Top of the Lake secures four nominations for the UK’s Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.
TOTL’s put it equal first in the nominees list with ITV production Broadchurch, which TVNZ will screen this year, and the BBC’s The Fall, screened in NZ on SoHo late last year.
All three titles compete for the Drama Series, Actress and Writer awards. In the latter category, Gerard Lee is not named as a nominee for TOTL, with only Jane Campion listed.
The nominations for the very British awards – in contrast to the recent BAFTA outing – offers the rare sight of two Americans competing in the same category. Elisabeth Moss and Gillian Anderson are nominated for their performances in TOTL and The Fall respectively. Moss is the only nominee in the category who hasn’t previously won the award.
As the name would suggest, the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards are voted by journalists, some 100 or so in the UK who write about TV.
The awards will be presented at a lunch in London on 29 March (NZ time).
The nominees are:
Best single drama
Black Mirror: Be Right Back
Burton and Taylor
The Wipers Times
Best drama series
Top of the Lake
Best single documentary
The Murder Trial
Richard III: The King in the Car Park
Syria: Across the Lines
Best documentary series
The Call Centre
The Story of the Jews
Strictly Come Dancing
Best multichannel programme
Shaun Ryder on UFOs
Best factual entertainment
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
The Great British Bake Off, series 4
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dancing on the Edge (BBC2)
Rory Kinnear – Southcliffe
Peter Mullen – Top of the Lake
David Tennant – Broadchurch
Gillian Anderson – The Fall
Olivia Colman – Broadchurch
Elizabeth Moss – Top of the Lake
Maxine Peake – The Village
Jane Campion – Top of the Lake
Chris Chibnall – Broadchurch
Allan Cubitt – The Fall
Sally Wainwright – Last Tango in Halifax
BT Sport (successful launch of a challenger TV brand)
Jamie Dornan (The Fall)
Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary)
Gogglebox – for an innovative programme format
Netflix – for programming and distribution innovation
Sky TV – for 25 years of innovation