The show also received an Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of reaching its fiftieth anniversary, with former Doctor Peter Davison taking the stage to present the lead writer Steven Moffat with the award, who said "I'm receiving an award about Doctor Who from Doctor Who while Doctor Who is busy filming in Cardiff!"; a montage of clips from the five decades were also shown to the audience at the Dorchester in London.
However, the Best Actor award saw current Doctor Matt Smith lose out to his predecessor David Tennant, who won the award for his role in Broadchurch; the Best Actress award also saw Jenna Coleman squeezed out behind Call The Midwife star Miranda Hart.
The full list of winners is available from the TV Choice website, with full coverage of the event to be published in TV Choice Magazine on sale from 17th September.
Daybreak's entertainment correspondent Richard Arnold caught up with Peter Davison during the evening; speaking about the 50th Anniversary Davison said:
I've heard lots of rumours, none of which I'm allowed to tell you anything about. I'm privy to them actually, yes, I have got a copy of the script which has got my name embossed across it, so it's top secret, but there's other stuff, lots of other things that are going on that people should keep their eye open for around the 50th Anniversary Special!