Mrs Brown’s Boys beats Fleabag at 2020 National Television Awards
James R | On 29, Jan 2020
Mrs Brown’s Boys beat Fleabag at the 2020 National Television Awards last night, winning the comedy prize for the fifth year in a row.
Brendan O’Carroll’s Saturday night sitcom trumped a host of comedy big-hitters, including Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Golden Globes and Emmy winning comedy, Channel 4’s popular Derry Girls and two Netflix shows: Sex Education and Ricky Gervais’ After Life.
The continuing success of Mrs Brown’s Boys at an awards ceremony voted for by the British public set the tone for an evening in which many of the usual faces took home prizes: Emmerdale bagged the coveted best soap prize for the fourth year in a row, while This Morning won the live magazine show prize for the 10th straight year and Strictly Come Dancing waltzed away with the talent show prize for the fifth year in a row.
Peaky Blinders bagged two gongs, including the drama performance award for Cillian Murphy and the best drama prize, a category the gangster series has also won before.
Ant and Dec, meanwhile, were crowned the best presenters for the 19th consecutive year.
David Walliams, who hosted in place of usual front-man Dermot O’Leary, collected the best TV judge prize for Britain’s Got Talent, while Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson won best factual programme for her cyber-bullying documentary Odd One Out. The Great British Bake Off rose to the occasion to beat Love Island in the best challenge show race.
One category that guaranteed a new winner, though, was the new drama prize, which went to HBO and Sky Atlantic’s Chernobyl, which beat competition from ITV’s A Confession and BBC One’s Gentleman Jack and The Capture. One face fans were pleased to see again, meanwhile, was Sir Michael Palin, who received a special recognition award and used his time on-stage at London’s O2 arena to pay tribute to his late Monty Python co-star Terry Jones.
Here’s the full list of NTA winners:
Britain’s Got Talent
Dancing On Ice
Strictly Come Dancing
The Voice Kids
Call The Midwife
Line Of Duty
Ant & Dec
Jesy Nelson: ‘Odd One Out’
Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs
Gordon, Gino And Fred: Road Trip
Cillian Murphy, Thomas Shelby, Peaky Blinders
Idris Elba, DCI John Luther, Luther
Jodie Comer, Villanelle, Killing Eve
Michael Stevenson, Iain Dean, Casualty
Suranne Jones, Anne Lister, Gentleman Jack
THE BRUCE FORSYTH ENTERTAINMENT AWARD
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The Graham Norton Show
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
The Great British Bake Off
SERIAL DRAMA PERFORMANCE
Katie McGlynn, Sinead Tinker, Coronation Street
Danny Dyer, Mick Carter, EastEnders
Danny Miller, Aaron Dingle, Emmerdale
Gregory Finnegan, James Nightingale, Hollyoaks
Mrs Brown’s Boys
Imran Adams, Mitchell Deveraux, Hollyoaks
Jack Nolan, Will Noble, Casualty
Jurell Carter, Nate Robinson, Emmerdale
Max Bowden, Ben Mitchell, EastEnders
Peter Ash, Paul Foreman, Coronation Street
LIVE MAGAZINE SHOW
Good Morning Britain
David Walliams, Britain’s Got Talent | Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
Simon Cowell, Britain’s Got Talent | Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions | The X Factor: Celebrity
Sir Tom Jones, The Voice UK
will.i.am, The Voice UK | The Voice Kids
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Sir Michael Palin