Preview – The South Bank Show Awards

South Bank Show Awards
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Melvyn Bragg presents the 21st South Bank Show awards from the Savoy Hotel, offering prizes for all branches of the arts.

If you think that this ceremony is going to be just about art and classical music you would be wrong. Yes there are award for visual arts (nominees are John Akomfrah, George Shaw and Artangle) and opera (for productions by the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne and Opera North), but there are also the categories of comedy (Camping, Fleabag and People Just Do Nothing) and pop music (The 1975, David Bowie’s “Blackstar” and Skepta).

Other works nominated include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for theatre, Happy Valley for TV drama and I, Daniel Blake for film.

The South Bank Show Awards is on Sky Arts at 20.00.