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Broadchurch, EastEnders win at TVChoice Awards

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Broadchurch, EastEnders win at TVChoice Awards

'Broadchurch' and 'EastEnders' were the big winners at the TVChoice Awards 2015 tonight (07.09.15).

The ITV murder-mystery drama - which aired its second series earlier this year - took home the prize for Best Drama, while star David Tennant was crowned Best Actor.

BBC One's 'EastEnders' won the battle of the soaps by being named Best Soap, but the top acting prizes went to 'Coronation Street' and 'Emmerdale', respectively.

Corrie's Alison King was named Best Soap Actress for her role as barmaid Carla and Emmerdale's Danny Miller won Best Soap Actor for playing Aaron Livesy.

BAFTA winner Sheridan Smith was awarded Best Actress for portraying the late Cilla Black in a three-part ITV drama about her rise to fame.

Sheridan took the moment to pay tribute to Cilla, who was laid to rest last month.

She said: "It's tinged with sadness but we have Cilla's son Robert here. [It's] an honour to play such an inspirational lady."

Ant and Dec had much reason to celebrate as all three of their nominated shows won awards; 'Saturday Night Takeaway' was named Best Entertainment Show, 'Britain's Got Talent' won Best Talent Show and 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' earned the title of Best Reality Show.

The 19th annual TVChoice Awards were hosted by Lenny Henry and guests included Mary Berry, Mark Wright, Susanna Reid and Michelle Keegan.

TVChoice Awards 2015 winners:

Best Drama: 'Broadchurch'

Best Soap: 'EastEnders'

Best New Drama: 'Poldark'

Best Actor: David Tennant, 'Broadchurch'

Best Actress: Sheridan Smith, 'Cilla'

Best Family Drama: 'Call the Midwife'

Best Reality Show: 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'

Best Entertainment Show: 'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway'

Best Talent Show: 'Britain's Got Talent'

Best Factual Entertainment Show: 'Gogglebox'

Best Food Show: 'Saturday Kitchen'

Best Daytime Show: 'The Jeremy Kyle Show'

Best International Show: 'The Big Bang Theory'

Best Comedy: 'Benidorm'

Best Soap Actor: Danny Miller, 'Emmerdale'

Best Soap Actress: Alison King, 'Coronation Street'

Best Soap Newcomer: Davood Ghadami, 'EastEnders'