The winners of the 16th South Bank awards were announced at the Dorchester Hotel last night (1 May 2012), with South Bank Show frontman Melvyn Bragg acting as master of ceremonies.
Others who triumphed included BBC drama Sherlock, singer Kate Bush, the ENO’s The Damnation of Faust and writer Michael Frayn.
The full list of South Bank Sky Arts Awards winners:
Classical Music: Llyr Williams
Comedy: Fresh Meat, Channel 4
Dance: The Metamorphosis, Arthur Pita, Linbury Studio Theatre
Film: We Need To Talk About Kevin
Literature: Charles Dickens: A Life, Claire Tomalin
Opera: The Damnation Of Faust, ENO
Pop: Kate Bush, 50 Words For Snow
Theatre: Matilda, Royal Shakespeare Company, Cambridge Theatre
TV drama: Sherlock, BBC1
Visual Art: Grayson Perry: The Tomb Of The Unknown Craftsman, British Museum
Times breakthrough award: Sophie Bevan
Outstanding achievement, in association with the Dorchester: Michael Frayn