British Comedy Awards 2012 - Full Results

Wednesday 12th December 2012 @ 8:55pm

British Comedy Awards 2012. Jack Whitehall. Jonathan Ross has hosted the The British Comedy Awards 2012 at the Fountain TV Studios in London. The ceremony was broadcast live from the Wembley venue on Channel 4, with 13 trophies awarded.

Model Kelly Brook, film star Cuba Gooding Jr, American comic actor John Lithgow of 3rd Rock From The Sun, and 'glamour queen' Joan Collins were amongst the celebrities announcing the winners of the 22nd British Comedy Awards.

The biggest winner of the night was Sky Atlantic's dark pre-Victorian period sitcom Hunderby, which picked up both Best Sitcom and Best New Comedy Programme titles.

It had been announced in advance that Shooting Stars comedians Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer were to be honoured with the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award during the ceremony. Reeves said: "I am most cock-a-hoop over being awarded this most prestigious of trophies", and Mortimer added: "I'm really proud that Jim & I have always written our own guff. It's great to have that recognised."

Young stand-up comic Jack Whitehall (pictured) was perhaps the most notable individual winner of the evening, picking up the King of Comedy title - the only award to be determined by public vote.

Thanking all involved with his shows Bad Education, Fresh Meat and A League Of Their Own, Whitehall quipped: "This feels a little bit like when The Only Way Is Essex got a BAFTA ... but I'm so grateful."

The final award of the night saw Sacha Baron Cohen don his Ali G guise once more to accept the British Comedy Academy Outstanding Achievement Award on behalf of "Sacha Bell-end Cohen".

Below is a reminder of the nominees, with winners highlighted in red.

Best Comedy Entertainment Personality

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe. Charlie Brooker. Image credit: Zeppotron.Charlie Brooker (for Charlie Brooker's 2011 Wipe) - WINNER

Graham Norton (for The Graham Norton Show)

Harry Hill (for Harry Hill's TV Burp)

Stephen Fry (for QI)

Best Sitcom

Hunderby. Dorothy (Julia Davis). Image credit: Baby Cow Productions.Hunderby - WINNER

Rev.

The Thick Of It

Twenty Twelve

Best Male Television Comic

Would I Lie To You?. Lee Mack. Image credit: Zeppotron.David Mitchell (for Would I Lie To You?)

Harry Hill (for Harry Hill's TV Burp)

Lee Mack (for Would I Lie To You?) - WINNER

Sean Lock (for 8 Out Of 10 Cats)

Best Comedy Entertainment Programme

Harry Hill's TV Burp. Harry Hill. Image credit: Avalon Television.Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Celebrity Juice

Harry Hill's TV Burp - WINNER

The Graham Norton Show

Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist

Very Important People. Morgana Robinson. Image credit: Running Bare Pictures.David Rawle (for Moone Boy)

Morgana Robinson (for Very Important People) - WINNER

Nina Conti (for Make Me Happy: A Monkey's Search For Enlightenment)

Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns (for Cardinal Burns)

Best TV Comedy Actress

The Thick Of It. Nicola Murray (Rebecca Front). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.Jessica Hynes (for Twenty Twelve)

Olivia Colman (for Rev.)

Olivia Colman (for Twenty Twelve)

Rebecca Front (for The Thick Of It) - WINNER

Best New Comedy Programme

Hunderby. Dorothy (Julia Davis). Image credit: Baby Cow Productions.Alan Partridge: Welcome To The Places Of My Life

Cardinal Burns

Hunderby - WINNER

Moone Boy

Best Female Television Comic

Have I Got News For You. Jo Brand. Image credit: Hat Trick Productions.Jo Brand (for Have I Got News For You) - WINNER

Nina Conti (for Make Me Happy: A Monkey's Search For Enlightenment)

Sarah Millican (for The Sarah Millican Television Programme)

Sue Perkins (for Have I Got News For You)

Best Sketch Show

Cardinal Burns. Image shows from L to R: Seb Cardinal, Dustin Demri-Burns. Image credit: Left Bank Pictures.Cardinal Burns - WINNER

Facejacker

Horrible Histories

Very Important People

King or Queen of Comedy - Public Vote

Jack Whitehall. Alan Carr
Lee Mack
Sarah Millican
David Mitchell
Graham Norton
Jack Whitehall - WINNER

Best TV Comedy Actor

In The Loop. Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.Hugh Bonneville (for Twenty Twelve)

Peter Capaldi (for The Thick Of It) - WINNER

Steve Coogan (for Alan Partridge: Welcome To The Places Of My Life)

Tom Hollander (for Rev.)

British Comedy Academy Outstanding Achievement Award

The Dictator. Sacha Baron Cohen. Sacha Baron Cohen


Aside from the phone vote category, the winners of this year's awards were decided by the British Comedy Awards Jury, which now comprises more than 50 people. The jury includes a mix of TV executives, journalists, producers, writers and actors.

Below are videos of the winners being announced, and their speeches:

Sacha Baron Cohen collecting his award as Ali G:


Jack Whitehall is named the King of Comedy:


Lee Mack's amusing acceptance speech:


Vic & Bob clearly didn't rehearse their speech:


Charlie Brooker's speech:


The production team behind Harry Hill's TV Burp:


Cardinal Burns accept the Best Sketch Show prize:


Rebecca Front is gracious in accepting the Best Actress trophy:


Peter Capaldi explains how he is going to use his trophy:


Jo Brand collecting her award in a pre-filmed video:


And Hunderby's two wins:




Backstage Report

Jonathan Ross's Opening Monologue

Sky Atlantic keen to order more Hunderby


Our Guide to 'The British Comedy Awards'

 

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