KIN star Yazmin Seky was among the winners at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Ireland Awards this week, taking home the Best Newcomer prize for her role as Nikita in the RTÉ crime-drama.

The prestigious awards, which are chosen by peer jury members, recognise the best in Irish TV productions and international co-productions.

This year's awards, hosted by Bláthnaid Treacy and Nuala Carey, took place at the RDS in Dublin on Tuesday night and saw numerous wins for RTÉ programmes.

Among the RTÉ winners were Smother (Best Drama), Ireland's Fittest Family (Best Entertainment) and Dagda's Harp (Best Animation).

Yazmin Seky at the awards in the RDS

Other winners included Virgin Media Television's Finding Jack Charlton (Best Sport) and Gogglebox Ireland (Best Factual Entertainment), TG4's Mo Shaol, Do Shaol (Best Children's Programme) and Sky's Voices of Ireland (Best Specialist Factual).

Speaking at the awards, RTS Ireland Awards Chairperson Niall Cogley said the winners are "testament to an industry that is at the top of its game creatively".

"Among the nominees, we saw inspiring local drama, incisive national news, exceptional Irish-langauge, sport and children's content, and great factual and entertainment content made by Irish-based producers and broadcasters for Irish audiences," he added.

In February, it was announced that a second series of KIN is on the way.

The RTS winners:

Best Drama
Smother - Treasure Entertainment Ltd / BBC Studios [RTÉ]

Best Entertainment
Ireland's Fittest Family - Animo TV, Kite Entertainment Ltd [RTÉ]

Best Factual Series
The Killing of Fr Niall Molloy - Flawless Films [RTÉ]

Best Factual Single
Tomorrow Is Saturday - GMarsh TV Productions [RTÉ]

Best Sport
Finding Jack Charlton - Noah Media Group, Virgin Media, BBC [Virgin Media Television]

Best News & Current Affairs
RTÉ Investigates - Covid 19 The Third Wave [RTÉ]

Best Animation
Dagda's Harp - Cardel Entertainment [RTÉ]

Best Specialist Factual
Voices of Ireland - Red Shoe [Sky]

Best Children's Programme
Mo Shaol, Do Shaol - Macalla Teo [TG4]

Best Factual Entertainment
Gogglebox Ireland - Kite Entertainment Ltd [Virgin Media Television]

Best Newcomer
Yazmin Seky

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