A Night of Glitz, Glam and Giggles: The BAFTA Winners 2013

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?

Leading Actor

Ben Whishaw – Richard II (The Hollow Crown)

Leading Actress

Sheridan Smith – Mrs Biggs

Supporting Actor

Simon Russell Beale – Henry IV Part 2(The Hollow Crown)

Supporting Actress

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

Single Drama



Room At The Top

Drama Series

Last Tango In Halifax

Soap and Continuing Drama




Factual Series

Our War

Specialist Factual

All In The Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry

Single Documentary

7/7: One Day In London


The Great British Bake Off

Reality and Constructed Factual

Made In Chelsea

Current Affairs

The Shame Of The Catholic Church (This World)

News Coverage

Hillsborough – The Truth At Last (Granada Reports)

Sport and Live Event

The London 2012 Paralympic Games

Entertainment Programme

The Graham Norton Show

Comedy Programme

The Revolution Will Be Televised

Situation Comedy

Twenty Twelve

Radio Times Audience Award (voted for by members of the public)

Game of Thrones

Entertainment Performance

Alan Carr – Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Special Award

Clare Balding

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