Miranda leads winners at British Comedy Awards 2010

Sunday 23rd January 2011 @ 5pm by Aaron

Miranda. Image shows from L to R: Tilly (Sally Phillips), Gary (Tom Ellis), Stevie (Sarah Hadland), Miranda (Miranda Hart), Penny (Patricia Hodge), Clive (James Holmes). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.In front of an audience packed full of celebrities - and for the first time, members of the public - at London's indigO2, the best British comedy from 2010 and the tail-end of 2009 was celebrated in inimitable BCA fashion at The British Comedy Awards 2010...

Miranda Hart was the big winner of the night, picking up three separate gongs: Best New TV Comedy for her BBC Two sitcom Miranda (pictured), as well as Best Comedy Actress and the coveted Peoples' Choice Award - voted for by the public - for herself. The triple win comes on the back of Miranda having been voted Best Overall Comedy 2010 in the Comedy.co.uk Awards, and news of a third series and possible move to BBC One for the sitcom.

Here follows the full list of awards and recipients:

Best Male TV Comic: Michael McIntyre.

Best Panel Show: Would I Lie To You?.

Best New TV Comedy: Miranda.

Best Comedy Entertainment Personality: Harry Hill.

Best TV Comedy Actor: Peter Capaldi.

The Writers' Guild Of Great Britain Award: Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, The Old Guys).

Best Female TV Comic: Jo Brand.

Best Sitcom: The Inbetweeners.

The British Comedy Academy Lifetime Achievement Award: Roy Clarke (Last Of The Summer Wine, Keeping Up Appearances, Open All Hours).

The Inbetweeners. Image shows from L to R: Will Mackenzie (Simon Bird), Neil Sutherland (Blake Harrison), Jay Cartwright (James Buckley), Simon Cooper (Joe Thomas). Image credit: Bwark Productions.Best Comedy Entertainment Programme: Newswipe.

Best Male Comedy Breakthrough Artist: John Bishop.

Best Female Comedy Breakthrough Artist: Samantha Spiro.

Best British Comedy Performance In Film: Kayvan Novak.

Best TV Comedy Actress: Miranda Hart.

Best Sketch Show: Horrible Histories.

Outstanding Contribution To Comedy: Russell Brand.

Peoples' Choice Award: Miranda Hart.

Notably, whilst there was a separate Best Children's Comedy award between 1996 and 1998, the win for Horrible Histories as Best Sketch Show marks not only the first win for a children's show amongst the whole body of programmes, but the first time that a programme aimed at children has been nominated for a British Comedy Award.

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