TV Choice Awards 2017 – Shortlist Nominees and Winners
The lucky winners were announced on the evening of Monday 4 September on stage from The Dorchester, Park Lane; view the nominees and winners below.
All the winners, pictures and gossip from the evening will feature in TV Choice magazine, on sale Tuesday 12 September.
BEST ENTERTAINMENT SHOW
WINNER! Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV
It’s five in a row for Ant & Dec and their show that pays homage to the golden era of light entertainment. For their 2017 series they were joined by Scarlett Moffatt, and the duo made sure the show went out on a high, with a series finale broadcast live from Main Street at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
All Round To Mrs Brown’s, BBC1
Celebrity Juice, ITV2
The Graham Norton Show, BBC1
BEST FAMILY DRAMA
WINNER! Call The Midwife, BBC1
It’s a fourth win for series six of the heartwarming drama about nuns and nurses in the East End. The show’s been such a hit with viewers, the BBC have commissioned another three series which will keep the ladies of Nonnatus House onscreen until at least 2020, by which point the action will have shifted to 1965.
Doctor Who, BBC1
The Durrells, ITV
BEST DAYTIME SHOW
WINNER! This Morning, ITV
Last year’s winners retain the trophy for the show that Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby have co-hosted since 2009. Next year the show originally presented by Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan celebrates its 30th birthday, but before then there’ll be a change of scene as London Studios are rebuilt and This Morning will have a temporary move to Television Centre.
The Chase, ITV
Loose Women, ITV
BEST TALENT SHOW
WINNER! Strictly Come Dancing, BBC1
As the Strictly team prepare for their 15th series – in which they’ll pay tribute to showbiz legend Sir Bruce Forsyth – they celebrate a win for the 2016 series which culminated with TV presenter Ore Oduba beating Louise Redknapp and Danny Mac to lift the gitterball trophy.
Britain’s Got Talent, ITV
The Great British Bake Off, BBC1
BEST LIFESTYLE SHOW
WINNER! DIY SOS: The Big Build, BBC1
DIY SOS had run since 1999, but was rebranded in 2010 as The Big Build, and rather than fix homeowners DIY blunders, the show now enlists the help of local tradesmen and the community in order to undertake bigger projects for deserving families. In 2015 the show built a home for Veterans, with two very special helpers in the shape of Princes William and Harry.
Gogglebox, Channel 4
Long Lost Family, ITV
Tattoo Fixers, E4
BEST NEW DRAMA
WINNER! Little Boy Blue, ITV
Factual drama supremo Jeff Pope – who also brought us The Moorside this year – penned and produced this moving four-parter about the shocking murder of Croxteth schoolboy Rhys Jones in 2007. The drama starred Stephen Graham, who’s also known for This is England and Boardwalk Empire, as Det Supt Dave Kelly, the officer on a mission to bring Rhys’s killer to justice.
The Crown, Netflix
The Good Karma Hospital, ITV
BEST REALITY SHOW
WINNER! I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!, ITV
We’ve now handed out a dozen awards to the ITV stalwart that sends celebs into the Aussie outback to bond and eat bugs. This win is for the 2016 series featuring a generally genial camp, with Adam Thomas coming third, Joel Dommett as runner-up and Gogglebox’s Scarlett Moffatt named Queen of the Jungle.
Big Brother/Celebrity Big Brother, Channel 5
The Island With Bear Grylls, Channel 4
The Only Way Is Essex, ITVBe
WINNER! Peter Kay’s Car Share, BBC1
Viewers loved the will they-wont they comedy in which Peter Kay and Sian Gibson play supermarket colleagues sharing their commute. There was an outcry when Peter’s character John failed to declare his love for Sian’s Kayleigh in the final episode of series two, and rumour has it there won’t be a third.
The Big Bang Theory, E4
Modern Family, Sky 1
BEST FACTUAL SHOW
WINNER! Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs, ITV
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 fifth series, with a sixth series and a Christmas special still to come this year.
24 Hours In A&E, Channel 4
Planet Earth II, BBC1
The Supervet, Channel 4
BEST FOOD SHOW
WINNER! Gino’s Italian Escape: Hidden Italy, ITV
It’s a first win for the fourth series of Gino D’Acampo’s culinary tour of his homeland. This time round the irrepressible This Morning chef went off the beaten track, for a voyage of discovery around the North of Italy and the resulting book promised to teach us How To Cook Like A True Italian.
The Hairy Bikers’ Comfort Food, BBC1
Mary Berry Everyday, BBC2
Sunday Brunch, Channel 4
WINNER! OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO TV: MARY BERRY
Her first regular TV role was cooking alongside host Judith Chalmers on Afternoon Plus for Thames TV in the early 70s, and while her books remained a favourite through the decades it was The Great British Bake Off that turned Mary into a national treasure and fashion icon. She was awarded the CBE in 2012.
BEST DRAMA SERIES
WINNER! Broadchurch, ITV
One of ITV’s biggest hits in recent years, fans were delighted to return to the Dorset seaside for a final catch up with detectives Hardy and Miller, as they investigated a serious sexual assault against Trish (Julie Hesmondhalgh). Other star names who signed up for the last run were Sarah Parish, Charlie Higson and Lenny Henry.
Line Of Duty, BBC1
Our Girl, BBC1
WINNER! Olivia Colman, Broadchurch
This is the first time Olivia has won for playing long-suffering Ellie Miller in Broadchurch, having lost out previously to Miranda Hart and Sheridan Smith. Aside from Broadchurch Olivia’s been busy playing Queen Anne in the forthcoming film The Favourite alongside Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.
Michelle Keegan, Our Girl
Amanda Mealing, Casualty
Eleanor Tomlinson, Poldark
WINNER! David Tennant, Broadchurch
It’s three out of three for David, who’s lifted this trophy for every outing as the tetchy Scottish detective Alec Hardy, and had four previous wins thanks to Doctor Who and Single Father. His career continues to soar with film and theatre credits and success on US TV in shows including Jessica Jones.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
George Rainsford, Casualty
Aidan Turner, Poldark
BEST SOAP NEWCOMER
WINNER! Sally Dexter, Faith Dingle, Emmerdale
She’s been acclaimed for her theatre roles for decades, now Sally Dexter has won a whole new following as Emmerdale’s Faith Dingle. Arriving back in February, her true identity was a secret at first. She was revealed to be the mother of Cain and Chas, and the feisty great-grandmother’s been shocking the village with her antics ever since.
Julia Goulding, Shona Ramsey, Coronation Street
Rob Mallard, Daniel Osbourne, Coronation Street
Zack Morris, Keegan Baker, EastEnders
BEST SOAP ACTOR
WINNER! Ryan Hawley, Robert Sugden, Emmerdale
Following three Best Soap Actor wins for Danny Miller as Aaron, it’s now the turn of his onscreen (estranged) husband to lift the trophy, as Ryan Hawley wins for his performance as scheming bisexual Robert Sugden. Ryan took over the role in 2014 and has become a favourite with fans who’ve been gripped by the relationship of the couple dubbed ‘Robron’.
Danny Dyer, Mick Carter, EastEnders
John Middleton, Ashley Thomas, Emmerdale
Danny Miller, Aaron Dingle, Emmerdale
BEST SOAP ACTRESS
WINNER! Charlotte Bellamy, Laurel Thomas, Emmerdale
This isn’t the first award we’ve given Charlotte Bellamy, who triumphed back in 2008 when her character Laurel Thomas faced the trauma of cot death. This time she’s won for her portrayal of the village favourite as Laurel’s dealt with husband Ashley’s dementia and death, while battling not to give in to her alcohol addiction.
Lucy Fallon, Bethany Platt, Coronation Street
Kym Marsh, Michelle Connor, Coronation Street
Jasmine Armfield, Bex Fowler, EastEnders
Having waited until our 20th Awards to finally win our Best Soap prize, Emmerdale make it two in a row, thanks to a cracking year that has seen huge set pieces such as the motorway crash, shock twists like Holly’s death and the poignant farewell as show stalwart Ashley succumbed to early onset dementia.