The biggest stars of the small screen flocked to The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane last night for 2014’s Bafta television awards.
ITV crime drama Broadchurch took home the most awards of the night, with Bafta’s for Best Drama Series, Best Supporting Actor for David Bradley and Best Leading Actress for a particularly emotional Olivia Coleman.
Southcliffe’s Sean Harris won not only the coveted Best Leading Actor title, but was also the clear winner for the most amusing speech of the night, thanking what seemed like any possible person he could think of.
Ant and Dec remained an unstoppable force picking up Best Entertainment Programme for Saturday Night Takeaway as well as Best Entertainment Performance. With the conclusion of Channel 4’s comedy series, The IT Crowd, also scooping up two awards for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme for Richard Ayoade and Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for Katherine Parkinson.
Although he may not have won any awards himself, Graham Norton was a fantastic host as always, with his jibes at the low ratings for ITV’s Good Morning Britain and the masses of complaints about BBC’s Jamaica Inn keeping everyone entertained.
Here is the full list of last night’s winners:
Sport and Live Event: The Ashes 2013 – 1st Test, Day 5
Current Affairs: Syria: Across The Lines (Dispatches)
Mini-series: In the Flesh
Single Documentary: The Murder Trial
News Coverage: ITV News at Ten: Woolwich Attacks
Entertainment programme: Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Features: Long Lost Family
Soap and Continuing drama: Coronation Street
Specialist Factual Programme: David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive
Supporting Actor: David Bradley (Broadchurch)
Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme: A League of Their Own
Supporting Actress: Sarah Lancashire (Last Tango in Halifax)
Reality and Constructed Factual: Gogglebox
Situation Comedy: Him & Her: The Wedding
Special Award: Cilla Black
Drama Series: Broadchurch
Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd)
International: Breaking Bad
Single Drama: Complicit
Male Performance in a Comedy Programme: Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd)
Factual Series: Bedlam
Radio Times Audience Award: Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor
Entertainment Performance: Ant & Dec (Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway)
Leading Actress: Olivia Coleman (Broadchurch)
Leading Actor: Sean Harris (Southcliffe)
BAFTA Fellowship: Julie Walters