Irish stars’ BAFTA Nominations

Irish stars’ BAFTA Nominations
Sharon Horgan

Two TV personalities, from Cork and Meath, are the frontrunners to win prestigious BAFTA Television Awards.

Chat show host Graham Norton is up for Best Entertainment programme for his hit BBC chat show series, while comedienne Sharon Horgan is up for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for her role in the Ch4 comedy Catastrophe.

Norton won the accolade last year, his seventh win from eight nominations. He faces competition from Romesh Ranganathan (Asian Provocateur), Leigh Francis for Celebrity Juice and Stephen Fry for his work on the long-running QI.

Irish stars’ BAFTA Nominations
Graham Norton

Horgan, who was born in London before her family moved back to Ireland, has twice been nominated before for Pulling in 2007 and 2009.

This year she faces up against Michaela Coel in Chewing Gum, Sian Gibson for her part in Peter Kay’s Car Share and Miranda Hart for her renowned self-titled sitcom.

It is not the only Irish presence in the nominations however. BBC’s Poldark, in which the title character was played by new heartthrob; Dublin’s Aidan Turner, is up for the Radio Times Audience Award.

It competes against The Great British Bake Off, Peter Kay’s Car Share, Making a Murderer, Doctor Foster and Humans. The BAFTA Television Awards will take place Sunday 8 May at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

Find more information and the full list of nominees here:www.bafta.org

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