The FT's Martin Wolf was presented with the award for best economic commentator, only to have to return it when it emerged a mistake had been madeCredit: Chris Young/PA
The Columnist of the Year award went to the Times' Hugo Rifkind, and the Political Columnist of the Year to the paper's Daniel Finklestein.
There were also wins for the paper's sketch commentator Ann Treman, and for former England cricketer Mike Atherton, who contributes to the sports pages.
The FT picked up an overall award for best comment pages, along with individual awards for John Gapper, who won Business Commentator of the Year, Simon Kuper, who the Cultural Commentator award, and David Pilling, who was named Foreign Commentator of the Year.
The FT's Martin Wolf appeared to have joined his colleagues after he was called up on stage to collect the award for best economics commentator, reports Roy Greenslade. But Wolf was asked to return the award seconds later under the pretence of it needing to be polished, whereupon a red-faced Robert Peston of the BBC had to admit that he had got it wrong and present the award to a bemused Sunday Times' Irwin Stelzer, who had attended the prizegiving after being told he was going to win.
Peston himself won the award for best mainstream media blogger, which he was allowed to hang on to.
The award for best independent blog went to Liberal Conspiracy editor Sunny Hundal.
The full list of winners:
Best Online Comment Site Mumsnet
Business Commentator John Gapper, Financial Times
Cultural Commentator Simon Kuper, Financial Times
Economics Commentator Irwin Stelzer, The Sunday Times
Foreign Commentator David Pilling, Financial Times
Independent Blogger Sunny Hundal, www.liberalconspiracy.org & www.pickledpolitics.com
Mainstream Media Blogger Robert Peston, BBC
Media Commentator Peter Wilby, New Statesman
Political Commentator Daniel Finkelstein, The Times
Sketch Commentator Ann Treneman, The Times
Sports Commentator Mike Atherton, The Times
Twitter Commentator David Aaronovitch, @DAaronovitch
Columnist of the Year Hugo Rifkind, The Times
Best Comment Pages Financial Times
Commentariat of the Year Matthew d’Ancona, The Sunday Telegraph & London Evening Standard
Chair’s Choice chosen by Harvey Goldsmith CBE as Chair of the Judges London Evening Standard