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Broadchurch up for more awards
THE AWARDS look set to keep on coming for Broadchurch, which made a TV star of West Bay.
The show has just scooped two prestigious awards and has also been nominated in five categories at the upcoming Crime Thriller Awards which will be shown live on ITV3.
The critically acclaimed ITV hit scooped the Best New Programme award at the Edinburgh International Televison Festival.
Hosted by Dara O’Briain, the ceremony also saw show creator Chris Chibnall pick up the prestigious Industry Standout Talent of the year.
Chris couldn’t hold back his joy at claiming the prizes, uploading two pictures of the awards to Twitter, before tweeting: “It was, and is, a proper honour and I'm still reeling. What a festival.”
The show has seen the Bridport and West Bay tourism industry boom with an influx of the show's fans, 'Broadies', keen to see where the hit programme was made.
Starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman, the show was a huge success in the United Kingdom with average viewing figures of 9.5million people tuning in to watch each episode.
There has also been global recognition after airing in countries including the USA, Brazil, Canada and Sweden, and a US version is being made.
Now the drama looks on course to pick up further awards, after receiving six nominations at the upcoming Specsaver Crime Thriller awards, in association with the Crime Writers' Association.
The ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 24 at the Grosvenor Hotel in London and will see stars from the industry turn out in force.
Broadchurch has been nominated in the best TV Dagger category, and will face stiff competition from other popular shows such as The Fall and Luther.
Star of the show David Tennant has been nominated for Best Actor for his portrayal of Detective Inspector Alec Hardy, and will compete against former winner Idris Elba.
Olivia Colman has been nominated for her role as fellow DI Ellie Miller in the Best Actress category and will be up against last year's winner Claire Danes, who stars in Homeland.
Andrew Buchanan, who plays Mark Latimer, has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category alongside Mandy Patinkin for Homeland and Warren Brown from Luther.
The show has also received two nominations in the Best Supporting Actress category, with Pauline Quirke and Jodie Whittaker both nominated.
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