March 2 (UPI) -- Britain's Royal Television Society has announced the nominees for its 2021 awards.
British television personality Ore Oduba announced the nominations during a live stream Tuesday.
BBC series I Will Destroy You, Small Axe and Normal People are among the shows nominated for awards. The BBC leads the field with 40 nominations, followed by Channel 4 with 17 and Sky with 12.
I Will Destroy You, a drama created by and starring Michaela Coel, is nominated for three awards, including best miniseries. Small Axe, an anthology film series directed by Steve McQueen, is also up for best miniseries and two other awards.
Normal People stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal are nominated for best actor (female) and best actor (male), respectively.
"The standard of entries has been outstanding and demonstrated the breadth of high-quality content that has informed, entertained and kept audiences going through what has been such a uniquely difficult time," chair of the awards Kenton Allen said.
The 2021 Royal Television Society awards nominations include:
Glenda Jackson, Elizabeth is Missing
Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
Daisy Edgar-Jones, Normal People
Lennie James, Save Me Too
Paul Mescal, Normal People
Shaun Parkes, Small Axe
Big Zuu, Big Zuu's Big Eats
Robert Softley Gale, CripTales: Hamish
Mae Martin, Feel Good
The Big Narstie Show
Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe
Comedy Performance (Female)
Gbemisola Ikumelo, Famalam
Sophie Willan, Alma's Not Normal
Ruth Jones, Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special
Comedy Performance (Male)
Youssef Kerkour, Home
O-T Fagbenle, Maxxx
Paul Chahidi, This Country
Save Me Too
I Hate Suzie
In My Skin
I May Destroy You
See the full list of nominations here.