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“For Sama”, “Don’t F**k with Cats” among Edinburgh TV Awards noms

Channel 4′s feature-length documentary For Sama and Netflix’s true crime series Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer are among the non-scripted titles shortlisted for the 19th annual Edinburgh TV Awards. The awards, part ...
August 25, 2020

Channel 4′s feature-length documentary For Sama and Netflix’s true crime series Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer are among the non-scripted titles shortlisted for the 19th annual Edinburgh TV Awards.

The awards, part of the Edinburgh TV Festival which is taking place digitally this year, honor the breadth of genres and creativity that broadcasters and prodcos produce throughout the year, across both unscripted and scripted genres. This year’s awards will be held Nov. 18. Further details will be released at a later date.

British pubcaster Channel 4 picked up a number of nominations in the popular factual category, including Blast! Films’ Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain; Second Star’s Flirty Dancing; Flicker Productions’ Kathy Burke’s All Woman; and Studio Lambert & Motion Content Group’s The Circle. Also nominated in the category are Studio Lambert’s Race Across the World for BBC2 and Optomen Television’s Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King for ITV.

Making up the nominees in the documentary category are: Belsen: Our Story (Atlantic Productions for BBC2), 63Up (MultiStory Media North), Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer (Netflix), For Sama (pictured; ITN Productions for Channel 4 and PBS), Murder Trial: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming (Firecrest Films for BBC2/BBC Scotland) and The Family Secret (Candour Productions for Channel 4).

The production company and small indie of the year categories, meanwhile, celebrate a variety of established and successful companies, as well as budding challengers, including Big Talk, ITN Productions, MultiStory Media, Red Production Company, Remarkable Television and Sister (Production Company), through to Alaska, Big Deal Films, Chalkboard, Firecrest Films, Red Sky Productions and The Connected Set (Small Indie).

The full list of factual nominees are detailed below:

DOCUMENTARY:

Belsen: Our Story, Atlantic Productions for BBC2
63Up, MultiStory Media North, an ITV group company
Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer, Netflix
For Sama, ITN Productions for Channel 4 and PBS
Murder Trial: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming, Firecrest Films for BBC2/BBC Scotland
The Family Secret, Candour Productions for Channel 4

ENTERTAINMENT SERIES:

Taskmaster, Avalon Television for Dave, UKTV
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV Studios Entertainment/Mitre Television Co-production for ITV
Gogglebox, Studio Lambert for Channel 4
Hypothetical, Hat Trick Productions for Dave
The Graham Norton Show, So Television for BBC1
The Rap Game UK, Naked Television for BBC3 

ON DEMAND SERVICE:

All4
Britbox UK
Disney+
Marquee TV
NowTV

POPULAR FACTUAL SERIES:

Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain, Blast! Films for Channel 4
Flirty Dancing, Second Star for Channel 4
Kathy Burke’s All Woman, Flicker Productions for Channel 4
Race Across The World, Studio Lambert for BBC2
The Circle, Studio Lambert & Motion Content Group for Channel 4
Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King, Optomen Television for ITV

TV PRESENTER:

Adam Hills
Ant & Dec
Big Narstie & Mo Gilligan
Graham Norton
Kathy Burke

CHANNEL OF THE YEAR:

BBC1
BBC2
Channel 4
ITV
Sky Atlantic
Sky One

GLOBAL SUCCESS AWARD:

All3Media International
Fremantle
ITV Studios 

PRODUCTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR:

Big Talk Productions
ITN Productions
MultiStory Media
Red Production Company
Remarkable Television
Sister

SMALL INDIE OF THE YEAR:

Alaska
Big Deal Films
Chalkboard
Firecrest Films
Red Sky Productions
The Connected Set

SPECIALIST CHANNEL OF THE YEAR:

BBC4
National Geographic
Sky Arts

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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