Just so you all know what you should, or should not have been watching in 2010, have a look below at the winners and losers from the british comedy awards for 2010.
These are not my particular choices but those voted for at the awards by public vote.
Let us know dear Diablog readers, who you would have voted for.
Best New British TV Sitcom 2010
A low-energy improvised trip around the Lake District, Lancashire, and the Yorkshire Dales with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing versions of themselves. It doesn’t sound like the format for a hit sitcom, and split commentators on our message board fairly evenly down the love it/hate it line, but it grabbed the popular vote for best new TV sitcom of the year.
Tom Hollander’s church-based Rev came in a very respectable 2nd place, with Simon Amstell’s Grandma’s House, BBC Three puppet sitcom Mongrels, and the kitchen-based Whites also scoring well.
Worst New British TV Sitcom 2010
Originating online as a series of short mockumentary episodes, Trinny & Susannah: From Boom To Bust evidently didn’t transfer well for a TV audience. We thought that the duo displayed surprisingly well-tuned comic timing, but Channel 4’s broadcast of the highlights of their web series doesn’t appear to have impressed many others.
Best Returning British TV Sitcom 2010
The seventh series of this cult sitcom finished just before voting opened, and clearly delighted many. With a general consensus that any perceived drop in quality around Series 5 has since been rectified, the low-rating Channel 4 show evidently remains massively popular with its fans. Two further series have been commissioned by the channel, but the first is unlikely to enter production until early 2012.