FINAL Royal Television Society Awards Predictions

Catastrophe, starring Sharon Hogan and Rob Delaney, is nominated for 3 awards tonight.

As we get ever closer to the heart of the television awards season, tonight we have the only major precursor to the May’s British Academy Television Awards, the RTS Awards. The categories are slightly different, but it’s interesting to see who will have the advantage going into next week’s BAFTA nominations, coming closely after today’s slightly scandalous Craft Awards nominations (WHAT?! No nominations for Detectorists?!). Anyway, without further ado, here are my predictions:

Best Performance by an Actor- Female: Suranne Jones- Doctor Foster

Best Performance by an Actor- Male: Anthony Hopkins- The Dresser

Best Arts Programme: Grayson Perry’s Dream House

Best Breakthrough: Michaela Coel- Chewing Gum

Best Children’s Programme: My Life: I am Leo

Best Comedy Performance: Sharon Hogan and Rob Delaney- Catastrophe

Best Daytime Programme: This Morning

Best Documentary Series: The Romanians are Coming

Best Drama Serial: Wolf Hall

Best Drama Series: Humans

Best Entertainment Programme: The Graham Norton Show

Best Entertainment Performance: Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly- Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeway/ Britain’s Got Talent/ I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!

Best History Programme: Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners

Best Live Event: VE Day 70: The Nation Remembers

Best Popular, Factual, and Features Programme: DIY SOS: Homes for Veterans

Best Presenter: Reggie Yates- Reggie Yates’ Extreme Russia

Best Science and Natural History Programme: Big Blue Live

Best Scripted Comedy: Catastrophe

Best Single Documentary: My Son The Jihadi

Best Single Drama: Black Mirror: White Christmas

Best Soap and Continuing Drama: EastEnders

Best Sports Presenter, Commentator, or Pundit: Gary Neville- Monday Night Football

Best Sports Programme: The Ashes

Best Writer- Comedy: Rob Delaney and Sharon Hogan- Catastrophe

Best Writer- Drama: Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne- This is England ’90.

The Royal Television Society Awards, hosted by Richard Madelley, are tonight.

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