The world watched the Oscars with bated breath on Sunday night, but another awards ceremony was also taking place with something of a more culinary focus.
Britain hosted its very own equivalent of the Oscars the British Kebab Awards. Nice.
With 1.3 million kebabs sold every day across Britain, it’s safe to say the much-loved kebab is an institution in the UK.
Seventeen kebab shops from across the UK won awards in categories ranging from Best Kebab Van to Best Fine Dining Restaurant. The winner of the kebab van award went to Atalay Kebab Van in Thame, Oxfordshire, while Veyso’s in Hertford won the award for best Fine Dining Restaurant. Pizza King Kebab House in Edmonton was named best takeaway in London.
BBC Radio 1 DJs Chris Stark and Scott Mills hosted the event, which was attended by politicians including Andrew Percy MP, Barry Gardiner MP, and Simon Danczuk MP.
True to British form, people flocked to Twitter to express their enthusiasm for the Kebab Awards, and their lack thereof for the Oscars.
Some people didn’t mince words.
Many hailed the Kebab Awards the British equivalent to the Oscars.
Who cares about the Oscars;far more importantly, it was The British Kebab Awards last night.
Merchant Seaman (@slackup.memerchant_seaman) February 27, 2017
America may have the Oscars. But we have the British kebab awards..
Les Mchugh (@slackup.meLes23971440) February 27, 2017
Many were amused by the timing of the awards ceremony, which was undoubtedly a baller move on the part of the Kebab Awards.
I’ve done the BAFTAs. I’ve done the NMEs. I’ve done the BRITs. I’ve left the best till last. This Sunday it’s the National Kebab Awards.
Grant Tucker (@slackup.meGrantTucker) February 23, 2017
In fact, the Kebab Awards were such a big deal in the UK they were reportedly trending above the Oscars on Twitter for a period.
Who needs the Oscars when you can have kebabs?