Peter Kay’s Car Share has been nominated for a TV Choice Award
The second series of the hit sitcom aired on BBC One between April and May this year and brought in more than 31 millions views collectively. This staggering sum falls just 2 million short of the collective viewing figures for the whole of series one, which contained a full two episodes more. [Scroll down to vote]
Car Share is no stranger to awards – the sitcom won two BAFTAs in 2016, with the awards for Best Scripted Comedy and Best Male Performance landing at the feet of Peter Kay and his crew.
— Paul Coleman (@PColemanchester) June 27, 2017
Now, one year later the well loved comedy has allegedly been shortlisted for another award, this time from weekly magazine, TV Choice.
The TV Choice awards are a bit deal in the industry, with goliaths often going head-to-head in a bid to win.
Paul Coleman, writer of Car Share, tweeted his excitement for the shortlist and called out for fans of the show to hit the vote button. He wrote: “I am reliably informed Car Share is shortlisted for an award. We are up against Benidorm and need your votes”
This year sees a royal battle as Netflix drama The Crown goes up against ITV’s Victoria in the Best New Drama category.
Both shows are taking on The Good Karma Hospital and Little Boy Blue – giving ITV a staggering 75% chance of victory.
Broadchurch, Line Of Duty, Our Girl and Poldark are in the running for Best Drama Series, while the BBC have one final chance to win best talent show for The Great British Bake Off in the talent show category – before it shofts over to Channel 4.
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Car Share will battle it out with ITV’s Benidorm, E4’s The Big Bang Theory and Sky 1’s Modern Family in a bid to take home the coveted prize in the category of Best Comedy.
The TV Choice Awards voting has opened now and will conclude at the end of Summer, when the votes will be tallied up and the winner announced during the event, held on September 4th at The Dorchester hotel in London. To vote for your favourite show, click here
The full list of nominees are as follows:
Peter Kay isn’t shy when it comes to acceptance speeches – take his 2016 BAFTA one for example, he walked on stage and didn’t mutter a word, other than addressing a heckler and saying thank you. Take a look at the clip below.