AWARDS: More Nominations For Broadchurch As The RTS Shortlist Is Revealed

The Royal Television Society today unveiled the shortlist for their 2013 Programme Awards, and as expected ITV crime drama Broadchurch features several times. However, despite nominations for co-stars Olivia Colman and  Jodie Whittaker, David Tennant himself misses out on a Best Actor nod this time round. Despite previous successes for his role as DI Alec Hardy in the TV Choice and Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards, here he was edged out by Stephen Dillane (The Tunnel), Idris Elba (Luther) and Lennie James (Run).

Broadchurch  was nominated as Best Drama Serial, with series creator Chris Chibnall shortlisted for Drama Writer. Jodie and Olivia will face off in the Actor - Female category, with Olivia also receiving recognition for her role as single mother Carol in Run. The Broadchurch nominations are:

Actor - Female
  • Olivia Colman - Broadchurch / Run Kudos for ITV / Acme Films for Channel 4
  • Sharon Rooney - My Mad Fat Teenage Diary A Tiger Aspect Production for Channel 4
  • Jodie Whittaker - Broadchurch Kudos for ITV

Drama Serial
  • Broadchurch Kudos for ITV
  • In The Flesh BBC Drama Production Salford, BBC America for BBC Three 
  • Top Of The Lake See-Saw Films for BBC Two

Writer - Drama
  • Chris Chibnall - Broadchurch Kudos for ITV
  • Dennis Kelly - Utopia Kudos for Channel 4
  • Marlon Smith and Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan - Run Acme Films for Channel 4

The Awards will be presented by comedian Tim Vine at a ceremony on Tuesday 18 March at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London