Mirren still rolling with Press Guild nods


LONDON -- Helen Mirren's winning streak will continue Friday evening as she picks up the best actress honor at the 33rd annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards for her performance in ITV1's "Prime Suspect: The Final Act."

The annual awards, sponsored by Turner Broadcasting, celebrate the best of British television and are voted on by the guild's members and over 100 journalists and critics who cover broadcasting and media.

Jim Broadbent was named as best actor for his role as Lord Longford in Channel 4's "Longford." The show also earned the award for best single drama.

Comedian Russell Brand won the best TV performer award in a non-acting role for his Channel 4 show "The Russell Brand Show," while BBC2's "Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive" was named best single documentary.

BBC1 time-traveling cop drama "Life on Mars" picked up awards for best drama series and the writers' award, which was given to Matthew Graham, Tony Jordan and Ashley Pharoah.

BBC1 natural history series "Planet Earth" was named best documentary series and also won the innovation in broadcasting award for pioneering methods of filming and producing video about the natural world.

Terry Pratchett's "Hogfather" on Sky One won the award for best multichannel program, while children's producer Anne Wood, creator of "Teletubbies," won the award for outstanding contribution to the industry.