Twenty Twelve Nominated For South Bank Sky Arts Award

Twenty Twelve, the spoof documentary about the preparation for the London 2012 Olympics Games   narrated by David Tennant, has been nominated for a South Bank Sky Arts Award.
The awards are one of the world’s most coveted arts awards, celebrating the best of British culture and achievement across visual art, theatre, opera, dance, comedy, classical music, pop, TV drama, literature and film. Melvyn Bragg will once again act as editor and master of ceremonies.
The ceremony will be held at The Dorchester on 1 May 2012. They will air at 9pm, on Sky Arts 1 HD and on the move with Sky Go.

The full list of nominees are as follows:

Classical Music

• Llŷr Williams: Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Cycle at Edinburgh Festival
• Harrison Birtwistle with Boston Symphony Orchestra: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra at Boston Symphony Hall
• Sir Colin Davis and the LSO: Nielsen’s Symphony Cycle at the Barbican

• Fresh Meat, Channel 4
• Twenty Twelve, BBC4
• Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, BBC2

• Zoo Nation, Some Like it Hip Hop, Sadlers Wells
• Akram Khan, Desh, The Curve
• Arthur Pita, The Metamorphosis, Linbury Studio

• Attack The Block
• Senna
• We Need To Talk About Kevin

• Pure, Andrew Miller
• Charles Dickens: A Life, Claire Tomalin
• Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, Jeanette Winterson Opera
• The Damnation of Faust, ENO
• Mignon, Buxton Festival
• Heart of Darkness, Linbury, Royal Opera

Pop Music
• Adele, 21
• PJ Harvey, Let England Shake
• Kate Bush, 50 Words For Snow

• Matilda, RSC,
• One Man Two Guvnors, National Theatre
• Constellations, Royal Court

TV Drama
• Sherlock, BBC 1
• This is England ’88, Channel 4
• Top Boy, Channel 4

Visual Art
• Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman, British Museum
• David Chipperfield: The Hepworth Wakefield
• David Hockney: A Bigger Picture , Royal Academy


• Comedy: Adam Riches
• Classical music: David Bates
• Dance: Yonah Acosta
• Film: Felicity Jones
• Literature: Stephen Kelman
• Opera: Sophie Bevan
• Pop music: Michael Kiwanuka
• Theatre: Joseph Drake
• TV Drama: Jessica Raine
• Visual Art: Haroon Mirza

Outstanding Achievement in association with The Dorchester: To be announced on the day

JudgesThe judges of this year’s South Bank Sky Arts Awards are Gilly Greenwood, Chair, Peter Aspden, Arts Correspondent of Financial Times; Baz Bamigboye, Entertainment Columnist & Arts Reviewer of Daily Mail; Richard Brooks, Arts Editor of The Sunday Times; Matt Cain, Culture Editor at Channel 4 John Cassy, Director, Sky 3D; Sarah Donaldson, Arts Editor of The Observer; Manisha Ferdinand, Head of PR Sky Arts & Sky Movies; Boyd Hilton, TV & Reviews Editor of Heat Magazine; Alex O'Connell, Arts & Entertainment Editor of The Times; Archie Powell, Documentary Filmmaker.