She's won the Best Newcomer award, and been nominated for the Best Comedy Show award for the past two years running. So could this be the year that Josie Long gets her hands on Edinburgh's most sought-after prize?

Yes, the shortlists have been announced for the Foster's Comedy Awards - and the nominees are...

For Foster's Best Comedy Show:

For Foster's Best Newcomer:

The winner of the Best Comedy Show takes home a cash prize of £10,000, while the Best Newcomer picks up £5,000. There's also a Panel Prize, with a cash prize of £5,000.

As the awards' producer Nica Burns notes, this year's nominees form an eclectic mix. "The nominees sum up an extraordinarily inventive year for comedy at this year’s Fringe," she said. "The shows demonstrate all the comedic art forms - standup, mime, sketch and multi-media experimentation. The performers are all immensely charismatic and often thought-provoking whilst being extremely funny. Two excellent nomination lists."

The winners will be announced on Saturday - watch this space for our report. In the meantime, you can read our review of Josie Long's show and check out Joe Lycett's blog posts for The Huffington Post UK.

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  • Some lampposts (and posters) have seen better days. Well, it is the last week of the Fringe.

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  • Again, perfectly normal Royal Mile behaviour.

  • It's 'Wind In The Willows', in case you were wondering.

  • Well, it beats 'Golf Sale'.

  • And THAT'S how you hand out flyers with style.

  • Imaginative marketing for The Boy With Tape On His Face, aimed at giants.

  • What is it? We're afraid we can't tell you. Because it's hidden. Sort of.

  • And no, that 'hidden gem' isn't the castle.

  • The main BBC venue at the Edinburgh Fringe. It is very large, and very blue.

  • Although there is also a pink tent, if you prefer...

  • ...and a table tennis table!

  • Inside the blue venue you saw earlier. We told you it was big.

  • Waiting to see a show at the Voodoo Lounge - possibly the coolest venue entrance. Especially at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

  • Even MacDonald's has got into the Fringe spirit!

  • The best beer mat ever - and a nice Fringe show marketing ploy.

  • Where to find a show at The Pleasance.

  • Show posters - now with added stars.

  • Not the Battersea Power Station, but the Underbelly venue.

  • The Gilded Balloon - pretty in pink (and purple).

  • The Assembly - lit up like a Christmas tree. (Includes mini Christmas trees)

  • Audiences are down - but there are still queues. Very long queues.

  • Need a ride?

  • Every space is covered.

  • No, really.

  • Proof that it doesn't always rain in Edinburgh: sunshine on The Meadows...

  • ...where performers like to chill out.

  • The reviews board at the Underbelly.

  • Has Richard Herring's cock ever been so big?

  • The Pleasance Courtyard - still a festival focal-point...

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  • Star ratings - more important than show titles...

  • ...and sometimes more important than the entire poster.

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  • We told you it was giant.

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  • The Pleasance courtyard by night.