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Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards WINNERS 2012 – includes CWA Gold, Steel and John Creasey (New Blood) Daggers

The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2012 – which include the CWA’s Gold, Steel and John Creasey (New Blood) Daggers were announced in London tonight.  Congratulations to the winners:

WRITING DAGGERS

The CWA Gold Dagger – sponsored by Constable & Robinson

  • The Rage by Gene Kerrigan (Harvill Secker) WINNER
  • Vengeance in Mind by N.J. Cooper (Simon and Schuster)
  • The Flight by M.R. Hall (Mantle)
  • Bereft by Chris Womersley (Quercus)

The CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger – sponsored by Goldsboro Books

  • Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash (Bantam) WINNER
  • Heart-Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne (Headline)
  • Good People by Ewart Hutton (Blue Door)
  • What Dies in Summer by Tom Wright (Canongate)

The CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger – sponsored by Ian Fleming Publications

  • A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming (HarperCollins) WINNER
  • Dare Me by Megan Abbott (Picador)
  • The Fear Index by Robert Harris (Hutchinson)
  • Reamde by Neal Stephenson (Atlantic Books)

The Specsavers Bestseller Dagger (Public Vote)

  • Kathy Reichs WINNER
  • Ann Cleeves
  • Anthony Horowitz
  • Stuart MacBride
  • Jo Nesbo

Inducted to the Hall of Fame: all five shortlisted authors for the Specsavers Bestseller Dagger

TV/FILM DAGGERS

The Film Dagger

  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal) WINNER
  • DRIVE (Icon)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros)
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Sony)
  • The Guard (Optimum)

The TV Dagger

  • Sherlock: Series 2 (Hartswood Films/BBC1) WINNER
  • Appropriate Adult (ITV Studios/ITV1)
  • Line of Duty (BBC/BBC2)
  • Wallander (Left Bank Pictures, Yellow Bird/BBC1)
  • Whitechapel: Series 3 (Carnival/ITV1)

The International TV Dagger

  • The Bridge (Danmarks Radio, Sveriges Television/BBC4) WINNER
  • Boardwalk Empire: Season 2 (HBO/Sky Atlantic)
  • Dexter: Season 6 (Showtime Networks, JohnGoldwyn Productions, TheColleton Company, ClydePhillips Productions/FX)
  • Homeland (Teakwood Lane Productions, Showtime Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Media Group, Fox 21/Channel 4)
  • The Killing II: Forbrydelsen (Arrow Films/BBC4)

The Best Actress Dagger

  • Claire Danes for Homeland (Teakwood Lane Productions, Showtime Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Media Group, Fox 21/Channel 4) WINNER
  • Brenda Blethyn for Vera (ITV Studios/ITV1)
  • Sofie Gråbøl for The Killing II (Arrow Films/BBC4)
  • Sofia Helin for The Bridge (Danmarks Radio, Sveriges Television/BBC4)
  • Maxine Peake for Silk (BBC/BBC1)

The Best Actor Dagger

  • Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock (Hartswood Films/BBC1) WINNER
  • Kenneth Branagh for Wallander (Left Bank Pictures,Yellow Bird/BBC1)
  • Steve Buscemi for Boardwalk Empire (HBO/Sky Atlantic)
  • Damien Lewis for Homeland (Teakwood Lane Productions, Showtime Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Media Group, Fox 21/Channel 4)
  • Dominic West for Appropriate Adult (ITV Studios/ITV1

The Best Supporting Actress Dagger

  • Kelly Macdonald for Boardwalk Empire (HBO/Sky Atlantic) WINNER
  • Frances Barber for Silk (BBC/BBC1)
  • Archie Panjabi for The Good Wife (Scott Free Productions, King Size Productions, Small Wishes, CBS Productions/More 4)
  • Sarah Smart for Wallander (Left Bank Pictures, Yellow Bird/BBC1)
  • Una Stubbs for Sherlock (Hartswood Films/BBC1)

The Best Supporting Actor Dagger

  • Martin Freeman for Sherlock (Hartswood Films/BBC1) WINNER
  • Alun Armstrong for Garrow’s Law (Shed Media/BBC1)
  • Alan Cumming for The Good Wife (Scott Free Productions, King Size Productions, Small Wishes, CBS Productions/More 4)
  • Phil Davis for Silk & Whitechapel (Silk: BBC/BBC1)(Whitechapel: Carnival/ITV1)
  • Laurence Fox for Lewis (ITV Studios/ITV1)

 ‘Best Detective Duo’ by Public Vote

  • Lewis – DI Robbie Lewis & DS James Hathaway WINNER
  • DCI Banks – DCI Alan Banks & DS Annie Cabbot
  • Above Suspicion – DC Anna Travis & DCS James Langton
  • Scott and Bailey- DC Jane Scott & DC Rachel Bailey
  • Whitechapel – DI Joseph Chandler & DS Ray Miles
  • Vera – DCI Vera Stanhope & DS Joe Ashworth
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6 comments on “Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards WINNERS 2012 – includes CWA Gold, Steel and John Creasey (New Blood) Daggers

  1. Thanks for this, Great to have hot off the press news. So glad to see The Bridge got international TV dagger 🙂

  2. clara
    October 18, 2012

    Seem to have much more sense than the baftas! Hurray for Ben, pity Martin not there

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  4. Chloe
    October 18, 2012

    Congrats to the winners. Where was Freeman, though?

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  6. Jocelyn
    October 19, 2012

    Congratulations to all! I’m particularly happy to see Lewis & Hathaway win one. Well done!

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