If you tire of melodrama and gushing acceptance speeches, forget about the Baftas and look no further than the Laftas.
The Laftas comedy awards promise to showcase the “good, the tanned and the ugly” at its tenth anniversary ceremony this year.
Fake-tan lover Rylan Clarke is nominated in two categories for Funniest TV Personality and Funniest Double-Act along with X-Factor co-star Gary Barlow. But the two will have to stave of strong competition from comedy A-lister duo James Corden and Jack Whitehall.
Channel Four comedy Fresh Meat has received three nominations for Funniest TV Show, as well as two Female Comedienne nods for actresses Kimberley Nixon (Josie) and Zawe Ashton (Vod).
Outspoken comedian Frankie Boyle is up for Funniest Male Comedian and Funniest Tweeter, while Keith Lemon is nominated twice as well for Keith Lemon: The Film and Celebrity Juice.
The Loaded Laftas take place on Thursday 7 March.
And the nominees are…
FUNNIEST MALE COMEDIAN
Frankie Boyle, Harry Hill, Jason Manford, Micky Flanagan, Sean Lock
Kevin Bridges, Jon Richardson, Michael McIntyre, Paul Chowdhry, Ross Noble
FUNNIEST FEMALE COMEDIENNE
Jessica Hynes, Kimberley Nixon, Morgana Robinson, Sarah Millican, Zawe Ashton
Anna Crilly & Katy Wix, James Corden & Jack Whitehall, Karl Pilkington & Warwick Davis, Olly Murs & Caroline Flack, Rylan & Gary Barlow
FUNNIEST PANEL SHOW
8 out of 10 Cats, A League of Their Own, Celebrity Juice, Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week, Would I Lie to You?
FUNNIEST TV SHOW
Alan Carr’s Chatty Man, Cardinal Burns, Fresh Meat, Peep Show, Soccer AM, Bad Education
Keith Lemon: The Film, Ted, The Dictator, Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, Sightseers
FUNNINEST COLUMNIST AWARD
Clemmie Moodie, Dean Piper, Gordon Smart, Katie Hind, James Ingham
FUNNIEST TV PERSONALITY
Adam Hills, Angelos Epithemiou, Paddy McGuiness, Rylan, Tim Lovejoy
Chris Ramsey, Danny Dyer, Frankie Boyle, Joey Barton, Ted
The Only Way is Epic, John Bishop: Rollercoaster, Lee Nelson LIVE, Mrs Brown’s Boys Live Tour: Good Mourning Mrs Brown, Russell Howard’s Good News
An Idiot Abroad Official Podcast, The Chris Moyles Podcast, The Danny Baker Show Podcast, Richard Herring Podcast, Dave’s Comedy Podcast
FUNNIEST RADIO SHOW
Alan Brazil - Talksport, Dave Berry - Capital FM, Greg James - BBC Radio 1, Matt Edmondson - BBC Radio 1, Shaun Keaveny - BBC 6 Music
Daniel Simonsen, James Acaster, Katherine Ryan, Luisa Omielan, Nick Helm
Nominations to be decided by Loaded readers
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