We Are Lady Parts wins at Edinburgh TV Awards

Thursday 21st October 2021, 2:44pm

We Are Lady Parts, Rob And Romesh Vs, Joe Lycett's Got Your Back and O-T Fagbenle have won in the Edinburgh TV Awards 2021, the awards organised by the Edinburgh TV Festival.

Best Comedy Series

We Are Lady Parts. Image shows from L to R: Momtaz (Lucie Shorthouse), Bisma (Faith Omole), Amina (Anjana Vasan), Ayesha (Juliette Motamed), Saira (Sarah Kameela Impey). Copyright: Working Title Films

Channel 4 sitcom We Are Lady Parts, written and directed by Nida Manzoor, won in the Best Comedy Series category.

The other nominees were Bloods, Brassic, Motherland, Starstruck and Trying.

Best Entertainment Series

Rob And Romesh Vs. Image shows from L to R: Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan. Copyright: CPL Productions

Rob And Romesh Vs, Sky's challenge format starring Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan, triumphed in the Entertainment category.

The other nominees were Taskmaster and The Last Leg, Britain's Got Talent, Interior Design Masters and The Rap Game UK.

Best Popular Factual Series

Joe Lycett's Got Your Back. Joe Lycett

Channel 4's consumer justice show Joe Lycett's Got Your Back won in the Best Popular Factual Series category, ahead of Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace, Portrait Artist Of The Year, Saved By A Stranger and The School That Tried To End Racism.

Best TV Actor - Comedy

Maxxx. Maxxx (O-T Fagbenle)

O-T Fagbenle was picked by judges in the comedy-related Best TV Actor category for his role in Maxxx.

The other nominees were Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts), Anna Maxwell Martin (Motherland), Joe Gilgun (Brassic), Samson Kayo (Bloods) and Tanya Moodie (Motherland).

BBC One was crowned Channel of the Year in a digital ceremony hosted on Twitter by stand-up Kae Kurd. The organisers say: "In an awards ceremony like no other, followers of the official Edinburgh TV Festival Twitter account were treated to Kae Kurd's exclusive stand-up material for the event, as well as a host of star turns from the well deserving recipients and celebrity guest presenters including Paddy McGuinness, Alesha Dixon and Tan France.

"Some of the UK's most acclaimed on-screen acting and presenting talent were in virtual attendance, including Jodie Comer, who won the Variety Outstanding Achievement Award in celebration of her remarkable work, which includes critically acclaimed UK dramas Killing Eve and Help."

The Edinburgh TV Festival's creative director, Stewart Clarke, says: "Huge congratulations to all of the Edinburgh TV Awards winners, a line-up that truly takes in the best talent, producers, writers, and channels - and celebrates the incredible work of the brilliant people in our industry. And a special thank-you to all of the juries who gave up their time and to jury president Reggie Yates."

More information on the awards and a full list of winners across all genres can be seen on thetvfestival.com

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