It was an evening of hilarity, happy tears and bronze awards at the BAFTA TV awards on Sunday, and one leading lady stood out from the crowd. You might know Olivia Colman from Channel 4’s Peep Show, nail biting murder mystery Broadchurch, or playing PC Doris Thatcher in Hot Fuzz. She maybe wasn’t a household name before last night, but at the ceremony Olivia scooped two awards, the first for Supporting Actress for her role in Accused (Mo’s Story) and second in the Female Performance in a Comedy Programme category for her part in Twenty Twelve.
As for the Leading Actor and Actress categories, the winners were Ben Wishaw (Skyfall’s M) for his performance in Richard II (The Hollow Crown) and a tearful Sheridan Smith for her role in crime drama, Mrs Biggs.
As for comedy, Alan Carr picked up the award for best Entertainment Performance whilst Graham Norton, who also presented the show, won best Entertainment Programme. Beating I’m A Celeb, The Audience and The Young Apprentice, Made in Chelsea were the surprise winners of the Reality and Constructed Factual award, despite Millie Mackintosh being left a little embarrassed when she had a slight wardrobe malfunction on the red carpet before the show began!
Game of Thrones, The Great British Bake-off and Eastenders all picked up awards at the glitzy ceremony. You can read the full list of winners below – did your favourite scoop the prize?
Ben Whishaw – Richard II (The Hollow Crown)
Sheridan Smith – Mrs Biggs
Simon Russell Beale – Henry IV Part 2(The Hollow Crown)
Olivia Colman – Accused (Mo’s Story)
Female Performance in a Comedy Programme
Olivia Colman for Twenty Twelve
Male Performance in a Comedy Programme
Steve Coogan for Welcome To The Places Of My Life
Room At The Top
Last Tango In Halifax
Soap and Continuing Drama
All In The Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry
7/7: One Day In London
The Great British Bake Off
Reality and Constructed Factual
Made In Chelsea
The Shame Of The Catholic Church (This World)
Hillsborough – The Truth At Last (Granada Reports)
Sport and Live Event
The London 2012 Paralympic Games
The Graham Norton Show
The Revolution Will Be Televised
Radio Times Audience Award (voted for by members of the public)
Game of Thrones
Alan Carr – Alan Carr: Chatty Man