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Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Ali G Accepts Sacha Baron Cohen's Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Comedy Awards


The British Comedy Awards were held in, um, Britain last night, and Ben Kingsley presented his The Dictator co-star Sacha Baron Cohen with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Cohen came out as Ali G to accept the award, marking his first public appearance as the character since HBO's Da Ali G Show in 2004. Hit the jump for more acceptance speeches from last night's awards, which went out to shows that you'll probably start hearing about here in the States two years from now, such as Julia Davis's melodramatic 19th century shipwreck comedy Hunderby, which took home two prizes.

Best Sketch Show: Cardinal Burns


Best TV Comedy Actress: Rebecca Front (The Thick of It)


Best TV Comedy Actor: Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It)


The King or Queen of Comedy: Jack Whitehall (Fresh Meat)


The Writer's Guild of Great Britain: Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer (Vic and Bob's Afternoon Delights)


Best Comedy Entertainment Programme: Harry Hill's TV Burp


Best Female TV Comic: Jo Brand (Getting On)


Best Male TV Comic: Lee Mack (Not Going Out)


Best Comedy Entertainment Personality: Charlie Brooker (10 O'Clock Live)


Best New Comedy Programme: Hunderby


Best Sitcom: Hunderby