Last night, The BAFTA’s took place at London’s Royal Albert Hall. By the end we were left us with one head scratcher – who do we love more Olivia Colman, Clare Balding or Sheridan Smith? (answer still pending). Below are our Top 5 moments from the TV-tastic ceremony.
1) Olive Colman Wins…Twice
A much deserved double victory from this Peep Show alumni, for her turns in Accused (Best Supporting Actress) and Olympic satire Twenty Twelve (Best Female In A Comedy Programme). She was so shocked when she picked up the Best Supporting award that she accidentally dropped the ‘F’ bomb (“I said fudge!”). Also, our Twitter hashtags are going mad for her Anne Marie Duff hybrid "Annmoliviacolmuff".
2) Michael Palin Proves He’s Still Hilarious
For a ‘How To’ lesson in doing the perfect acceptance speech, look no further than comedy legend Michael Palin. Picking up the BAFTA Fellowship Award he was charm personified, managing to find time to rib fellow Python Terry Jones who gave him a lip-quivering introduction (“it sounds like the last ever words you will say”), his wife and kids. We suddenly feel the need to re-watch A Fish Called Wanda.
3) Game Of Thrones Beats The Olympics!
Game Of Thrones scooped up the Radio Times Audience Award (voted for by the actual public) beating off competition from the Olympic Opening Ceremony, Homeland, Strictly Come Dancing, Call The Midwife and The Great British Bake Off. The statuesque squeeze of Giles Deacon, Gwendoline Christie was there to pick up the prize.
4) ...But Clare Balding's Win Made Up For It
Picking up the Special Award is our personal presenter heroine Clare Balding. Getting teary as she thanked her parents and partner, she managed to warm the cockles of our heart by conjuring up memories of the Olympic spirit in her speech.
5) Sheridan Smith Dislodged The Memory Of Two Pints Of Lager
Just as blubsome as that Gwyneth acceptance speech, SS picked up a prize for Mrs Briggs beating the likes of Sienna Miller and Rebecca Hall. Sheridan managed a bit of self deprecation by proclaiming: "don't cry, you look like a knob." You can take the girl out of BBC Three...