy You were recently outraged when the hit show, and creator Michaela, were snubbed by the 78th Golden Globe Awards.   

Acclaimed: I May Destroy You (above), Normal People and I Hate Suzie lead the nominations for the Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2021

The 12-part series fearlessly dives into hard-hitting issues affecting the lives of young London-based writer Arabella (Michaela) and her close group of friends. 

It follows Arabella as she comes to terms with a sexual assault after her drink was spiked at a nightclub, in a storyline based on the harrowing real-life experience of Michaela, who also wrote, co-directed and executive produced the series.    

Worldwide sensation Normal People continues to collect stellar nominations with leads Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones picking up nods in the Actor (Male) and Actor (Female) categories.

Also nominated in the Actor (Female) category is Glenda Jackson for Elizabeth Is Missing while  Shaun Parkes’ turn in Small Axe and Lennie James in Save Me Too completes the nods for Actor (Male).        

Marianne and Connell: Worldwide sensation Normal People continues to collect stellar nominations with leads Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones picking up nods in the Actor (Male) and Actor (Female) categories

Billie Piper’s dark comedy, Sky Atlantic drama I Hate Suzie has received two nominations for Drama Series and Writer (Drama) for Lucy Prebble. 

The series sees Piper play former popstar Suzie Pickles, who has her life thrown into disarray when intimate photos of her in a compromising position with a man who isn’t her husband, are leaked online. 

Sky has also received two further nominations for Sky Atlantic’s Save Me Too in the Actor (Male) category for Lennie James and Drama Series.

Wow: Billie Piper’s dark comedy, Sky Atlantic drama I Hate Suzie has received two nominations for Drama Series and Writer (Drama) for Lucy Prebble

Nod: The Scripted Comedy shortlist sees  Netflix’s Sex Education (above) Sky One’s Brassic and BBC Three’s The Young Offenders nominated

The virtual ceremony will take place on March 16 at 6:30pm, hosted by Jonathan Ross and streamed live on the RTS website.

The third nomination for the Drama Series category is BBC Three and BBC One Wales’ In My Skin. 

The new Comedy Entertainment category sees Channel 4’s The Big Narstie Show, BBC Two’s Antiviral Wipe and BBC Two’s The Ranganation battle it out.

Icon: Glenda Jackson is nominated in the Actor (Female) category for Elizabeth Is Missing 


Stellar talent: Lennie James and Shaun Parkes are nominated in the Actor (Male) category

The Scripted Comedy shortlist sees Sky One’s Brassic, Netflix’s Sex Education and BBC Three’s The Young Offenders nominated.    

Chair of the Awards, Kenton Allen, said: ‘The standard of entries has been outstanding and demonstrated the breadth of high-quality content that has informed, entertained and kept audiences going through what has been such a uniquely difficult time. 

‘We very much look forward to and hope everyone will join us on the 16th March to celebrate the nominees and winners and another outstanding year of television.’ 

Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2021 nominees

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  

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  

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 and Natural History  

Surviving the Virus: My Brother & Me 

The Surgeon’s Cut 

Brain Surgeons: Between Life and Death 

Scripted Comedy  

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 2019  

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  

Live Event  

ENO’s Drive & Live: La Bohème 

The Third Day: Autumn 

General Election Live Results: An ITV News Special 

 

 

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