BAFTA TV Awards: 'Girls' Top International Show; Olivia Colman Scores Two Prizes

BAFTA handed out its TV prizes tonight in London with Olivia Colman taking two awards, one for supporting actress for BBC miniseries Accused and the other as actress in a comedy program for Olympics sitcom Twenty Twelve, which was also named best sitcom. Colman will soon be seen by U.S. audiences in ITV’s recent hit drama Broadchurch. Ben Whishaw was best actor for Neal Street Productions co-production with NBC Universal and WNET Thirteen/BBC Two, Richard II (Hollow Crown), and top comedy actor was Steve Coogan for Sky Atlantic‘s Welcome To The Places Of My Life. The best drama series was the BBC’s Last Tango In Halifax while HBO‘s Girls was named best international show. Coming into the evening, the BBC and HBO’s Hitchcock film The Girl was among the most nominated programs, but went home empty-handed. Downton Abbey had no nominations. A full list of winners follows:

LEADING ACTOR
Ben Whishaw, Richard II (The Hollow Crown), BBC Two

LEADING ACTRESS
Sheridan Smith, Mrs Biggs, ITV

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Simon Russell Beale, Henry IV Part 2 (The Hollow Crown), BBC Two

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Olivia Colman, Accused (Mo’s Story), BBC One

ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE
Alan Carr, Alan Carr: Chatty Man, Channel 4

FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
Olivia Colman, Twenty Twelve, BBC Two

MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
Steve Coogan, Welcome To The Places Of My Life, Sky Atlantic

SINGLE DRAMA
Murder: Robert Jones, Birger Larson, Kath Mattock; Touchpaper TV/BBC Two

MINI-SERIES
Room At The Top: Aisling Walsh, Amanda Coe, Paul Frift, Kate Triggs; Great Meadow Productions/BBC Four

DRAMA SERIES
Last Tango In Halifax: Sally Wainwright, Nicola Shindler, Karen Lewis, Euros Lyn; Red Production Company/BBC One

SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
EastEnders: Production Team; BBC Productions/BBC One

INTERNATIONAL
Girls: Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner, Judd Apatow; HBO/Sky Atlantic

FACTUAL SERIES
Our War: Production Team; BBC Productions/BBC Three

SPECIALIST FACTUAL
All In The Best Possible Taste With Grayson Perry: Grayson Perry, Joe Evans, Neil Crombie, Dinah Lord; Seneca Productions/Channel 4

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY
7/7: One Day In London: Ben Anthony, Sarah Hamilton, Rupert Houseman, Morgan Matthews; Minnow Films/BBC Two

FEATURES
The Great British Bake Off: Anna Beattie, Kieran Smith, Amanda Westwood, Scott Tankard; Love Productions/BBC Two

REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
Made In Chelsea: Production Team; Monkey Kingdom/E4

CURRENT AFFAIRS
The Shame Of The Catholic Church (This World): Sam Collyns, Alison Millar, Darragh MacIntyre, Seamus McCracken; BBC Northern Ireland/BBC Two

NEWS COVERAGE
Hillsborough – The Truth At Last (Granada Reports): Production Team; ITV Granada/ITV

SPORT & LIVE EVENT
The London 2012 Paralympic Games: Production Team; Sunset & Vine, IMG/Channel 4

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
The Graham Norton Show: Jon Magnusson, Graham Stuart, Steve Smith, Graham Norton; So Television/BBC One

COMEDY PROGRAM
The Revolution Will Be Televised: Mark Talbot, Heydon Prowse, Jolyon Rubinstein, Joe Wade; Hat Trick Productions/BBC Three

SITUATION COMEDY
Twenty Twelve: John Morton, Paul Schlesinger, Catherine Gosling-Fuller, Jon Plowman; BBC Productions/BBC Two

  1. Girls was named best international show over Homeland, Game of Thrones and The Bridge. It must have won over a split.

  2. Girls? Best International Show? Out of every other show in America? Come on, UK, you’re better than that!

      1. Other winners: “ER,” “Murder One,” “Friends,” “Entourage,” “Heroes,” “Mad Men” (twice), “Forbrydelsen” (“The Killing”) and “Borgen.”

  3. BAFTA’s awards were merely obscure before now. After lauding Girls over the good shows it is now obscure and irrelevant.

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