03/12/2013 11:26 | By Lorna Cooper, editor, MSN TV

British Comedy Awards 2013: Ant and Dec up against Graham Norton

Nominations for the British Comedy Awards 2013 have been revealed. Will anyone beat Ant and Dec this year?

Ant and Dec nominated for a British Comedy Award (© Ant and Dec nominated for a British Comedy Award. Image. ITV)

The British Comedy Awards return to Channel 4 on Thursday 12 December at 9pm. Jonathan Ross will oversee what has traditionally been a raucous event.

The cream of British comedy will celebrate the funniest programmes and personalities of the year. Multi award-winners Ant and Dec will face Graham Norton, Alan Carr and Adam Hills in the Best Comedy Entertainment Personality category.

Meanwhile, Great British Bake Off punsters Mel and Sue are also jointly up for Best Female TV Comics while Horrible Histories battles the likes of Psychobitches in the Best Sketch Show category.

There will also be three special awards given out on the night: The British Comedy Outstanding Achievement Award, The Writer's Guild of Great Britain Award and the award for International Achievement.

See the fuill list of nominations.

Best Comedy Panel Show
8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
A League of Their Own
Have I Got News For You
Would I Lie To You

Best Comedy Entertainment Programme
Alan Carr Chatty Man
Saturday Night Takeaway
The Graham Norton Show
The Last Leg

Best Sketch Show
Harry & Paul
Horrible Histories
It's Kevin

Best Sitcom
Bad Education
Count Arthur Strong
Getting On
Peep Show

Best New Comedy Programme
Count Arthur Strong

Best Male TV Comic
David Mitchell, Would I Lie To You
James Corden, A League of Their Own
Jon Richardson, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
Lee Mack, Would I Lie To You

Best Female TV Comic
Miranda Hart, Room 101
Nina Conti, Live At The Apollo
Sarah Millican, The Sarah Millican Television Programme
Sue Perkins & Mel Giedroyc, The Great British Bake Off

Best Comedy Entertainment Personality
Adam Hills, The Last Leg
Alan Carr, Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Ant & Dec, Saturday Night Takeaway
Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show

Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist
Adam Hills, The Last Leg
Jonny Sweet, Chickens
Steve Delaney, Count Arthur Strong
Tom Basden, Plebs

Best TV Comedy Actor
David Mitchell, Peep Show
Greg Davies, Cuckoo
Jack Whitehall, Fresh Meat
Kevin Eldon, It's Kevin

Best TV Comedy Actress
Jo Brand, Getting On
Miranda Hart, Miranda
Vicki Pepperdine, Getting On
Zawe Ashton, Fresh Meat

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