EDINBURGH TV AWARDS 2021

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Hosted by rising comedy star Kae Kurd, the Edinburgh TV Awards 2021 winners were announced on Twitter in an extended lunch break treat featuring top-name presenters and special appearances from stars including Paddy McGuinness, Alesha Dixon, Joe Lycett, Romesh Ranganathan and Rob Beckett.

CHANNEL OF THE YEAR

Winner:

BBC One

Our jury said: “Did such a stellar job of embracing the nation, keeping people involved and informed in an incredibly difficult year”

 

Runners Up:

BBC Three

BBC Two

Channel 4

Channel 5

ITV

BEST TV ACTOR - COMEDY

Winner:

O-T Fagbenle in Maxxx

Our jury said: “Really charismatic and funny and an all-round talent”

 

Runners Up:

Anjana Vasan in We Are Lady Parts

Anna Maxwell Martin in Motherland

Joe Gilgun in Brassic

Samson Kayo in Bloods

Tanya Moodie in Motherland

BEST TV ACTOR - DRAMA

Winner:

Hayley Squires in Adult Material

Our jury said: “So committed and so skilful, a brilliant performance”

 

Runners Up:

Billie Piper in I Hate Suzie

David Tennant in Des

Keeley Hawes in It’s A Sin

Rakie Ayola in Anthony

Jason Watkins in Des

SPECIALIST CHANNEL OF THE YEAR

Winner:

Sky Arts

Our jury said: “Never seem to just rest on their laurels, they are always pushing, always trying and keep moving forward”

 

Runners Up:

Crime+Investigation

Sky Atlantic

PRODUCTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Winner:

Bad Wolf

Our jury said: “Nothing quite like it, they have delivered a studio. Magnificently impressive, literally a one-off”

 

Runners Up:

Bandicoot TV

Big Talk Productions

ITN Productions

Merman Television

World Productions

BEST DRAMA

Winner:

It’s A Sin, RED Production Company for Channel 4 and HBO Max in association with All3media International

Our jury said: “Stands out as a piece of work that talks to us about our history, and about who we are now and what we can do”

 

Runners Up:

All Creatures Great and Small, Playground for Channel 5

Anthony, LA Productions for BBC One

Des, New Pictures for ITV

Gangs of London, Pulse Films, SISTER for Sky Atlantic

I May Destroy You, Various Artists Ltd & FALKNA for BBC One & HBO

BEST COMEDY SERIES

Winner:

We Are Lady Parts, Working Title Television, part of NBCUniversal International Studios, for Channel 4

Our jury said: “Dared to be  original…felt so authentic and of it’s own world, there’s no box-ticking here”

 

Runners Up:

Bloods, Roughcut Television for Sky One

Brassic, Calamity Films for Sky One

Motherland, Merman Television with Twofour in association with Lionsgate for the BBC

Starstruck, Avalon Television for HBO Max and BBC Three

Trying, BBC Studios and Apple TV+

SMALL INDIE OF THE YEAR

Winner:

Flicker Productions

Our jury said: “Really made their mark in the last couple of years…a small company with big ambition”

 

Runners Up:

Air TV

Big Deal Films

Firecrest Films

Red Sky Productions

Strawberry Blond

VARIETY OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Winner:

 

Jodie Comer

 

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BEST TV PRESENTER

Winner:

Roman Kemp

Our jury said: “To do something like this with such heart and warmth is amazing. He did an exceptional job”

 

Runners Up:

Anita Rani

Bradley Walsh

Graham Norton

Grayson Perry

Romesh Ranganathan

BREAKTHROUGH TALENT

Winner:

Yinka Bokinni

Our jury said: “Takes to whatever she’s doing with real natural charm, can’t wait to see where she goes next”

 

Runners Up:

Callum Scott Howells

Hector Abbott

Olly Alexander

Omari Douglas

Rosie Jones

BEST INTERNATIONAL DRAMA

Winner:

Lupin, Gaumont Télévision for Netflix

Our jury said: “Pure entertainment, really sophisticated and well done”

 

Runners Up:

Fargo, MGM Television and FX Productions

Lovecraft Country, HBO in association with afemme, Monkeypaw, Bad Robot and Warner Bros

Ted Lasso, Apple / Doozer Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television

The Queen’s Gambit, Netflix

Your Honor, Showtime Presents, Moonshot Entertainment, King Size Productions, CBS Studios

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Winner:

America’s War on Abortion (Exposure), Fuuse Films for ITV

Our jury said: “A really fresh take on this subject…incredible documentary making”

 

Runners Up:

Being Frank: The Frank Gardner Story, Curious Films for BBC Two

Damilola: The Boy Next Door, Acme Films for Channel 4

Muslim in Trump’s America (Exposure), Fuuse Films for ITV

Nail Bomber: Manhunt, An Expectation Production for Netflix

Storming the Capitol: The Inside Story, ITV News Current Affairs for ITV

BEST ON DEMAND SERVICE

Winner:

ALL4

Our jury said: “Their core values drive right through every aspect of the business, and all in a British context and all for nothing”

 

Runners Up:

Disney+

NOW

STV Player

THE GREEN AWARD

Winner:

Sky Sports featuring Sky Zero

Our jury said: “To communicate these issues through the medium of sport is really impressive”

 

Runner Up:

ITV

BEST ENTERTAINMENT SERIES

Winner:

Rob & Romesh Vs., CPL Productions for Sky One

Our jury said: “It’s pure, unfiltered entertainment”

 

Runners Up:

Britain’s Got Talent, Thames and Syco for ITV

Interior Design Masters, DSP for BBC Two

Taskmaster, Avalon for Channel 4

The Last Leg, Open Mike for Channel 4

The Rap Game UK, Naked for BBC Three

BEST POPULAR FACTUAL SERIES

Winner:

Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, Rumpus Media for Channel 4

Our jury said: “Watched the whole thing with a smile on my face, he made the show his own. Put a new format on an old and dry type of programme”

 

Runners Up:

Grayson’s Art Club, Swan Films for Channel 4

Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace, Wall to Wall Media for ITV

Portrait Artist of the Year, Storyvault films Ltd. for Sky Arts

Saved By A Stranger, Blink Films for Channel 4

The School That Tried to End Racism, Proper Content for Channel 4

GLOBAL SUCCESS AWARD

Winner:

All3Media International

Our jury said: “Fantastic to work with. Super impressive with really good people”

 

Runners Up:

Banijay Rights

ITV Studios

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