TV Baftas 2014: Broadchurch named biggest winner with three awards
The ITV drama beat My Mad Fat Diary, Top of the Lake and The Village to win the biggest award of the night, Best Drama Series.
Olivia Colman was awarded a Bafta for her performance as DS Ellie Miller, the grieving local police officer who is forced to put her emotions behind her to find the killer of her son’s best friend Danny Latimer.
The award marks Colman’s third Bafta in two years, having won for Twenty Twelve and Accused at the ceremony last year.
David Bradley won the drama’s third award of the night for Best Supporting Actor. The 72-year-old picked up his first Bafta for his portrayal of Jack Marshall, a vilified head of the sea cadets whose false implication in the crime leads to a tragic outcome.
Accepting the award for Best Drama Series, writer Chris Chibnall said: "Thank you to the greatest cast I could ever hope for as a writer, some of whom are here today, and obviously the wonderful David Tennant who can't be here. This means a lot to all of us, thank you.”
Other big winners of the night included Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and The IT Crowd, which both won two Baftas.
Sarah Lancashire won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Last Tango in Halifax, while Sean Harris won Best Actor for his role in Southcliffe.
Breaking Bad won the Best International category for its series finale last year, becoming the first series not to be broadcast on a UK TV channel to win a Bafta.
ITV and Channel 4 won eight Baftas each, while the BBC left with four.
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