TV Choice Awards 2011: The Winners

EastEnders: The Queen Vic
Full list of winners from the 15th annual TV Choice Awards which saw Doctor Who and EastEnders both take home several gongs.

The awards ceremony for this years TV Choice awards took place at the Savoy Hotel in London last night. In the Best New Drama category the winner was Steven Moffat’s Sherlock seeing off tough competition from ITV’s Downton Abbey as well as Single Father and American import The Walking Dead – which airs on Channel Five. Best Drama Series went to BBC Three’s supernatural series Being Human which beat Glee and Misfits (E4) and comedy/drama Shameless.

As noted elsewhere Doctor Who won Best Family Drama beating fantasy drama Merlin, Casualty and Waterloo Road. Former Doctor Who actor David Tennant was named Best Actor for Single Father beating Matt Smith, Colin Morgan and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Doctor Who picked up another award as Karen Gillan was named Best Actress beating Amanda Burton for Waterloo Road, Vicky McClure for This Is England 86 and the late Elisabeth Sladen for The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Celebrity Juice on ITV2 was named Best Entertainment Show beating BBC One’s QI and The Graham Norton Show and Sky1’s An Idiot Abroad.

Best Gameshow went to ITV1’s The Cube seeing off Deal or No Deal on Channel Four and The Million Pond Drop Live, also on Channel Four, and Total Wipeout on BBC One. BBC One’s business series The Apprentice won Best Reality Show winning a category dominated by ITV shows; The Only Way is Essex, I’m A Celebrity and Peter Andre: The Next Chapter.

Standards dropped when The Jeremy Kyle Show won Best Daytime Series – the much criticised talk-show managed to beat of classy rivals This Morning, BBC Breakfast and er Loose Women.

The Inbetweeners on E4 was named Best Comedy while Britain’s Got Talent won Best Talent Show beating The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing.

Channel Four’s daytime addictive guilty pleasure Come Dine With Me was named Best Lifestyle beating fellow C4 shows Grand Designs and Gok’s Clothes Roadshow. Top Gear was named Best Factual Entertainment Show and Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals, on Channel Four, won Best Food Show.

Soap wise and EastEnders picked up three awards taking Best Soap – expect some grumbles from other soap fans. Jessie Wallace was named Best Soap Actress and Shane Richie won Best Soap Actor. Coronation Street’s 50th anniversary plot, the tram-crash, was named Best Soap Storyline and the Manchester soap also took home a second gong as Paula Lane, who plays Kylie Platt, was named Best Soap Newcomer.