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.
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
W1A – BBC2
Sally Wainwright - Last Tango In Halifax and Happy Valley for BBC1
Sheridan Smith - Cilla Black in Cilla & Claire Webster in The Widower, both ITV
Toby Jones - Neil Baldwin in Marvellous & Lance in Detectorists BBC4
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