13 December 2012 2:20 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Sacha Baron Cohen won a special award for outstanding achievement in comedy here Wednesday night at the British Comedy Awards. Other big winners included BBC and Hulu political comedy The Thick of It. Its stars Rebecca Front and Peter Capaldi were honored as best TV comedy actress and actor. Capaldi portrays spin doctor Malcolm Tucker, while Front plays hapless politician Nicola Murray. Front beat out Olivia Colman, who was nominated for two roles - one in London 2012 Olympics series Twenty Twelve and one in sitcom Rev. Sky show Hunderby was named best new comedy program and best sitcom, upsetting The Thick of It and

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