Sherlock has won two awards from two nominations at The Royal Television Society Programme Awards overnight, at a ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. As well as being named Best Drama Series against Call the Midwife and Line of Duty, Steven Moffat also won the Best Writer - Drama award for his work on S2E1: A Scandal in Belgravia.
The RTS judges commented that Sherlock took Best Drama as it was “brilliant, intelligent and different - a masterclass in every aspect of film-making that has truly elevated the genre”, while Steven Moffat’s writing was “inventive, witty and fizzed along”, in a script featuring “gloriously unpredictable and assured storytelling.”
You can read the full list of winners on the Royal Television Society website. The nominated individuals and productions were formed from work and programming shown during 2012.
The Awards honour excellence in key genres of television programming, from children’s to drama, entertainment and soaps, to comedy performance and documentaries, covering both national and regional output. Held annually, the RTS Programme Awards aim to recognise the work of exceptional actors, presenters, writers and production teams, as well as celebrating the programmes themselves.