Monday, 13 May 2013

Baftas: Olivia Colman Wins Two Awards

 Olivia Colman has won two Bafta awards for two different roles, while Ben Whishaw has been named best leading actor for Richard II.
First-time nominee Sheridan Smith won in the leading actress category for her role as Charmian Biggs in Mrs Biggs.
Olympic satire Twenty Twelve won the sitcom award, while Steve Coogan received the award for best male performance in a comedy.
The Radio Times Audience Award, which was voted for by viewers, went to Sky Atlantic HD's fantasy series Game Of Thrones.

The award for sport and live event was won by Channel 4's coverage of the 2012 Paralympics.
Colman won the supporting actress award for her role as the mother of a murdered son in Accused and picked up her second Bafta for female in a comedy for her role in Twenty Twelve.
She beat three other actresses including her Twenty Twelve co-star Jessica Hynes to the award, saying: "I'm not even the funniest one in our own programme."
Speaking backstage, Colman said she was "thinking there has been a mistake" after winning her second award.

She said Hollywood had not come calling, but said she would be happy to go if it did, adding: "Of course, it's warm and I think they pay better."
A tearful Sheridan Smith, who played the wife of Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs in the ITV show, said: "Is this a wind-up? Is this for real?"
Graham Norton hosted the event, which is formally known as the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards, at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Monty Python star Terry Jones presented co-star Michael Palin with a Bafta Fellowship.
Accepting his award to a standing ovation, Palin said his first celebrity invite had been to open some public toilets in Lambeth - and it had been "quite a journey" from there to the Royal Festival Hall.
He said his award was for "thoroughly enjoying myself for the last 48 years and I feel slightly guilty about that".

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