The 58th annual Arquiva British Academy Television Awards were high on glam as well as patriotism. Held at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Sunday night, the event had celebrities walking on an unusual red carpet — The British flag was printed on the carpet, instead of the usual red colour.
The ceremony was hosted by Irish comic Dara O’Briain, who lost out on the award for Entertainment Performance to Graham Norton. TV adaptation of Sherlock Holmes was named the ‘Best drama’ series and actor Martin Freeman, who plays Dr Watson, won the best supporting actor trophy.
Scripwriter Steven Moffat was presented with the Special Award for his creative writing contribution to TV with shows such as Doctor Who and Sherlock.
* Leading Actor: Dominic West (Appropriate Adult)
* Leading Actress: Emily Watson (Appropriate Adult)
* Supporting Actor: Andrew Scott (Sherlock)
* Supporting Actress: Monica Dolan (Appropriate Adult)
* Entertainment Performance: Graham Norton (The Graham Norton Show)
* Single Drama: Random
* Drama Series: The Fades
* Soap and Continuing Drama: Coronation Street
* Sport and Live Event: The Royal Wedding (BBC)
* New Media: Psychoville
* Entertainment Programme: Derren Brown — The Experiments
* Comedy Programme: Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle
* Situation Comedy: Mrs Brown’s Boys