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Edinburgh TV Awards 2018 Nominations

As revealed last month, Frank Skinner will be hosting this year's Edinburgh TV Awards and today the festival have announced the nominations.

Now in their 17th year, the Edinburgh TV Awards form one of the highlights of the TV Festival calendar, bringing out the TV industry’s glitterati, as well as showcasing the outstanding talent, and incredible breadth of genres and creativity that broadcasters and production companies produce year after year.

The shortlist was voted for by over 90 industry professionals features nominations in categories including: Channel of the Year and Production Company of the Year, as well as a number of new categories including: Best Specialist Channel, Best UK Drama, Best International Drama, Best Documentary Programme, Best Popular Factual Series, Best Entertainment Series, Best Comedy Series, and Best On-Screen Breakthrough Talent.

The nominations are...

Channel of the Year



BBC Three


Channel 5


Specialist Channel of the Year

BBC Four

Sky Arts


CNN International

Production Company of the Year

CPL Productions

Studio Lambert

Big Talk Productions


World Productions

ITN Productions

Best Breakthrough Talent

Daisy and Charlie Cooper

Jack Rowan

Rodney P

Daniel Lawrence Taylor

Rachel Parris

Letitia Wright

Best Comedy Series

This Country

Derry Girls

Peter Kay’s Car Share

Inside No.9

People Just Do Nothing


Best Entertainment Series

Celebs Go Dating

Love Island

The Graham Norton Show

Taskmaster (Series 5)


Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule

Best Popular Factual Series

Coastal Railway Journey’s with Julie Walters

No More Boys and Girls

Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds

The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night

Cruising with Jane McDonald

Portrait Artist of the Year

Best Documentary Programme

Blue Planet II

Louis Theroux: Dark states, Heroin Town

Raped: My Story

Grenfell Tower: Minute by Minute

Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story

James Bulger: A Mother’s Story

Best UK Drama

Peaky Blinders

Murdered for Being Different

Three Girls

Save Me

The End of the F***** World

Line of Duty

Best International Drama

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Crown

Game of Thrones

Big Little Lies

Tin Star

This year’s TV Moment of the Year category will open in July and remain open until Thursday, 23rd August, the day of the Edinburgh TV Awards ceremony.


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