Net nabs 13 wins, C4 pulls 7, ITV nabs 3
The BBC took the lion’s share of prizes at the British Academy Television Awards, nabbing 13 awards against Channel 4’s seven and commercial broadcaster ITV’s three during Sunday’s ceremony at the Palladium in London’s West End.Julie Walters won her sixth actress kudo for Channel 4’s “Mo,” a biopic about politician Mo Mowlam. Walters is now the second most-laurelled film and TV actress in the history of the British Academy, with Judi Dench topping the list. The actor prize went to Kenneth Branagh for BBC1’s detective drama series “Wallander.” Matthew Macfadyen and Rebecca Hall claimed their first BAFTA masks in the new supporting actor and supporting actress categories. Macfadyen won for BBC1’s “Criminal Justice,” Hall for C4’s “Red Riding 1974.” Lionsgate’s “Mad Men,” which airs on digital channel BBC4, nabbed the international award for the second year. BBC2’s political satire “The Thick of It,” which spawned feature spin-off “In the Loop,” won best sitcom while its stars Peter Capaldi and Rebecca Front won the new prizes for best male and female perfs in a comedy. The show was produced by BBC Prods. The prize for entertainment show went to ITV1’s “Britain’s Got Talent,” which is produced by FremantleMedia’s Talkback Thames, and the show’s star judge Simon Cowell was given a special award in recognition of his contribution to the entertainment biz and his development of new talent. BBC1’s Iraq War drama “Occupation,” produced by Kudos Film and TV and starring James Nesbitt, won drama serial. Single drama went to Channel 4’s Samantha Morton starrer “The Unloved,” which centers on a girl growing up in a children’s home. It was produced by Revolution Films. Horror comedy “Misfits,” which airs on Channel 4’s digital web E4, won drama series. The show was produced by Clerkenwell Films. BBC1 sudser “EastEnders,” which is produced by BBC Prods., won continuing drama. BBC1’s “The Armstrong and Miller Show,” which was produced by Toff Media, won comedy program. The features kudo went to BBC2’s “Masterchef: The Professionals,” a reality skein that hunts for the best young chef, produced by Shine Television. Factual series went to C4’s fly-on-the-wall docu of life in a maternity ward “One Born Every Minute,” which was produced by Dragonfly Prods. BBC1’s “Wounded,” which tracks the rehabilitation of two injured soldiers, won the single docu kudo. It was produced by BBC Prods. The YouTube Audience Award, voted for by the public, went to E4’s teen laffer “The Inbetweeners.” The show, which outgunned “Glee,” was produced by Bwark Prods. Melvyn Bragg, who is best known for presenting long-running arts program “The South Bank Show,” was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship.