Broadchurch cleared up at the TV BAFTA Awards on Sunday night, as the ITV drama won three out gongs.
The detective series picked up the Best Drama series award, as well as individual recognition in the Best Leading Actress and Best Supporting Actor categories for Olivia Colman and David Bradley.
Olivia couldn’t contain her emotion as she collected her award from Sam Neill, and apologised profusely for welling up on stage.
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Weepy: Leading Actress Winner, Olivia Coleman, cries as she accepts her award
Moved: The actress could barely get her words out when she accepted the award
Gracious: Olivia thanked her fellow nominees and praised their work
‘Thank you very much,’ COlman said through happy tears. ‘I’m sorry [chokes up] to be nominated alongside those amazing women.’
‘Helena I think you’re amazing, and Maxine and Kelly,’ Olivia tells the audience, and then is hit by another sob before saying, ‘I’m sorry not cool.’
She continued: ‘Broadchurch I’m so glad everyone loves it. David Tennant, standing opposite you is a treat, and watching Andy Buchan and Jodie Whittaker.’
Hat-trick: Broadchurch wins three awards including Best Drama and Best Leading Actress for Olivia Colman
Best Drama: Jodie Whitaker, Olivia Colman and Louise Fox are presented the award by Hugh Dancy
Supporting roles: David Bradley and Sarah Lancashire picked up gongs in the male and female categories for their roles in Broadchurch and Last Tango In Halifax
Happy hug: Martin Freeman presented Sarah the award on Sunday night
Special night: Martin Freeman took to the stage to present Sarah Lancashire with her award on Sunday evening
Proud: Sarah and Martin backstage with her award for Last Tango in Halifax
Look who it is: Downton Abbey’s Laura Carmichael and Elizabeth McGovern present an award on Sunday evening (L) while The One Show hosts Matt Smith and Alex Jones also took to the stage (R)
Popular: Olympian Mo Farah performs his victory salute with Davina McCall
‘And to my husband who is just the best think in the world.’
Following Broadchurch with the next highest number of awards were The IT Crowd and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – both shows taking home two prizes each.
Katherine Parkinson took home the Best Actress in a Comedy for her long-running role in the Channel Four comedy series starring Chris O’Dowd and Richard Ayoade.
Success: Winner of Male Performance in a Comedy Programme, Richard Ayoade for The IT Crowd, collects his award
Star: Katherine Parkinson, who won an award for best female performance in a comedy role, attended the event alongside husband Harry Peacock
Non-stop winners: Saturday Night Takeaway saw Ant and Dec pick up the Best Entertainment Programme award
Winners: Ant and Dec collected gongs in the Entertainment Performance category
She thanked her co-stars for letting her always have the biggest dressing room, and joked about the time she took to get up to the stage because she’s carrying two.
Richard too won the award for Best Actor in a Comedy and said: ‘I did not think I would have to say I’d like to thank the Academy, outside of my fan letters to Fame Academy.’
‘If I haven’t thanked you it’s because they cut it. But crucially, I liked to thank my wife for more than everything, so I’d like to leave with less dignity than I came up with.’
Gong: The Soap and Continuing Drama Winner was awarded to Coronation Street, with Julie Hesmondhalgh and David Neilson collecting the prize
Another win Coronation Street picked up their 10th BAFTA with Julie Hesmondhalgh, Samia Ghadie, David Neilson, Kate Ford and Jane Danson collecting the Best Soap Award
Ecstatic: Aaron Paul collects an award for International Winner for Breaking Bad
Yeah b***h! Best International Programme was presented by Jeremy Piven and went to Breaking Bad, with a bearded Aaron Paul collecting the award
Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will have to make room on their mantlepiece as they took home the TV BAFTA for Best Entertainment programme.
The Geordie duo were up against Charlie Brooker’s 10 O’Clock Live, Sarah Millican’s The Sarah Millican Television Programme and the evening’s host Graham Norton’s Friday night chat show.
They also took home the Best Entertainment Performance award.
Special Award: Paul O’Grady presents Cilla Black with the TV BAFTAs highest honour
Achievement: Julie Walters was awarded the BAFTA Academy Fellowship award
Smart: Sean Harris, who won the Best Leading Actor award, looked dapper in a black and white ensemble
Jokers: Peep Show’s David Mitchel and Paterson Joseph present Him and Her: The Wedding with the Best Situation Comedy Award
Speaking about the difference between winning a BAFTA compared to other awards, Dec said: ‘I’m not sure it means more [because it’s voted by peers]. It’s means something in a different way. People in the industry have realised the effort that goes into the show.’
Coronation Street won their 10th BAFTA in the Soap & Continuing drama category and the award was collected by cast members past and present including, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Samia Ghadie, David Neilson, Kate Ford and Jane Danson.
Best International Programme was presented by Jeremy Piven and went to Breaking Bad, with a bearded Aaron Paul collecting the award.
Brilliant broadcaster: The Specialist Factual award went to David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive
Cricket: Winners of Sport and Live Event, The Ashes 2013, collect their award
What will the Tappers think? Gogglebox won the Best Reality and Constructed Factual Award
And the award goes to: Spanish actress Oona Chaplin, the granddaughter of silent film legend Charlie Chaplin, and Joe Dempsie present an award on Sunday evening
‘This is such an incredible honour,’ Aaron said. ‘I’d like to congratulate the fellow nominees, I feel so blessed to be in your company.
He thanked creator Vince Gilligan the cast and the Breaking Bad ‘family’.
Earlier in the night, Aaron had presented James Corden and Jamie Redknapp with the Best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme Award.
Homoured: The cast of Complicit – Kevin Toolis and Jolyon Symonds – for best Single Drama
Celebrating: The cast of the Mini Series winner – In The Flesh (Ann Harrison-Baxter, Dominic Mitchell and Jonny Campbell) collect their award
Winning duo: James Corden (left) and Jamie Redknapp (right) pose with the Comedy and Entertainment Award for A League of Their Own, alongside presenter Aaron Paul
Of course Cilla Black won the Special Award for her services to television and entertainment over the last fifty years. She was presented the honour by Paul O’Grady and received a standing ovation.
‘I’ve led a charmed life. I’ve worked with incredible people,’ Cilla said. ‘I started in television in black and white.
She added: ‘I have to say a very big thank you to Graham Norton and Paul [O’Grady] for looking after me. And thank you to the viewers for making me feel so welcome and for loving my shows over the years. This is for you.’
Stealing focus: Luke Evans and Naomi Campbell looked gorgeous as they presented the Best Feature award
Main man: Graham Norton handled presenting duties on Sunday evening
High-spirits: Davina McCall clutches an award for Features Winner – Long Lost Family
Proud: Nick Holt, Marina Parker, Kate Barker and Ben Brown collect gongs for the Single Documentary Award for The Murder Trial, alongside presenter Dan Snow
Funny: Sue Perkins, who led the worst dressed on the night, and Mel Giedroyc take to the stage at the TV BAFTAS
Him & Her won Best Situational Comedy for their episode The Wedding.
The Specialist Factual award went to David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive.
Channel Four’s The Murder Trial won Best Single Documentary, while ITV’s Long Last Family won the Best Features Award and it was presented to Davina McCall and the production team by Luke Evans and Naomi Campbell.
Glittering prize: The Features Winner – Long Lost Family – Duncan Coates, Kates Scholefeild, Sally Benton, Leanne Klein, Divina McCall and Nicky Campbell collect their award
Host with the most: Graham Norton brought his cheeky charm to proceedings
THE TV BAFTA AWARDS 2014, FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
Southcliffe – Channel 4
Broadchurch – ITV
Last Tango in Halifax
ANT AND DEC
Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
The IT Crowd – Channel 4
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
The IT Crowd – Channel 4
Guy Hibbert, Niall MacCormick, Kevin Toolis, Jolyon Symonds
IN THE FLESH
Hilary Martin, Ann Harrison-Baxter, Dominic Mitchell, Jonny Campbell
BBC Drama Production Salford/BBC America/BBC Three
Kudos and Imaginary Friends (a co-production)/ITV
SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM ALIVE
David Attenborough, Anthony Geffen, Mike Davis, Dan Smith
Collossus Productions/Sky 3D
THE MURDER TRIAL
Nick Holt, Marina Parker, Kate Barker, Ben Brown Windfall Films/ Channel 4
LONG LOST FAMILY
Wall To Wall Productions/ITV
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
Tania Alexander, Paul Broadbent, Chantal Boyle
Studio Lambert/Channel 4
SYRIA: ACROSS THE LINES (DISPATCHES) Anna Hall, Tazeen Ahmad, Brian Woods
True Vision/Channel 4
ITV NEWS AT TEN: WOOLWICH ATTACKS
ITN for ITV News/ITV
SPORT & LIVE EVENT
THE ASHES 2013 – 1ST TEST, DAY 5 Production Team – BSKYB, Sky Sports/Sky Sports 2
ANT & DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY
ITV Studios/Mitre TV Ltd/ITV
COMEDY AND COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
Danielle Lux, Murray Boland, David Taylor, Jim Pullen
CPL Productions/Sky One
HIM & HER: THE WEDDING
Kenton Allen, Stefan Golaszewski, Lyndsay Robinson, Richard Laxton
Big Talk Productions/BBC Three
RADIO TIMES AUDIENCE AWARD (voted for by members of the public)
DOCTOR WHO: DAY OF THE DOCTOR
Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, George Mastras, Sam Catlin –
High Bridge Productions, Inc. and Gran Via Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television/Netflix
David Nath, Amy Flanagan, Rupert Houseman, Peter Beard
The Garden Productions/Channel 4