2015 Bafta TV award winners announced

2015 Bafta TV award winners announced

Best International Series: True Detective

In a good year for homegrown TV, no one show dominated

The 2015 Bafta TV Awards were handed out on Sun 10 May, and given the sheer number of different shows that took home gongs, nobody can say that viewers in 2014 didn't have a choice. The television awards came in the wake of the Bafta TV Craft Awards, announced two weeks ago, which reward writing, direction and technical achievement.

The surprise loser on both nights was Cilla, which despite being nominated in multiple categories (Leading actress, Miniseries, Costume Design, Sound / Fiction), went home with nothing. Marvellous won Best Single Drama and Gemma Jones finally got that Bafta for Best Supporting Actress, 38 years after her previous nomination, although the award for Leading Actor went not to Marvellous's star Toby Jones, but to Jason Watkins for The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries, which also won Best Miniseries. Newcomer Georgina Campbell got Best Leading Actress for Murdered By My Boyfriend, which only failed to win Most Spoilerrific Title because there's no such category. Hugo Blick's gripping thriller The Honourable Woman won only one of its four nominations, with Stephen Rea getting Best Supporting Actor for his wonderful, bone-dry performance as aging MI6 man Hugh Hayden-Hoyle.

Mackenzie Crook's Detectorists got the sitcom garlands, with Best Scripted Comedy and Best Writer/Comedy. In drama, Sally Wainwright's Happy Valley took home Writer / Drama and Best Drama Series. In the TV awards, a Special Award went to the much-loved and ailing Clive James, while in the craft awards, the Special Award went for the first time to a vision mixer, Hilary Briegel, for her life's work expertly enabling TV programmes to flow smoothly. The TV Fellowship went to Channel 4 News' veteran presenter Jon Snow, suggesting that Jon Snow does, in fact, know rather a lot.

Season three of Sherlock may have divided critics, but the public voted it the Radio Times Audience Award. Matt Berry and Jessica Hynes took the Best Actor/Actress Comedy awards, for their respective roles in Toast of London and W1A. Finally, True Detective beat off stiff competition from Orange is the New Black to take Best International Series, just as we predicted. Not that we're smug about it …

The full list of winners in the main awards is below, and you can find the full list of Craft Award winners at the Bafta website.

Jon Snow

Special Award
Jeff Pope (Head of ITV Productions Factual Drama)

Leading Actor
Jason Watkins – The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies

Leading Actress
Georgina Campbell – Murdered By My Boyfriend

Supporting Actor
Stephen Rea – The Honourable Woman

Supporting Actress
Gemma Jones – Marvellous

Entertainment Performance
Ant And Dec – Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Female Performance In A Comedy Programme
Jessica Hynes – W1a

Male Performance In A Comedy Programme
Matt Berry – Toast Of London

Single Drama

The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies

Drama Series
Happy Valley

Soap & Continuing Drama
Coronation Street

True Detective

Factual Series
Life And Death Row

Specialist Factual
Grayson Perry: Who Are You?

Single Documentary
The Paedophile Hunter

Grand Designs

Reality & Constructed Factual
The Island With Bear Grylls

Current Affairs
Children On The Frontline (dispatches)

News Coverage
Sky News Live At Five: Ebola

Sport & Live Event
WW1 Remembered

Entertainment Programme
Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Comedy And Comedy Entertainment Programme
The Graham Norton Show

Scripted Comedy

Radio Times Audience Award (voted by the public)

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