Graham Norton and Stephen Rea win Baftas as stars of small screen turn out in style
– 11 May 2015 12:00 AM
It was a great night for the Irish at last night's 2015 Bafta TV Awards with both Stephen Rea and Graham Norton picking up gongs.
Stephen won Best Supporting Actor for The Honourable Woman.
Rea played Sir Hugh Hayden-Hoyle in the BBC Two drama.
He beat rivals Ken Stott from The Missing, Adeel Akhtar from Channel 4's Utopia and James Norton from Happy Valley for Best Supporting Actor.
"There are so many incredible actors in the Honourable Woman. I feel I'm receiving this on their behalf," said Stephen.
Bafta host Graham Norton laughed as he briefly put his presenting duties to one side to collect an award.
He called his team from The Graham Norton Show on stage to join him accepting the award for Comedy and Comedy Entertainment, the award they won over competition Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, and Would I Lie To You.
He then shooed them off stage and said: "Yay me. It's much quicker when I win, I should win most things."
Meanwhile, Ant and Dec were awarded the best entertainment programme Bafta for the second year in a row.
Picking up the prize, Ant McPartlin told the audience: "What a great start to the show - for us. We're delighted!"
New mother-in-law Judy Murray took to the stage in a glamorous sheer panel dress to present the award for Sport and Live Event which went to the BBC for their coverage of the First World War remembrance celebrations last year.
Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud thanked the "millions and millions of loyal fans" who have followed the Channel 4 programme "for the past 20 years" as he collected the award for Best Feature.
Benedict Cumberbatch scooped one of the top television BAFTA awards of the night, taking home best leading actor for his role as master detective Sherlock Holmes.
But the Hollywood actor was not at the ceremony to collect the award, and instead was said to be looking after his new wife who is heavily pregnant.
The soap war was again won this year by ITV's Coronation Street whose production team proudly collected the Soap and Continuing Drama award.