Nominations for this year’s British Comedy Awards have been revealed.

Fib-based panel show Would I Lie To You is leading the way in the running for Best Comedy Panel Show, while team captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack are also both in with a chance of winning Best Male TV Comic.

Elsewhere on the nominees list, David’s programme Peep Show – in which he stars with Robert Webb – is down for Best Sitcom, and his role as Mark Corrigan earned him a nod for Best TV Comedy Actor.

He’ll be up against Greg Davies (Cuckoo), Jack Whitehall (Fresh Meat) and Kevin Eldon (It’s Kevin) for the prize, but a number of stars and shows are notable by their absence for the event on December 12.

Celebrity Juice is one we’d definitely have put in the running for honours but neither the show nor its outrageous host Keith Lemon are listed.

Other notable absentees include the likes of Alan Carr and Graham Norton for Best Comedy Entertainment Personality.

It’s also a bit of a surprise not to see David Walliams’ sitcom Big School in the running for Best New Comedy Programme.

Meanwhile World War One show Chickens – starring The Inbetweeners’ Simon Bird and Joe Thomas – isn’t nominated, although their co-star Jonny Sweet is up for the Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist prize.

You can see the nominations, in full, below.

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British Comedy Awards 2013 nominations

Best Comedy Panel Show

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

A League of Their Own

Have I Got News For You

Would I Lie To You

Best Comedy Entertainment Programme

Alan Carr Chatty Man

Saturday Night Takeaway

The Graham Norton Show

The Last Leg

Best Sketch Show

Harry & Paul

Horrible Histories

It’s Kevin


Best Sitcom

Bad Education

Count Arthur Strong

Getting On

Peep Show

Best New Comedy Programme

Count Arthur Strong




Best Male TV Comic

David Mitchell, Would I Lie To You

James Corden, A League of Their Own

Jon Richardson, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Lee Mack, Would I Lie To You

Best Female TV Comic

Miranda Hart, Room 101

Nina Conti, Live At The Apollo

Sarah Millican, The Sarah Millican Television Programme

Sue Perkins & Mel Giedroyc, The Great British Bake Off

Best Comedy Entertainment Personality

Adam Hills, The Last Leg

Alan Carr, Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Ant & Dec, Saturday Night Takeaway

Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show

Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist

Adam Hills, The Last Leg

Jonny Sweet, Chickens

Steve Delaney, Count Arthur Strong

Tom Basden, Plebs

Best TV Comedy Actor

David Mitchell, Peep Show

Greg Davies, Cuckoo

Jack Whitehall, Fresh Meat

Kevin Eldon, It’s Kevin

Best TV Comedy Actress

Jo Brand, Getting On

Miranda Hart, Miranda

Vicki Pepperdine, Getting On

Zawe Ashton, Fresh Meat