Hosted by comedian Dara O'Briain, the 58th annual Arquiva British Academy Television Awards also sees 'Coronation Street' steals Soap and Continuing Drama kudo from 'EastEnders'.
British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have named its winners for the 58th annual Arquiva British Academy Television Awards. On Sunday, May 27, it was unraveled during a ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall in London that "Appropriate Adult" collected the most kudos of the night.
The ITV drama secured the top prize for leading actor Dominic West and leading actress Emily Watson for their role of Fred West and Janet Leach. In his acceptance speech, West thanked his family "who brought me back into the light after playing the role." The series also nabbed its third win through Monica Dolan who was hailed best supporting actress.
Other winners from the performer categories included Andrew Scott, Jennifer Saunders and Darren Boyd. Scott won best supporting actor award for his role as Jim Moriarty on "Sherlock", while Saunders and Boyd nailed the kudo for female and male performance in a comedy program.
Hosted by comedian Dara O'Briain, the prestigious awards also saw "Coronation Street" stealing Soap and Continuing Drama Award title from last year's winner "EastEnders". Moreover, U.S. series "Modern Family" failed to bring home the international series kudo as it has to admit defeat to Danish political drama, "Borgen".
- Fellowship: Rolf Harris
- Special Award: Steven Moffat
- 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"
- Female Performance in a Comedy Program: Jennifer Saunders - "Absolutely Fabulous"
- Male Performance in a Comedy Program: Darren Boyd - "Spy"
- Single Drama: "Random"
- Mini-Series: "This is England '88"
- Drama Series: "The Fades"
- Soap & Continuing Drama: "Coronation Street"
- International: "Borgen"
- Factual Series: "Our War"
- Specialist Factual: "Mummifying Alan: Egypt's Last
- Single Documentary: "Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die"
- Features: "The Great British Bake Off"
- Reality & Constructed Factual: "The Young Apprentice"
- Current Affairs: "Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed"
- News Coverage: "Channel 4 News: Japan Earthquake Production Team"
- Sport & Live Event: "The Royal Wedding"
- New Media: "Psychoville"
- Entertainment Program: "Derren Brown: The Experiments"
- Comedy Program: "Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle"
- Situation Comedy: "Mrs Brown's Boys"
- YouTube Audience Award: "Celebrity Juice"