James Nesbitt is Missing gong yet again as rival wins at TVChoice Awards.
James Nesbitt has missed out yet again on a top acting award after David Tennant won best actor for the second year at the TVChoice Awards.
Co Antrim star Nesbitt was critically acclaimed for his leading role in hit BBC drama The Missing - but it lost out to Broadchurch in the best drama series category and to Poldark for best new drama at the London Hilton hotel on Park Lane last night.
Earlier this year, The Missing was up for two Primetime Emmy awards - but not for Nesbitt's captivating acting. Instead, it was the director and composer who went forward. Critics have been universally impressed by Nesbitt's performance as the desperate, distraught dad who crumbled and eventually fell apart as his hopes of finding his son alive were eroded with every twist.
But this is the third time this year that the Coleraine man has missed out on personal recognition - a Bafta nomination for his role in the hugely popular drama failed to lead to a gong in May.
Sheridan Smith was presented with the best actress prize for her portrayal of the late singer and entertainer Cilla Black.