Happy Valley awarded Best New Drama at TV Choice Awards

Happy Valley has won two awards at this year's TV Choice Awards.
Happy Valley has won two awards at this year's TV Choice Awards.

The Calder Valley hit drama Happy Valley came out on top at the TV Choice Awards last night (Monday), after the series won two awards.

Sally Wainwright’s BBC One drama series won the Best New Drama at the TV Choice Award, while lead actress Sarah Lancashire was named Best Actress for her role in the hit TV show.

The show, centred around the Calderdale towns Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge, aired on TV for the first time this year saw 6.2 million viewers tune in for the finale.

The second series will air on TV in 2015.

Yorkshire’s very own Educating Yorkshire was named Best Factual Entertainment and Lifestyle show at the awards.

EastEnders also came out on top after picking up a number of gongs for Lindsey Coulson and Danny Dyer - winning Best Soap Actor and Actress respectively.

Here is a full list of the winners:

Best Soap - EastEnders

Best New Drama - Happy Valley

Best Drama Series - Sherlock

Special Contribution To Television - EastEnders

Special Contribution To Television - Ant and Dec

Best Actor - Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

Best Actress - Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley

Best Comedy - Benidorm

Best Reality Show - I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

Best Talent Show - Britain’s Got Talent

Best Entertainment Show - Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Best Factual Entertainment and Lifestyle Show - Educating Yorkshire

Best Daytime Show - The Jeremy Kyle Show

Best Food Show - Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking

Best International Show - Game Of Thrones

Best Soap Actor - Danny Dyer, EastEnders

Best Soap Newcomer - Kirsty-Leigh Porter, Hollyoaks

Best Soap Actress - Lindsey Coulson, EastEnders

Best Soap Storyline - Hayley’s Cancer, Coronation Street