I’m never sure whether to call this the Spill Awards 2016, since they all relate to last year, or 2017 ‘cos that’s the year we’re now in. Either way, the votes have been counted and I’ve got my act together, and I’m delighted to announce that the award ceremony will be going out live this coming Friday, from 20:00 GMT – apologies to anyone for whom this will be massively inconvenient, but twas ever thus. All welcome. Dress: traditional and yet forward-looking. Cash bar.