Multiple Nominations For Broadchurch In The Broadcasting Press Guild Awards

Broadchurch has been nominated as Best Drama Series in the 2014 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. The drama's stars are also shortlisted, with David Tennant up for Best Acror and Olivia Colman for Best Actress. David finds himself with stiff competition from BAFTA winner Chiwetel Ejiofor along with fellow Scot Peter Mullan and Rory Kinnear. Olivia faces Gillian Anderson, Elizabeth Moss and Maxine Peake. 

The creator of Broadchurch, Chris Chibnall, is nominated as Best Writer.

The Broadcasting Press Guild Television and Radio Awards recognise outstanding programmes and performances seen or heard in the preceding year. All but three of the 14 Awards are voted for by the membership. The rest are decided by specialist panels. The awards, sponsored by the Discovery Channel, will be announced on 28th March at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

Broadchurch Nominations:

Best Drama Series
Broadchurch (ITV)
The Fall (BBC Two)             
Top of the Lake (BBC Two)

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dancing on the Edge (BBC Two)
Rory Kinnear – Southcliffe (Channel 4)                              
Peter Mullan – Top of the Lake (BBC Two)
David Tennant – Broadchurch (ITV)       

Best Actress
Gillian Anderson – The Fall (BBC Two)
Olivia Colman – Broadchurch (ITV)
Elizabeth Moss – Top of the Lake (BBC Two)       
Maxine Peake – The Village (BBC One)      

Best Writer
Jane Campion – Top of the Lake (BBC Two)        
Chris Chibnall – Broadchurch (ITV)
Allan Cubitt – The Fall (BBC Two)             
Sally Wainwright – Last Tango in Halifax (BBC One)   

Other shortlisted categories

Best single drama
Black Mirror: Be Right Back (Channel 4)
Burton and Taylor (BBC4)
The Wipers Times (BBC2)

Best single documentary
Dogging Tales (Channel 4)   
The Murder Trial (Channel 4)             
Richard III: The King in the Car Park (Channel 4)
Syria: Across the Lines (Channel 4)

Best documentary series
The Call Centre (BBC3)           
Educating Yorkshire (Channel 4)
The Story of the Jews (BBC2)  

Best entertainment/comedy
Ambassadors (BBC2)                
Fresh Meat (Channel 4)
Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1)                           
Toast (Channel 4)                             

Best multichannel programme
Crackanory (Dave)    
Shaun Ryder on UFOs (History)
The Tunnel (Sky Atlantic)
Yonderland (Sky 1)                

Best factual entertainment
Gogglebox (Channel 4)
Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs (ITV)
The Great British Bake Off, series 4 (BBC2)     

Breakthrough award
BT Sport (successful launch of a challenger TV brand)
Jamie Dornan (The Fall)
Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary)

Innovation award
Gogglebox - for an innovative programme format
Netflix - for programming and distribution innovation
Sky TV – for 25 years of innovation