Broadchurch stars David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Andrew Buchan win at Crime Thriller Awards 2013

Chris Chibnall's detective drama won the coveted TV dagger at last night's ceremony, with Skyfall and The Killing III also awarded top honours


TV awards season doesn’t get into full swing until early next year, but the stars of Broadchurch are already running out of space on their mantlepieces. 


The detective drama scooped four of the top awards at last night’s Crime Thriller Awards, with its two leading actors both recognised for their efforts

David Tennant took home the Best Actor Dagger for his portrayal of DI Alec Hardy in Chris Chibnall’s detective drama, while Olivia Colman was awarded the Best Actress Dagger for her role as DS Ellie Miller. Andrew Buchan, who played the father of murdered Danny Latimer, won the Best Supporting Actor Dagger, with the eight-part series also landing the coveted TV Dagger for top show. 

Other winners at last night’s ceremony included Amelia Bullmore, who was announced as best supporting actress for her part in Scott & Bailey, The Killing III which took home the International TV Dagger, and Sam Mendes’ Skyfall which was named best film.

The awards, currently in their sixth year, celebrate crime in publishing and on screen and in 2012 awarded top honours to BBC’s Sherlock, with both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in attendance to collect their silverware

This year’s ceremony will be broadcast on Sunday 27 October at 9pm on ITV3.