Andy Murray has been crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year, capping a historic year which saw him become the first British man in 76 years to win the Wimbledon singles title.
Murray had started the evening as one of the shortest-price favourites in the award's 60-year history, with best odds of 1/19 available from online bookmakers on the night of the ceremony at Leeds' First Direct Arena.
The 26-year-old Scot was not able to receive his award in person due to pre-season training commitments in Florida, and instead received it live on air from 18-times Grand Slam singles champion Martina Navratilova.
Murray joked: "No matter how excited I try to sound my voice still sounds incredibly boring, but I'm actually incredibly excited right now. That's just my voice, I'm sorry."
Wales and Lions full-back Leigh Halfpenny took second place after a year in which he was crowned player of the series in the Lions' history-making Test series triumph over Australia, with 2010 winner Tony McCoy in third place.
To mark the programme's 60th year, Bobby Charlton presented a special Diamond Achievement award to Alex Ferguson.
And former Liverpool captain Alan Hansen presented the Helen Rollason Award posthumously to the late Anne Williams, for her tireless campaigning for a new inquest for her son Kevin and other victims of the Hillsborough disaster.