Kit Connor in the Mix at Royal Television Society Programme Awards Nominations

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has unveiled the nominees for this year’s RTS Programme Awards.

Billie Piper (“I Hate Suzie Too”), Kate Winslet (“I Am Ruth”) and Monica Dolan (“The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe”) are nominated in the leading actor female category, while Kane Robinson (“Top Boy”), Kit Connor (“Heartstopper”) and Chaske Spencer (“The English”) are contenders for leading actor male.

This year, the RTS has introduced two new performance categories – supporting actor male and supporting actor female. Ambika Mod (“This Is Going to Hurt”), Saffron Hocking (“Top Boy”) and Adelayo Adedayo (“The Responder”) compete in the female category with Adeel Akhtar (“Sherwood”), Stephen Walters (“Anne”) and Stephen Merchant (“Four Lives”) in the male category.

The BBC leads with 40 nominations across the 30 categories, followed by Channel 4 with 20, ITV with 11 and Sky with 9. The BBC’s “Am I Being Unreasonable?” scored four nominations and the broadcaster’s hit “The Traitors” is nominated in the entertainment category, with presenter Claudia Winkleman also recognized in the entertainment performance category. The awards will be presented by returning host Tom Allen on March 28 at London’s JW Marriott Grosvenor House.

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