Sherlock Does the Double at TVChoice Awards

Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch has been named Best Actor at the TVChoice Awards, beating Dr Who’s Matt Smith who was also up for the award.

Co-star Karen Gillan was also left with nothing for the trophy cabinet, after Miranda Hart walked away with Best Actress trophy for her performance as Chummy in Call The Midwife.

To add to the time traveller’s woes, detective series Sherlock picked up Best Drama, with the sci-fi being awarded Best Family Drama.

There were other shocks on the night too, with The Midwife picking up the gong for Best New Drama, beating Channel 4’s explosive Homeland series.

Keith Lemon retained his Best Entertainment Show crown, as did Jeremy Kyle, who was awarded Best Daytime Show for a second year running.

Best Talent Show went to Britain’s Got Talent, while ITV’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! was named Best Reality Show.

The soap awards were predictively dominated by Eastenders, with Best Soap Actor going to Albert Square’s finest, Shane Ritchie.

Tony Discipline picked up the Best Newcomer award for his role as Tyler Moon, while the show as a whole was named Best Soap.

However, it wasn’t an awful night for Coronation Street, with Michelle Keegan, who plays Tina McIntyre, taking Best Soap Actress.

The cast and crew of Emmerdale, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary, received an Outstanding Contribution award.