Miranda Hart and Harry Hill look set to dominate this year’s British Comedy Awards after picking up four nominations apiece.
Miranda, who stars in BBC Two sitcom Miranda, is up to best sitcom and best new TV comedy, as well as best comedy actress and the people’s choice award.
Harry Hill, who stars in ITVs Harry Hill’s TV Burp, is up for best comedy personality, best male comic, best comedy entertainment program and the people’s choice award.
The people choice award has not been without controversy in the past. Ant and Dec, also nominated this year, won it in 2005, when organisers rigged the results so that Robbie Williams could present the trophy to the Geordie duo, as an incentive to get him to attend the show.
Telephone vote results show that Catherine Tate should have won it. The pair won the award in 2006 as well, although legitimately this time round.
The awards will be announced on 22nd January on a Channel 4 show, the first time it’s been on the channel having previously been held on ITV.
The ceremony will be hosted by Jonathan Ross at London’s O2 Arena. Jo Brand, Shappi Khosandi and Sarah Millican are up for best female comic, while Dave Mitchell and Michael McIntyre are up for best male comic.
Who’s your favourite this year?