Peter Capaldi, who plays Malcom Tucker in BBC's sitcom 'The Thick of It', and David Tennant, who played Dr. Who along with David Morrissey of 'Red Riding' and James Nesbitt of 'Five Minutes of Heaven' are nominated for the best actor prize. Julie Walters for 'A Short Stay in Switzerland' and 'Midlife Christmas', Helena Bonham-Carter for 'Enid', Maxine Peake for 'Criminal Justice' and 'The Street', and Rebecca Front for 'The Think of It' are nominated for the best actress prize.
The Armando Iannicci show along with 'Inbetweeners' and 'Outnumbered' are nominated in the best comedy/entertainment category. Armando Iannicci along with Peter Moffat for 'Criminal Justice,' Peter Bowker for 'Occupation', and Paula Milne for 'Endgame and Small Island' are nominated for the writer's prize.
While 'Occupation' received three nominations, 'Enid', 'A Short Stay in Switzerland', the 'Red Riding Trilogy' and 'The Street' received two nominations each. Simon Cowell along with Fern Britton, Adrian Chiles and Gareth Malone are nominated for best non-acting performer award.
'The Choir: Unsung Town' along with 'Come Dine with Me', 'Inside Nature's Giants', and 'Who Do You Think You Are' are nominated for the best factual entertainment show award. David Attenborough's 'Life', Andrew Marr's 'Making of Modern Britain', and 'Iran & The West' are nominated for the best documentary/factual series prize.
'9/11: Phone Calls from the Towers', 'Dispatches: Terror in Mumbai', and 'Man on Wire' are nominated for the single documentary award. The Broadcasting Press Guild is an association of journalists who specialise in writing and broadcasting about television, radio and other media.