Picture the scene, The Grosvenor Hotel ballroom bedecked with sparkling chandeliers and glittering centre-pieces. Swathes of celebrities from the big screen and literary worlds, rubbing shoulders and drawn together to celebrate one thing, the very best in crime books, drama and film! Sounds like a Dead Good event if ever there was one!
Check out our star-studded gallery of photos from the evening!
Presented by Bradley Walsh, The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards was an evening to remember, some surprises, some laughs and the delectable Jason Isaacs! What more could you want from an evening.
Acclaimed ITV drama Broadchurch did exceptionally well sweeping the TV categories to walk away with four Daggers. Sadly David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Andrew Buchan could not be in attendance but they sent lovely messages of thanks to their team.
The CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award was won by Roger Hobbs for Ghostman. A novel which starts with a casino heist that goes spectacularly wrong, was described by the Dagger judging panel as: ‘An assured and engaging novel which maintains suspense throughout and grips the reader to the very end.’ Previous winners of the Steel have included Jeffrey Deaver and Gillian Flynn, putting Roger in prestigious company.
The full Awards shortlists with winners marked in red.
The CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger
Belinda Bauer for Rubbernecker (Bantam/Transworld)
Lauren Beukes for The Shining Girls (HarperCollins)
Mick Herron for Dead Lions (Soho Crime)
Becky Masterman for Rage Against the Dying (Orion)
The CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger
Roger Hobbs for Ghostman (Transworld)
Stuart Neville for Ratlines (Random House)
Mark Oldfield for The Sentinel (Head of Zeus)
Robert Wilson for Capital Punishment (Orion)
The CWA John Creasey Dagger
Hanna Jameson for Something You Are (Head of Zeus)
Malcolm Mackay for The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter (Mantle)
Derek B Miller for Norwegian by Night (Faber and Faber)
Thomas Mogford for Shadow of the Rock (Bloomsbury)
The Film Dagger
Killing Them Softly
The TV Dagger
Top of the Lake
The International TV Dagger
The Killing 3
The Best Supporting Actor Dagger
Paul McGann for A Mother’s Son
Mandy Patinkin for Homeland
Andrew Buchan for Broadchurch
Warren Brown for Luther
Roger Allam for Endeavour
The Best Supporting Actress Dagger
Pauline Quirke for Broadchurch
Amelia Bullmore for Scott & Bailey
Holly Hunter for Top of the Lake
Jodie Whittaker for Broadchurch
Ruth Wilson for Luther
The Best Actor Dagger
Damien Lewis for Homeland
David Tennant for Broadchurch
Idris Elba for Luther
Jason Isaacs for Case Histories
Paddy Considine for The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane
The Best Actress Dagger
Sofie Grabol for The Killing 3
Olivia Colman for Broadchurch
Claire Danes for Homeland
Gillian Anderson for The Fall
Lesley Sharp for Scott & Bailey
Big Congratulations to all the shortlistee’s and to the winners!
Watch the Awards on Sunday 27th October at 9pm on ITV3!