It naturally took the first opportunity to trumpet its success with a page two puff and a bottom leader in this morning's paper.
But while they were being prepared, Paul Gascoigne was putting a dampener on the celebrations. He had been waiting 15 years, he told the High Court, to confront Mirror journalists with the effect of their actions - including his alcoholism, paranoia and suicidal thoughts.
The court had already been told that Mirror journalists had hacked into Gascoigne's voicemail over a period of ten years. Yesterday he described how he had been convinced that his every move was being monitored, that he had suspected those close to him of leaking information, and that he was "110% sure" that his phone was being hacked - to the extent that he changed it five or six times a month. But no one believed him - even his therapist told him he was being paranoid.
They also deserve to feel confident that they work for a decent newspaper.
This morning's Daily Mirror has a story count of 45 news items, excluding showbiz and Penman Investigates. Aside from Clarkson, Hillsborough and politics, they include a special on animal experiments at Porton Down, the suggestion that Hitler tested V2 rockets on German cities, a ban on selfie sticks at the National Gallery, and the jailing of a Norwegian who laced his former partner's drink with abortion pills so that she miscarried.
The paper could not, however, find space for one line about Gascoigne's court appearance in the case where MGN has admitted phone hacking and now awaits a judge's ruling on the level of damages.
This morning's leader, under the heading "Mirror's pride", says:
It was a glittering night for the Mirror at journalism's Oscars.
Your favourite newspaper won an impressive clutch of awards. So if you want to know and understand what's going on in a complex world - look in the Mirror.