The 'Killing Eve' co-stars are both nominated for Female Actor prize, while Ben Whishaw gets a nod for his part on 'A Very English Scandal' and Jennifer Hudson for her judging role on 'The Voice UK'.
Mar 6, 2019
"Killing Eve" co-stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer will compete against each for a top prize at the 2019 Royal Television Society (RTS) Programme Awards.
The former "Grey's Anatomy" star has been racking up the accolades this awards season for her portrayal of Eve Polastri in the drama, scoring wins at the Golden Globes, Critics' Choice and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.
She could soon be adding to her collection with an RTS award for Actor (Female), but she faces stiff competition from co-star Comer, who played assassin Villanelle, as well as Michaela Coel for "Black Earth Rising".
"Killing Eve" also received a nomination for Drama Series alongside "Peaky Blinders", which makes its much-anticipated return to TV screens later this year, and "Save Me".
The drama's star Lennie James scored two mentions - one for acting and one for writing. For the acting prize, he is up against Lucian Msamati for "Kiri" and "A Very English Scandal"'s Ben Whishaw, for which he recently won a Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Award. "A Very English Scandal" also received a nod for Mini-Series, alongside "The Cry" and "Butterfly", while its writer Russell T. Davies was also recognised.
Other notable nominees including Lesley Manville for Comedy Performance (Female) for sitcom "Mum", Jennifer Hudson for Entertainment Performance for her judging role on "The Voice UK", and the USS Callister episode of Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror" series.
Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content, issued a statement after the nominations were unveiled on Tuesday, March 05, to celebrate the BBC picking up half of all nominations - 47 out of a total of 81.
"Whatever the pressures in the market to specialise, the BBC remains committed to commissioning programmes across all genres and for all audiences - and it's great to see that recognised in today's announcement," she said.
The winners will be announced on 19 March at The Grosvenor Hotel in London.