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Michaela Coel and David Tennant have dominated this year’s Broadcasting Press Guild Awards with both of them winning multiple awards.

Jake Kanter, the chair of the BPG, said: "2020 was a challenging year for British television. Coronavirus shuttered production for months, ripped a near-fatal hole in the ad market, and ravaged a brilliant freelance community that actually makes the stuff we love to watch...

"But amid the rubble, industry ingenuity prospered and what crumbled was quickly rebuilt. It was a year when television and radio provided comfort, distraction and a friendly embrace in an ugly world. Our winners are testament to that."

The Winners

Best Documentary Miniseries Winner: The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty (72 Films for BBC Two)

Best Documentary Series Winner: Once Upon a Time in Iraq (KEO Films for BBC Two)

Best Comedy Winner: Staged, Series 1 (Infinity Hill/ GCB Films for BBC One)

Best Entertainment Winner: Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, Series 3 (Owl Power for BBC Two)

Best Actress Winner: Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You)

Best Actor Winner: David Tennant (Des/ Staged)

Best Writer Winner: Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You)

Best Drama Miniseries Winner: Quiz (Left Bank Pictures for ITV and AMC)

Best Drama Series Winner: I May Destroy You (Various Artists Limited/ FALKNA for BBC One and HBO)

BPG Breakthrough Award Winner: Emma Corrin (The Crown)

BPG Innovation in Broadcasting Award Winner: BBC for its Lockdown Learning initiative (BBC TV/Online/social media)


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