Edgar Wright's Hot Fuzz won Best British Comedy Film Award at the inaugural BAFTA/LA British Comedy Award in Los Angeles last night and star Simon Pegg took home Best British Comedy Performer In Film.

Billy Connolly received the BAFTA/LA Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy and Extras won Best British Comedy Television Programme.

'BAFTA/LA is delighted to have honored some of Britain's most beloved comedic luminaries at the first British Comedy Awards Presented by British Airways,' BAFTA/LA board member Nigel Lythgoe said.

'There were a lot of laughs, and we are already looking forward to next year, and having this event become an annual affair that will introduce American audiences to both established and upcoming UK talent.'

Finalists in the film and television categories were selected by a panel of comedy industry professionals and screened for the public in Los Angeles earlier in the week.

The gala coincided with Los Angeles' BritWeek 2008, which runs from April 24 to May 10, a series of UK-centric events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the British Consul General's official residence in Los Angeles' Hancock Park.