Mrs Brown bags top comedy at TV awards
Published 23/01/2014 | 02:30
MRS Brown has done it again, as the show about the madcap Irish grandmother was crowned the best comedy of the year in the UK. 'Mrs Brown's Boys' was named Best Comedy at last night's National Television Awards. Its writer and star Brendan O'Carroll said the audience had "been so generous".
The hit show beat off stiff competition from Ricky Gervais amd Miranda Hart to clinch the coveted best comedy award at the National Television Awards in London.
Brendan O'Carroll's creation has been a hit with viewers in Britain since it was broadcast in the UK on BBC, and this was reconfirmed when it clinched the award after being voted for by the public.
The stars of the show were all present to collect the award in the O2 arena in London, including Brendan and his wife Jenny, who also stars in the show.
It comes after the comedy scooped three prestigious awards in 2012 including a BAFTA.
The hit comedy, which topped the polls when it drew 9.4 million viewers in Britain on Christmas Day, beat off stiff competition from Ricky Gervais's 'Derek' and US comedy 'The Big Bang Theory' for last night's award.
The comedy has also been a hit on RTE and stars many of Brendan's family members. The cast and crew thanked their fans for voting for them on Twitter.
The National TV Awards 2014 winners in full
Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs
I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!
Khali Best, EastEnders
Matt Smith, Doctor Who
Mrs Brown's Boys
Serial Drama Performance
Julie Hesmondhalgh, Coronation Street
Ant & Dec
Strictly Come Dancing
Ant & Dec