EDINBURGH TV AWARDS 2019

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

Hosted by stand-up comedian Mo Gilligan, the TV Awards, now in their 18th year, form one of the highlights of the TV Festival calendar, bringing out the hugely talented creatives from both on and off screen.

The shortlist was voted for by over 150 industry professionals.

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CHANNEL OF THE YEAR

This award will go to the best mainstream channel that offers a range of high-quality content across several genres.

 

BBC One

BBC Two

BBC Four

ITV

Channel 4

Channel 5

 

BEST SPECIALIST CHANNEL

This award will go to the best specialist linear channel that offers a range of high-quality content across a specific genre or theme.

 

Crime+Investigation

HISTORY

BBC Four

Sky Arts

MTV

Comedy Central UK

NEW FOR 2019

ONLINE CHANNEL OF THE YEAR

This award will go to the outstanding UK online channel that commissions original, innovative and standout content.

 

BBC Three

Barcroft TV

Real Stories, Little Dot Studios

NEW FOR 2019

UK BROADCASTER VOD OF THE YEAR

This award will go to the outstanding UK broadcaster VOD service of the year, whether a subscription or ad-supported service.

 

BBC iPlayer

All 4

ITV Hub

PRODUCTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR

The award will go to an indie with an annual turnover of over £5M that could be a specialist at the top of their game or a company that has produced a range of top-quality content for a number of different channels.

 

CPL Productions

ITN Productions

Merman

Studio Lambert

Two Brothers Pictures

World Productions

NEW FOR 2019

SMALL INDIE OF THE YEAR

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The award will go to an indie with an annual turnover of £5M or less that could be a specialist at the top of their game or a company that has produced a range of top-quality content for a number of different channels.

 

Blakeway North

Kalel Productions

Lambent Productions

Mighty Productions Ltd

Renowned Films

Spelthorne Community Television

 

 

Best Popular Factual Series

This award will go to an outstanding Popular Factual Series. This will go to series which makes popular factual entertaining and tackles broad issues that become a talking point within the nation.

 

60 Days on the Street, Boundless for Channel 4

SAS: Who Dares Wins, Minnow for Channel 4

The Great British Bake Off, Love Productions for Channel 4

Race Across the World, Studio Lambert for BBC Two

Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, CPL Productions for Channel 4

Harry’s Heroes: The Full English, Talkback for ITV

Best Entertainment Series

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This award will go to an outstanding Entertainment Series. It is open to an original new concept or an established series which can be described as being at the top of its game.

 

Gogglebox, Studio Lambert for Channel 4

The Big Narstie Show, Expectation for Channel 4

The Last Leg, Open Mike Productions for Channel 4

Hunted Season 4, Shine TV for Channel 4

The Greatest Dancer, Thames – Fremantle for BBC One

Britain’s Got Talent, Thames – Fremantle for ITV 1

 

 

Best Comedy Series

This award will go to an outstanding Comedy Series. It is open to an original new concept or an established series which can be described as being at the top of its game.

 

Fleabag Series 2, Two Brothers for BBC Three

Famalam, BBC Studios for BBC Three

Derry Girls Series 2, Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4

Catastrophe Series 4, Avalon Television with co-producers Birdbath Productions and Merman for Channel 4

Stath Lets Flats, Roughcut Productions for Channel 4

After Life, Derek Productions for Netflix

 

Best Documentary Programme

This award will go to the outstanding Documentary Programme of 2019 – whether a standalone one-off piece; a short mini-series or a full series.

 

Bros: After the Screaming Stops, Fulwell73 for BBC Four

Stephen: The Murder That Changed a Nation, On The Corner for BBC One

Dynasties, BBC Studios for BBC One

Louis Theroux’s Altered States, BBC Studios – The Documentary Unit for BBC Two

Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson and Me, Amos Pictures for Channel 4

The Abused, Brinkworth Productions for Channel 5

Best UK Drama

This award will go to an outstanding UK drama – whether a standalone one-off piece; a short mini-series or a full series.

 

Sex Education, Eleven Film for Netflix

Patrick Melrose, Little Island Productions, Two Cities Television and Sunny March for Sky Atlantic

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, House of Tomorrow for Netflix

Brexit: The Uncivil War, House Productions for Channel 4

Line of Duty Series 5, World Productions Ltd for BBC One

Bodyguard, World Productions Ltd for BBC One

Best International Drama

This award will go to a series that has been a standout hit in two or more territories and judges will be looking for an original script, high production values and outstanding performances.

 

Killing Eve, Sid Gentle Films Ltd. on BBC One

The Good Fight, CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions on More 4

The Handmaid’s Tale Series 2, MGM Television for Channel 4

The Bridge Series 4, Filmlance International & Nimbus Film in co-production with SVT, DR, ZDF German Television Network, ZDF Enterprises GMBH, Film i Skåne, NRK, Copenhagen Film Fund, Lumiere Group, Stiftelsen Ystad-Österlen Filmfond, with support from Nordvision and in co-operation with Malmö Stad for SVT and DR on BBC Two

The Haunting of Hill House, Amblin TV and Paramount Television for Netflix

Narcos: México, Gaumont International Television for Netflix

Best Breakthrough Talent

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This award recognises emerging talent on-screen in either scripted or unscripted programming who have had standout success in the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

 

Nabhaan Rizwan

Tamara Lawrance

Saoirse-Monica Jackson

Mo Gilligan

Ncuti Gatwa

Lola Petticrew

 

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PAST WINNERS

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