First-time BAFTA winners Monica Dolan, AnDrew Scott, Darren Boyd, Emily Watson and Dominic West took top honors at the Academy's ceremony May 27. Graham Norton (The Graham Norton Show) won Entertainment Performance Award for the second year in a row, which is his fifth BAFTA win in that category. Jennifer Saunders won for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme Award for her repeat performance in the role of Edina Monsoon in "Absolutely Fabulous."
Dominic West and Monica Dolan, both first-time nominees for their performances as Fred and Rose West in "Appropriate Adult," won the BAFTAs for Leading Actor and Supporting Actress. Emily Watson was presented with the Leading Actress BAFTA for her role in the series as Janet.
The Supporting Actor Award went to AnDrew Scott for his performance as Moriarty in "Sherlock." Darren Boyd won the Male Performance in a Comedy Programme Award for "Sky One’s Spy."
Mrs Brown's Boys won The Situation Comedy Award, and Comedy Vehicle won the BAFTA for Comedy Programme.
Channel 4 took home the Mini Series Award for "This Is England ‘88," the sequel to "This Is England ’86," in addition to the Single Drama Award for "Random." BBC Three's "The Fades" won the Drama Series Award.
"Coronation Street" won the Soap & Continuing Drama Award, "The Great British Bake Off" won the BAFTA for Features, and "The Young Apprentice" snatched up the new Reality and Constructed Factual category award.
"Derren Brown: The Experiments" won in the Entertainment category, while Channel 4 News won the BAFTA in the News Coverage category for its reporting on the Japan Earthquake. Factual Series went to "Our War," the Single Documentary Award was given to Terry Pratchett, "Choosing to Die," and Current Affairs was taken home by "Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed," all for the BBC. Channel 4’s "Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret" took the Specialist Factual category.
For Sport & Live Event, the BBC’s coverage of The Royal Wedding won the BAFTA. The Danish thriller "Borgen" took home the International Award.
Steven Moffat received the Special Award, which was presented in honour of Dennis Potter and recognized Moffat's outstanding career in television. The Fellowship, the Academy's highest honor, was presented to Rolf Harris CBE in recognition of his outstanding contribution to television and the arts.
Red carpet highlights, backstage interviews with all the winners, clips of the nominated programmes and all the latest images from the night’s events are available at www.bafta.org/television/awards.
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