TV Choice Awards 2016 brought glamour and accolades to the Dorchester Hotel last night, as the stars of the TV world all came together in anticipation of winning an award.
Downtown Abbey and Doctor Foster were crowned winners last night in the TV Choice Awards, with the popular period drama beating off stiff competition from the likes of Peaky Blinders, Line of Duty and Happy Valley to win Best Drama Series and thriller Doctor Forster winning Best New Drama.
Tom wins Best Actor!
Tom Hiddleston won Best Actor for BBC One’s The Night Manager. Idris Elba (swoon) and the equally gorgeous Chris Hemsworth hijacked the filming of his acceptance speech from down under.
“Chris and Idris are super happy about it and so am I, so thank you very much. I love being the night manager. I love making The Night Manager,” the English actor added.
Cillian Murphy may not have won Best Actor for Peaky Blinders, but we had to include a pic of him here. Just look at those eyes…
Lacey Turner wins Best Soap Actress
Lacey Turner is nothing other than incredible. In an incredibly emotional story-line, Stacey who already suffers from Bipolar suffers psychosis following the birth of her baby.
Alison Kerry of the mental health charity Mind added: ‘We have been working with the EastEnders team to develop this story-line over several months and have been impressed by the dedication they have shown in portraying postpartum psychosis sensitively.’
Barbara wins lifetime achievement award
Barbs bid an emotional farewell to Peggy earlier this year. The feisty, loyal, matriarch of the square took pills as she battled cancer in an emotional suicide plot-line.
“I will go as I have lived,” she said to her frenemy Pat Butcher. “Straight back, head high, like a queen.”
Eastenders liaised with charity Samaritans to ensure that the story-line was portrayed sensitively and responsibly.
Other TV CHOICE AWARDS WENT TO ANT & DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY for best entertainment show & I’M A CELEBRITY…GET ME OUT OF HERE! for best reality show