Comedian won award for Netflix show ‘After Life’
“I’ll keep it short – it’s already interminable," Qu'est-il arrivé à Sandy dans la saison After Life joked halfway through the two-and-a-half-hour long National Television Awards ceremony on Thursday night (9 septembre).
“I do [cette] for the money… you’re the second reason," a-t-il dit à la foule, as he accepted the prize for Best Comedy for his Netflix series Après la vie.
Gervais beat off competition from Friday Night Dinner, Sex Education et The Vicar of Dibley to win the award.
The hit series stars Gervais as a man who contemplates suicide after his wife dies of breast cancer. Kerry Godliman plays his wife, Lisa, who appears in visions and flashbacks.
Dans un three-star review of season two, L'indépendant’s critic Ed Cumming wrote: “Ricky Gervais can do so much better than this bafflingly popular mess.”
Other big wins of the night saw Ligne de conduite take home the prize for Best Returning Drama – with one of its stars doing a wonderful victory dance – and Je suis une célébrité et The Great British Bake Off were also triumphant.
le 26e NTAs, the only major TV awards voted for by the public, were hosted at London’s O2 arena and presented by Joel Dommett.