Sci-fi drama takes Best Family Drama and Best Actress prizes

Doctor Who triumphed at last night’s (October 12) TV Choice Awards, taking home two trophies.

The BBC’s sci-fi drama swept the board, named as Best Family Drama. Karen Gillan was named Best Actress for her portrayal of Amy Pond. In an emotional season for her character, Amy was revealed to be the mother of Alex Kingston‘s mysterious River Song.

In what was a triumphant night for the Doctor Who family, showrunner Steven Moffat‘s other show Sherlock was named as Best New Drama. Toby Whithouse, who wrote this year’s Who episode The God Complex, won in the Best Drama category for his creation Being Human, beating Glee and Misfits.

Meanwhile David Tennant won Best Actor for his performance in Single Father, beating his Timelord successor Matt Smith and Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch.

Elsewhere, The Apprentice won Best Reality Show, Britain’s Got Talent beat The X Factor as Best Talent Show and Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals won Best Food Show.

The ceremony, at London’s Savoy Hotel, was hosted by Ben Miller.