Winners

Best Talent Show
THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF

Teaming up baking experts Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood with duo Mel and Sue has proved a real recipe for success. In the Bake Off tent the tension rises when the cakes don’t but there’s always plenty of banter to diffuse the situation. TGBBO wins for its sixth series, which saw Nadiya Hussain triumph.

Best Food Show
SUNDAY BRUNCH

When Something For The Weekend on BBC2 ended in 2012, Channel Four snapped up its presenting duo Tim Lovejoy and chef Simon Rimmer and launched Sunday Brunch. The show runs to a whopping three hours and features a mix of guests, cooking and live music. This is the first win for the team, who present the show from a studio at Whiteleys shopping centre in London.

Best Comedy
BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Talk about a comeback! Birds of a Feather – penned by Marks and Gran – ran on BBC1 from 1989 to 1998, before coming back 15 years later on ITV with a 10th series. Fans have loved getting reunited with Sharon, Tracey and man-eater Dorien and the trio is celebrating again tonight, having previously won our Best Sitcom award in 1999.

Best Entertainment Show
ANT & DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY

It’s four in a row for Ant & Dec and their show that pays homage to the golden era of light entertainment. The show has evolved since its launch in 2002 and the duo took Takeaway on tour in 2014. Last year’s series ended with a special that took place on a boat in Barcelona. What will the boys have lined up for this year?

Best Family Drama
CALL THE MIDWIFE

Since its debut in 2012, the heartwarming series about London midwives has remained a firm favourite with viewers, and this is a third win for the show. Over the years original stars Jenny Agutter, Judy Parfitt and Helen George have been joined by the likes of Emerald Fennell and Charlotte Ritchie. And while the drama is firmly set in the East End, this year’s Christmas special takes the Nonnatus House team to South Africa.

Best New Drama
DOCTOR FOSTER

Competition was incredibly tough in this category, with epic productions like War & Peace up for the prize. However it was Suranne Jones’ drama about suburban GP Gemma and her cheating husband Simon that got the nation talking and hauled in the votes. We’re set to learn what happened after the Fosters’ split, as filming is about to start on the second series.

Best International Show
GAME OF THRONES

This year’s award is for series six of the epic fantasy drama, which featured the epic twist in which fans discovered that hero Jon Snow (Kit Harington) wasn’t dead after all. Fans are now eagerly awaiting series seven of the drama based on George RR Martin’s books but have been warned that series eight will be the final visit to Westeros.

Best Daytime Show
THIS MORNING

After years of losing out to Jeremy Kyle, Phil and Holly are the winners tonight, with the magazine show that they have co-hosted since 2009. Innovations this year have included Rylan Clark-Neal co-hosting with husband Dan and James Martin and Anita Rani teaming up to present Friday’s shows over the summer. No doubt the This Morning team will raise a celebratory toast to Denise Robertson, the show’s much loved agony aunt who died this year.

Best Reality Show
I’M A CELEBRITY…GET ME OUT OF HERE!

There is no stopping the ITV smash hit which sees Ant & Dec head down under every November, and this is the 11th time we’ve honoured the show which started in 2002 and crowned Tony Blackburn as its first King of the Jungle. So far there have been 10 male winners and five female victors, with Vicky Pattison the reigning champion.

Best Drama Series
DOWNTON ABBEY

Carnival Films’ Gareth Neame struck gold when he asked Gosford Park writer Julian Fellowes to pen an Edwardian upstairs/downstairs drama and for six series the story of the Earl of Grantham and his family captivated viewers here and abroad. It wins our Best Drama Series prize for the first time with its final outing. Now fans are hoping for a film spin-off.

Best Factual Show
PAUL O’GRADY: FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS

He’s one of TV’s most popular performers, and they are man’s best friend. So it’s hardly surprising that Paul O’Grady’s documentary series about the work of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has proved such a hit, and he wins this for the fourth series, with a fifth and final run airing this month. Animal lover Paul became an ambassador for the home, where a bronze statue of his late dog Buster has been erected.

Best Lifestyle Show
GOGGLEBOX

There’s no stopping the success of Gogglebox, whose cast of armchair pundits have become as popular as some of the stars they watch! The Goggleboxers still include original favourites like Chris and Stephen, Leon and June and Sandy and Sandra, while newer faces like Ellie and Izzi and Giles and Mary have also proved popular. The show has now inspired a junior version, Gogglesprogs and had a special celebrity edition.

Best Actress
SARAH LANCASHIRE

Sarah again lands the prize she won in 2014 for playing no-nonsense police sergeant Catherine Cawood, in Sally Wainwright’s tense drama, set in rural Yorkshire. Even with her nemesis Tommy Lee Royce behind bars, Catherine’s problems were far from over as she juggled work and a tricky home life with sister Clare – played by fellow Corrie alumni Siobhan Finneran.

Best Actor
TOM HIDDLESTON for THE NIGHT MANAGER

In the days before his romance with Taylor Swift hit the headlines, Tom showed why he’d make a great James Bond in the adaptation of John Le Carre’s gripping thriller, in which he played undercover agent Jonathan Pine. The James Bond rumours have gone quiet, but a certain steamy scene in The Night Manager did lead to Tom being named Rear Of The Year! 

Best Soap Newcomer
SHAYNE WARD

Shayne might have been a newcomer to soap when he arrived in Weatherfield as Michelle’s cousin Aidan, in August 2015. However he was no stranger to small screen fame, having won the second series of The X Factor and released the single That’s My Goal. Corrie fans have welcomed Shayne, and have recently enjoyed his love triangle with Eva and Maria.

Best Soap Actress
LACEY TURNER

Tonight’s win takes Lacey Turner’s haul of awards to nearly three dozen, for the role of troubled Stacey Slater, who she played from 2004 to 2010 before returning as the much-loved Walford resident in 2014. Lacey grew up wanting to be in EastEnders – partly inspired by the fact she could see the Square from her bedroom window! 

Best Soap Actor
DANNY MILLER

It’s two Best Soap Actor trophies in a row for Emmerdale favourite Danny, who first scooped the title in 2010. The last 12 months have been drama-packed for Aaron, who finally conquered demons by facing his abusive father in court and reunited with lover Robert Sugden.

Outstanding Contribution Award
DAME BARBARA WINDSOR

Her TV credits go back as far as 1958, and her numerous TV credits include The Rag Trade, Dad’s Army, Up Pompeii!, Worzel Gummidge and One Foot In The Grave. However it’s as Peggy Mitchell, Walford matriarch, that Barbara has made the biggest impact on the small screen. Having first appeared as Phil and Grant’s feisty mum back in 1994, Barbara bowed out as Peggy earlier this year, but EastEnders fans won’t forget the pocket dynamo and her catchphrase, ‘Get Out Of My Pub!’

(Picture credit: Nicky Johnston)

Best Soap
EMMERDALE

Amazingly it’s a first win for the Yorkshire soap, which has had a storming 12 months, following on from the helicopter crash that left the village reeling in August 2015. Recent storylines have seen a house blast as Rakesh faces ruin, Charity’s plot to win back Cain and David’s cancer battle.