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Friday, October 25, 2013

Broadchurch triumphs at Crime Thriller awards


Broadchurch triumphs at Crime Thriller awards

BroadchurchOlivia Coleman and David Tennant picked up the best actor and actress awards for their roles in Broadchurch
Actors David Tennant and Olivia Coleman have helped ITV's Broadchurch win four prizes - dubbed the Daggers - at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards.
The pair picked up the best actor and actress awards for their roles in the drama, with co-star Andrew Buchan named best supporting actor.
Broadchurch also won the TV prize, with Bond movie Skyfall named best film.
Martina Cole and Wilbur Smith were also inducted into the Crime Writers' Association Hall of Fame at the event.
The pair were honoured in recognition of their contributions to the genre.
The awards - which marked the culmination of ITV3's Crime Thriller Book Club - included a new award for the club's best read, which went to Malcolm MacKay for The Necessary Death Of Lewis Winter.
Martina ColeMartina Cole was inducted into the Crime Writers' Association Hall of Fame
After beating books by Linwood Barclay, Megan Abbott, Christopher Fowler, Diana Bretherick and Andrew Taylor, the author said it was "a huge honour and thrill to win".
Mick Herron picked up the coveted Gold Dagger award for best crime novel of the year for Dead Lions.
"My shelves are crammed with Gold Dagger-winning novels of the past - The Mermaids Singing, Black and Blue, Bones and Silence. I can't quite believe I get to put my own book next to them," he said.
The best new crime writer prize went to Derek B Miller for his debut novel Norwegian By Night Roger, while Roger Hobbs's Ghostman was named best thriller of the year.
Other awards went to Amelia Bullmore, who won best supporting actress for her role in ITV's Scott and Bailey, while Danish series The Killing III won the best international TV prize.
The ceremony will be shown on ITV3 on 27 October at 21:00GMT.