Helen Mirren’s Award Season Continues

She’s seemingly won every award there is – two SAG, two Golden Globes, an Oscar, the Nobel Prize for Physics – and she’s still winning awards: last night, Dame Helen Mirren won the Royal Television Society Best Actress award for her role in the final Prime Suspect. The RTS released a statement, proclaiming that “the winning actor’s performance was fantastic, faultless and transcends the genre. She is a class act.” No word on whether La Mirren celebrated with a victory Whopper from BK.

Stephen Merchant also won for his role on Extras, with the RTS stating, “In the second series of this brilliant hit comedy, he has stepped out of the shadow of his illustrious partner, and craftily stolen the show.” Coronation Street won Best Soap, Entourage was the Best International Show, and in a win that will surely chafe the alabaster arse of Preston, Simon Amstell took home a trophy for hosting Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

See the full list of winners here.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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