“I’ve been very lucky because in the past I’ve received awards for my acting. This is the first I’ve received for my personality, which I assume means they’ve never met me.
The reason I’ve got this award is because I got the chance to play the role of a lifetime twice. Malcolm Tucker in The Thick Of It. And I also got to play Doctor Who.
The real people who know the personality of the year are my family – my mother and my sister and my wife who have put with my personality and endured it to the point that I can get this.”
Capaldi was presented with his award by Doctor Who co-star Jenna Coleman, who joked:
“He’s the ultimate time-traveller and a great friend. Not bad for someone who is over 2,000 years old.”
The full list of winners also includes Sherlock‘s Benedict Cumberbatch, who picked up the award for Actor of the Year.