Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch

'Sherlock', 'This is England 88' and 'Top Boy' will compete for the TV Drama prize at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

'Harry Potter' actor Jason Isaacs will hand out the accolade at the event on May 1, while Rob Brydon will present the Comedy award in which 'Fresh Meat', 'Twenty Twelve' and 'Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle' are all nominated.

Sir Tom Jones will present the winner of the Pop Music category and author Sir Terry Pratchett will give away the Literature prize, while Tracey Emin, Sir Tom Stoppard, Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball have also been lined up to hand out accolades at the ceremony.

'Call The Midwife' star Jessica Raine, comic Adam Riches and actress Felicity Jones will go up against each other in their respective TV drama, Comedy and Film sections as they bid to take home the Times Breakthrough Award.

Adele will take on PJ Harvey and Kate Bush in the Pop Music category, while movies 'Attack The Block', 'Senna' and 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' - which starred Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly - are all up for the Film award.

The event - which will be hosted by Melvyn Bragg - is to be shown on Sky Arts 1 HD at 9pm on May 1.

South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2012: Full List of Nominees:

Classical Music

Llŷr Williams: 'Beethoven's Piano Sonata Cycle at Edinburgh Festival'

Harrison Birtwistle with Boston Symphony Orchestra: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra at Boston Symphony Hall

Sir Colin Davis and the LSO: Nielsen's Symphony Cycle at the Barbican


'Fresh Meat', Channel 4

'Twenty Twelve', BBC4

'Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle', BBC2


Zoo Nation, 'Some Like it Hip Hop', Sadlers Wells

Akram Khan, 'Desh', The Curve

Arthur Pita, 'The Metamorphosis', Linbury Studio


'Attack The Block'


'We Need To Talk About Kevin'


'Pure', Andrew Miller

'Charles Dickens: A Life', Claire Tomalin

'Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?', Jeanette Winterson


'The Damnation of Faust', ENO

'Mignon, Buxton Festival'

'Heart of Darkness', Linbury, Royal Opera

Pop Music

Adele, '21'

PJ Harvey, 'Let England Shake'

Kate Bush, '50 Words For Snow'


'Matilda', RSC,

'One Man Two Guvnors', National Theatre

'Constellations', Royal Court

TV Drama

'Sherlock', BBC 1

'This is England '88', Channel 4

'Top Boy', Channel 4

Visual Art

'Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman', British Museum

'David Chipperfield: The Hepworth', Wakefield

'David Hockney: A Bigger Picture', Royal Academy