TV Choice Awards 2016: Who won big?
The stars were out in full force for the 2016 TV Choice Awards ceremony, which was held last night at London’s Dorchester Hotel.
Among the big winners were Julian Fellowes’s Downton Abbey, which triumphed over Peaky Blinders, Happy Valley and Line of Duty to win Best Drama Series for the first time; Doctor Foster, which stars Suranne Jones as a trusted GP whose world falls apart when she learns of her husband’s affair, and scooped up the Best New Drama Award; and Tom Hiddleston, who was named Best Actor for his role in The Night Manager.
Hiddleston’s acceptance speech was one of the top moments of the evening, as the actor appeared via satellite from Australia, alongside his Thor: Ragnarok co-stars Idris Elba and Chris Hemsworth. Watch the cheeky video below:
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Meanwhile, Dame Barbara Windsor was honoured with the award for Outstanding Contribution to Television. The former EastEnders star said she was “absolutely delighted” to receive the award.
She said: “It is such an honour to be recognised by TV Choice and it had not been something I ever expected to receive so I am extremely grateful.
“I have been in the business for over 66 years and I have been fortunate to have been involved in some truly outstanding productions that all mean so much to me, so to know that they also mean a lot to the audience is extremely touching”, she continued.
“Everyone knows how much love I have for EastEnders and that show has played such a pivotal part in my career, without it I may not be receiving this award. Although Peggy may no longer be with us, she and the show will never leave my heart”.
The full list of winners at the 2016 TV Choice Awards is as follows:
Best New Drama: Doctor Foster, BBC One
Best Drama Series: Downton Abbey, ITV
Best Actor: Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager, BBC One
Best Actress: Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley, BBC One
Best Family Drama: Call The Midwife, BBC One
Best Reality Show: I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, ITV
Best Talent Show: The Great British Bake Off, BBC One
Best Entertainment Show: Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV
Best Lifestyle Show: Gogglebox, Channel 4
Best Daytime Show: This Morning, ITV
Best Food Show: Sunday Brunch, Channel 4
Best International Show: Game Of Thrones, Sky Atlantic
Best Factual Show: Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs, ITV
Best Comedy: Birds Of A Feather, ITV
Best Soap Actor: Danny Miller, Emmerdale, ITV
Best Soap Actress: Lacey Turner, EastEnders, BBC One
Best Soap Newcomer: Shayne Ward, Coronation Street, ITV
Best Soap: Emmerdale, ITV
Outstanding Contribution to Television: Dame Barbara Windsor