Hard to figure out how the Audie Awards work these things, but once again, Richard Armitage has been nominated, for the third year in a row; however, he was not nominated in the Best Male Narrator category, but rather,
Stage and screen actor Richard Armitage’s charming performance of David Copperfield in the “Best Literary Fiction and Classics” category
Here’s the announcement:
I am guessing that, as with other awards, the producers decide which categories for which they want to submit their works, so I am assuming, with no real knowledge, that Audible decided to go this route.
For example, Audibles production/publication of The Turn of the Screw resulted in a nomination for Emma Thompson as Best Female Narrator, for a book which would qualify as a classic. On the other hand, the audiobook, Another Brooklyn ( only a little over 2 hours long) was nominated in both categories: Best Female Narrator and Best Literary Fiction and Classics. While available through Amazon and Audible, this audiobook was published and produced by HarperAudio and not Audible.
My point: that Audible may have chosen which categories in which to enter their work, which may account for Richard Armitage not appearing in the Best Male Narrator category.
No difference, really – the nomination is clearly based on his performance.