The Reason Jodie Comer Wasn't At The TV Choice Awards Is Actually V Exciting

by Sophie McEvoy
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The UK sure loves its telly, and viewers are keen to give it the love and attention it deserves. So far, 2019 has already seen a whole host of actors, shows, and presenters bring home awards from the likes of the BAFTAs and the NTAs, but last night (Sep. 9) it was the turn of the TV Choice Awards. Despite not being televised, it was up to the public to decide which nominees would take away the awards. And boy did viewers make some fantastic decisions, as the full list of the 2019 TV Choice Awards winners featured some immense talent across the board.

Hosted by Pointless presenter Richard Osman, the event took place at The Hilton Park Lane Hotel and featured numerous surprises and special moments, including youngster Kara-Leah Fernandes winning Best Soap Newcomer and your Killing Eve fave, Jodie Comer, taking home the Best Actress award. Comer couldn't be there to collect her award, but her excuse (which she shared during her acceptance speech via VT) was pretty good. The star wasn't able to make the event as she's currently filming Killing Eve season three. Hallelujah.

Sir David Attenborough was presented with the TV Choice Lifetime Achievement Award, as Metro reports. "What I do isn't always entertaining, and sometimes people hear things they don't like! But this is an honour and a great pleasure," the presenter said. "Still working, learning and making programmes Sir David Attenborough isn't just a British hero, he's a global icon," TV Choice added in a statement.

Of course, Attenborough's moment was the highlight of the night (I mean, how could it not be), but it goes without saying that those who took home TV Choice Awards demonstrated the amount of talent that the British TV industry has to offer.

With that in mind, here are the winners of the 2019 TV Choice Awards!

Best Drama Series

  • WINNER: Line of Duty
  • Game of Thrones
  • Poldark
  • Victoria

Best Family Drama

  • WINNER: Call The Midwife
  • Casualty
  • Doctor Who
  • The Durrells

Best New Drama

  • WINNER: Bodyguard
  • Killing Eve
  • The Bay
  • Sex Education

Best Comedy

  • WINNER: After Life
  • Derry Girls
  • Not Going Out
  • Still Open All Hours

Best Actor

  • WINNER: Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty)
  • Martin Compston (Line of Duty)
  • Richard Madden (Bodyguard)
  • Aidan Turner (Poldark)

Best Actress

  • WINNER: Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
  • Brenda Blethyn (Vera)
  • Vicky McClure (Line of Duty)
  • Eleanor Thompson (Poldark)

Best Soap

  • WINNER: Emmerdale
  • Coronation Street
  • EastEnders
  • Hollyoaks

Best Soap Actor

  • WINNER: Danny Dyer (EastEnders)
  • Ryan Hawley (Emmerdale)
  • Jeff Hordley (Emmerdale)
  • Jack P Shepard (Coronation Street)

Best Soap Actress

  • WINNER: Emma Atkins (Emmerdale)
  • Lacey Turner (EastEnders)
  • Lucy Fallon (Coronation Street)
  • Catherine Tyldesley (Coronation Street)

Best Soap Newcomer

  • WINNER: Kara-Leah Fernandes (EastEnders)
  • Olivia Bromley (EastEnders)
  • Maureen Lipman (Coronation Street)
  • Asan N'Jie (Emmerdale)

Best Entertainment Show

  • WINNER: The Graham Norton Show
  • Celebrity Juice
  • Gogglebox
  • Most Haunted

Best Reality Show

  • WINNER: I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
  • First Dates/First Dates Hotel
  • Love Island
  • Sam & Billy Faiers: The Mummy Diaries

Best Talent Show

  • WINNER: Britain's Got Talent
  • Dancing on Ice
  • The Great British Bake Off
  • Strictly Come Dancing

Best Lifestyle Show

  • Antiques Roadshow
  • Long Lost Family
  • The Undateables

Best Daytime Show

  • WINNER: This Morning
  • The Chase
  • Good Morning Britain
  • The Repair Shop

Best Factual Show

  • WINNER: Blue Planet Live
  • 24 Hours In A&E
  • Ambulance
  • Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs

Best Food Show

  • WINNER: Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip
  • Gino's Italian Coastal Escape
  • Mary Berry's Quick Cooking
  • Sunday Brunch