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Friday, 14 April, 2000, 10:03 GMT 11:03 UK
Ali versus Parky at Baftas
Ali G
Ali G at the Brits: In line for a prize of his own?
Spoof interviewer Ali G is in competition with Michael Parkinson in the nominations for the British Academy Television Awards.

The pair are both nominated for the best entertainment performance award at the ceremony on 14 May, along with Channel 4's Graham Norton, and Rory Bremner's sidekicks, John Bird and John Fortune.


Michael Parkinson
Michael Parkinson is also nominated

Meanwhile, The Royle Family dominates the Best Comedy Performance category, with Caroline Aherne, Sue Johnston and Ricky Tomlinson up against Dawn French for The Vicar of Dibley.

It has a further nomination in the new best sitcom category, against The Vicar of Dibley, Victoria Wood's Dinnerladies, and the Channel 4 show Spaced.

Click here for a full list of nominees

Dame Thora Hird is nominated for best actress for her part in the acclaimed ITV drama Lost For Words.

The 88-year-old won a Royal Television Society Award for her portrayal of a woman who loses her powers of speech. Co-star Pete Postlethwaite is nominated for best actor.

Lost for Words is also nominated for best drama, as is the ITV drama-documentary, The Murder of Stephen Lawrence.


Dame Thora Hird and Pete Postlethwaite in Lost For Words
Dame Thora Hird and Pete Postlethwaite in Lost For Words

The nominations were announced by ITV football presenter Des Lynam, who will also host the awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

The Big Breakfast's host Johnny Vaughan finds himself in heavyweight company in one category. He is up against wildlife expert Sir David Attenborough and Newsnight presenters Jeremy Paxman and Kirsty Wark for best presenter (factual, features and news).

BBC One's lavish production of Wives and Daughters sees its stars Francesca Annis and Michael Gambon nominated for best actress and actor respectively.

Shooting The Past's Lindsay Duncan and Timothy Spall are also nominated for their parts in the BBC Two drama.

Click here for a full list of nominees

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