Brendan O'Carroll's Mrs Brown's Boys was named Best Comedy at the UK's National TV Awards in London on Wednesday night.
Accepting the award with the rest of the cast, an overjoyed O'Carroll thanked the voting public for their generosity and added: "We just wanted to make a comedy show that makes people laugh."
When asked about TV critics of the show, he replied: "I respect they've got a job to do but there'll always be a donkey telling the racehorse how to run the race. If you want to be a racehorse get in the race."
Ant and Dec were honoured with the Landmark Award and the Best Entertainment Presenter award, while I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here!, which they host, was named Best Entertainment programme.
Doctor Who was named Best Drama, with star Matt Smith winning Best Drama Performance.
Coronation Street's Julie Hesmondhalgh won Best Serial Drama Performance for her portrayal of Hayley, with the ITV soap also named Best Serial Drama.
EastEnders' Khali Best won Best Newcomer; This Morning was Best Daytime Show, with Strictly Come Dancing Best Talent Show.
Ant and Dec - Another haul
Kian Egan and Jodi Albert
Factual Entertainment - Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs
Entertainment Programme - I'm a Celebrity...Get Me out of Here!
Documentary Series - Educating Yorkshire
Newcomer - Khali Best from EastEnders
Drama Performance - Matt Smith for Doctor Who
Daytime - This Morning
Comedy - Mrs Brown's Boys
Serial Drama Performance - Julie Hesmondhalgh for Coronation Street
Detective - Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock
Entertainment Presenter - Ant and Dec
Drama - Doctor Who
Serial Drama - Coronation Street
Landmark Award - Ant and Dec
Talent Show - Strictly Come Dancing