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Bafta Wins For Dominic West, Stewart Lee And More!

The glitz and glamour of Hollywood was mimicked last night in London’s Royal Festival Hall, as well known-ish stars of British TV came out to collect prizes and give some backs a good slapping.Yes, it was BAFTA time once again, with the small screen’s best and brightest rolling out their tuxedos, dresses and ‘TV is just as good as films’ speeches. One big winner of the night was ITV’s Fred West drama APPROPRIATE ADULT, starring THE WIRE’s own Dominic West. McNulty himself took the best actor prize for his portrayal of the chubby cheeked maniac, besting the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, who used his detective skills to deduce that it’s not fair!. APPROPRIATE ADULT took two more acting prizes, for Emily Watson and Monica Dolan, but lost the Best mini-series trophy to the startlingly dull THIS IS ENGLAND ’88.

In a shocking coup, CORONATION STREET took the award for Best Soap. Danish political drama BORGEN was designated Best International, in a category that didn’t include LOUIE, BREAKING BAD, PARKS AND RECREATION, MAD MEN or COMMUNITY but did include THE SLAP and perennial awards favourite MODERN FAMILY. In a pretty bizarre category, THE ROYAL WEDDING took the prize for Best Sport And Live Event. Not ‘or’, but ‘and’. No word on who gets to keep the trophy as of yet. In another piece of good news, Stewart Lee picked up  a comedy award for his fantastic COMEDY VEHICLE, beating other programmes of genuine quality, like Charlie Brooker’s end of the year line up. Just ignore the fact that Best Sitcom went to MRS BROWN’S BOYS, and that CELEBRITY JUICE won the YouTube Audience Award, whatever the hell that is.

Source: BAFTA

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