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Peaky Blinders has won the award for The Best Drama at 2019's National Television Awards.
The BBC series triumphed in the public vote by beating the likes of Our Girl, Call the Midwife, Doctor Who and Casualty.
In 2017, Peaky Blinders was nominated in the Best Period Drama category and Cillian Murphy (Tommy Shelby) was up for Best Drama Performance but neither won those awards.
This win came as no surprise to many fans, especially when considering the eagerly-anticipated fifth season is due to hit our screens very soon.
We're thrilled to win the award for Best Drama tonight at the #NTAs. Thank you everyone who voted - you truly are the best fans any show could want! #PeakyBlinders pic.twitter.com/Jv4vdbSjJA
- Peaky Blinders (@ThePeakyBlinder) January 22, 2019
Although not overly gobsmacked about their success, fans were shocked to see that none of the cast nor the production team turned up to accept the award.
One said: "Tbh not impressed that no one from your team even turned up!!!! Especially when you were voted to win by your viewers!!!!"
Another added: "Fantastic show and can't wait for season 5 but surprised not a single cast or crew member could make it to accept the award!"
A third commented: "Disappointed not one person could turn up or do a pre-recorded video for the fans".
Filming officially came to a close on season five a few days ago, meaning that we're one step closer to getting our next fix of the Shelby family and all the drama that comes with them.
A post on the Peaky Blinders Twitter account confirmed filming had concluded, much the delight of eager fans, who have been patiently waiting for the news since the cameras started rolling back in September.
That's a wrap! By order of the #PeakyBlinders cast and crew.
Photo by @RobertViglasky pic.twitter.com/kv5K3XDPf6
- Peaky Blinders (@ThePeakyBlinder) January 18, 2019
On January 17, a photo was shared of Murphy and director Anthony Byrne on the first day of filming several months back, the tweet said: "Tomorrow we wrap filming series 5 of #PeakyBlinders."
One Twitter user commented: "I can barely contain myself!! When's it on??" Another wrote: "I can't wait to see Tommy back on my TV screen."
Someone else said: "Release season 5 by the order of the Peaky Fuckin' Blinders!"
A fourth added excitedly: "Cannot waaaaait for series 5!!!"
Congrats to the team for the award.