Normal People's Daisy Edgar-Jones is the first-ever winner of the Rose d'Or Emerging Talent Award for playing Marianne in the TV adaption of Sally Rooney's novel.

The Emerging Talent Award has been introduced this year to recognise great new talent.

Speaking about the award Edgar-Jones said: "Normal People really was a dream job.

"I feel so lucky to have played Marianne and it's done so much for me.

"To be acknowledged as an emerging talent by Rose d'Or for it is so special. Thank you so, so much. I'm very proud and very chuffed."

Mark Rowland, chair of the 2020 judges, said: "The Rose d'Or would also like to congratulate Daisy on being inaugural winner of the emerging talent award, which we've instituted to recognise great new talent this year and every year."

Edgar-Jones joins star of Netflix's Sex Education, Ncuti Gatwa, who has scooped the 2020 Performance Of The Year Award for his portrayal of Eric Effiong. 

Ncuti Gatwa scooped the 2020 Performance Of The Year Award

Gatwa said: "What an honour to receive the performance of the year award!

"It's such a joy playing Eric, someone who is so fun but has real depth to him.

"The fact that people can see themselves in him and relate to the issues we cover in the show is really inspiring and incredibly important to me as an actor."

Previous winners of Rose d'Or Awards include Ricky Gervais, Joanna Lumley, James Cordon, The Crown, Chernobyl and The Graham Norton Show.

The Rose d'Or Awards were voted for from 766 entries by over 80 international judges from across the television industry and includes entries from every major territory in the world across the 12 categories.

This year’s awards also include a special category to recognise innovation in the time of COVID-19 and will stream on at 3pm on Wednesday, 9 December, 2020.

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