The lucky winners were announced at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Monday 9th September 2019 - a full list of the winners & nominees is below.
All of the winners, pictures and gossip from the evening featured in TV Choice magazine, on sale Tuesday 17th September.
SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH PRESENTED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD!
We have presented only a handful TV Choice Lifetime Achievement Awards in our 23 year history. And in 2019 we presented this award to a very special person, Sir David Attenborough.
On behalf of our readers and the millions of viewers who've enjoyed his work, we wanted to show our appreciation and respect for the joy he's given us all over many decades of natural history television.
His lifetime's work, played out to several generations of viewers, has made every TV show he's made over an amazing 60 year career highly anticipated and enormously popular. Still working, learning and making programmes Sir David Attenborough isn't just a British hero, he's a global icon.
So it was our honour to present this award to the still inspiring, much-loved presenter and global educator at his home in London. He's clearly proud to still be upholding the Reithian values his programmes are respected for.
Sir David said: ‘Indeed. 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.'
BEST DAYTIME SHOW in association with VANILLA
WINNER! This Morning - ITV
The end of 2018 saw Holly temporarily hand over presenting duties to Rochelle Humes, as she stood in for Ant in the jungle. But the start of 2019 brought the golden pairing of Phil and Holly back together, for another year ruling daytime, while often dissolving into giggles. Viewers also love the banter of Ruth and Eamonn, who host the Friday show. Last year Rylan enjoyed himself so much at the Awards he didn’t make it on screen the next day. Let’s see how the team do this year!
Good Morning Britain - ITV
The Chase - ITV
The Repair Shop - BBC1
WINNER! JODIE COMER for KILLING EVE
Jodie Comer made a big impression as ‘the other woman’ Kate in Doctor Foster, and gained more plaudits for her role as kidnapped teenager Ivy in the tense drama Thirteen. But it’s her role as psycho assassin Villanelle in Killing Eve that has made the Liverpudlian actress a star, and she is currently filming the third series of the hit drama.
Brenda Blethyn - Vera
Vicky McClure -Line of Duty
Eleanor Tomlinson - Poldark
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO TELEVISION
WINNER! Lorraine Kelly
The special award presented tonight honours Lorraine’s impressive tally of 35 years presenting morning TV. She’s reported on major news stories like Lockerbie and Dunblane, and proved a hit with some of the world’s biggest stars including Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey when she’s interviewed them. While ITV’s breakfast show has gone through several name and line-up changes over the years, Lorraine has proved irreplaceable.
BEST TALENT SHOW
WINNER! Britain’s Got Talent - ITV
The 13th series of the ITV stalwart saw presenters Ant and Dec reunited after Ant’s stint in rehab during the previous series. Patriotic acts have always gone down well with the judges, and this year’s run was won by the oldest contestant, singing Chelsea Pensioner Colin Thackerey.
Dancing On Ice - ITV
Strictly Come Dancing - BBC1
The Great British Bake Off - Channel 4
BEST REALITY SHOW
WINNER! I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! - ITV
It’s an incredible 14th win at our Awards for the show fans are still tuning in for, year after year. The 2018 run was for the first time hosted by Dec with Holly Willoughby, as Ant took time out and the series saw retired football manager Harry Redknapp beat Emily Atack and John Barrowman to be named King of the Jungle.
First Dates/First Dates Hotel - Channel 4
Love Island - ITV2
Sam and Billie Faiers: The Mummy Diaries - ITVBe
WINNER! ADRIAN DUNBAR for LINE OF DUTY
Adrian, who hails from Eniskillen in Northern Ireland, made his name in films like Hear My Song, which he co-wrote, and My Left Foot. His numerous TV credits include the first episode of Cracker and the last one of A Touch Of Frost, and this all-rounder also directs and fronts a band. But he lands his first TV Choice Award for his role as Supt Ted Hastings, the Line of Duty character he’s played since 2012.
Martin Compston - Line of Duty
Richard Madden - Bodyguard
Aidan Turner - Poldark
BEST FOOD SHOW
WINNER! Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip - ITV
When they got together to cook a Christmas Roast in 2017, hot-tempered Gordon Ramsay, cheeky Gino d’Acampo and First Dates’ smooth maître d’ Fred Siriex found the recipe for a great TV team. The gang were reunited for Road Trip, which saw them visit their home nations of Scotland, Italy and France and the bantering trio are now on the road again, filming series two in America.
Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape - ITV
Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking - BBC2
Sunday Brunch - Channel 4
BEST COMEDY SHOW
WINNER! After Life - Netflix
It’s a first win for Netflix, courtesy of the comedy created, produced, directed by and starring Ricky Gervais. He plays Tony, a journalist who contemplates suicide following the death of his wife Lisa (Kerry Godliman). A month after the show premiered, Netflix renewed it for a second series.
Derry Girls - Channel 4
Not Going Out - BBC1
Still Open All Hours - BBC1
BEST FACTUAL SHOW
WINNER! Blue Planet Live
Sir David Attenborough – who we are also honouring with a Lifetime Achievement Award – won this prize last year with Blue Planet II, which came 16 years after the first series. Blue Planet Live featured natural history stalwarts Chris Packham, Steve Backshall and Liz Bonnin exploring marine life around the globe while reporting on the health of our oceans. Highlights included daredevil Steve diving with sharks in the Bahamas.
24 Hours In A&E - Channel 4
Ambulance - BBC1
Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs - Channel 4
BEST DRAMA SERIES
WINNER! Line Of Duty - BBC1
It took until series five for Jed Mercurio’s tense cop drama to win our Best Drama award. As ever the central trio of AC-12’s Ted, Steve and Kate were battling to identify exactly who the crooks were and prove it, in a story that featured the always-impressive Steven Graham as an undercover cop who might have moved to the dark side.
Game of Thrones - Sky Atlantic
Poldark - BBC1
Victoria - ITV
BEST LIFESTYLE SHOW
WINNER! DIY SOS: The Big Build - BBC1
It’s two in a row for the heart-warming makeover show in which Nick Knowles leads a team of purple-shirted tradesmen Julian, Chris, Mark and Billy undertaking building projects that make life better for deserving communities, with design inspiration courtesy of Gabrielle Blackman. Incredibly the series that aired in May was the 30th run for the ever-popular show.
Antiques Roadshow - BBC1
Long Lost Family - ITV
The Undateables - Channel 4
BEST FAMILY DRAMA
WINNER! Call The Midwife - BBC1
Series eight of the nostalgic drama sees a sixth trophy heading back to Nonnatus House. The last run of Heidi Thomas’ drama saw the arrival of new nuns Sister Frances and Sister Hilda, and a great guest role for Miriam Margolyes as Mother Miriam, and all will return for series nine in 2020.
Casualty - BBC1
Doctor Who - BBC1
The Durrells - ITV
BEST NEW DRAMA
WINNER! Bodyguard - ITV
He’s had the nation gripped for years with Line of Duty, then last Autumn, top screenwriter Jed Mercurio brought us a new peak time drama that proved just as enthralling, as Richard Madden’s David Budd put a new spin on close protection, as he served Home Secretary Julia Montague, alias the ever popular Keeley Hawes.
Killing Eve - BBC1
Sex Education - Netflix
The Bay - ITV
BEST ENTERTAINMENT SHOW
WINNER! The Graham Norton Show - BBC1
Graham’s latest run will be the 26th series of his chat show, which has been keeping audiences entertained since 2007. In that time it’s moved from BBC2 to BBC1, and from Monday to the coveted Friday night slot when Jonathan Ross ended his BBC show in 2010. Highlights include the ‘That’s All We’ve Got Time For’ slot where audience members brave the red chair. The show is also known for its interesting pairings of guests, which in the last series saw witty banter from regular guest Sir Ian McKellen, as he shared the sofa with Madonna.
Celebrity Juice - ITV2
Gogglebox - Channel 4
Most Haunted - Really
BEST SOAP NEWCOMER
WINNER! Kara-Leah Fernandes - Bailey Baker, EastEnders
Our youngest ever Newcomer winner, 12-year-old Kara-Leah has been impressing EastEnders viewers since January as young Bailey Baker, the daughter of Karen’s ex Mitch, who’s been forced to grow up quickly due to the death of her mother Dinah. The young actress has also appeared in Carapaces and The Long Song.
Asan N’Jie - Ellis Chapman, Emmerdale
Maureen Lipman - Evelyn Plummer, Coronation Street
Olivia Bromley - Dawn Taylor, Emmerdale
BEST SOAP ACTRESS
WINNER! Alison King - Carla Connor Coronation Street
The last 12 months have been action packed for Corrie’s Carla Connor, as her factory’s roof collapsed, killing her half sister’s fiancée, and Carla spiraled into mental illness due to guilt and pressure. Now Alison King’s stunning performance as troubled Carla has won her a second TV Choice Award.
Gillian Wright - Jean Slater, EastEnders
Isabel Hodgins - Oria Barton, Emmerdale
Lorraine Stanley - Karen Taylor, EastEnders
BEST SOAP ACTOR
WINNER! Danny Dyer Mick Carter, EastEnder
It’s another win for Danny for his role as Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter in EastEnders. Over the last year Mick has battled with son Ollie’s possible autism, we’ve seen him struggle to deal with onetime pal Stuart’s past and lately as the stress affected his health he’s tried to hide the truth from wife Linda and his clan.
Jack P Shepherd - David Platt, Coronation Street
Jeff Hordley - Cain Dingle, Emmerdale
Ryan Hawley - Robert Sugden, Emmerdale
WINNER! Emmerdale - ITV
The days when Emmerdale played second fiddle to Coronation Street and EastEnders are well and truly over, as the Yorkshire soap scoops another of our Best Soap awards, for a year that has seen traumatic times for Victoria, the shocking grooming story of Maya and Jacob and the return of Emmerdale legend, Kim Tate.
Coronation Street - ITV
EastEnders - BBC1
Hollyoaks - Channel 4