A number of British comedies have been nominated in the prestigious international Rose d’Or Awards, with UK-made productions dominating the Comedy Drama and Sitcom category.
Comedy Drama and Sitcom
Spain’s Arde Madrid is the only non-UK made show to feature in this nominations list.
Also nominated in the general comedy category is Canada’s Baroness Von Sketch Show, Norway’s Couples Therapy, Germany’s Kroymann and Shabas from Israel.
Also nominated: Dance Revolution (Canada), Holey Moley (USA), Let’s Keep It Between Us (France) and Songland (USA).
Conceived in 1961 with a single Golden Rose prize, the prestigious awards, which cover television from across the world, have grown year on year.
Elsewhere in the shortlists, Radio 4‘s Daliso Chaponda: Citizen Of Nowhere appears in the new Audio Entertainment category, as does Cariad Lloyd‘s Griefcast. Meanwhile Ballybeg Post Office, the comical Facebook group setup by Little Dot Studios, based around Michael Stranney‘s character, has been nominated in the Social Media Video Series category.
The shortlist was voted for by 60 international judges made up of media industry professionals, chaired by The Bridge star Sofia Helin. A full list of nominations can be seen via rosedor.com
This year’s results will be announced in London, at a gala hosted by Lenny Henry. He says: “This is a great honour. The more the world at large can witness someone like me hosting something like the Rose d’Or, the more kids that look like me will say ‘If Len can do that, then so can I.’ Thank you for this opportunity.”