Sex Education wins 4 gongs at inaugural National Comedy Awards
'Sex Education' was the big winner at the inaugural National Comedy Awards for Stand Up to Cancer, scooping four gongs.
The Netflix comedy-drama triumphed in the Best Scripted Comedy category, beating off competition from 'Ghosts', 'This Way Up', and 'Motherland'.
'Sex Education' stars Emma Mackey, Asa Butterfield, and Ncuti Gatwa all won in their individual categories, winning Outstanding Comedy Actress, Outstanding Comedy Actor, and Outstanding Supporting Role respectively.
Upon receiving his accolade, Asa jokingly thanked "thousands of Brazilian teenage girls" for voting.
Elsewhere at the ceremony, which took place at the Camden Roundhouse in London on Wednesday evening (02.03.22), Harry Hill led a special tribute to his late friend Sean Lock, who died last year aged 58.
Later in the evening, Sean was announced as the winner of the Outstanding Male Comedy Entertainment Performance for '8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown'.
Sir Billy Connolly was awarded the Victoria Wood Lifetime Achievement Award, and Sharon Horgan also received a special recognition prize, the Caroline Aherne Outstanding Achievement in Writing Award.
Ricky Gervais triumphed in the Best Stand-Up Show category, and Katherine Ryan won the Outstanding Female Comedy Entertainment Performance for '8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown'.
Speaking about Jimmy Carr's roast jokes as she collected her award, the star said: "That’s a genre of comedy he happens to be the best at, and I think it’s really important that we all protect that genre, even if people get offended by it."
Full exclusive coverage of the ceremony hosted by Tom Allen airs Saturday 5 March at 9pm on Channel 4 and All 4.
National Comedy Awards - full list of winners:
Best Scripted Comedy
Outstanding Comedy Actress
Emma Mackey (Sex Education)
Outstanding Comedy Actor
Asa Butterfield (Sex Education)
Outstanding Supporting Role
Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education)
Best Comedy Entertainment Show
Outstanding Female Comedy Ent Performance
Katherine Ryan (8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown)
Outstanding Male Comedy Ent Performance
Sean Lock (8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown)
Best Comedy Podcast
Sh***** Married Annoyed
Best Stand-Up Show
Comedy Breakthrough Performer
Caroline Aherne Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy Writing
Victoria Wood Lifetime Achievement Award
Sir Billy Connolly