Friday 30 September 2016

TV BAFTA winners: Graham Norton and Stephen Rea win coveted awards

Published 10/05/2015 | 20:46

Stephen Rea with the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor for The Honourable Woman. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Stephen Rea with the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor for The Honourable Woman. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Jason Watkins with the Leading Actor Award for The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Graham Norton with the Entertainment Programme award for The Graham Norton Show at the Baftas. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Stephen Rea with the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor for The Honourable Woman alongside Archie Panjabi. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Jason Watkins with the Leading Actor Award for The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies alongside Lesley Sharp, at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Georgina Campbell with the Leading Actress Award for Murdered by My Boyfriend at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly with the Best Entertainment Performance Award alongside Mary Berry at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Mackenzie Crook (left) and Adam Tandy with the Scripted Comedy Award for Detectorists at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Jessica Hynes with the Female Performance in a Comedy Programme Award for W1A alongside John Bishop at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Award. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Gemma Jones with the Supporting Actress Award for Marvellous at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London: Ian West/PA Wire
Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly with the Best Entertainment Programme Award for Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
(left to right) Alex Crawford, David Rees, Nick Ludlam, presenter Angela Rippon, Thomas Moore and Jeremy Thompson with the News Coverage Award for Sky News at 5 at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Graham Norton arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Irish actor Stephen Rea and presenter Graham Norton were victorious at the TV BAFTAs this evening while fellow Irish stars Chris O'Dowd and Brendan O'Carroll lost out in their respective categories.

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Rea was the first actor and Irish star of the night to scoop an award, picking up a coveted gong for his role as Sir Hugh Hayden-Hoyle in the BBC Two's The Honourable Woman.

He beat rivals Ken Stott from The Missing, Adeel Akhtar from Channel 4's Utopia and James Norton from Happy Valley for Best Supporting Actor.

"There are so many incredible actors in the Honourable Woman. I feel I'm receiving this on their behalf," he said.

Fellow Irish star and TV BAFTA presenter Graham Norton called his team from The Graham Norton Show on stage to join him accepting the award for Comedy and Comedy Entertainment, the award they won over competition Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, and Would I Lie To You.

He then shooed them off stage and said: "Yay me!".

The comic had opened the ceremony with a string of one-liners to get the celebration started after what he called "election fatigue".

He quipped: "We bid farewell to Clegg, Milliband and Farage. On the upside, the makers of Top Gear have just had an idea."

Norton lost out on Entertainment Performance to Ant and Dec prompting Norton to quip, "Delighted for them!". 

They were also up against Leigh Francis for Celebrity Juice and Claudia Winkleman for Strictly Come Dancing in the category.

Earlier the comedy duo had also won Best Entertainment Programme for their ITV show Saturday Night Takeaway.

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Programme Name: The Honourable Woman - TX: 10/07/2014 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Sir Hugh Hayden Hoyle (STEPHEN REA)

Picking up the gong, Ant told the audience: "What a great start to the show - for us. We're delighted with it, thrilled. We love making this show."

Irish star Chris O'Dowd's Moone Boy was up for Scripted Comedy but lost out on the night to Detectorists which also proved victorious over Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos and The Wrong Man.

Also missing out for the Irish contingent was Brendan O'Carroll who was beaten by Hugh Berry who won Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme.

O'Carroll was up for Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special while Berry won for Toast of London. They were up against Hugh Bonneville for W1A and Tom Hollander for Rev.

Sherlock might have won a gong for Radio Times Audience Award but Benedict Cumberbatch again missed out on a television Bafta for his portrayal of the master detective.

Instead the leading actor role went to Jason Watkins for his portrayal as the murder accused in ITV's drama the Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies.

It was Cumberbatch's third nomination for his performance in the hit BBC show.

Watkins said later: "I can't believe it. It's very satisfying to be nominated and to win - I just can't believe it."

Georgina Campbell was a surprise win of the night after claiming leading actress award, which had been largely tipped to be taken by Sheridan Smith.

The young actress won for her portrayal of a domestic violence victim in BBC 3's Murdered by My Boyfriend.

Shaking as she picked up her gong the little known actress said: "This is insane. The women who are in this category are absolutely brilliant.

"If I have the career they have in a few years time I will count myself very, very, lucky."

BBC bosses will be left red-faced by the win - just as the corporation moves to axe the digital channel and replace it with an online-only service.

Comedian Jessica Hynes used her win for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme to make a stand against ongoing austerity cuts.

The actress who won her award for playing Siobhan Sharpe in W1A told the audience to rapturous applause: "I'm from a single parent family. I'm really worried about the cuts that are coming in state education and to people in low income families. Because I don't feel low income means low talent, low imagination or low intelligence."

Foreign reporter Alex Crawford was part of the Sky News Live at Five team which picked up the gong for best News Coverage, for their "brave" reports on the Ebola epidemic.

New mother-in-law Judy Murray took to the stage in a glamorous sheer panel dress to present the award for Sport and Live Event which went to the BBC for their coverage of the First World War remembrance celebrations last year.

Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud thanked the "millions and millions of loyal fans" who have followed the Channel 4 programme "for the past 20 years" as he collected the award for Best Feature.

In the international category, HBO series True Detective beat The Good Wife and Netflix series House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.

An emotional and clearly shocked Gemma Jones was close to tears as she picked up Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Mary Baldwin in Marvellous .

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The bio-pic told the true story of Neil Baldwin, who refused to accept the limitations of his learning disability.

It was her first nomination for the veteran actress since 1997. She told the audience: "I'd like to thank the real Neil who so generously allowed us to intrude on his extraordinary life."

The soap war was again won this year by ITV's Coronation Street whose production team proudly collected the Soap and Continuing Drama award.

It was despite Eastenders' gripping "whodunnit" plot around the murder of Lucy Beale.

FULL LIST OF WINNERS:

Leading actor

Jason Watkins - The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies - winner

Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock

Toby Jones - Marvellous

James Nesbitt - The Missing

Leading actress

Georgina Campbell - Murdered by My Boyfriend - winner

Keeley Hawes - Line of Duty

Sarah Lancashire - Happy Valley

Sheridan Smith - Cilla

Supporting actor

Stephen Rea - The Honourable Woman - winner

Adeel Akhtar - Utopia

James Norton - Happy Valley

Ken Stott - The Missing

Supporting actress

Gemma Jones - Marvellous - winner

Vicky McClure - Line of Duty

Amanda Redman - Tommy Cooper: Not like That, Like This

Charlotte Spencer - Glue

Entertainment performance

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly - Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway - winner

Graham Norton - The Graham Norton Show

Leigh Francis - Celebrity Juice

Claudia Winkleman - Strictly Come Dancing

Female performance in a comedy programme

Jessica Hynes - W1A - winner

Olivia Colman - Rev

Tamsin Greig - Episodes

Catherine Tate - Catherine Tate's Nan

Male performance in a comedy programme

Matt Berry - Toast of London - winner

Hugh Bonneville - W1A

Tom Hollander - Rev

Brendan O'Carroll - Mrs Brown's Boys - Christmas Special

Single drama

Marvellous - winner

A Poet In New York

Common

Murdered By My Boyfriend

Mini-series

The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies - winner

Cilla

Our World War

Prey

Drama series

Happy Valley - winner

Line of Duty

The Missing

Peaky Blinders

Soap and continuing drama

Coronation Street - winner

Casualty

EastEnders

Hollyoaks

International

True Detective - winner

The Good Wife

House of Cards

Orange Is The New Black

Factual series

Life And Death Row - winner

15,000 Kids and Counting

Educating The East End

Protecting Our Parents

Specialist factual

Grayson Perry: Who Are You? - winner

David Attenborough's Conquest Of The Skies 3D

The Great War: The People's Story

Our Gay Wedding: The Musical

Single documentary

The Paedophile Hunter - winner

Baby P: The Untold Story

Children Of Syria

The Miners Strike And Me

Features

Grand Designs - winner

George Clarke's Amazing Spaces

The Great British Bake Off

Long Lost Family

Reality and constructed factual

The Island With Bear Grylls - winner

The Apprentice

I'm A Celebrity… GET ME OUT OF HERE!

The Undateables

Current affairs

Children On The Frontline (Dispatches) - winner

Ebola Frontline (Panorama)

Inside Kenya's Death Squads (Al Jazeera Investigates)

Terror At The Mall (This World)

News coverage

Sky News Live At Five: Ebola - winner

BBC News At Ten

Channel 4 News - Inside Gaza: Children Under Fire

ITV News At Ten: Iraq Crisis

Sport and live event

WW1 Remembered: From The Battlefield and Westminster Abbey - winner

2014 FA Cup Semi-final Hull vs. Sheffield United

Monty Python (Mostly) Live: One Down, Five To Go

Tour De France 2014, Stage 1

Entertainment programme

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway - winner

Dynamo: Magician Impossible

Strictly Come Dancing

The Voice

Comedy and comedy entertainment programme

The Graham Norton Show - winner

Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Would I Lie To You

Situation comedy

Detectorists - winner

Harry & Paul's Story Of The Twos

Moone Boy

The Wrong Mans

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

Sherlock - winner

Cilla

Eastenders

Game of Thrones

The Great British Bake Off

The Missing

Strictly Come Dancing

Press Association

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