Olivia Colman sweeps BAFTA TV awards

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Olivia Colman

Olivia Colman

Olivia Colman won the Supporting Actress award and Female Performance in a Comedy Programme award at the BAFTA TV awards in London on Sunday night (12.05.13)

Olivia Colman was the big winner at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards on Sunday night (12.05.13).

The 39-year-old actress was honoured with two accolades at the ceremony at London's Royal Festival Hall, picking up the Supporting Actress award for her role in 'Accused' and the Female Performance in a Comedy Programme trophy for 'Twenty Twelve', which also scooped the award for Situation Comedy.

Speaking at the Winners Press Conference, Olivia told BANG Showbiz: "I'm a bit wobbly. I just can't believe I've won. I keep thinking it's wrong and they've made a mistake.

"I thought I might be in with a chance for the drama award because 'Accused' is such a beautiful script. But the comedy award I didn't think I would stand a chance against those girls."

First-time nominee Sheridan Smith beat off stiff competition from Sienna Miller, Rebecca Hall and Anne Reid to win the prestigious Leading Actress BAFTA for her portrayal of the titular character in 'Mrs Biggs'.

The 31-year-old actress said: "I'm just in complete and utter shock. When the nominations were announced I thought it was my mate winding me up until I went on Twitter and checked it was real.

"I was so convinced there was no chance I would win. But when they said my name it was like an out of body experience. It was surreal."

Ben Whishaw received the Leading Actor award for his performance as Richard II in the four part series 'The Hollow Crown', while Simon Russell Beale was named Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Falstaff in 'Henry IV Part 2'.

Alan Carr won his first ever BAFTA for Entertainment Performance for his series 'Alan Carr Chatty Man', beating the ceremony's host Graham Norton.

He said: "Ant and Dec always win and so does Graham Norton so I was ready to do that face again and then they said my name. People might think I'm a moron but I'm a BAFTA-winning moron!

"Sod all this I'm going to put it in the downstairs toilet rubbish, this award is going on prominent display, right in the front window.

"I'm so going to put a picture of me and the BAFTA on my credit card tomorrow."

'The Great British Bake Off' won the Features BAFTA, and 'Made in Chelsea' took home the Reality and Constructed Factual award.

Channel 4's coverage of The London 2012 Paralympics won the highly contested BAFTA for Sport & Live Event.

BAFTA TV Awards 2013 Full List of 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' - BBC One

ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE

Alan Carr - 'Alan Carr: Chatty Man' - Channel 4

FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

Olivia Colman - 'Twenty Twelve' - BBC Two

MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

Steve Coogan - 'Welcome to the Places of My Life' - Sky Atlantic

SINGLE DRAMA

'Murder' - BBC Two

MINI-SERIES

'Room at the Top' - BBC Four

DRAMA SERIES

'Last Tango in Halifax' - BBC One

SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA

'EastEnders' - BBC One

INTERNATIONAL

'Girls' - HBO/Sky Atlantic

FACTUAL SERIES

'Our War' - BBC Three

SPECIALIST FACTUAL

'All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry' - Channel 4

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY

'7/7: One Day in London' - BBC Two

FEATURES

'The Great British Bake Off' - BBC Two

REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL

'Made in Chelsea' - E4

CURRENT AFFAIRS

'The Shame of the Catholic Church' (This World) - BBC Northern Ireland/BBC Two

NEWS COVERAGE

'Hillsborough - The Truth at Last' (Granada Reports)

SPORT & LIVE EVENT

'The London 2012 Paralympic Games' - Channel 4

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME ***

'The Graham Norton Show' - BBC One

COMEDY PROGRAMME

'The Revolution Will Be Televised' -BBC Three

SITUATION COMEDY

'Twenty Twelve' - BBC Two

RADIO TIMES AUDIENCE AWARD (voted for by members of the public)

'Game of Thrones'

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