The cast and crew of Derry Girls are celebrating more recognition for their hilarious series today with none other than a BAFTA award nomination.
The C4 comedy set in 1990s Derry has been shortlisted for best Scripted Comedy in the awards in May, where they will compete against Mum, Sally4ever and Stath Lets Flats.
It was just last week that Derry Girls won the Royal Television Society’s Scripted Comedy award, so it’s clear that critics are loving the Derry banter.
Series creator and writer Lisa McGee had just one word to say about her latest honour:
Yay! X https://t.co/Vhy11cTZSF
— Lisa McGee (@LisaMMcGee) March 28, 2019
Nicola Coughlan, who plays Claire, and Saoirse-Monica Jackson, who pays Erin, were more than delighted with the news.
Aaaaaaaaaaa!!!! We only went and got nominated for a BAFTA didn’t we?!!!! https://t.co/Upt5zyVtdj
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) March 28, 2019
Good morning !!!!! https://t.co/FEjWypxr05
— Saoirse-Monica Jackson (@SaoirseJackson) March 28, 2019
Mayor of Derry City John Boyle has joined in the celebrations today, sharing his congratulations to the team on Twitter: “Well done to Lisa McGee and the fantastic Derry Girls team on their well-deserved BAFTA nomination in the Scripted Comedy category among the crème de la crème of the TV world! Making Derry proud!”
Derry Girls are on a roll this year and the jokes are still flying with just two episodes left in the current series, airing on Tuesdays on Channel4 at 9.15pm.