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BBC Seizes TV Crown at BAFTA Awards

Actress Olivia Colman wins two awards

LONDON — U.K. pubcaster the BBC ruled over the BAFTA TV awards in London Sunday, winning in 15 of the 23 major categories.

“The Hollow Crown,” a series of Shakespeare adaptations produced by Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris’ shingle Neal Street Prods. with NBCU Intl. and WNET for the BBC, took two awards.

Olivia Colman reinforced her status as one of Blighty’s top thesps with supporting actress BAFTAs for Jimmy McGovern’s drama “Accused” and comedy “Twenty Twelve,” both BBC shows.

HBO took two kudos: “Game of Thrones” nabbed the audience award and “Girls,” which airs on satcaster BSkyB in the U.K., won the international award.

 

BAFTA TV WINNERS

LEADING ACTOR
Ben Whishaw, “Richard II” (The Hollow Crown), BBC Two

LEADING ACTRESS
Sheridan Smith, “Mrs Biggs,” ITV

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Simon Russell Beale, “Henry IV Part 2” (The Hollow Crown), BBC Two

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Olivia Colman, “Accused” (Mo’s Story), BBC One

ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE
Alan Carr, “Alan Carr Chatty Man,” Channel 4

FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
Olivia Colman, “Twenty Twelve,” BBC Two

MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
Steve Coogan, “Welcome to the Places of My Life,” Sky Atlantic

SINGLE DRAMA
“Murder,” Robert Jones, Birger Larson, Kath Mattock; Touchpaper TV/BBC Two

MINISERIES
“Room at the Top,” Aisling Walsh, Amanda Coe, Paul Frift, Kate Triggs; Great Meadow Productions/BBC Four

DRAMA SERIES
“Last Tango in Halifax,” Sally Wainwright, Nicola Shindler, Karen Lewis, Euros Lyn; Red Production Company/BBC One

SOAP/CONTINUING DRAMA
“EastEnders,” Production Team; BBC Productions/BBC One

INTERNATIONAL
“Girls,” Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner, Judd Apatow; HBO/Sky Atlantic

FACTUAL SERIES
“Our War,” Production Team; BBC Productions/BBC Three

SPECIALIST FACTUAL
“All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry,” Grayson Perry, Joe Evans, Neil Crombie, Dinah Lord; Seneca Productions/Channel 4

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY
“7/7: One Day in London,” Ben Anthony, Sarah Hamilton, Rupert Houseman, Morgan Matthews; Minnow Films/BBC Two

FEATURES
The Great British Bake Off,” Anna Beattie, Kieran Smith, Amanda Westwood, Scott Tankard; Love Productions/BBC Two

REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
“Made in Chelsea,” Production Team; Monkey Kingdom/E4

CURRENT AFFAIRS
“The Shame of the Catholic Church” (This World), Sam Collyns, Alison Millar, Darragh MacIntyre, Seamus McCracken;
BBC Northern Ireland/BBC Two

NEWS COVERAGE
“Hillsborough — The Truth at Last” (Granada Reports), Production Team; ITV Granada/ITV

SPORT & LIVE EVENT
“The London 2012 Paralympic Games,” Production Team, Sunset and Vine; IMG/Channel 4

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
“The Graham Norton Show,” Jon Magnusson, Graham Stuart, Steve Smith, Graham Norton; So Television/BBC One

COMEDY PROGRAM
“The Revolution Will Be Televised,” Mark Talbot, Heydon Prowse, Jolyon Rubinstein, Joe Wade; Hat Trick Productions/BBC Three

SITUATION COMEDY
“Twenty Twelve,” John Morton, Paul Schlesinger, Catherine Gosling-Fuller, Jon Plowman; BBC Productions/BBC Two

AUDIENCE AWARD (voted for by members of the public)
“Game of Thrones”

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