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October 7, 2008 / C.T. Henry

ITV3’s Crime Thriller Awards

The Crime Thriller Awards are the culmination of a seven week Crime Thriller Awards Season on the UK’s ITV3. Celebrating the very best of the crime thriller genre, with awards focusing on the best of British and international crime thriller novels, films and TV series, ITV3 announced their winners yesterday in London.

Author of the Year:
NOMINEES: Peter James (Not Dead Enough, Pan), Robert Harris (The Ghost, Hutchinson), Lee Child (Bad Luck and Trouble, Bantam) and Ian Rankin (Exit Music, Orion).
WINNER: Ian Rankin (Exit Music, Orion)

International Author of the Year:
NOMINEES: Jeffery Deaver (The Sleeping Doll, Hodder & Stoughton), Stieg Larsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Quercus), Karin Slaughter (Skin Privilege, Arrow) and PJ Tracy (Snow Blind, Penguin)
WINNER: Stieg Larsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Quercus)

Breakthrough Author of the Year:
NOMINEES: Chelsea Cain (Heartsick, Pan), Stuart MacBride (Broken Skin, Harper), Michael Robotham (Shatter, Sphere) and Anne Zouroudi (The Messenger of Athens, Bloomsbury)
WINNER: Stuart MacBride (Broken Skin, Harper)

Film of the Year:
NOMINEES: The Bourne Ultimatum, The Dark Knight, Gone Baby Gone and No Country for Old Men.
WINNER: The Bourne Ultimatum

TV Crime Drama:
NOMINEES: Ashes to Ashes (BBC), He Kills Coppers (ITV), Criminal Justice (BBC), The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (BBC), Spooks (BBC), Wire in the Blood (ITV).
WINNER: Criminal Justice (BBC)

International TV Crime Drama:
NOMINEES: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Wire, Dexter, Numb3rs, CSI: Miami, Shark
WINNER: The Wire (HBO)

Best Actress:
NOMINEES: Kelly Reilly (He Kills Coppers), Jill Scott (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency), Amanda Redman (New Tricks), Hermione Norris (Spooks), Keeley Hawes (Ashes to Ashes)
WINNER: Hermione Norris (Spooks)

Best Actor:
NOMINEES: Philip Glenister (Ashes to Ashes), James Nesbitt (Midnight Man & Murphy’s Law), Rupert Penry-Jones (Spooks), Dominic West (The Wire), Ben Whishaw (Criminal Justice)
WINNER: Rupert Penry-Jones (Spooks

ITV3 Writer’s Award for Classic TV Drama:
NOMINEES: Colin Dexter, Ian Rankin, PD James, Lynda La Plante, Val McDermid and Ruth Rendell.
WINNER: Colin Dexter

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