The winners of the Royal Television Society Awards 2021 have been revealed. The comedy-related winners are:
The judges said: "The winner is clearly a star in the making, bringing a fresh perspective and real originality to the screen."
Writer - Comedy
The judges commented, "This writing was engaging, warm and truthful, but also landed the humour with real skill."
"Authentic, absurd and hilarious," said the judges of this show.
The judges remarked of Romesh Ranganathan's winning show, "It's genuinely funny, laugh-out loud event - the perfect showcase for the huge talent of its star."
Comedy Performance (Female)
The judges said of the winning performance, "She's supremely entertaining...she just has funny bones. When she's on screen you simply can't take your eyes off her."
Comedy Performance (Male)
"He has an amazing presence" said the judges of this performer. "His was a truly impactful performance."
The judges said, "An infectious sense of fun is created. It's like a party that you want to be at."
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The judges described the winning series as "distinctive in style yet broad in appeal, all wrapped in a highly original format."
Joe Lycett also won in the presenter category for his work on The Great British Sewing Bee. The judges noted he "showed all the qualities the audience loves to see right now: warm, approachable and kind, with tremendous enthusiasm for the subject matter."
The BBC comedy drama won in this category. The judges described the show as: "A fresh and exciting viewing experience, a piece of work executed with genuine creative vision."
Chair of the Awards, Kenton Allen, said: "The incredible range of programming we have seen across all genres and categories in this uniquely challenging year has been exceptional and a terrific representation of the thriving and constantly innovating television industry we have in the UK. Although we were unable to celebrate as usual in person, we thank all of you for the continued support and send huge congratulations to the very well-deserved winners and nominees. We look forward to reuniting, in the flesh and dressed to impress, for the RTS Awards 2022. It will be one hell of a reunion!"