Broadchurch wins three TV BAFTAs

Published Monday, 19 May 2014
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Crime drama Broadchurch won three TV BAFTAs following a star-studded ceremony in London on Sunday.

Broadchurch wins three TV BAFTAs
Olivia Colman wins best leading actress for her role in Broadchurch. (© PA)

The popular series - which was shown on UTV last year - picked up the accolade for best drama, while its star Olivia Colman won best actress and co-star David Bradley was named best supporting actor.

Colman, who was accepting her third BAFTA award, burst into tears on stage before thanking the show's writer Chris Chibnall.

Accepting his award, Bradley revealed his agent had sent him a full-size chocolate BAFTA at Christmas and joked: "Now finally I can take it down from the mantelpiece and eat it."

Speaking backstage, Bradley said the show "just became a kind of phenomenon" and praised Chibnall for "keeping all the plates twirling in the air".

Broadchurch is set to return to UTV for a second series, with Colman and her co-star David Tennent both reprising their roles.

Geordie duo Ant and Dec also won big on the night after their show Saturday Night Takeaway won best entertainment programme.

The pair later accepted a second award for best entertainment performance for Saturday Night Takeaway, which recently finished its 11th series on UTV.

Coronation Street was named best soap, while Long Lost Family won best feature.

Other big winners included Julie Walters who was given the BAFTA Fellowship and told the audience her mother had said becoming an actress would see her end up in the gutter.

She said: "She was right, but what a gutter and I shared that gutter with some of the most amazing and talented people."

Sean Harris won the leading actor award for his performance in Channel 4's Southcliffe.

Last Tango In Halifax star Sarah Lancashire was named best supporting actress, beating her co-star Nicola Walker in the process before Gogglebox won best reality and constructed factual.

BBC Three's Him And Her: The Wedding was named best sitcom - one of two wins for the channel that is being axed by the corporation along with In The Flesh which won the BAFTA for mini-series.

Blind Date presenter Cilla Black picked up the BAFTA Special award from her fellow scouser Paul O'Grady and got a standing ovation.

She said: "I'd like to say a very big thank you to BAFTA for this special award. You know I've led a charmed life, I really have, I've worked with incredible people."

The singer and presenter dedicated her win to the "viewers" who she said had made her "feel so welcome over the years".

The IT Crowd picked up two wins with best female performance in a comedy programme going to Katherine Parkinson and her co-star Richard Ayoade getting the BAFTA for male performance in a comedy programme.

The awards were hosted by Graham Norton at the Theatre Royal in London's West End.


Full list of the winners:

  • Entertainment Programme - Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.
  • Sport and Live Event - The Ashes 2013, First Test, Day Five.
  • Current Affairs - Syria: Across The Lines (Dispatches).
  • Mini-series - In The Flesh.
  • Single Documentary - The Murder Trial.
  • News Coverage - ITV News At Ten: The Woolwich Attacks.
  • Features - Long Lost Family.
  • Soap and Continuing Drama - Coronation Street.
  • Specialist Factual - David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive 3D.
  • 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 and Her.
  • BAFTA 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 and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.
  • Leading Actress - Olivia Colman, Broadchurch.
  • Leading Actor - Sean Harris, Southcliffe.
  • Academy Fellowship - Julie Walters
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