'Game of Thrones' Wins Royal Television Society Award

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones Season 4 Main - P 2014
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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones Season 4 Main - P 2014

At the TV awards ceremony held in central London, other winners included "Broadchurch" in the best drama series category and Idris Elba as best male actor for his role in "Luther."

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. 

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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. 

Actor (Female)

Olivia Colman -- Broadchurch / Run Kudos for ITV / Acme Films for Channel 4

Actor (Male)

Idris Elba -- Luther BBC Drama Production London for BBC One


Imagine … Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures? BBC Arts for BBC One

Children's Fiction

Dumping Ground -- CBBC

Children's Program

Hard Times -- A Newsround Special CBBC

Comedy Performance

Brendan O'Carroll -- Mrs Brown's Boys BBC Scotland/BBC Comedy Production


Four Rooms Boundless for Channel 4

Documentary Series

Educating Yorkshire -- Twofour Broadcast for Channel 4

Drama Serial

Broadchurch -- Kudos for ITV

Drama Series

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

Entertainment Performance

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

Live Event

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

Scripted Comedy

PLEBS -- Rise Films for ITV2

Single Documentary

The Murder Trial -- Windfall Films West for Channel 4

Single Drama

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

Sports Program

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