Nominations for South Bank Show awards unveiled

Atonement, the Arctic Monkeys, and Turner Prize-winner Mark Wallinger have been nominated for the 12th annual South Bank Show awards.

Atonement, the Arctic Monkeys, and Turner Prize-winner Mark Wallinger have been nominated for the 12th annual South Bank Show awards.

Atonement battles against This Is England, Shane Meadows’ film about growing up in a small coastal town in 1980s Britain, and Control, the critically acclaimed small budget story of Joy Division star Ian Curtis.

In the TV Drama category, Doctor Who is up against The Mark of Cain, the drama about two 18-year-olds serving in Iraq which Channel 4 had to postpone earlier this year because of the Iran hostage crisis.

The Arctic Monkeys are up against Radiohead and British folk singer Linda Thompson while the literature section pits authors Catherine O’Flynn, Adam Thorpe and Mohsin Hamid against each other.

Hamid is also nominated for the Decibel Award for his novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

Saint Joan, starring Anne-Marie Duff, at the National Theatre, Macbeth with Patrick Stewart at the Chichester Festival Theatre and the Gielgud theatre, and The Masque of The Red Death at the Battersea Arts Centre are all nominated in the theatre category.

The South Bank Show Awards are unique in honouring artists and performers from the entire spectrum of the arts.

Melvyn Bragg, creator and presenter of The South Bank Show Awards, said of this year’s nominees: “An extraordinary roll call in achievement across the spectrum in the arts for the 2008 South Bank Show Awards.

“Whatever else is happening, the arts in this country are still at full throttle.”

The awards show is broadcast on ITV on February 3 and takes place in London on January 29.

The Nominations

:: Film

This Is England



:: Comedy

Hot Fuzz (Working Title Films)

Gavin and Stacey (BBC3)

Alan Carr Tooth Fairy Live

:: TV Drama

Doctor Who (BBC1)

The Mark of Cain (Channel 4)

Boy A (Channel 4)

:: Theatre

Saint Joan at the National Theatre

Macbeth at the Chichester Festival Theatre, then Gielgud

The Masque of The Red Death at the Battersea Arts Centre

:: Pop

Arctic Monkeys for Favourite Worst Nightmare

Radiohead for In Rainbows

Linda Thompson for Versatile Heart

:: Literature

Catherine O’Flynn for What Was Lost

Adam Thorpe for Between Each Breath

Mohsin Hamid for The Reluctant Fundamentalist

:: Classical Music

Traced Overhead: The Musical World of Thomas Ades at the Barbican

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at the Proms

Julian Anderson’s Alleluia world premiere at the re-opening of the Royal Festival Hall

:: Visual Arts

Mark Wallinger for State Britain

Andy Goldsworthy at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

David Adjaye for Rivington Place

:: Opera

La Fille du Regiment at the Royal Opera House

Monkey: Journey To the West at the Manchester International Festival

The Turn of The Screw at the ENO

:: Dance

Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company for Programmes 1 and 2 at Sadler’s Wells

In Your Rooms choreographed by Hofesh Schechter for The Place, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Sadler’s Wells

Royal Ballet for Jewels

:: Arts Council England – Decibel Award

Daljit Nagra for Look We Have Coming To Dover!

Mohsin Hamid for The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Bernie Grant Arts Centre

:: The Times Breakthrough Award

Tom Hardy (TV Drama)

Lucy Crowe (Opera)

Jennifer Pike (Classical)

Tessa Farmer (Visual Art)

James Forbat (Dance)

Richard Milward (Literature)

Sharon Horgan (Comedy)

Stephen Wight (Theatre)

Bishi (Pop)

Sam Riley (Film)

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