'Game of Thrones' Wins Royal Television Society Award
LONDON – HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones reigned supreme at the Royal Television Society Awards Tuesday evening in central London, winning this year's international program award.
The HBO show triumphed over French sci-fi thriller The Returned and Storyville -- Pussy Riot in the category.
Held annually, the RTS program awards aim to recognize the work of exceptional actors, presenters, writers and production teams, as well as celebrating the programs themselves.
In the best drama series category, ITV-commissioned Broadchurch, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman, won, while Colman herself picked up the RTS female actor nod for her turn in the show and Run.
Colman saw off competition from fellow Broadchurch castmember Jodie Whittaker and Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Teenage Diary).
The best male actor was picked up by Idris Elba for his turn in Luther, beating Lennie James for his outing in London drug drama Run and Stephen Dillane for his outing in French-British co-production The Tunnel.
The group is the oldest TV society in the world and is chaired by David Liddiment.
This year's shindig was hosted by comedian and actor Tim Vine at a ceremony in central London.
The complete winners list is below.
Olivia Colman -- Broadchurch / Run Kudos for ITV / Acme Films for Channel 4
Idris Elba -- Luther BBC Drama Production London for BBC One
Imagine … Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures? BBC Arts for BBC One
Dumping Ground -- CBBC
Hard Times -- A Newsround Special CBBC
Brendan O'Carroll -- Mrs Brown's Boys BBC Scotland/BBC Comedy Production
Four Rooms Boundless for Channel 4
Educating Yorkshire -- Twofour Broadcast for Channel 4
Broadchurch -- Kudos for ITV
Peaky Blinders -- Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC Two
A League Of Their Own -- CPL Productions for Sky 1
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway -- ITV Sudios and Mitre Television for ITV
The Last Leg -- An Open Mike Production for Channel 4
Alan Carr -- Alan Carr: Chatty Man -- An Open Mike Production for Channel 4
Richard III: King In The Car Park -- Darlow Smithson for Channel 4
Game Of Thrones -- HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions broadcast on Sky Atlantic
The Ashes -- 2013 Sky Sports
Popular, Factual and Features
Gogglebox -- A Studio Lambert Production for Channel 4
Stephen Fry -- Stephen Fry -- Out There Maverick Television and Sprout Pictures for BBC Two
Science and Natural History
Africa -- BBC NHU, Discovery Channel, CCTV9, France Television for BBC One
PLEBS -- Rise Films for ITV2
The Murder Trial -- Windfall Films West for Channel 4
The Challenger -- BBC Films, Erste Weltweit Medien, Moonlighting Films, The Open University, Pictureshow Productions (US Unit) and Science Channel for BBC Two
Soap and Continuing Drama
Coronation Street -- ITV Studios for ITV
Sports Presenter, Commentator or Pundit
Gary Neville -- Sky Sports Sky Sports
World Athletics -- Mo Farah's Double Gold Win BBC Sport for BBC One
Writer -- Comedy
James Corden and Mathew Baynton -- The Wrong Mans BBC Comedy Production London/Hulu co-production for BBC Two
Writer -- Drama
Marlon Smith and Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan -- Run Acme Films for Channel 4