'Sherlock' & 'True Detective' Win BAFTA Awards

Unlike many American awards shows, BAFTA breaks up its TV and film awards into two ceremonies; perhaps the Brits understand the value of a shorter ceremony. While the film awards took place in February, awarding Boyhood and The Theory of Everything among others, the TV awards were on Sunday night. British TV personality Graham Norton hosted the ceremony, which awarded some titles that will be familiar to Americans, as well as some more mysterious British entries.

Sherlock won the fan favorite award, while True Detective won in the international category. The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies won both best actor and best miniseries. The series, which aired on ITV, was based on the real story of Christopher Jefferies, a man suspected but acquitted of murder who was nonetheless vilified by the press and public for his strange ways. The series was praised for addressing topical subjects with sensitivity and for its acting. Another work based on a true story, the TV movie Marvellous, won for single drama and supporting actress. The biopic follows Neil Baldwin, a man who breaks many of the boundaries imposed on him by his learning disabilities. In a strange, and slightly awkward, turn of events, the event's host Graham Norton won an award; his show won in the best comedy entertainment program category. Here are the rest of the night's winners, which can also be found at The Hollywood Reporter .


LEADING ACTORJason Watkins The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies – ITV

LEADING ACTRESSGeorgina Campbell Murdered by My Boyfriend – BBC Three

ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCEAnt and Dec Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – ITV

SCRIPTED COMEDYDetectorists Production Team – Channel X North and Lola Entertainment/BBC Four


REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUALThe Island With Bear Grylls Ben Mitchell, Tim Whitwell, Bear Grylls, Delbert Shoopman -Shine/ Bear Grylls Ventures Co-Production/Channel 4



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

SPECIALIST FACTUALGrayson Perry: Who Are You? Neil Crombie, Joe Evans – Swan Films/Channel 4

MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMMatt Berry Toast of London – Channel 4

DRAMA SERIESHappy Valley Sally Wainwright, Karen Lewis, Euros Lyn, Nicola Shindler – Red Production Company/BBC One

SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMACoronation Street Production Team – ITV Studios/ITV

SUPPORTING ACTRESSGemma Jones Marvellous – BBC Two

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COMEDY AND COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMThe Graham Norton Show Jon Magnusson, Graham Stuart, Graham Norton, Steve Smith – So Television/BBC One

SUPPORTING ACTORStephen Rea The Honourable Woman – BBC Two

CURRENT AFFAIRSChildren on the Frontline (Dispatches) Production Team – ITN Productions/Channel 4

SPORT & LIVE EVENTWW1 Remembered – From the Battlefield & Westminster Abbey Production Team – BBC Productions/BBC Two

SINGLE DOCUMENTARYThe Paedophile Hunter Dan Reed – Amos Pictures/Channel 4

FEATURESGrand Designs Production Team – Boundless (part of Fremantle Media UK)/Channel 4

NEWS COVERAGESKY News Live at Five: Ebola Alex Crawford, Garwen McLuckie, Nick Ludlam – Sky News/Sky News

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INTERNATIONALTrue Detective Nic Pizzolatto, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Scott Stephens, Steve Golin – HBO Entertainment in assoc. with Neon Black, Anonymous Content, Parliament of Owls and Passenger/ Sky Atlantic

FACTUAL SERIESLife Production Team – BBC Documentaries Production/BBC Three

MINI-SERIESThe Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies Gareth Neame, Peter Morgan, Roger Michell, Kevin Loader – Carnival Film and Television in assoc. with Free Range Films/ITV

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMAnt and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway Production Team – ITV Studios/Mitre Television/ITV