Miranda Hart, ‘The Inbetweeners’ Win British Comedy Awards

Miranda Hart

All hail Miranda Hart! On Saturday night (January 22), the 38-year-old English comedian and actress was named the “Queen of Comedy” at the 20th annual British Comedy Awards, BBC News reports.

Hart took home three trophies, including the People’s Choice Award and Best New TV Comedy for her BBC2 sitcom, Miranda. She also bested Getting On star Jo Brand and Katherine Parkinson to grab the Best Comedy Actress prize. Hart was seemingly shocked to be recognized, but even more giddy when Duran Duran‘s Simon LeBon and Nick Rhodes and former Time Lord David Tennant were on hand to present her awards.

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The only gong that Hart didn’t grab was Best Sitcom, which went to to BBC America comedy The Inbetweeners. The cast, which just completed a 50-hour tour of the UK’s nastiest-named spots, were thrilled with their win. James Buckley was also nominated for Best Comedy Actor.

Jonathan Ross played MC at the show, which was held at London’s O2 Arena. Additionally, The Graham Norton Show was nominated for Best Comedy Entertainment Program, but lost to BBC4′s Newswipe with Charlie Brooker. Russell Brand was honored with the Outstanding Contribution to Comedy award. He shared his thanks via video, having previously jetted off to New York City to be with a sick friend.

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