Royal Television Society

“The nominations have been announced via a live stream from The Trade Desk in the City of London, presented Boyd Hilton.”

Tuesday, 29 March, 2022

The BBC leads the way with 30 nominations across the 24 categories, followed by Channel 4 with 28, Sky with 10 and ITV with eight. BBC One, ITV and Sky Arts will compete for the prestigious RTS Channel of the Year award at the March ceremony.


Channel 4 mega-hit It’s a Sin has secured six nominations across a number of categories including Keeley Hawes for Actor (Female), Olly Alexander for Actor (Male) and Callum Scott Howells for both Actor (Male) and the Breakthrough Award. Tahar Rahim, star of BBC One’s The Serpent is nominated alongside them in the Actor (Male) category. It’s a Sin series writer Russell T Davies is recognised in the Writer – Drama category and the series itself is nominated in the Limited Series category alongside Stephen and Time.


Winner of the 2021 Breakthrough Award, Mae Martin has this year been nominated in the Comedy Writer category alongside co-writer Joe Hampson and 2021 Presenter winner Joe Lycett is this year again nominated in the same category for his Joe Lycett Vs the Oil Giant Channel 4 series.

Entertainment greats The Graham Norton Show, The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan and The Last Leg are nominated in the Comedy Entertainment category and beloved series’ Coronation Street, Casualty and Hollyoaks will compete in the Soap and Continuing Drama category.


Returning to an in-person event for the first time since 2019, the awards will be presented, and the winners and nominees celebrated, on Tuesday 29th March at 6:30pm at London’s JW Marriott Grosvenor House London. As previously announced, the ceremony will be hosted by comedian and presenter Nish Kumar.


Chair of the Awards, Kenton Allen, said: “Despite the unprecedented challenges the last two years have presented every single one of us, the sheer talent and amazing professionalism from UK creatives both in front of and behind the camera, has truly shone through. This year’s nominees are incredible examples of the phenomenal skills and world-class talent working in UK television. A huge congratulations to all those nominated. We’re really looking forward to gathering, in real life, to celebrate our wonderful industry at the RTS Programme Awards for the first time since those halcyon days of 2019.”

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