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Monday, 6 November, 2000, 01:14 GMT
Big Brother's perfect moment
Nick Bateman
The eyes have it: Viewers voted for this gripping moment
Nasty Nick's confrontation with his fellow Big Brother contestants has been voted the 'Perfect TV Moment' by the public during an awards ceremony.

The first BBC Two Awards, broadcast on Sunday night, invited viewers at home to phone in and vote for their perfect TV moment from a shorlist of 10 comic and dramatic clips.

The scene where contestants from the hit Channel 4 surveillance programme Big Brother confronted fellow player Nick Bateman for cheating emerged as the winner.

Other shortlisted moments included Richard Madeley's impersonation of Ali G on This Morning, Ali G himself on Da Ali G Show interviewing broadcaster John Humphreys, and Dot Cotton's final moments with the dying Ethel in EastEnders.

Celebrating talent

The awards, designed to celebrate the best of British broadcasting talent, were hosted by Goodness Gracious Me stars Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar at the Gainsborough Studios in Islington.

Perfect Moment shortlist
Big Brother
Coronation Street
Da Ali G Show
MacIntyre Undercover
The Royle Family
This Morning
Trigger Happy TV
Walking with Dinosaurs
When Louis met Jimmy
The ceremony is the network's contribution to the year-long BBC Talent campaign, celebrating the most ground-breaking and innovative moments across the industry during the year 2000.

In the television awards section, the winner in the Best Drama category went to Clocking Off, the gritty factory floor saga starring Sarah Lancashire.

The Documentary Award went to Arena for its chilling look at life in mid-west America in the 1850s, Wisconsin Death Trip.

In the hard fought Entertainment Award category, Channel 4's anarchic Trigger Happy TV beat off competition from Chris Morris's Jam and BBC2's The League of Gentleman.

Big Brother house
Nasty Nick is grilled by fellow housemates
In the Visual Arts section, best advert was won by the campaign for Army recruitment, which beat off challenges from Guinness and Playstation ads.

Best feature film was won by the Scottish movie Ratcatcher.

Alongside a live performance by Blur, award givers included Steve Coogan, Jo Whiley, Angus Deayton, Arabella Weir, Jayne Middlemass, Louis Theroux and Julia Sawalha.

There were also special Green Light awards, allowing programme makers who had pitched ideas to a panel of judges to make them with a grant from the BBC.

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