Staged & Des: More Award Nominations For David Tennant Shows

Two of  David Tennant's 2020 shows have picked up award nominations, in the Braodcast Awards and in Canada's Banff World Media Festival's Rockie Awards.

The BBC's hit lockdown comedy Staged stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen as exaggerated versions of themselves, two frustrated actors attempting to rehearse a play over Zoom while the country is in lockdown. Co-starring their real-life partners Georgia Tennant and Anna Lundberg, Staged was written and directed by Simon Evans, who also joins the cast with Lucy Eaton, Nina Sosanya and some amazing guest stars. 

The real crime ITV drama Des stars David Tennant as Dennis Nilsen, one of the UK's most prolific serial killers who murdered at least a dozen men and boys in his London residences between 1978 and 1983. The series is based on the book Killing For Company by Brian Masters, played by Jason Watkins, and also stars Daniel Mays as DCI Peter Jay, the police officer who brought Nilsen to justice. 

Broadcast Awards

The Broadcast Awards celebrate the very best in British programming and channels. The awards recognise and reward the UK’s most ground-breaking content, creators and channels.

Staged is nominated in the Best Lockdown Programme - Entertainment, Comedy and Scripted category:

  • A League Of Their Own (CPL Productions for Sky)
  • Home Alone With Joel Dommett (South Shore for ITV)
  • Isolation Stories (ITV Studios for ITV)
  • Staged (Infinity Hill/GCB Films for BBC One)
  • The Ranganation (Zeppotron for BBC Two)
  • Unsaid Stories (Greenacre Films for ITV)

Des is nominated for Best Drama Series or Serial:

  • Des (New Pictures for ITV)
  • I Hate Suzie (Bad Wolf for Sky Atlantic)
  • I May Destroy You (Various Artists/Falkna for BBC One)
  • Normal People (Element Pictures for BBC Three)
  • Quiz (Left Bank Pictures for ITV)
  • The End Of The F**king World (Clerkenwell Films/Dominic Buchanan Productions for Channel 4)  

The 2021 winners will be revealed at a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday 27 May.

See the full list of nominees here.

Rockie Awards

The 42nd Rockie Awards are the awards of the prestigious Banff World Media Festival competition which recognizes excellence in global television and digital content. Entries from more than 40 countries compete, and winners are selected by an international industry jury of 150+ senior entertainment and media professionals.

Des is nominated in the Scripted: Limited Series category:

  • 22 July (NRK, DR, SVT, Yle, RUV, Nordvision Fund - NORWAY, DENMARK, SWEDEN, FINLAND, ICELAND)
  • Des (New Pictures – UK)
  • Devs (FX Productions – USA)
  •  I May Destroy You (Various Artists/Falkna - UK)
  • ZeroZeroZero (Studiocanal, Amazon Studios, Sky Italia – USA)
Staged is nominated in the Scripted: Short Fiction Program category

  • Hey Lady! (TJ Content Ltd. – CANADA)
  • My Jungle (Ruvido Produzioni, Rai Fiction – ITALY)
  • Passengers (START – RUSSIA)
  • Pirjo (Aito Media – FINLAND)
  • Staged (Infinity Hill, GCB Films – UK)

The winners will be announced at the 2021 Rockie Awards ceremony live streaming on YouTube on Tuesday, June 15th at 3 pm EST.
See the full list of nominees here.