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03.04.12 | Charlotte Williams
Costa-winner Andrew Miller has been nominated for the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Award, with Man Booker-shortlisted Stephen Kelman nominated for the Times Breakthrough award.
Miller's Pure (Sceptre) is joined in the Literature category by Claire Tomalin for her biography of Dickens, Charles Dickens: A Life (Viking), which was shortlisted for the Costa biography award, and Jeanette Winterson's Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal? (Jonathan Cape).
In the film category, the film of Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk About Kevin, is one of three nominees; in the theatre category, the RSC's musical of Roald Dahl's Matilda gets a nod; and in the TV drama category, BBC1's modern spin on Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock is among the nominees. The reimagining of Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness by the Royal Opera company is among the nominees in the opera category.
The judges of this year's awards, which include music, comedy, dance, film, TV drama and visual art categories, are chair Gilly Greenwood; Financial Times arts correspondent Peter Aspden; entertainment columnist and Daily Mail arts reviewer Baz Bamigboye; Sunday Times arts editor Richard Brooks; Matt Cain, culture editor at Channel 4; John Cassy, director, Sky 3D; arts editor of the Observer Sarah Donaldson; head of PR Sky Arts and Sky Movies Manisha Ferdinand; Heat magazine TV and reviews editor, Boyd Hilton; Times arts and entertainment editor Alex O'Connell; and documentary filmmaker Archie Powell.
The Times Breakthrough award, which recognises "up and coming talent across the arts", and is voted for by Times readers, sees Kelman line up among nine other nominees, one from each category, including Felicity Jones in the film category, and Jessica Raine in TV drama.
The awards ceremony will be held at The Dorchester Hotel in London on 1st May 2012, with the show to air at 9 p.m. on Sky Arts 1 HD and Sky Go. The awards will be presented by "South Bank Show" presenter Melyvn Bragg.