Normal People, Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones nominated for BPG Awards

Normal People, Paul Mescal And Daisy Edgar-Jones Nominated For Bpg Awards
Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones are nominated for their roles in Normal People.
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By Tom Horton, PA

Normal People is among the programmes nominated for the 2021 Broadcasting Press Guild TV and Streaming Awards.

The TV show set in Sligo and Dublin, based on Sally Rooney's novel of the same name, is up for best drama series.

Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal, who play lovers in the series, are nominated for best actress and actor respectively.

Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Steve McQueen’s Small Axe is going up against Normal People in the drama series category.

McQueen is also nominated for the best writer award, while Letitia Wright is up for the best actress prize for her role in Mangrove, one of the standalone episodes from the series, which looks at the past experiences of London’s West Indian community.

Amarah-Jae St Aubyn, who starred in Lovers Rock, another episode in the series, is up for the BPG breakthrough award.


Small Axe director Steve McQueen (Matt Crossick/PA)

Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You, Sky series I Hate Suzie and Channel 5 drama All Creatures Great And Small are all also up for the award for best drama series with five or more episodes.

Other categories include best comedy, best entertainment and the BPG innovation in broadcasting award.

A virtual ceremony for the BPG Awards is being held on March 12.

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