Lisa McGee, creator of the hit series Derry Girls, has urged fans to vote for the show after the series’ final episode was nominated at Edinburgh TV Festival for TV Moment of the Year.
Fans of Derry Girls will understand the mix of emotions that came along with the show adored by the world.
The third and final series took place in May this year. The finale was a poignant look back at 1998 and the Good Friday Agreement.
The final moments of the episodes show the main cast using their voice to take part in the referendum for the Good Friday peace agreement. The scene features clips of that period of time in Northern Ireland.
Derry Girls finale nominated for TV Moment of the Year – Lisa McGee urges fans to vote
Lisa McGee, the applauded creator of Derry Girls, has taken to social media to urge fans to vote for the show, which has been nominated for the TV Moment of the Year award at the Edinburgh TV Festival.
She wrote, “The last scene of Derry Girls has been nominated for TV moment of the year at @EdinburghTVFest – if you liked it why not give us a wee vote below #DerryGirls.”
Heartfelt replies flooded in in response, with one person poignantly putting it, “As someone who – lived through the trouble at the same time. I am not ashamed to admit to getting very emotional at this scene.
“@LisaMMcGee and her team skilfully captured the mood of the time. A perfect television moment.”
Stiff competition – up against some great TV moments
Lisa McGee urges for votes as the show is faced with some stiff competition in this category at the Edinburgh TV Festival.
Sam Ryder’s performance at the Eurovision Song Contest for the UK is up for this award. Plus, Nick and Charlie’s first kiss in the hit Netflix show Heartstopper.
The dramatic Succession season 3 finale, moments from Eastenders and This is Going to Hurt are also in the running. If you want Derry Girls’ beautiful episode to take home the win, you can vote for it here.
Derry Girls – loved by many
Derry Girls has been one of Channel 4’s most successful comedies of all time. Well over a million people tuned in across the UK and Ireland for the grand finale. 300 thousand of the views were from Northern Ireland.
Thousands more across the rest of the world waited in anticipation for it to be available to stream in their country.
Last month, Derry woman Lisa McGee became the first woman to ever be awarded Derry’s Freedom of the City award. The decision was unanimously backed by the council. You can watch the part of the Derry Girls finale nominated for TV Moment of the Year here.