Channel 4 has emerged as the frontrunner at this year’s prestigious Edinburgh TV Awards, securing an unprecedented 29 award nominations across 16 diverse categories. The remarkable recognition for the network showcases its commitment to delivering exceptional programming that captivates audiences across the United Kingdom.
The comprehensive range of nominations includes beloved viewer favourites like Gogglebox, Married At First Sight, and Taskmaster, alongside a plethora of exciting new shows such as Late Night Lycett, I Am Ruth, and Rosie Jones’ Trip Hazard.
In addition to these accolades, Channel 4 has been nominated for the esteemed Best On Demand Service category, highlighting its streaming platform as the go-to destination for young people. With an impressive 85% of the UK’s 16-34-year-olds registered on the platform, Channel 4 has cemented its position as a leading hub for youth-oriented content. Moreover, the network is vying for the coveted Channel of the Year award, a title it secured triumphantly in 2022.
Ian Katz, Chief Content Officer at Channel 4, expressed his delight at the extensive recognition, stating, “It’s heartening to see so many new shows and new talent being recognised in the nominations for the Edinburgh TV Awards. To have been nominated across comedy, drama, factual, and entertainment categories, along with a nod for Channel of the Year, is a testament to the hard work of everyone here at Channel 4 and the indies we work with across the UK.”
Channel 4’s nominations encompass four contenders for Best Comedy Series, namely Derry Girls, Big Boys, Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared, and Everyone Else Burns. Amy James-Kelly’s outstanding portrayal of ‘Rachel’ in Everyone Else Burns has earned her a second nomination in the Breakthrough Actor category. Notably, Sinead Matthews (Paula) and Taj Atwal (Rana) from Hullraisers have both secured nominations for the Best TV Actor category.
The network’s thought-provoking and Bafta-winning drama, I Am Ruth, has earned three nominations, including Best Drama. Kate Winslet, in a remarkable performance, has been nominated for Best TV Actor (Drama), while Mia Threapleton’s authentic portrayal has secured her a nomination in the Breakthrough Actor category.
The Edinburgh TV Awards, held annually, serve as a platform to recognise and honour outstanding achievements in television. The assortment of award categories showcases the incredible talent and vast creative landscape that broadcasters, production companies, and platforms bring to life each year.
Full List of Nominations:
- Big Boys: Best Comedy Series
- Derry Girls: Best Comedy Series
- Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared: Best Comedy Series
- Everyone Else Burns: Best Comedy Series
- Sinead Matthews in Hullraisers: Best TV Actor (Comedy)
- Taj Atwal in Hullraisers: Best TV Actor (Comedy)
- Amy James-Kelly in Everyone Else Burns: Breakthrough Actor
- I Am Ruth: Best Drama
- Kate Winslet in I Am Ruth: Best TV Actor (Drama)
- Lewis Gribben in Somewhere Boy: Breakthrough Actor
- Mia Threapleton in I Am Ruth: Breakthrough Actor
- Children of the Taliban: Best Documentary
- Alice Levine – Sex Actually: Best TV Presenter (Factual)
- David Baddiel in Jews Don’t Count: Best TV Presenter (Factual)
- Munya Chawawa in How To Survive a Dictator: Best TV Presenter (Factual)
- Rosie Jones’ Trip Hazard: Best Popular Factual Series
- Gogglebox: Best Popular Factual Series
- MAFS UK: Best Popular Factual Series
- Late Night Lycett: Best Entertainment Series
- Taskmaster: Best Entertainment Series
- Greg Davies and Alex Horne in Taskmaster: Best TV Presenter (Entertainment)
- Mo Gilligan in The Lateish Show: Best TV Presenter (Entertainment)
- Jordan Gray in The Return of Friday Night Live: Breakthrough Presenter
- Claudia Winkleman in The Piano: Best TV Presenter (Entertainment)
- What Killed the Whale
- Guy Martin’s Power Trip
- The Truth About Nike & Adidas
- Channel 4 Streaming: Best On Demand Service
- Channel 4: Channel of the Year
With Channel 4’s exceptional array of nominations, the anticipation for the Edinburgh TV Awards ceremony continues to mount. The event promises to celebrate the pinnacle of television excellence while recognizing the profound impact of Channel 4’s diverse and compelling programming on audiences nationwide.