Doctor Who wins Best Family Drama at TVChoice Awards

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Matt Smith at Asylum of the Daleks screening

Doctor Who star Matt Smith

Steven Moffat was one of the big winners at the TVChoice Awards, with his two shows 'Sherlock' and 'Doctor Who' winning a prize each.

Doctor Who was named Best Family Drama at the TVChoice Awards in London tonight (10.09.12).

The BBC sci-fi series - starring Matt Smith as the leading character - beat musical TV show Glee, fantasy series Merlin and school-based drama Waterloo Road to take home the prize.

The show's creator Steven Moffat was one of the night's big winners, with his creation Sherlock being named Best Drama Series and its leading star Benedict Cumberbatch - who has made the jump into Hollywood, filming War Horse and Star Trek Into Darkness recently - being named Best Actor.

Miranda Hart won the Best Actress trophy, and the series in which she debuted her dramatic talents, Call The Midwife, was named Best New Drama.

In the soap category EastEnders' Shane Richie won Best Actor for his portrayal of Queen Vic landlord Alfie Moon, while Coronation Street's Michelle Keegan was named Best Actress. EastEnders was named Best Soap.

Other winners at the event at the Dorchester Hotel included Celebrity Juice, which beat The Graham Norton Show to win Best Entertainment Show and The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation which picked up the prize for Best Food Show.

Full list of winners at the TVChoice Awards 2012

  • Best Food Show: 'The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation'
  • Best New Drama: 'Call The Midwife'
  • Best Entertainment Show: 'Celebrity Juice'
  • Best Daytime Show: 'The Jeremy Kyle Show'
  • Best Family Drama: 'Doctor Who'
  • Best Reality Show: 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!'
  • Best Comedy Show: 'Mrs Brown's Boys'
  • Best Lifestyle Show: 'Supersize vs Superskinny'
  • Best Talent Show: 'Britain's Got Talent'
  • Best Drama Series: 'Sherlock'
  • Best Factual Entertainment Show: 'Top Gear'
  • Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch for 'Sherlock'
  • Best Actress: Miranda Hart for 'Call The Midwife'

Soap Awards

  • Best Soap Newcomer: Tony Discipline in 'EastEnders'
  • Best Soap Actress: Michelle Keegan in 'Coronation Street'
  • Best Soap Actor: Shane Richie in 'EastEnders'
  • Best Soap: 'EastEnders'

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