Comedy duo Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant will compete with each other for the Best TV Actor prize at the British Comedy Awards. The pair have both been nominated in the same category. Their latest comedy creation EXTRAS has been nominated in the Best Comedy category. And they could take home an armful of prizes, as the American version of their hit The Office is up for the Best International Comedy prize. It must compete with CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM and Everybody Hates Chris. Singer Charlotte Church is a surprise inclusion on the list of nominees, in the Best Female Newcomer Category - for her talk show. Other stars nominated for awards at next month's (DEC06) event include DAVID MITCHELL, ROBERT WEBB, HARRY HILL, PAUL MERTON, CATHERINE TATE, Russell Brand, TAMSIN GREIG, KATHERINE PARKINSON.