Fleabag and Chernobyl each score THREE nods for the RTS Awards 2020

Fleabag and Chernobyl each score THREE nods as the Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2020 nominations are unveiled

By Andrew Bullock For Mailonline

Published: 17:06 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 17:06 GMT, 3 March 2020

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Fleabag and Chernobyl lead the nominations for the Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2020, each with three nods.

BBC's comedy Fleabag - which has swept the board lately when it comes to securing gongs - and Sky Arts drama Chernobyl - which won several 2019 Emmys, including Outstanding Limited Series - have both been given a hat-trick of nominations for the upcoming RTS ceremony.

Fleabag creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been nominated for both the Comedy Performance (Female) and Writer (Comedy) prizes.

Fleabag [pictured] and Chernobyl lead the nominations for the Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2020, each with three nods

Fleabag [pictured] and Chernobyl lead the nominations for the Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2020, each with three nods

The show as a whole is in the running for Scripted Comedy.

Chernobyl lead Jared Harris is on the shortlist in the male Actor category, with writer Craig Mazin up for Drama award, and the programme itself is nominated for best Mini-Series.

For the Comedy Writer prize, Phoebe finds herself competing with Danny Brocklehurst (Brassic) and Sex Education scribe Laurie Nunn, while the latter show also has a nod in the Comedy Performance (Male) category thanks to Ncuti Gatwa. 

Derry Girls star Saoirse-Monica Jackson is also on the list for female Comedy Performance prize alongside Motherland actress Diane Morgan.

Sky Arts drama Chernobyl - which won several 2019 Emmys, including Outstanding Limited Series - has been given a hat-trick of nominations for the upcoming RTS ceremony

Sky Arts drama Chernobyl - which won several 2019 Emmys, including Outstanding Limited Series - has been given a hat-trick of nominations for the upcoming RTS ceremony

Creator and star: Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been nominated for both the Comedy Performance (Female) and Writer (Comedy) prizes

Winning! Having swept the board lately when it comes to securing gongs

Creator and star: Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been nominated for both the Comedy Performance (Female) and Writer (Comedy) prizes, having swept the board lately when it comes to securing gongs

Double trouble: 's Sex Education [which stars Gillian Anderson, pictured] is up for awards in both the writing and Comedy Performance category

Both of these shows have further nods respectively in the Comedy and Breakthrough (Tanya Moodie) lists.

Also on two nominations, Gentleman Jack is listed for best Drama, while leading star Suranne Jones is up for the Actor (Female) prize.

Finally, The Virtues has two nominations, earning recognition in the acting categories for Niamh Algar and Stephen Graham.

The shortlist was unveiled on Tuesday morning and the ceremony will be hosted by writer and comedian Paul

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