Doctor Who showrunner and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat was a happy man last night, as both his shows won three of the top prizes at the TV Choice Awards.

Doctor Who once again scooped the Best Family Drama award, while Sherlock bagged itself Best Drama Series. Leading men Matt Smith (The Doctor) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes) battled it out for Best Actor, but in the end it was Cumberbatch who emerged victorious. Call The Midwife also won big, earning itself the Best New Drama award and Best Actress for comedian Miranda Hart.

Check out the full list of winners below.


Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock Best Actress: Miranda Hart, Call The Midwife
Best Soap Actor: Shane Richie, EastEnders Best Soap Actress: Michelle Keegan, Coronation Street
Best Soap Newcomer: Tony Discipline, EastEnders Best Food Show: The Hairy Bikers’ Bakeation
Best New Drama: Call The Midwife Best Entertainment Show: Celebrity Juice (ITV2)
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
Best Talent Show: Britain’s Got Talent
Best Drama Series: Sherlock Best Factual Entertainment Show: Top Gear
Best Soap: EastEnders Outstanding Contribution: Emmerdale


Doctor Who‘s seventh series is currently airing on Saturdays in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada. Current companions Amy and Rory Pond (Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill) bow out of the show at the end of this month, with newbie Jenna-Louise Coleman stepping into the TARDIS in this year’s Christmas special. Sherlock will return for a third series at some point next year, with filming slated for January (the delay has been caused in part by Martin Freeman shooting The Hobbit and Cumberbatch working on a mysterious Star Trek sequel).

Do you think Benedict deserved Best Actor, or should the award have gone to Matt Smith instead?