The British crime drama series which is getting a U.S. remake snatches three trophies including for best drama series, while the Bryan Cranston-starring show wins in International category.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has handed out the prizes in TV categories. In a ceremony held on Sunday, May 18 at London's Royal Festival Hall, "Broadchurch" came out as the big winner with a total of three gongs.
The Chris Chibnall-created crime drama, which will get its U.S. adaptation released on FOX in the fall, was named best drama series. It also helped leading actress Olivia Colman and supporting actor David Bradley win a trophy each.
Colman cried tears of joy when accepting the award, apologizing, "Sorry not cool." She said, "I'm so pleased everyone likes it," adding, "And David Tennant, standing opposite you is a joy and a treat."
ITV's "Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway" and Channel 4's "The IT Crowd" were other winners with multiple awards, taking home two nods apiece. AMC's "Breaking Bad", meanwhile, snagged one in International category.
- BAFTA Fellowship: Julie Walters
- Special Award: Cilla Black
- Leading Actor: Sean Harris, "Southcliffe"
- Leading Actress: Olivia Colman, "Broadchurch"
- Supporting Actor: David Bradley, "Broadchurch"
- Supporting Actress: Sarah Lancashire, "Last Tango in Halifax"
- Entertainment Performance: Ant & Dec, "Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway"
- Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Katherine Parkinson, "The IT Crowd"
- Male Performance in a Comedy Programme: Richard Ayoade, "The IT Crowd"
- Single Drama: "Complicit"
- Miniseries: "In the Flesh"
- Drama Series: "Broadchurch"
- Soap & Continuing Drama: "Coronation Street"
- International: "Breaking Bad"
- Features: "Long Lost Family"
- Entertainment Programme: "Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway"
- Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme: "A League of Their Own"
- Situation Comedy: "Him & Her: The Wedding"
- Radio Times Audience Award: "Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor"