Hangmen wins South Bank Sky Arts Award
Eddie Izzard, Mike Bartlett and Northern Ballet were among the other winners
The play, which debuted at the Royal Court before transferring to the West End last year, saw off competition from the Almeida's Oresteia and Duncan Macmillan's People, Places and Things.
Eddie Izzard joined the likes of Tracey Emin and JK Rowling, when he was presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award by Lenny Henry.
Some theatre stars were not as fortunate however as rapper Stormzy saw off Matt Henry, Zizi Strallen and Barney Norris to take home the Breakthrough gong.
Tim Minchin gave guests at the event, including Martin Freeman, Will Young and Dame Gillian Lynne, a world premiere performance of a song from his upcoming musical Groundhog Day.
Elsewhere, theatre director Caitlin McLeod was one of five emerging artists to win the Sky Academy Arts Scholarship, taking home £30,000 funding and mentoring to take their careers to the next level.
Director of Sky Arts, Phil Edgar Jones said: "Once again the range of creative talent on show at this year's South Bank Sky Arts Awards demonstrates the Arts are in rude health in the UK."
Full Winners List – 2016 Awards
Classical Music: Mark Simpson, The Immortal
Literature: Sunjeev Sahota, The Year of the Runaways
Theatre: Hangmen, Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court Theatre
Pop: Benjamin Clementine, At Least for Now
Comedy: Catastrophe, Channel 4
TV Drama: Doctor Foster, BBC One
Opera: The Force of Destiny, English National Opera
Visual Art: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Verses After Dusk
Film: 45 Years
Dance: 1984, Northern Ballet
The Time Breakthrough Award: Stormzy
Outstanding Achievement Award: Eddie Izzard