The nominees have been announced for this year’s TRIC Awards, which will be presented at a ceremony in Central London on the new date of September 15.
TRIC (the Television and Radio Industries Club) will be celebrating 52 years of the TRIC Awards, and recognising the very best TV, radio and online shows, as well as Britain’s most-loved stars and talent. The event was due to take place on June 30 this year, but was postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Working in partnership with Sky and OK! the awards will be presented in front of an invited audience of over 250 guests and for the first time, fans can watch all the action on a free livestream. This year’s venue is the prestigious 8 Northumberland Avenue, in the shadow of Trafalgar Square. The event will be preceded by a red carpet for the press and media.
With thousands of votes cast by members of the public and industry experts, the shortlist contains some of the biggest and best-loved names in the broadcasting industry.
Jane Ostler, TRIC chair, said: “It’s been a tough year for broadcasters, and we’re delighted to pay tribute to all those committed professionals who kept the show on the road. In the 18 months since the last TRIC Awards, we’ve become a nation of box set bingers and audio fanatics. Now we can’t wait to put on our party dresses and show our appreciation for a fantastic year in TV, radio and online.”
Eighteen awards will be presented, including the TRIC Special Award. With three nominees in each category (plus four for Soap of the Year), the awards promise to be hotly contested.
1/ SOAP OF THE YEAR
2/ SOAP ACTOR
3/ TV PERSONALITY
Ant & Dec
4/ RADIO PERSONALITY
5/ RADIO PROGRAMME
Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp
6/ PODCAST OF THE YEAR
David Tennant Does a Podcast With…
Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster
Sh**ged, Married, Annoyed
7/ MULTI-CHANNEL NEWS PROGRAMME
Good Morning Britain
8/ NEWS PRESENTER
Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip
Saturday Morning with James Martin
The Great British Bake Off
Call the Midwife
11/ NEW DRAMA
Gangs of London
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad
Would I Lie To You?
I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here
The Masked Singer
Strictly Come Dancing
24 Hours in A&E
Ross Kemp Living with Dementia
The Repair Shop
A League of their Own
A Question of Sport
Match of the Day
Steph’s Packed Lunch
TRIC was formed in 1931 and established in the early days of broadcasting as the Radio Industries Club, and Television. It’s a not-for-profit organisation.
The aim of TRIC today is to promote mutual understanding, goodwill and networking among those engaged in the technology and related industries, by the holding of high-profile events, and in doing so to raise money for good causes nominated by TRIC.
This year’s awards will be raising money for Combat Stress and akt – Albert Kennedy Trust. Sky will be headline sponsor for the TRIC Awards for the fourth successive year.
For more information, visit https://tric.org.uk/