Nominees announced for the 2018 BBC Audio Drama Awards
Published: 04 January 2018
Finalists have been announced for the 2018 BBC Audio Drama Awards, following the first round of nominations in November. The awards celebrate audio dramas broadcast on radio and online, with awards in performing, writing, producing and sound design.
Sir John Hurt, who trained at RADA, has been posthumously nominated for Best Actor in an Audio Drama for his role in a new adaptation of H.G. Wells's novel The Invisible Man. Hurt played Griffin, the titular invisible man in a performance that received critical praise, with SFX Magazine writing "It's a bravura performance, and a fitting final bow for one of our most cherished thesps".
The winners will be announced on 28 January 2018. See the full list of finalists here.
The shortlist has been announced for the 2018 BBC Audio Drama Awards, which celebrate the range, originality and quality of audio dramas on the airwaves and online. Awards are given in performing, writing, producing and sound design, and are judged by a panel of industry experts. The awards are now in their seventh year and once again several RADA alumni are shortlisted.
Graduate Adam Nagaitis is shortlisted for Best Actor in an Audio Drama for The Archivist, a psychological thriller that was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 this summer. He is joined in the category by John Hurt, who is posthumously shortlisted for Best Actor for his role in The Invisible Man, an audio adaptation of the novel by H.G. Wells. Sir John Hurt trained at RADA in the early 1960s and passed away in January 2017.
Alumna Dame Sian Phillips is in the running for two awards, having been shortlisted for Best Actress in an Audio Drama for BBC Radio 4's The Things We Never Said, and for Best Supporting Actor/Actress for Pygmalion - also on BBC Radio 4 - in which she played Mrs Higgins.
Also shortlisted for Best Actress in an Audio Drama is alumna Maxine Peake for the radio adaptation of hit stage play The Thrill of Love, in which she played Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. Finally, RADA graduate Henry Goodman is also in the running for Best Supporting Actor/Actress for his performance as Goldberg in Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party for BBC Radio 3.
Visit the BBC website to see the full shortlist. The final nominees will be announced on 4 January 2018, and the winners at a ceremony at BBC Broadcasting House on 28 January 2018.