Benedict Cumberbatch fails to take BAFTA for fifth time

Benedict Cumberbatch fails to take BAFTA for fifth time

It was fifth time unlucky for Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, who failed to take the award for lead actor despite being the crowd favourite.

Cumberbatch, nominated for the fifth time at the Bafta TV awards, was beaten to the lead actor prize by Jason Watkins, star of ITV’s real-life drama The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies. The drama about the slandered Bristol schoolteacher also won the mini-series prize, one of a number of double winners at the ceremony.

Benedict Sherlock

The show did take the Radio Times audience award. Neither of Shelock’s stars, Benedict Cumberbatch or Martin Freeman, were at the ceremony.

The 2015 British Academy Television Awards held on Sunday May 10 at the Theatre Royal in London, England.

See below for full list of nominees and winners

BAFTA TV Awards 2015 Winners

(Winners in bold.)

Drama series
Happy Valley
Line of Duty
The Missing
Peaky Blinders

Leading actress
Georgina Campbell – Murdered by My Boyfriend
Keeley Hawes – Line of Duty
Sarah Lancashire – Happy Valley
Sheridan Smith – Cilla

Leading actor
Jason Watkins – The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock
Toby Jones – Marvellous
James Nesbitt – The Missing

Situation comedy
Harry & Paul’s Story Of The Twos
Moone Boy
The Wrong Mans

Entertainment performance
Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly – Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Leigh Francis – Celebrity Juice
Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show
Claudia Winkleman – Strictly Come Dancing

Single drama
A Poet In New York
Murdered By My Boyfriend

Female performance in a comedy programme
Jessica Hynes – W1A
Olivia Colman – Rev
Tamsin Greig – Episodes
Catherine Tate – Catherine Tate’s Nan

Radio Times Audience Award (voted for by members of the public)
Game of Thrones
The Great British Bake Off
The Missing
Strictly Come Dancing

Specialist factual
Grayson Perry: Who Are You?
David Attenborough’s Conquest Of The Skies 3D
The Great War: The People’s Story
Our Gay Wedding: The Musical

Male performance in a comedy programme
Matt Berry – Toast of London
Hugh Bonneville – W1A
Tom Hollander – Rev
Brendan O’Carroll – Mrs Brown’s Boys – Christmas Special

Soap and continuing drama
Coronation Street

Supporting actress
Gemma Jones – Marvellous
Vicky McClure – Line of Duty
Amanda Redman – Tommy Cooper: Not like That, Like This
Charlotte Spencer – Glueme

Comedy and comedy entertainment program
The Graham Norton Show
Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe
Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle
Would I Lie To You

Supporting actor
Stephen Rea – The Honourable Woman
Adeel Akhtar – Utopia
James Norton – Happy Valley
Ken Stott – The Missing

Current affairs
Children On The Frontline (Dispatches)
Ebola Frontline (Panorama)
Inside Kenya’s Death Squads (Al Jazeera Investigates)
Terror At The Mall (This World)

Sport and live event
WW1 Remembered: From The Battlefield and Westminster Abbey
2014 FA Cup Semi-final Hull vs. Sheffield United
Monty Python (Mostly) Live: One Down, Five To Go
Tour De France 2014, Stage 1

Single documentary
The Paedophile Hunter
Baby P: The Untold Story
Children Of Syria
The Miners Strike And Me

Factual series
Life And Death Row
15,000 Kids and Counting
Educating The East End
Protecting Our Parents

Grand Designs
George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces
The Great British Bake Off
Long Lost Family

News coverage
Sky News Live At Five: Ebola
BBC News At Ten
Channel 4 News – Inside Gaza: Children Under Fire
ITV News At Ten: Iraq Crisis

True Detective
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Orange Is The New Black

The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies
Our World War

Entertainment programme
Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Dynamo: Magician Impossible
Strictly Come Dancing
The Voice

Reality and constructed factual
The Island With Bear Grylls
The Apprentice
I’m A Celebrity… GET ME OUT OF HERE!
The Undateables


Source: The Guardian


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