Curb Your Enthusiasm triumphs at Banff

The hit programme was named Best Comedy in the category honouring the best fiction shows from across the globe, while In Treatment scooped the Rockie Award for Best Continuing Series.

The festival, which runs in Alberta, Canada from 13 to 16 June (10), also saw prizes awarded to the BBC’s Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra and Danish series The Yellow House, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

British funnyman Ricky Gervais will also be celebrated at the event – he will be honoured with the Sir Peter Ustinov comedy award during a ceremony on Tuesday night (15Jun10).

Meanwhile, William Shatner will be handed a lifetime achievement award and actor Eric McCormack will pick up the NBC Universal Canada award of distinction.