British Comedy Awards 2013 winners

Thursday 12th December 2013, 9:16pm

The winners have been announced for The British Comedy Awards 2013, sponsored by Foster's.

Broadcast live on Channel 4 from The Fountain Studios in Wembley, Jonathan Ross once again presided over one of the most prestigious events in the British comedy calendar.

Below are the nominees in each category, with the winner highlighted in bold:

Best Sketch Show

Harry & Paul. Image shows from L to R: Paul Whitehouse, Harry Enfield. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.Harry & Paul

Horrible Histories

It's Kevin


Best TV Comedy Actor

Fresh Meat. JP (Jack Whitehall). Copyright: Objective Productions / Lime Pictures.David Mitchell (for Peep Show)

Greg Davies (for Cuckoo)

Jack Whitehall (for Fresh Meat)

Kevin Eldon (for It's Kevin)

Best Comedy Panel Show

Would I Lie To You?. Image shows from L to R: David Mitchell, Rob Brydon, Lee Mack. Copyright: Zeppotron.8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

A League Of Their Own

Have I Got News For You

Would I Lie To You?

Best Female TV Comic

Nina Conti - A Ventriloquist's Story: Her Master's Voice. Nina Conti.Miranda Hart (for Room 101)

Nina Conti (for Live At The Apollo)

Sarah Millican (for The Sarah Millican Television Programme)

Sue Perkins & Mel Giedroyc (for The Great British Bake Off)

Best TV Comedy Actress

Miranda Hart.Jo Brand (for Getting On)

Miranda Hart (for Miranda)

Vicki Pepperdine (for Getting On)

Zawe Ashton (for Fresh Meat)

Best Male TV Comic

Duck Quacks Don't Echo. Lee Mack. Copyright: Magnum Media.David Mitchell (for Would I Lie To You?)

James Corden (for A League Of Their Own)

Jon Richardson (for 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown)

Lee Mack (for Would I Lie To You?)

Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist

The Last Leg. Adam Hills. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.Adam Hills (for The Last Leg)

Jonny Sweet (for Chickens)

Steve Delaney (for Count Arthur Strong)

Tom Basden (for Plebs)

Best Comedy Entertainment Personality

Alan Carr: Chatty Man. Alan Carr. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.Adam Hills (for The Last Leg)

Alan Carr (for Alan Carr: Chatty Man)

Ant & Dec (for Saturday Night Takeaway)

Graham Norton (for The Graham Norton Show)

Best Sitcom

Getting On. Image shows from L to R: Sister Den Flixter (Joanna Scanlan), Doctor Pippa Moore (Vicki Pepperdine), Nurse Kim Wilde (Jo Brand). Copyright: Vera Productions.Bad Education

Count Arthur Strong

Getting On

Peep Show

Best Comedy Entertainment Programme

The Graham Norton Show. Graham Norton. Copyright: So Television.Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

The Graham Norton Show

The Last Leg

Best New Comedy Programme

Plebs. Image shows from L to R: Stylax (Joel Fry), Marcus (Tom Rosenthal), Grumio (Ryan Sampson). Copyright: RISE Films.Count Arthur Strong




Special Awards

The British Comedy Awards. Copyright: Unique Productions / CPL Productions.Three special awards were also given out, as follows.

The British Comedy Outstanding Achievement Award: Steve Coogan

The Writer's Guild of Great Britain Award: Paul Whitehouse

The Award for International Achievement: Will Ferrell

King Or Queen Of Comedy Award

Jack Whitehall.The public have also been voting for the past fortnight via telephone for the 'King Or Queen Of Comedy' title. All other awards were decided on by industry juries, so this prize carries extra significance. The winner was revealed to be Jack Whitehall, for an unprecedented second year running.

In the below video, shot backstage, Steve Coogan talks to BCG about various topics:

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