‘X Factor’ Wins At Royal TV Society Awards

Simon Cowell and his X Factor producers won best entertainment show at tonight’s Royal Television Society awards in London. And BBC hit Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, beat ITV’s Downton Abbey to win best drama series. But Piers Morgan lost out to radio DJ Reggie Yates as best presenter. David Tennant, nominated for his role in the one-off BBC TV drama Single Father, was beaten by Jim Broadbent for his star turn in Channel 4’s Any Human Heart. And Mad Men failed to win for best international show, which went instead to the Japanese dolphin-fishing expose The Cove. Steven Moffat, showrunner on the latest series of Doctor Who, received a special Judges’ Award. Guests at tonight’s awards show, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, included Tennant, Simon Callow, Greg Wise and ITV presenters Ant and Dec.

The X Factor A talkbackTHAMES and Syco TV Production for ITV1

Scripted Comedy
Miranda BBC Productions for BBC Two

Alan Bennett and the Habit of Art A Lone Star/National Theatre Production in association with Arts Council England and More4

The Secret Life of the National Grid BBC Productions for BBC Four

Science & Natural History
Wonders of the Solar System BBC/Science Channel co-production for BBC Two

Single Documentary
Between Life and Death BBC Productions/BBC Wales for BBC One

Documentary Series
Welcome to Lagos KEO north for BBC Two

Features and Lifestyle Series

Pineapple Dance Studios Pulse Films for Sky1HD

Nations and Regions Programme
Breaking the Silence Tern TV for BBC One Northern Ireland

Children’s Programme
Horrible Histories Lion Television in association with Citrus for CBBC

Children’s Drama
Sarah Jane Adventures BBC Productions/BBC Wales for CBBC

International Award
True Stories: The Cove Vertigo Films for More4

Daytime and Early-Peak Programme
The Indian Doctor Rondo Media and Avatar Films for BBC One

Soap and Continuing Drama
EastEnders BBC Productions for BBC One

Professor Brian Cox – Wonders of the Solar System BBC/Science Channel co-production for BBC Two

Actor (Male)
Jim Broadbent – Any Human Heart Carnival Films for Channel 4

Actor (Female)
Vicky McClure – This is England ’86 A Warp Film for Channel 4

Single Drama
The Road to Coronation Street ITV Studios for BBC Four

Drama Series
Sherlock Hartswood Films for BBC One

Drama Serial
Five Daughters BBC Productions for BBC One

Writer – Drama
Jack Thorne and Shane Meadows – This is England 86′ A Warp Film for Channel 4

Writer – Comedy
Jo Brand, Vicki Pepperdine & Joanna Scanlan – Getting On Vera Productions for BBC Four

Entertainment Performance
Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly – I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! / Britain’s Got Talent ITV Studios for ITV1 / a talkbackTHAMES and Syco TV Production for ITV1

Comedy Performance
Miranda Hart – Miranda BBC Productions for BBC Two

Judges’ Award
Steven Moffat, showrunner Doctor Who

Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter Bennett-Jones, founder Tiger Aspect

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2011/03/x-factor-wins-best-entertainment-at-royal-television-society-awards-114333/