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ED TV Fest: Shortlist announced for the 2020 Edinburgh TV Awards

Channel 4 and BBC secure the most nominations whilst BritBox UK, Disney+ and Marquee TV all secure their first nominations.

Whilst the 2020 Edinburgh TV Awards have been delayed until 18th November, this year's shortlisted nominees have been revealed during this year's virtual Edinburgh TV Festival.

This year sees a new, one-off category: Creativity in Crisis which recognises the amazing content which has emerged at such a moment of crisis, stand out programming that has defied the odds and showcased creative brilliance.

Nominees are from all areas and genres from comedy to documentary, from education to art and really showcase the breadth and depth of the UK’s production talent.

This year's nominations in full are:

Best Comedy Series

Defending the Guilty, BBC Two

Feel Good, Channel 4

GameFace, Channel 4

Mum, BBC Two

Sex Education, Netflix

Stath Lets Flats, Channel 4

Best Drama

Chernobyl, Sky Atlantic, HBO

The Crown, Netflix

The End of the F***ing World, Channel 4, Netflix Elizabeth is Missing, BBC One Giri/Haji (Duty/Shame), BBC Two, Netflix

Years and Years, BBC One

Best International Drama

Agatha Raisin, Acorn TV

Euphoria, Sky Atlantic, HBO

Frankie Drake Mysteries, CBC, UKTV

Game of Thrones, Sky Atlantic, HBO

Succession, Sky Atlantic, HBO

Upright, Sky Atlantic

Best Entertainment Series

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV

Gogglebox, Channel 4

The Graham Norton Show, BBC One

Hypothetical, Dave

The Rap Game UK, BBC Three

Taskmaster, Dave

Best TV Actor

Emily Watson, Chernobyl, Sky Atlantic

Glena Jackson, Elizabeth is Missing, BBC One

Jared Harris, Chernobyl, Sky Atlantic

Jessie Buckley, Chernobyl, Sky Atlantic

Kane Robinson, Top Boy, Netflix

Olivia Colman, The Crown, Netflix

Best TV Presenter

Adam Hills

Ant & Dec

Big Narstie & Mo Gilligan

Graham Norton

Kathy Burke

Breakthrough Talent

Aisling Bea

Mae Martin

Micheal Ward

Mirren Mack

Naomi Ackie

Tobi King Bakare

Best Documentary

63 Up, ITV

Belsen: Our Story, BBC Two

Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer, Netflix

The Family Secret, Channel 4

For Sama, Channel 4 and PBS

Murder Trial: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming, BBC Two/BBC Scotland

Best Popular Factual Series

The Circle, Channel 4

Flirty Dancing, Channel 4

Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain, Channel 4

Kathy Burke's All Woman, Channel 4

Race Across The World, BBC Two

Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King, ITV

Best On Demand Service


BritBox UK


Marquee TV


Channel of the Year



Channel 4


Sky Atlantic

Sky One

Specialist Channel of the Year

BBC Four

National Geographic

Sky Arts

Global Success Award

All3Media International


ITV Studios

Production Company of the Year

Big Talk Productions

ITN Productions

MultiStory Media

Red Production Company

Remarkable Television


Small Indie of the Year


Big Deal Films


Firecrest Films

Red Sky Productions

The Connected Set

The Green Award

Bang, S4C

The Big Night In, BBC Studios

Sky Sports - #GoZero

Creativity in Crisis

8 minutes and 46 seconds: The Killing of George Floyd, Sky News/Sky Documentaries

A Day in the Life of Coronavirus Britain, Channel 4

Bitesize Scotland Daily, BBC Scotland

Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe, BBC Two

Gardeners' World, BBC Two

Get Well Soon: Coronavirus Special, BBC iPlayer

Grayson’s Art Club, Channel 4

History Hit Live, YouTube

Hospital: Fighting Covid-19, BBC Two

Shelf Isolation, BBC Scotland

The Martin Lewis Money Show: A Coronavirus Special Live, ITV

The Big Night In, BBC One

TV Moment of the Year

Emily Maitliss vs Prince Andrew

Dracula's watery twist

Tories and Brexit Party iced out of the Climate Debate

Grey’s Anatomy's Wall of Women

Emily Maitliss Covid-19 cold open

Ant & Dec return to an empty studio

Coronation Street - Yasmeen stands up to Geoff

Silent protests in empty stadiums: Premier League football returns

Boris Johnson announces lockdown

The Edinburgh TV Awards 2020 will take place Wednesday 18th November


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