Extras Stars Face Bafta Battle

by | 11 April 2007

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are to go head-to-head for the best comedy performance at this year's Bafta television awards.

The comedy pair are also up against Dawn French (The Vicar of Dibley) and Liz Smith (The Royle Family: Queen of Sheba) for the award.

BBC1's hit drama Life on Mars, which reached its second series finale last night, looks set for success with nominations for the Pioneer audience award and best drama series.

John Simm, who played detective inspector Sam Tyler in the show, is given the nod for best actor. Also nominated are Jim Broadbent (Longford) Andy Serkis (Longford) and Michael Sheen (Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!).

There are no surprises in the continuing drama category; soap heavyweights Casualty, Coronation Street, EastEnders and Emmerdale are in the running.

US series dominate the international category, with Entourage, House, Lost and My Name Is Earl all given the nod.

Public participation programmes Dancing On Ice, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? and The X Factor are up against Derren Brown: The Heist for best entertainment programme.

Ant and Dec, Stephen Fry, Paul Merton and Jonathan Ross are competing for the best entertainment award.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the London Palladium on May 20th 2007.



11/04/2007 10:41:12


Contactmusic

Tags: Ricky Gervais - Andy Serkis - Dawn French - Derren Brown - Michael Sheen - Queen - Stephen Fry

Advertisement

More Ricky Gervais

Despite Emmy Snub, The Future is Bright for Netflix (Starting with Gervais Ad)

Netflix probably didn't have any deserved winners of major Emmy awards on Monday night (August 25, 2014). 'House of Cards' - which is fast becoming...

The David Brent Movie - Life on The Road - Is Set To Go Into Production in 2015

Ricky Gervais is taking his most famous comedy creation to the big screen. David Brent: The Movie, or Life on the Road as it’s actually...

Ricky Gervais's 'Derek' Divides Critics (Again) After Season 2 Premiere

Ricky Gervais reintroduced care worker Derek Noakes on Wednesday night (April 23) for a second season of his latest comedy. The show was heavily criticised...

Ricky Gervais Considering Uncharted Territory: A Third Series of 'Derek'

Ricky Gervais isn’t a third series kind of guy. ‘The Office’ wrapped up in two seasons followed by a 2-part Christmas special. ‘Extras’ was much...

Advertisement

Ricky Gervais On David Brent Comeback, And How 'Derek' Is Different

Ricky Gervais is not only currently gearing up for the return of his lovable retirement home worker in sitcom Derek, but is also looking forward...

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled out for this Comic Relief song. Now, Brent’s creator, Ricky Gervais,...

Netflix Want David Brent and The Office Back on TV - Should Ricky Gervais Do It?

The Office was one of The BBC’s greatest critical successes, thrusting the show’s creator, Ricky Gervias, onto worldwide notoriety. David Brent’s mannerisms and sound-bytes have...

The 'Muppets Most Wanted' Meet The Press

With their new movie taking global cinemas by storm, the Muppets have been out on the press trail chatting to journalists and keeping them laughing....

Advertisement

Comments

Ricky Gervais Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Ricky Gervais

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All