Edinburgh TV Awards to Be Presented by Frank Skinner


Frank Skinner, writer, comedian and television/radio personality, has been tapped to host this year’s Edinburgh TV Awards, taking place on Thursday, August 23.

At the ceremony, Skinner will reveal the winners for channel of the year and production company of the year. A number of new categories are also being added, including best international drama series and best breakthrough talent. The deadline for the first round of entries for all categories is Friday, May 11.

Skinner commented: “Having finally reached that plain of consciousness from which I can watch others winning things and feel no pain, I am, at last, ready to host the Edinburgh TV Awards. And what host could ask for a better wind beneath his wings than an audience of TV executives? I cannot wait.”

Phil Edgar Jones, advisory chair, director of Sky Arts and head of entertainment at Sky, added: “Whether it’s comedy, acting, writing or singing—there is nothing that Frank can’t do—and do incredibly well! There is still time to get your entries in, and with Frank at the helm, the night will be bigger and better than ever before; don’t miss out!”