British Comedy Awards: The winners

Triumph for Outnumbered

Outnumbered was the big winner at the British Comedy Awards, scooping three awards including the new gong for best comedy.

The part-improvised BBC One comedy won best sitcom, best female newcomer for child star Ramona Marquez and the overall best comedy prize.

Harry Hill scooped two awards – as predicted by the bookies – for best entertainment personality and best entertainment programme for TV Burp - the third time in four years.

Michael McIntyre won best stand-up, saying: ‘This is the one I really wanted.’

Jonathan Ross was back presenting the awards after missing last year's show because of the ’Sachsgate’ scandal, and he made several jokes about the new compliance culture in broadcasting.

He said: ‘The producers have been through the script. It's been scrutinised more thoroughly than Tiger Woods' mobile phone bill.

Sir Terry Wogan, who has just retired from his Radio 2 breakfast show this month, was honoured with a lifetime achievement award.

And the outstanding contribution to comedy award went to Peter Kay.

The complete list of the 2009 British Comedy Award winners is:

Best comedy entertainment personality: Harry Hill: Harry Hill's TV Burp
Best comedy entertainment programme: Harry Hill's TV Burp
Best television comedy actor: Simon Bird: The Inbetweeners
Best television comedy actress: Katherine Parkinson: The IT Crowd
Best new British television comedy: Psychoville
Best television comedy drama: Pulling: special
Best live stand-up performer: Michael McIntyre
Best male comedy newcomer: Charlie Brooker: You Have Been Watching
Best female comedy newcomer: Ramona Marquez: Outnumbered
Best comedy panel show: Have I Got News For You
Best sitcom: Outnumbered
Best sketch show: Harry & Paul
Best comedy film: In the Loop
Writer's Guild Of Great Britain Ronnie Barker Award: Graham Linehan
Lifetime achievement: Sir Terry Wogan
Outstanding contribution to comedy: Peter Kay
Best British comedy: Outnumbered

Published: 13 Dec 2009

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