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British Comedy Awards Nominations Announced

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Comic Miranda Hart could be set to repeat her triumph of last year after she was nominated for four gongs at the British Comedy Awards.

Miranda, who picked up three awards last year including being voted queen of comedy in a public vote, is in the running for best female television comic and best TV comedy actress.

Her hit show, Miranda, is nominated for best sitcom and she is again in the running for the people's choice award.

Also up for the award, voted for by viewers, are David Mitchell, Graham Norton, Jack Whitehall, Jo Brand and Sarah Millican.

There are also four nominations for Channel 4's Friday Night Dinner, which is up for best new comedy programme and best sitcom.

Two of the stars of the show, Tamsin Greig and Tom Rosenthal, are nominated for best TV comedy actress and best comedy breakthrough artist respectively.

Other nominees include Harry Hill, who gets three nods, and Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner who are both recognised for their roles as husband and wife in BBC1's Outnumbered.

Olympic comedy Twenty Twelve gets three nominations including one for its star Hugh Bonneville.

The winners will be announced during a two-hour ceremony on Friday hosted by Jonathan Ross and broadcast live on Channel 4.

British Comedy Awards 2011: Full nominations list

Best new comedy programme

  • Fresh Meat
  • Friday Night Dinner
  • Spy
  • Twenty Twelve

Best comedy entertainment programme

  • Alan Carr: Chatty Man
  • An Idiot Abroad
  • Harry Hill's TV Burp
  • Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Best sketch show

  • Come Fly With Me
  • Horrible Histories
  • The One Ronnie
  • This Is Jinsy

Best comedy panel show

  • Celebrity Juice
  • Have I Got News For You
  • Shooting Stars
  • Would I Lie to You?

Best sitcom

  • Friday Night Dinner
  • Miranda
  • Peep Show
  • Twenty Twelve

Best comedy drama

  • Comic Strip Presents: The Hunt For Tony Blair
  • Fresh Meat
  • Misfits
  • Psychoville

Best comedy entertainment personality

  • Alan Carr - Alan Carr: Chatty Man
  • Charlie Brooker - How TV Ruined Your Life/10 O'Clock Live
  • Graham Norton - The Graham Norton Show
  • Harry Hill - Harry Hill's TV Burp

Best TV comedy actor

  • Darren Boyd - Spy
  • Hugh Bonneville - Twenty Twelve
  • Hugh Dennis - Outnumbered
  • Jack Whitehall - Fresh Meat

Best TV comedy actress

  • Claire Skinner - Outnumbered
  • Dawn French - Psychoville
  • Miranda Hart - Miranda
  • Tamsin Greig - Friday Night Dinner

Best comedy breakthrough artist

  • Dan Skinner - Shooting Stars
  • Greg Davies - Ask Rhod Gilbert
  • Micky Flanagan - Royal Variety Performance
  • Tom Rosenthal - Friday Night Dinner

Best male television comic

  • Charlie Brooker - How TV Ruined Your Life/10 O'Clock Live
  • Harry Hill - Harry Hill's TV Burp
  • Rob Brydon - The Rob Brydon Show/Would I Lie To You
  • Stewart Lee - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Best female television comic

  • Jo Brand - Have I Got News for You
  • Miranda Hart - Comic Relief/Red Nose Day
  • Sarah Millican - QI
  • Victoria Wood - Victoria Wood's Angina Monologues

People's choice for the king or queen of comedy

  • David Mitchell
  • Graham Norton
  • Jack Whitehall
  • Jo Brand
  • Miranda Hart
  • Sarah Millican

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