Derry Girls wins Best Comedy at BPG Awards

Channel 4’s Derry Girls has won the Best Comedy award at Friday’s Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) Awards

Particularly distinguished at the awards ceremony were Killing Eve and A Very English Scandal which won three awards each, with Killing Eve’s star Jodie Comer being declared Best Actress.

The hit series, shown by the BBC was written by Fleabag actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge. It is based on Luke Jennings’s Codename Villanelle novella series, it was voted Best Drama Series and it also won the Best Online First/Streaming award [ . . . ]

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I, Daniel Blake sweeps Evening Standard film awards

I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach’s drama about a middle-aged carpenter recovering from a heart attack and trying to navigate the benefits system, has taken best British film at the Evening Standard film awards.

At a ceremony in London hosted by the actor and director Richard Ayoade, the drama also picked up best actress for newcomer Hayley Squires, who plays a single mother also encountering obstacles claiming welfare. It capped the evening by winning the award for most powerful scene, for its harrowing sequence set in a foodbank in which Squires’s character is so hungry she eats from a tin of cold baked beans. Continue reading