Monday night at a glittering ceremony in London, the annual Sky Arts South Bank Awards took place, with The Olympic Cauldron and The Olympic Opening Ceremony taking away some of the top prizes.
Thomas Heatherwick and his team triumphed in the Visual Art Category with his extraordinary ambitious construction with each petal brought into the arena with the athletes and assembled piece by piece. It saw off competition from Hopkins Architects for The Olympic Velodrome and the Turner-Prize nominated artist Paul Noble.
Julie Walters was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award for a career that has spanned nearly four decades. Congratulations Julie.
Here is the full winner’s list:
Comedy: Twenty Twelve, BBC Two
Presented by Russell Kane. Other nominees were Alan Partridge: Welcome to The Places of My Life – Sky Atlantic and Hunderby – Sky Atlantic.
Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, National Theatre
Presented by Kristin Scott Thomas. Other nominees were The River, The Royal Court Theatre – Jerwood Theatre Upstairs and The Master & Margarita, Complicite – Barbican
Visual Art: Thomas Heatherwick, London 2012 Olympic Cauldron
Presented by Grayson Perry. Other nominees were Hopkins Architects: London 2012 Velodrome, Olympic Park and Paul Noble: Turner Prize Exhibition, Tate Britain
Times Breakthrough Award presented by Tim Minchin presented to Tom Hiddleston.
Presented by Mark Strong. Other nominees were Berberian Sound Studio and The Imposter.
Opera: Ghost Patrol, Scottish Opera and Music Theatre Wales
Presented by Amanda Echalez. Other nominees were Les Troyens, Royal Opera House and Where the Wild Things Are, Barbican
Pop Music: to Jessie Ware
Presented by Jo Whiley. Other nominees were Plan B, Ill Manors and Saint Etienne, Words and Music
Dance: A Streetcar Named Desire, Scottish Ballet
Presented by Akram Khan. Other nominees were Jeux, English National Ballet and Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, Royal Ballet & National Gallery
Classical: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Julian Anderson, Ryan Wigglesworth – The Discovery of Heaven, Royal Festival Hall.
Presented by Howard Goodall. Other nominees were Iestyn Davies, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen, Arias for Guadagni and London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle, Wynton Marsalis’s Swing Symphony, Barbican.
TV Drama: Parade’s End, BBC Two
Presented by Richard E. Grant. Other nominees were Line of Duty, BBC 2 and The Hollow Crown, BBC2
Literature: Bring Up The Bodies, Hilary Mantel
Presented by Dame Margaret Drabble. Other nominees were Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma, Kerry Hudson and Umbrella, Will Self
The Outstanding Achievement Award, in association with the Dorchester, presented by Victoria Wood to Julie Walters.
The new series of The South Bank Show will begin on Sky Arts in the Spring.