I May Destroy You, Normal People and I Hate Suzie lead the nominations for the Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2021.
I May Destroy You was one of the summer's most critically-acclaimed shows around the world when it aired on BBC One and HBO and has garnered three nominations for Mini-Series, and Michaela Coel for both Actor (Female) and Writer – Drama.
Fans of I May Destroy You were recently outraged when the hit show, and creator Michaela, were snubbed by the 78th Golden Globe Awards.
Acclaimed: I May Destroy You (above), Normal People and I Hate Suzie lead the nominations for the Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2021
The 12-part series fearlessly dives into hard-hitting issues affecting the lives of young London-based writer Arabella (Michaela) and her close group of friends.
It follows Arabella as she comes to terms with a sexual assault after her drink was spiked at a nightclub, in a storyline based on the harrowing real-life experience of Michaela, who also wrote, co-directed and executive produced the series.
Worldwide sensation Normal People continues to collect stellar nominations with leads Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones picking up nods in the Actor (Male) and Actor (Female) categories.
Also nominated in the Actor (Female) category is Glenda Jackson for Elizabeth Is Missing while Shaun Parkes' turn in Small Axe and Lennie James in Save Me Too completes the nods for Actor (Male).
Marianne and Connell: Worldwide sensation Normal People continues to collect stellar nominations with leads Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones picking up nods in the Actor (Male) and Actor (Female) categories
Billie Piper's dark comedy, Sky Atlantic drama I Hate Suzie has received two nominations for Drama Series and Writer (Drama) for Lucy Prebble.
The series sees Piper play former popstar Suzie Pickles, who has her life thrown into disarray when intimate photos of her in a compromising position with a man who isn't her husband, are leaked online.
Sky has also received two further nominations for Sky Atlantic's Save Me Too in the Actor (Male) category for Lennie James and Drama Series.
Wow: Billie Piper's dark comedy, Sky Atlantic drama I Hate Suzie has received two nominations for Drama Series and Writer (Drama) for Lucy Prebble
Nod: The Scripted Comedy shortlist sees Netflix's Sex Education (above) Sky One's Brassic and BBC Three's The Young Offenders nominated
The virtual ceremony will take place on March 16 at 6:30pm, hosted by Jonathan Ross and streamed live on the RTS website.
The third nomination for the Drama Series category is BBC Three and BBC One Wales' In My Skin.
The new Comedy Entertainment category sees Channel 4's The Big Narstie Show, BBC Two's Antiviral Wipe and BBC Two's The Ranganation battle it out.
Icon: Glenda Jackson is nominated in the Actor (Female) category for Elizabeth Is Missing
Stellar talent: Lennie James and Shaun Parkes are nominated in the Actor (Male) category
The Scripted Comedy shortlist sees Sky One's Brassic, Netflix's Sex Education and BBC Three's The Young Offenders nominated.
Chair of the Awards, Kenton Allen, said: 'The standard of entries has been outstanding and demonstrated the breadth of high-quality content that has informed, entertained and kept audiences going through what has been such a uniquely difficult time.
'We very much look forward to and hope everyone will join us on the 16th March to celebrate the nominees and winners and another outstanding year of television.'
Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2021 nominees
Glenda Jackson - Elizabeth is Missing
Michaela Coel - I May Destroy You
Daisy Edgar-Jones - Normal People
Lennie James - Save Me Too
Paul Mescal - Normal People
Shaun Parkes - Small Axe
African Renaissance: When Art Meets Power
Keith Haring: Street Art Boy
Grayson's Art Club
Big Zuu - Big Zuu’s Big Eats
Robert Softley Gale - CripTales: Hamish
Mae Martin - Feel Good
JoJo and Gran Gran/ It's Time to Go to the Hairdresser's
FYI Investigates – Brazil: Children Caught in the Crossfire
IRL with Team Charlene
The Big Narstie Show
Charlie Brooker’s Antiviral Wipe
Comedy Performance (Female)
Gbemisola Ikumelo – Famalam
Sophie Willan - Alma's Not Normal
Ruth Jones - Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special
Comedy Performance (Male)
Youssef Kerkour - Home
O-T Fagbenle – Maxxx
Paul Chahidi - This Country
The Bidding Room
Junior Bake Off
Hospital: Fighting Covid-19
Once Upon a Time in Iraq
The School That Tried to End Racism
Save Me Too
I Hate Suzie
In My Skin
Beat the Chasers
The Masked Singer
Big Zuu’s Big Eats
Big Narstie & Mo Gilligan - The Big Narstie Show
Yung Filly - Hot Property
Rob Beckett & Romesh Ranganathan - Rob & Romesh Vs
Formatted Popular Factual
Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace
The Rap Game UK
Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back
Lost Home Movies of Nazi Germany
Damilola: The Boy Next Door
The World's Biggest Murder Trial: Nuremberg
I May Destroy You
Joe Lycett - The Great British Sewing Bee
Yinka Bokinni - Damilola: The Boy Next Door
Grayson Perry - Grayson's Art Club
RTS Channel of the Year
Science and Natural History
Surviving the Virus: My Brother & Me
The Surgeon's Cut
Brain Surgeons: Between Life and Death
The Young Offenders
Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism & Me
The Family Secret
Elizabeth is Missing
Sitting in Limbo
Soap and Continuing Drama
Sports Presenter, Commentator or Pundit
Michael Holding - England v West Indies
Bryan Habana - 2019 Rugby World Cup Final
Gabby Logan - London Marathon 2020
Sports Programme 2019
England v West Indies 1st Test - Black Lives Matter
London Marathon 2020
The Open for the Ages
Mae Martin and Joe Hampson - Feel Good
Peter Foott - The Young Offenders
Writing Team – Ghosts
Michaela Coel - I May Destroy You
Lucy Prebble - I Hate Suzie
Steve McQueen and Alastair Siddons - Small Axe
ENO’s Drive & Live: La Bohème
The Third Day: Autumn
General Election Live Results: An ITV News Special