Saturday 20 December 2014

Bafta hat-trick for Broadchurch

* Olivia Colman has won third TV BAFTA in three years
* Coronation Street beats Eastenders to win award
* Aaron Paul accept International Award for 'Breaking Bad'
* Ant and Dec win two awards
* No joy for Irish nominees Chris O'Dowd and Graham Norton

Robert Dex, Press Association Showbusiness Correspondent

Published 18/05/2014 | 22:15

Jodie Whittaker, Olivia Colman and Simone McAullay with the Drama Series Award for Broadchurch at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire
Jodie Whittaker, Olivia Colman and Simone McAullay with the Drama Series Award for Broadchurch at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire
Cilla Black with the Special Award, alongside presenter Paul O'Grady at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire
The Production Team from Gogglebox with the Reality and Constructed Factual Award for Gogglebox, alongside presenters Mel Giedroyc (far left) and Sue Perkins (far right), at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire
James Corden (left) and Jamie Redknapp (right) with the Comedy and Entertainment Award for A League of Their Own, alongside presenter Aaron Paul, at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire
Left to right. Danielle Lux, Murray Boland, David Taylor, Jim Pullin, James Corden and Jamie Redknapp with the Comedy and Entertainment Award for A League of Their Ownat the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire
The Coronation Street Production Team and Julie Hesmondhalgh (fourth left) Samia Ghadie (fourth right) David Neilson (fifth right) Kate Ford (third right) and Jane Danson (right) with the Soap and Continuing Drama Award for Coronation Street, Ian West/PA Wire
Marvin and Rochelle Humes at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire
Left to right. Sir David Attenborough, Anthony Geffen, Dan Smith and Mike Davis with the Specialist Factual Award for Natural History Museum Alive 3D at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 Ian West/PA Wire
The ITV News at Ten Production Team with the News Coverage Award for The Woolwich Attacks, at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire
Left to right. Duncan Coates, Kate Scholefield, Sally Benton, Leanne Klein, Davina McCall, Nicky Campbell and Jo Clinton with the Features Award for Long Lost Family Ian West/PA Wire
Left to right. Nick Holt, Marina Parker, Kate Barker and Ben Brown with the Single Documentary Award for The Murder Trial, alongside presenter Dan Snow, at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire
Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly with the Entertainment Programme Award for Saturday Night Takeaway, alongside presenter Olivia Colman, at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire
Ant McPartlin (second right) and Declan Donnelly (far right) and Production Team members with the Entertainment Programme Award for Saturday Night Takeaway, alongside presenter Olivia Colman (third right), at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire
Left to right. Julie Hesmondhalgh, Samia Ghadie, David Neilson, Kate Ford and Jane Danson with the Soap and Continuing Drama Award for Coronation Street, at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 18, 2014. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Harry Peacock and Katherine Parkinson arriving for the 2014 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Niall MacCormick, Monica Dolan and Kevin Toolis with the Single Drama Award for Complicit, alongside presenters Joe Dempsie (far left) and Oona Chaplin (far right)at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire
Presenters Laura Carmichael (left) and Elizabeth McGovern with winner of Male Performance in a Comedy Programme Richard Ayoade at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire
Production crew of Bedlam with the Factual Series Award for Bedlam, alongside presenters Matt Baker (far rigth) and Alex Jones (far left) at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire
Presenters Jerome Flynn (far left), Sophie Turner (second right) and John Bradley (far right) with winners of the Audience Award for Doctor Who, at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire
Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly with the Entertainment Performance Award for Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire
Olivia Colman with the Leading Actress Award for Broadchurch at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire
Sean Harris with the Leading Actor Award for Southcliffe, at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire
Julie Walters with the Academy Fellowship Award at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Ian West/PA Wire

Actress Olivia Colman got her third TV Bafta in two years as hit crime drama Broadchurch scored a hat-trick at the annual awards.

Colman, who is set to star in the second series of the show, burst into tears on stage after being named leading actress, saying: "Oh sorry, not cool" then hailed the show's writer Chris Chibnall "a f****** genius".

Her co-star David Bradley was named best supporting actor for his role in the show which also picked up the Bafta for best drama.

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".

It was a good night for Geordie duo Ant and Dec who each got an award to take home when they won best entertainment programme and entertainment performance for Saturday Night Takeaway.

Accepting the second award, Declan Donnelly joked : "I'm glad we came now".

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.

The awards, formally known as the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards, was hosted by Graham Norton at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London's West End.

Last Tango in Halifax star Sarah Lancashire was named best supporting actress, beating her co-star Nicola Walker in the process before Gogglebox won the Bafta for 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 the Bafta for 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.

Breaking Bad was named best international show and the Bafta for single drama went to Channel 4's Complicit - about the torture of terrorism suspects.

Channel 4's Bedlam won the Bafta for factual series, before the Radio Times Audience Award - voted for by the public - went to Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor.

Other early awards included the sport and live event Bafta which went to Sky Sports' coverage of day five of the first Ashes test and the current affairs gong which went to Channel 4's Dispatches Syria: Across the Lines.

The Murder Trial was named best single documentary and ITV News at Ten won the award for news coverage for its work on the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich.

The award for best soap went to Coronation Street, before Ross Kemp presented the Bafta for specialist factual to Sir David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive 3D.

The award for comedy and comedy entertainment programme went to A League of Their Own beating Norton's chat show in the process.

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