1:20 am - 12/13/2012

Controversial comedian Sacha Baron Cohen honoured at British Comedy Awards (acceps gong as Ali G)

Sacha Baron Cohen has been honoured with an outstanding achievement gong at the British Comedy Awards in London.

It comes 13 years after he won best newcomer at the event, which was aired on Channel 4 on Wednesday night.


  • Male TV comic - Lee Mack
  • Female TV comic - Jo Brand
  • TV comedy actor - Peter Capaldi
  • TV comedy actress - Rebecca Front
  • Comedy Entertainment Personality - Charlie Brooker
  • Comedy Entertainment Programme - Harry Hill's TV Burp
  • Sitcom - Hunderby
  • New comedy programme - Hunderby
  • Comedy Breakthrough Artist - Morgana Robinson

Black Mirror writer and 10 O'clock Live presenter Charlie Brooker took home best entertainment personality.

Lee Mack was voted best male TV comic and Jo Brand best female, with Morgana Robinson named as breakthrough artist for her celebrity impersonations.

Best entertainment programme went to Harry Hill's TV Burp, which has now finished, marking its fourth award in seven straight years of nominations.

Hunderby, a period comedy set in the 1800s, written by and starring Nighty-Night creator Julia Davis, took home two statues, one for best sitcom and the other for best new comedy programme.

Rebecca Front won her first British Comedy prize, best TV actress, for her role as hapless government minister Nicola Murray in The Thick Of It.

It was the first of two prizes for the political fly-on-the-wall series as Peter Capaldi took home best TV actor for his portrayal of political spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker.

As previously announced, Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer were awarded the prestigious Writers Guild of Great Britain accolade for their surreal brand of comedy, marking the fourth British Comedy award in their collection.


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hobnailedboots 13th-Dec-2012 01:21 am (UTC)
so happy for Peter Capaldi and Rebecca Front.
x_butterfly19_x 13th-Dec-2012 01:25 am (UTC)
Same <3
whiskybars 13th-Dec-2012 01:24 am (UTC)
so over him
shangman 13th-Dec-2012 01:24 am (UTC)
Yeeeeeeeeeeeees, Malcolm Tucker + Nicola Murray forever<3333
x_butterfly19_x 13th-Dec-2012 01:27 am (UTC)
they're the best
shangman 13th-Dec-2012 01:33 am (UTC)
I'm still upset that it's over. I always say that things should stop when they're at their best, but damnit I don't want it to end ever.

saikaro_x 13th-Dec-2012 01:25 am (UTC)
w/e i like him
x_butterfly19_x 13th-Dec-2012 01:28 am (UTC)
I did not expect to laugh but I did
hearthecity 13th-Dec-2012 03:46 am (UTC)
me too
x_butterfly19_x 13th-Dec-2012 01:26 am (UTC)
Morgana's 'Fearne Cotton' is worth that prize alone

trekkiepetrelli 13th-Dec-2012 01:32 am (UTC)
so glad she won! she does excellent impersonations :D
shangman 13th-Dec-2012 01:37 am (UTC)
this is freakishly accurate
die2nitelive4ev 13th-Dec-2012 01:39 am (UTC)
she's a superior version of the original. She's eerily like Fearne only funny and nice
teacup_humans 13th-Dec-2012 01:59 am (UTC)
she does a perfect cheryl cole too
evett 13th-Dec-2012 01:26 am (UTC)
<3Charlie Brooker, Peter Capaldi, Rebecca Front & Lee Mack
theblackwidow 13th-Dec-2012 01:27 am (UTC)
Da Ali G show is one of the funniest ever to me
moddchicc 13th-Dec-2012 01:29 am (UTC)
His interview with the Beckhams is one of my favorite videos ever, lol
vzylexy 13th-Dec-2012 02:04 am (UTC)
Man, I remember finding it on HBO randomly one late night. Decided to record it, and show my friends, they were dying of laughter.
thesilverymoon 13th-Dec-2012 02:09 am (UTC)
THIS. The episode about drugs kills me every damn time.
coconutoil 13th-Dec-2012 02:42 am (UTC)
queen_nerd 13th-Dec-2012 02:49 am (UTC)
moustacherider 13th-Dec-2012 01:31 am (UTC)
Ali G is the one character of his I like tbh
x_butterfly19_x 13th-Dec-2012 01:32 am (UTC)
x_butterfly19_x 13th-Dec-2012 01:31 am (UTC)
I can't believe he made a Savile joke though :/
m_h_p 13th-Dec-2012 02:09 am (UTC)
Depending on how you handle it, I don't think that anything should be off-limits for comedy. And he handled it quite well - it was pretty quick, and poking fun at the character rather than Savile's victims, or even Savile himself.
x_butterfly19_x 13th-Dec-2012 10:21 am (UTC)
I laughed, and then questioned whether or not I should have done tbh.

Sacha Baron Cohen/Ali G is good at pulling off those kind of close to the knuckle gags. I bet half the people in that room wished they could so well
nowt 13th-Dec-2012 01:34 am (UTC)
I read that Charlie Brooker will be doing a weekly Screenwipe show next year?

Does that mean they'll finally stop airing that awful mess, 10 O'Clock Live?

Although I'll be honest, I don't understand why they didn't just continue his Newswipe program from the start... it was really well-received and, from what I understand, pretty popular, so I don't know why it faded away like it did.
shangman 13th-Dec-2012 01:39 am (UTC)
It didn't really fade away he was just working on other projects like Black Mirror & A Touch of Cloth
m_h_p 13th-Dec-2012 02:02 am (UTC)
10 O'Clock Live had its moments.

But I agree, Newswipe was the bee's knees. I really miss it.
die2nitelive4ev 13th-Dec-2012 01:39 am (UTC)
People don't give him enough credit for how clever he is, he makes awful stereotypes and plays on peoples perceptions.
x_butterfly19_x 13th-Dec-2012 01:41 am (UTC)
The character still works 10 years on
m_h_p 13th-Dec-2012 02:02 am (UTC)
I don't think anyone ever really replaced him.
lourdes228 13th-Dec-2012 01:39 am (UTC)
Peter Capaldi deserves all the awards for everything ever

And on the topic of Charlie Brooker I wonder if there is any news on a second series of Black Mirror. At least, iirc another series was commissioned.
shangman 13th-Dec-2012 01:50 am (UTC)
on his IMDB it says they're coming out in 2013 and the episodes have names,s o hopefully they'll release more info soon ;3;

I look forward to being completely destroyed again
lourdes228 13th-Dec-2012 01:56 am (UTC)
oh yay, I hope so. I was beginning to think that my mind had just invented that information.

haha same. I'm ready to feel super uncomfortable and horribly depressed.
m_h_p 13th-Dec-2012 02:01 am (UTC)
As do I. I'd love Jesse Armstrong to write with Brooker.
teetersslow 13th-Dec-2012 01:44 am (UTC)
ugh why do they keep giving Jo Brand stuff when she's not funny.
shangman 13th-Dec-2012 01:51 am (UTC)

gpin2084 13th-Dec-2012 01:52 am (UTC)
x_butterfly19_x 13th-Dec-2012 10:22 am (UTC)
aww i love jo
allysouu 13th-Dec-2012 01:47 am (UTC)
I like him for some reason. All I've seen him in is Sweeney Tood and Hugo so it's not even like I like him for his comedic stuff. He's just fun to watch.

Edited at 2012-12-13 01:48 am (UTC)
roguewave3 13th-Dec-2012 01:58 am (UTC)
what the fuck did I just watch?
erin_chupacabra 13th-Dec-2012 02:03 am (UTC)

feministyogini 13th-Dec-2012 04:35 am (UTC)
there aren't nearly enough Cornel West gifs
gagglefuck 13th-Dec-2012 02:23 am (UTC)
what on earth did I just watch...?
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