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‘Moone Boy’, Baz Ashmawy’s ‘50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy’ and Graham Norton nominated for RTS Awards
25 Feb 2015 : Seán Brosnan
Irish comedy 'Moone Boy' is up for Best Scripted Comedy
This year’s Royal Television Society Award (RTS) nominations have been announced with Irish comedy ‘Moone Boy’, Baz Ashmawy’s ‘50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy’ and Irish comic Graham Norton all receiving nods for this year’s awards show which will be held on March 17th in London.

Chris O Dowd and Nick Vincent Murphy’s ‘Moone Boy’ – which returns to Sky1 for a third season on March 2nd – is nominated in the category of Best Scripted Comedy. The acclaimed rural comedy – starring David Rawle, Deirdre O Kane and O’Dowd - has previously garnered awards such as an International Emmy for Best Comedy and an IFTA Award for Best Entertainment Programme and has been ordered for a put pilot by American broadcaster ABC for a US adaptation. Check out IFTN’s interviews with ‘Moone Boy’s young actors David Rawle and Ian O’Reilly as well as star Deirdre O’Kane.

‘50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy’, presented by Baz Ashmawy, is nominated for Best Popular Factual and Features award. The show premiered on Sky1 last year to acclaim with another season rumoured for the end of this year.

Ashmawy has also presented ‘The Fanatics’ – which began airing on Sky1 in January. Check out IFTN’s interview with Baz here.

Irish comedian Graham Norton is also nominated for Best Entertainment Performance with ‘The Graham Norton Show’ also nominated for the Best Entertainment award.

Also of Irish interest is the BBC drama Peaky Blinders getting nominated for Best Drama Series. The gangster series stars Cillian Murphy in the lead role while Irish DoP Peter Robertson has also shot episodes for the second season.

The winners will be announced in London on Tuesday March 17. Check out the full list of nominees on the Royal Television Society website: rts.org.uk/.

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