Mrs Brown’s Boys has been nominated for a BAFTA in the Situation Comedy category at this year’s awards. The comedy, which was a co-produced by RTÉ with the BBC, has proven to be a popular, both here and in the UK. Starring Brendan O’Carroll as Dublin matriarch Agnes Brown, it was first broadcast on RTÉ One at the beginning of the year. The comedy attracted an average audience of over 800,000 viewers, making it one of RTÉ Entertainment’s biggest successes of the year so far.
The show has also gone on to recieve large audiences on BBC One, with the last episode attracting 4.1 million viewers. RTÉ Television announced in March that the hugely popular sitcom would be re-commissioned for a second series.
Other nominees in the Situation Comedy category for the BAFTAs include Peep Show, Rev and The Trip. The BAFTAs ceremony will take place in London on 22nd May 2011 at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
Mrs Brown’s Boys has also been nominated for the Best TV Comedy category in this year’s Monte Carlo Television Festival Awards. Along with Irish comedy/drama Trivia, Mrs Brown’s Boys will be competing in the comedy category against popular US shows such as 30 Rock, Glee and Modern Family. The winner will be announced in early June.