Edinburgh TV Awards 2020 Winners Revealed


The Edinburgh TV Festival revealed the 20 winners of this year’s Edinburgh TV Awards on Twitter in an event hosted by Munya Chawawa.

BBC Two was awarded the prestigious Channel of the Year Award. For Sama won for Best Documentary, Feel Good for Best Comedy Series, BBC Three’s The Rap Game UK for Best Entertainment Series and Succession for Best International Drama.

Romesh Ranganathan surprised BBC Channel Controller Patrick Holland as he accepted the Channel of the Year award for BBC Two. He also accepted the Specialist Channel of the Year Award for BBC Four. All4 won Best On Demand Service.

SISTER received two awards—Production Company of the Year and Best Drama for Chernobyl. Murder, Mystery & My Family producers Chalkboard took Small Indie of the Year, Bang from S4C won the Green Award and all3media international won the Global Success Award. Best Popular Factual Series winner was Blast! Films for Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain.

Performances recognized this year include Glenda Jackson (Missing) accepting the Best TV Actor Award, The Big Narstie Show hosts Mo Gilligan and Big Narstie for Best TV Presenter Award and Top Boy star Micheal Ward for the Breakthrough Talent Award. Adeel Amini was presented with the Industry Champion Award. The new one-off Creativity in Crisis award for stand-out programming that defied the odds and showcased creative brilliance in such a moment of crisis as seen in 2020 was won by Hospital: Fighting Covid-19, from Label1 for BBC Two.

The TV Moment of the Year went to Emily Maitlis’ interview with Prince Andrew for BBC Two’s Newsnight. British actor and presenter, David Harewood, MBE, won the Edinburgh TV Festival and Variety Outstanding Achievement Award.

Stewart Clarke, Edinburgh TV Festival’s creative director, said: “In a very challenging year it has been great to take a moment to celebrate amazing work and the amazing people in our industry. It is a testament to the tenacity and innovation of producers, channels, streamers, freelancers and a host of others, that there was such a formidable list of nominees and brilliant group of winners. Thank you to the incredibly talented Munya Chawawa for hosting the awards and bringing some great characters to the party, and a huge congratulations from the Festival to the 2020 winners.”