Coming up British roses

U.K. sweeps Rose d'Or fest

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The Brits swept Saturday night’s Rose d’Or festival, winning 11 of 19 Golden Rose awards.

TV duo Ant & Dec took home double golds for game show host and variety program for “Ant + Dec’s Saturday Night Take-away.” Martin Freeman (BBC’s “The Office”) won sitcom actor for his role in “Hardware,” and Harry Hill took the comedy actor award for “Harry Hill’s TV Burp.”

The Rose d’Or festival covers entertainment television programming.

The 44th winners list included a number of kudos, marking the first time soaps were honored. In addition to the traditional eight program categories — comedy, sitcom, soaps, variety, game show, reality show, music, arts & specials — fest also gave awards in actor, actress and host categories.

Ceremony was held for the first time in Lucerne, Switzerland.

And the winners are…

ARTS & SPECIALS
“Amelia,” Rhombus International (Canada)

COMEDY
“Creature Comforts,” Aardman Animations (U.K.)

GAME SHOW
“My New Best Friend,” Tiger Aspect Prod. (U.K.)

MUSIC
“One Bullet Left,” SF DRS – Swiss Television (Switzerland)

REALITY SHOW
“Wife Swap,” Channel Four Television (U.K.)

SITCOM
“Peep Show,” Channel Four Television (U.K.)

SOAP
“Saint Tropez” (“Sous le Soleil”), Marathon International (France)

VARIETY
“Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Take-away,” Granada Entertainment (U.K.)

PRESS PRIZE
“Little Britain,” BBC (U.K.)

HONORARY ROSE
John de Mol

FEMALE COMEDY PERFORMANCE
Anke Engelke, “Ladykracher” (Germany)

MALE COMEDY PERFORMANCE
Harry Hill, “Harry Hill’s TV Burp” (U.K.)

FEMALE SITCOM PERFORMANCE
Felicitas Woll, “Berlin, Berlin” (Germany)

MALE SITCOM PERFORMANCE
Martin Freeman, “Hardware” (U.K.)

FEMALE SOAP PERFORMANCE
Bénédicte Delmas, “Saint Tropez” (France)

MALE SOAP PERFORMANCE
Shane Richie, “EastEnders” (U.K.)

GAME SHOW PERFORMANCE
Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly, “Ant + Dec’s Saturday Night Take-away” (U.K.)

PAPER FORMAT
“From Rust to Riches” (Sweden) Team Gryttjom

PILOT AWARD
“Fur TV” (U.K.) BBC

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