Best of 2012

January 02, 2013, 6:00 AM GMT+0

Skyfall, Downton Abbey, Fifty Shades of Grey and Adele are the public favourites of 2012

Skyfall has been chosen by the public as the best film of 2012, according to our survey for the Sun. Almost a quarter (23%) of Brits named this as their favourite, while War horse came in at second place (9%), closely followed by newly-released film the Hobbit (7%).

Best TV of 2012

Asked to choose the best TV series of 2012, almost one-fifth (19%) of Brits voted for Downton Abbey. The same amount of people also named Dame Maggie Smith, who plays the Dowager Countess of Grantham in the series, as their favourite British actress in 2012.

The Big Bang Theory was listed as Brits’ second best TV series (9%), and Sherlock ranked as the third (8%). Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes in the programme, was rated the best TV actor of 2012.

Coronation Street beat Eastenders to win the public’s choice for best soap opera of 2012, with 17% of Brits choosing Corrie as their favourite. Emmerdale was ranked third best soap opera of the year.

Meanwhile, Strictly Come Dancing came out on top of the public’s list for best reality TV or talent show of 2012, with almost a quarter (22%) of Brits saying this was their favourite. Second place went to I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, closely followed by Masterchef.

Best music of 2012

Adele has been voted the best popstar in 2012, while her single, Skyfall, has been rated the best single of the year by the public. Emile Sande came in at second place for best popstar, however, her album, Our Version of events, has been chosen as the best album in 2012. Brits named Rihanna as the third best popstar of the year.

Psy’s Gangnam style has been listed as the third best single in 2012, following Gotye’s song, Somebody that I Used to Know which came in second place.

Best book of 2012

EL James’ book, Fifty Shades of Grey, which became Britain’s best-selling book of all time, has also been chosen by the public as the best book of 2012, with 13% of people saying it is their favourite. Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel, which won the Man Booker Prize this year, is Brits’ second favourite book of the year, followed by Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin which came in third place.

See the full survey details and results here