Doctor Foster, Downton and The Night manager lead TV Choice Awards winners
James R | On 06, Sep 2016
Doctor Foster, Downton Abbey and The Night Manager were the top winners at the 2016 TV Choice Awards last night.
ITV’s costume drama bagged the big prize in an evening that was otherwise dominated by the BBC. Domestic thriller Doctor Foster beat War & Peace, The Night Manager and ITV’s recently renewed Marcella to be crowned Best New Drama, while the Beeb’s John Le Carre adaptation took home the Best Actor gong for Tom Hiddleston. The BBC also enjoyed success with Happy Valley earning Sarah Lancashire Best Actress for her turn as Catherine Cawood in the show’s second season.
Netflix received no attention whatsoever on the night, although the streaming giant does have the exclusive US rights to Happy Valley and has also acquired the American rights to ITV’s Marcella. Amazon, instead, was the only VOD service to get a mention in the competitive International Show category, thanks to Prime Video’s exclusive acquisition of Outlander. It went up against E4’s The Big Bang Theory and Fox’s The Walking Dead, but all were beaten by Sky Atlantic’s Game of Thrones.
ITV got one over on the Beeb by bagging Best Comedy for Birds of a Feather, which the channel revived years after its original airing on the BBC. ITV also beat EastEners to win Best Soap – not for Coronation Street, but Emmerdale, which also won Best Soap Actor for Danny Miller. EastEnders’ Lacey Turner won Best Soap Actress.
Read on for the full list of winners – or head this way for our review of The Night Manager, plus where you can watch it online.
Best New Drama
Doctor Foster, BBC One
Best Drama Series
Downton Abbey, ITV
Tom Hiddleston – The Night Manager, BBC One
Sarah Lancashire – Happy Valley, BBC One
Best Family Drama
Call The Midwife, BBC One
Best Reality Show
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, ITV
Best Talent Show
The Great British Bake Off, BBC One
Best Entertainment Show
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV
Best Lifestyle Show
Gogglebox, Channel 4
Best Daytime Show
This Morning, ITV
Best Food Show
Sunday Brunch, Channel 4
Best International Show
Game of Thrones, Sky Atlantic
Best Factual Show
Paul O’Grady: For the Love Of Dogs, ITV
Birds of a Feather, ITV
Best Soap Actor
Danny Miller – Emmerdale, ITV
Best Soap Actress
Lacey Turner – EastEnders, BBC One
Best Soap Newcomer
Shayne Ward – Coronation Street, ITV
Dame Barbara Windsor
Photo: The Ink Factory / Mitch Jenkins