Having faced one of their toughest years ever, a host of talent from across the arts industry is set to be celebrated next month at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards. Now in its 24th year, the annual ceremony will take place next month at the London Coliseum in a new, socially distanced format. The awards will be free for everyone to watch on Sky Arts, Freeview channel 11, at 8pm on Sunday 20th December.
Hosted by Melvyn Bragg, the South Bank Sky Arts Awards is the only Awards ceremony in the world to acknowledge and celebrate every genre of the Arts, including Dance, Classical Music, Comedy, Film, Literature, Opera, Pop, Theatre, TV Drama and Visual Art.
In Comedy, BBC Three and Amazon Prime’s critically acclaimed Fleabag goes up against Netflix smash hit Sex Education and Channel 4’s insightful and charming Home.
Promising artists at the start of their career will be celebrated in The Times Breakthrough Award. A clear marker for stars on the rise. London Hughes has been nominated in the comedy category Hughes is set to release her first Netflix special on 22nd December. London Hughes: To Catch A D*ck has been executive produced by Kevin Hart and sees Hughes talking about relationships.
Melvyn Bragg commented:
“This year’s Awards will inevitably be a very different sort of event for very different circumstances, but nonetheless will be an inspiring and uplifting celebration of the remarkable talent and strength of many artists at the peak of their powers. The diverse and eclectic list of nominees in every category proves that there is much to enjoy in the Arts – even in the toughest of times.”