Sheridan Smith among winners of Broadcast Press Awards 2015

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Sheridan Smith among winners of Broadcast Press Awards 2015

Sheridan Smith was crowned the best actress at today’s Broadcast Press Awards 2015. 

The actress was recognised for her role as the young Cilla Black in the ITV drama Cilla. 

She was also recognised for her role as real-life murder victim Claire Webster in the ITV drama serial, The Widower.

Ms Smith, who turned up too late to accept her National Television Award for drama performance for Cilla because she was stuck in a cab, was given a week’s notice of the BPG prize.

The actress will next be seen in The C Word, a BBC drama based on a popular blog written by Lisa Lynch, after she was diagnosed with cancer.

Winners list:

Best Factual Entertainment 

Gogglebox – C4

Best Single Drama

Marvellous – BBC2

Best Drama Series

The Honourable Woman – BBC2

Best Single Documentary

Baby P: The Untold Story - BBC 1

Best Documentary Series

Benefits Street – C4

Best Multichannel Programme

Crackanory - UKTV Dave

Radio Programme of the Year

Germany: Memories of A Nation - BBC Radio 4

Radio Broadcaster of the Year

Jane Garvey - Woman’s Hour R4

Best Entertainment/Comedy

W1A – BBC2

Writer’s Award

Sally Wainwright  - Last Tango In Halifax and Happy Valley for BBC1

Best Actress

Sheridan Smith - Cilla Black in Cilla & Claire Webster in The Widower, both ITV

Best Actor

Toby Jones - Neil Baldwin in Marvellous & Lance in Detectorists BBC4

Breakthrough Award

Harry and Jack Williams, writers of The Missing  - BBC1

Innovation in Broadcasting Award

Vice News for The Islamic State and other original commissions

Harvey Lee Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting

Lenny Henry

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