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Catherine Tate gets global TV nod
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The Catherine Tate Show is also up for a best comedy prize
Catherine Tate, Stephen Fry and Jimmy Carr are among the British performers up for this year's Rose d'Or awards, some of the world's top TV prizes.

Tate is nominated for best female comedy performance, while Fry and Carr are both up for best game show host.

Ashley Jensen is in the running for best female sitcom performance - but there is no performance nomination for her Extras co-star Ricky Gervais.

Steve Carell, star of the US version of The Office, gets a sitcom nomination.

As previously announced, Gervais will receive an honorary Rose d'Or Award at this year's annual festival, held in the Swiss city of Lucerne from 25 to 30 April.

Fry is nominated for his role in fronting BBC Four's QI quiz, while Carr is shortlisted for Channel 4's Distraction.

The festival aims to reward "originality, quality and creativity" in entertainment programming from around the world.

Both Extras and The Office have already been nominated in the best sitcom category.

Other British nominees include The Thick of It's Peter Capaldi, EastEnders' Natalie Cassidy and actress Anna Chancellor, star of new Five sitcom Suburban Shootout.

The Rose d'Or awards ceremony will take place on 29 April.

Last year's event saw Peter Kay, Green Wing's Pippa Haywood and Little Britain stars David Walliams and Matt Lucas pick up performance awards.

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