The competition for the British Comedy Awards looks stiffer than ever, with some of the greatest comedians the UK has to offer up for nomination as well as two of the BBC’s flagship sitcoms going head to head in three separate categories.
The 32nd annual British Comedy Awards sponsored by Fosters is taking place on 12th December and will once again be hosted by veteran chat show presenter Jonathan Ross. It will also be broadcast live on Channel 4.
The winners will be chosen by a panel of 57 judges, working for entertainment companies including the BBC, ITV, and C4, as well as artists, other comedians and critics.
The public does get a say in who gets the coveted ‘King / Queen of Comedy Award’, with Alan Carr, Lee Mack, Jack Whitehall, Graham Norton, David Mitchell and 2011’s queen of comedy Sarah Millican all vying for trophy (voting details can be found in the full nomination listings below).
More information can be found about all the comedians and shows can be found at the British Comedy Awards website.
UPDATE: All the winners have been announced and can be found below!
Best Comedy Entertainment Programme
Alan Carr Chatty Man
Harry Hill’s TV Burp – WINNER!
The Graham Horton Show
Best Sketch Show
Cardinal Burns – WINNER!
Very Important People
Hunderby – WINNER!
The Thick of It
Best New Comedy Programme
Alan Partridge: Welcome to Places in My Life
Hunderby – WINNER!
Best TV Comedy Actor
Hugh Bonneville (Twenty Twelve)
Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It) – WINNER!
Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge: Welcome to Places in My Life)
Tom Hollander (Rev)
Best TV Comedy Actress
Jessica Hynes (Twenty Twelve)
Olivia Colman (Rev)
Olivia Colman (Twenty Twelve)
Rebecca Front (The Thick of It) – WINNER!
Best Male Television Comic
Lee Mack – WINNER!
Best Female Television Comic
Jo Brand – WINNER!
Best Comedy Entertainment Personality
Charlie Brooker – WINNER!
Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist
Morgana Robinson – WINNER!
Seb Cardinal & Dustin Dermi-Burns
King / Queen of Comedy
Alan Carr (lines now closed)
Lee Mack (lines now closed)
Sarah Millican (lines now closed)
David Mitchell (lines now closed)
Graham Norton (lines now closed)
Jack Whitehall (lines now closed) – WINNER!
All calls cost 35p from a BT landline, other networks may vary. Details and terms at www.channel4.com/comedyawards. Voting closes during the British Comedy Awards show on 12th December 2012.