Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones have both received nominations for the 2021 RTS Program Awards for their work on “ordinary people.”

Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones have both received nominations for the 2021 RTS Program Awards for their work on "ordinary people."

The two stars play Marianne Sheridan and Connell Waldron in the successful BBC drama series and have each won a bid in the acting categories for this year’s Royal Television Society (RTS) program awards, which are due to take place on March 16.

Daisy will face Michaela Coel for her role in “I May Destroy You” and “Elizabeth Is Missing” star Glenda Jackson, while Paul’s two competitors are Lennie James from “Save Me Too” and Shaun Parkes who are in “Small Ax” play the main character ‘.

Elsewhere, both “Small Ax” and “I May Destroy You” received nominations for Best Mini-Series and in the Writer – Drama Category.

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On the RTS Channel of the Year, longtime rivals ITV and BBC One compete against third nominee Sky Arts, while Joe Lycett, Yinka Bokinni and Grayson Perry battle it out for Best Host.

New for 2021 is the Comedy Entertainment category, in which “The Big Narstie Show”, “Antiviral Wipe” and “The Ranganation” each hope to take the opening gong home with them.

Awards Chairman Kenton Allen said, “The standard of submission was superb, demonstrating the breadth of high quality content that informed, entertained and kept audiences moving in such a uniquely difficult time. We are very excited and hope that everyone will come to us on March 16 to celebrate the nominees and winners and another outstanding year of television. “

The full list of nominations for the 2021 RTS Program Awards is as follows:

Actor (female)

Glenda Jackson – “Elizabeth Is Missing”

Michaela Coel – “I can destroy you”

Daisy Edgar-Jones – “Normal People”

Actor (male)

Lennie James – “Save Me Too”

Paul Mescal – “Normal People”

Shaun Parkes – ‘Little Ax’


“African Renaissance: When Art Meets Power”

“Keith Haring: Street Art Boy”

“Grayson’s Art Club”

Breakthrough price

Big Zuu – ‘Big Zuus Big Eats’

Robert Softley Gale – “CripTales: Hamish”

Mae Martin – “Feeling good”

Children’s program

‘JoJo and Gran Gran / It’s time to go to the hairdresser’

“FYI Investigates – Brazil: Children Trapped in Crossfire”

“IRL with Team Charlene”

Comedy entertainment

“The Big Narstie Show”

“Charlie Brooker’s Antiviral Wipe”

“The Ranganation”

Comedy Performance (female)

Gbemisola Ikumelo – “Famalam”

Sophie Willan – “Alma is not normal”

Ruth Jones – ‘Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special’

Comedy performance (male)

Youssef Kerkour – “Home”

OT Fagbenle – ‘Maxxx’

Paul Chahidi – “This Land”

Day program

‘Permissive Women’

“The Bidding Room”

“Junior Bake Off”

Documentary series

“Hospital: Fighting Covid-19”

“Once Upon a Time in Iraq”

“The school that tried to end racism”

Drama series

“Save me too”

“I hate suzie”

“In my skin”


“Beat the Chasers”

“The Masked Singer”

“Big Zuus Big Eats”

Entertainment performance

Big Narstie & Mo Gilligan – “The Big Narstie Show”

Yung Filly – “Hot Property”

Rob Beckett & Romesh Ranganathan – “Rob & Romesh Vs”

Formatted popular facts

“Long lost family: born without a trace”

“The Rap Game UK”

“Joe Lycett has your back”


“Lost Home Movies from Nazi Germany”

“Damilola: The Boy Next Door”

“The biggest murder trial in the world: Nuremberg”

Live event

“ENOs Drive & Live: La Bohème”

“The third day: autumn”

“Live Parliamentary Election Results: An ITV News Special”


“Material for Adults”

‘Little Ax’

“I can 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



Sky Arts

Science & natural history

“Surviving the Virus: My Brother and I”

“The Surgeon’s Cut”

“Brain Surgeons: Between Life and Death”

Screenplay comedy


‘Sex Education’

“The Young Offenders”

Individual documentation

“Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism & Me”

“Survive Covid”

“The family secret”

Single drama

“Elizabeth is missing”


“Sit in suspension”

Soap and continuation of the drama

“Coronation Street”


“Holby City”

Sports presenter, commentator or expert

Michael Holding – “England versus West Indies”

Bryan Habana – “Rugby World Cup Final 2019”

Gabby Logan – “London Marathon 2020”

Sports program

“England vs. West Indies 1st Test – Black Lives Matter”

“London Marathon 2020”

“The Open for the Ages”

Writer – comedy

Mae Martin and Joe Hampson – “Feeling Good”

Peter Foott – “The Young Criminals”

Writing Team – ‘Ghosts’

Writer – drama

Michaela Coel – “I can destroy you”

Lucy Prebble – “I Hate Suzie”

Steve McQueen and Alastair Siddons – ‘Little Ax’


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