British Comedy Awards 2011 winners announced
The 22nd annual British Comedy Awards have taken place in London tonight.
The premier awards for the broadcast comedy industry, the ceremony was hosted by Jonathan Ross and took place at Wembley's Fountain Studios. It was broadcast live on Channel 4 from 9pm this evening, with the last two awards in an additional E4 Live Lock-In programme.
There were no big winners on the night, with Miranda Hart picking up just one of the four gongs she was nominated for (Best TV Comedy Actress). Lee Evans picked up the Channel 4 Award For Special Contribution To Comedy, and Armando Iannucci was awarded the Writers' Guild Of Great Britain's special title.
However, proud comic 'outsider' Stewart Lee picked up two awards - personally, as Best Male TV Comic, and Best Comedy Entertainment Programme for Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle. He was unable to attend the ceremony but accepted the titles by pre-recorded video message.
The full list of nominees and winners are as follows (winners in bold).
Best New Comedy
Best Comedy Entertainment Personality
Outstanding Achievement In Comedy
Best TV Comedy Actress
Best Male TV Comic
Lifetime Achievement Award
Best TV Comedy Actor
King Or Queen Of Comedy Award
Best Comedy Panel Show
Best Comedy Entertainment Programme
Writers' Guild Of Great Britain Award
Best Female TV Comic
Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist
Channel 4 Award For Special Contribution To Comedy
Best Comedy Drama
Best Sketch Show
Two short films made by Goon Show star Peter Sellers are to be shown in public for the first time in more than 50 years.
Mark Watson and Henning Wehn are to star in Kia's Road To Rio, a six part travel series for Dave linked in with the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Steve Coogan will be awarded the Outstanding Achievement prize at tomorrow's British Comedy Awards. Paul Whitehouse takes the Writer's Guild Award.
Chris O'Dowd's hit Sky1 sitcom Moone Boy is to become a series of books for children, as a publishing house has acquired the rights for a significant sum.
Fresh Meat star Charlotte Ritchie, and Tom Stourton - one half of double act Totally Tom - have been cast in BBC Three's Siblings.
Up-and-coming stand-up comedian Steve Bugeja has won the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2013.
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