Royal Television Society Programme Awards Winners Announced


The winners of the 2019 Royal Television Society (RTS) Programme Awards were recognized at a ceremony hosted by comedian Shappi Khorsandi at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel last night (March 19).

The top acting awards of the night went to Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer—who beat out her costar Sandra Oh—and Lucian Msamati for his role in Kiri. Celebrated for their comedy performances were Lesley Manville for Mum and Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith for Inside No. 9. Nabhaan Rizwan, who stars in BBC One’s Informer, took home the breakthrough award.

Save Me bested Killing Eve and Peaky Blinders to win the award for best drama series, while the Hugh Grant- and Ben Whishaw-starring A Very English Scandal was dubbed the best miniseries. The documentary series and history program awards went to Prison and A Dangerous Dynasty: The House of Assad, respectively. The Last Leg, nominated alongside Britain’s Got Talent and Don’t Hate the Playaz, was named best entertainment series. Recognized as the year’s best live event was The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Closing the night, presenter and journalist Lorraine Kelly received the RTS Programme Awards’ outstanding contribution to British television honor.