LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Three child actors from the British television series "Outnumbered," whose performances are partly improvised, have been nominated for the British Comedy Awards.
Daniel Roche and Tyger Drew-Honey have both been shortlisted in the best male comedy newcomer category, and Romano Marquez has been nominated for best female comedy newcomer.
Outnumbered, aired on the BBC, was the top-nominated show with five, including best television comedy actress (Claire Skinner) and best sitcom.
Alan Carr and Michael McIntyre have three nominations each and go head-to-head in both the best comedy entertainment personality and best comedy entertainment program categories.
"Bruno," Sacha Baron Cohen's movie about a gay Austrian fashion reporter, is in the running for best comedy film and is up against political satire "In The Loop" and "The Hangover," a raunchy comedy with a little-known cast.
The British Comedy Awards will be announced on December 12 and will be broadcast on ITV.
Following are the nominations:
Best comedy entertainment personality -- Alan Carr; Harry Hill; Michael McIntyre
Best comedy entertainment program -- Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow; The Sunday Night Project; Harry Hill's TV Burp
Best television comedy actor -- Rob Brydon; Simon Bird; Robert Webb
Best television comedy actress -- Ruth Jones; Claire Skinner; Katherine Parkinson
Best new British television comedy -- Alan Carr: Chatty Man; Ladies of Letters; Psychoville
Best television comedy drama -- Dead Set; Psychoville; Pulling: Special
Best live stand-up performer -- Michael McIntyre; Frankie Boyle; Stewart Lee
Best male comedy newcomer -- Daniel Roche; Tyger Drew-Honey; Charlie Brooker
Best female comedy newcomer -- Rebekah Staton; Ramona Marquez; Tanya Franks
Best comedy panel show -- Have I Got News For You; Mock The Week; QI
Best sitcom -- Peep Show; The IT Crowd; Outnumbered: Series 2
Best sketch show -- The Kevin Bishop Show; That Mitchell and Webb Look; Harry & Paul
Best comedy film -- Bruno; In the Loop; The Hangover
Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato