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Comedy awards set to toast Berry

Toast Of London star Matt Berry looks set to be the toast of The British Comedy Awards after his show racked up six nominations.

Co-creator and star Berry is up for three awards himself - Best Actor for Toast of London, Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist for his role in BBC show House Of Fools and Best Internet Comedy Short for his film Lone Wolf.

While the BBC and Channel 4 dominate the nominations, ITV has earned just one nod - for Ant and Dec, in the running for Best Comedy Entertainment Personality for their hosting skills on reality show I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!.

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse's spoof documentary Harry And Paul's Story Of The Twos, celebrating 50 years of BBC Two, has four nominations, including Best Comedy Actor for both Enfield and Whitehouse.

In addition to Berry's Best Actor nomination, the show is up for Best Sitcom, Best New Comedy Programme, Best Comedy Moment, Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist (for Harry Peacock) and Best TV Comedy Actress (Doon Mackichan).

Comedy veterans Monty Python's Flying Circus are in the running for two awards for their reunion show Monty Python Live (Mostly) and its accompanying documentary on UKTV.

The ceremony, hosted by Jonathan Ross, will be staged in December and will air on Channel 4.

Two new categories have been introduced - Best Internet Comedy Short and Best Comedy Moment of 2014. And the Best Comedy Film and Best International Comedy Programme categories have been reinstalled, with Lena Dunham's critically acclaimed Girls among the four US shows in the running.

There will be two special awards given out on the night - the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award and the British Comedy Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. And the King or Queen of comedy 2014 will be revealed - a title Jack Whitehall has held for the last two years.

Here is the full list of nominations:

:: Best Comedy Panel Show

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4)

Have I Got News For You (BBC)

QI (BBC)

Would I Lie To You (BBC)

:: Best Comedy Entertainment Programme

Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe (BBC)

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (BBC)

The Graham Norton Show (BBC)

The Last Leg (C4)

:: Best Sketch Show

Cardinal Burns (C4)

Harry & Paul's Story Of The Twos (BBC)

Horrible Histories (CBBC)

Monty Python Live (Mostly) - One Down Five To Go (UKTV)

:: Best Sitcom

House Of Fools (BBC)

Moone Boy (Sky)

The Trip To Italy (BBC)

Toast Of London (C4)

:: Best Comedy Drama

Inside No. 9 (BBC)

Rev (BBC)

The Wrong Mans (BBC)

Uncle (BBC)

:: Best New Comedy Programme

Inside No. 9 (BBC)

Man Down (C4)

The Wrong Mans (BBC)

Toast Of London (C4)

:: Best International Comedy Programme

Girls (Sky)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (Sky)

Modern Family (Sky)

Veep (Sky)

:: Best Comedy Film

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Pride

The Inbetweeners 2

The Lego Movie

:: Best Internet Comedy Short (NEW AWARD)

Brand New Morph

Carpark

How To Make A Hit Pop Song

Matt Berry: Lone Wolf

:: Best Comedy Moment 2014 (NEW AWARD)

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4)

Harry And Paul's Story Of The Twos(BBC)

Monty Python Live (Mostly) (UKTV)

Toast Of London (C4)

Would I Lie To You (BBC)

:: Best Male TV Comic

David Mitchell - Would I Lie To You (BBC)

Lee Mack - Would I Lie To You (BBC)

Sean Lock - 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4)

Stewart Lee - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (BBC)

:: Best Female TV Comic

Aisling Bea - 8 Out Of 10 Cats (C4)

Bridget Christie - Have I Got News For You (BBC)

Isy Suttie - Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (UKTV)

Nina Conti - Live At The Apollo (BBC)

:: Best Comedy Entertainment Personality

Adam Hills - The Last Leg (C4)

Alan Carr - Alan Carr: Chatty Man (C4)

Ant & Dec - I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! (ITV)

Graham Norton - The Graham Norton Show (BBC)

:: Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist

Harry Peacock - Toast Of London (C4)

Joe Wilkinson - 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4)

Matt Berry - House Of Fools (BBC)

Nick Helm - Uncle (BBC)

:: Best TV Comedy Actor

Harry Enfield - Harry And Paul's Story Of The Twos (BBC)

Matt Berry - Toast Of London (C4)

Mathew Baynton - The Wrong Mans (BBC)

Paul Whitehouse - Harry And Paul's Story Of The Twos (BBC)

:: Best TV Comedy Actress

Doon Mackichan - Toast Of London (C4)

Jessica Hynes - W1A (BBC)

Katherine Parkinson - The IT Crowd Special (C4)

Zawe Ashton - Fresh Meat (C4)

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