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Friday 2 December 2016

Graham Norton and Stephen Rea win Baftas as stars of small screen turn out in style

Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly with the Best Entertainment Programme Award for Ant and Dec??s Saturday Night Takeaway at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London
Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly with the Best Entertainment Programme Award for Ant and Dec??s Saturday Night Takeaway at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London
Stephen Rea with the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor for The Honourable Woman at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London
Jeff Pope with the BAFTA Special Award at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London
Nikki Sanderson arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London
Dianna Agron at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London
Stuart Blackburn with the BAFTA for Television Soap And Continuing Drama Award for Coronation Street, at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London
Zawe Ashton at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London
Matt Berry with the BAFTA for Male performance in a comedy program for Toast of London at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London
Matt Berry with the BAFTA for Male performance in a comedy program for Toast of London alongside Anna Friel at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London.
Jessica Hynes with the Female Performance in a Comedy Programme Award for W1A at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London.
Jessica Hynes with the Female Performance in a Comedy Programme Award for W1A alongside John Bishop at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London
Phoebe Fox arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London
Zawe Ashton (left) and Jessica Raine at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London
Charlotte Spencer arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London
Heida Reed (left) and Eleanor Tomlinson at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London
Maisie Williams (left) and Sophie McShera at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London
Mackenzie Crook (second left) and Adam Tandy with the Scripted Comedy Award for Detectorists alongside presenters Maisie Williams (left) and Sophie McShera at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London
Konnie Huq arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London
Katie Piper at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London

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.

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