2012 THE BAFTA TV Awards Full Winners List

Dominic West and Emily Watson were among the big winners at the TV Bafta Awards, winning for their powerful performances in Fred West drama Appropriate Adult.

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THE BAFTA TV Awards 2012

Coronation Street has won the best soap and continuing drama award, beating last year’s winner EastEnders. Andrew Scott won the best supporting actor for Sherlock, in which he plays Sherlock’s arch nemesis Moriarty. In winning the award he beat co-star Martin Freeman, who won it last year.

  • Monica Dolan, Andrew Scott, Darren Boyd, Emily Watson and Dominic West
all win their first BAFTAs
  • Graham Norton wins Entertainment Performance Award for the second year running – his fifth win in the category
  • Jennifer Saunders wins for Absolutely Fabulous
  • Three performance BAFTAs for Appropriate Adult
  • Steven Moffat accepts the Academy’s Special Award from Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch
    Rolf Harris is presented with the Academy Fellowship

Here is a full list of this year’s nominees, with the winners in bold:

THE BAFTA TV Awards 2012 Winners and Nominees :

Best leading actor

Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock

Dominic West – Appropriate Adult

John Simm – Exile

Joseph Gilgun – This is England ’88

Best leading actress

Emily Watson – Appropriate Adult

Nadine Marshall – Random

Romola Garai – The Crimson Petal and the White

Vicky McClure – This is England ’88

Best supporting actor

Andrew Scott – Sherlock

Joseph Mawle – Birdsong

Martin Freeman – Sherlock

Stephen Rea – The Shadowline

Best supporting actress

Anna Chancellor – The Hour

Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey

Miranda Hart – Call the Midwife

Monica Dolan – Appropriate Adult

Best entertainment performance

Alan Carr- Alan Carr Chatty Man

Dara O Briain – Mock The Week

Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show

Harry Hill – Harry Hill’s TV Burp

Best female performance in a comedy programme

Jennifer Saunders – Absolutely Fabulous

Olivia Colman – Twenty Twelve

Ruth Jones – Stella

Tamsin Greig – Friday Night Dinner

Best male performance in a comedy programme

Brendan O’Carroll – Mrs Brown’s Boys

Darren Boyd – Spy

Hugh Bonneville – Twenty Twelve

Tom Hollander – Rev

Best single drama

Holy Flying Circus

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Best mini-series

Appropriate Adult

The Crimson Petal and the White

This is England ’88

Top Boy

Best drama series

The Fades


Scott and Bailey


Best soap & continuing drama

Coronation Street


Holby City


Best international


The Killing

Modern Family

The Slap

Best factual series

The Choir: Military Wives

Educating Essex

Our War

Protecting Our Children: Damned If We Do Damned If We Don’t

Best specialist factual

British Masters

Frozen Planet

Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret

Wonders of the Universe

Best single documentary

9/11: The Day That Changed the World

The Fight of Their Lives

Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die

We Need To Talk About Dad (Cutting Edge)

Best features

DIY SOS: The Big Build

Hairy Bikers’ Meals on Wheels

The Great British Bake Off

Timothy Spall: Somewhere at Sea

Best reality & constructed factual

An Idiot Abroad

Don’t Tell The Bride

Made in Chelsea

The Young Apprentice

Best current affairs

Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark

Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields

The Truth About Adoption (Panorama)

Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed (Panorama)

Best news coverage

BBC News at Ten: Siege of Homs

Channel 4 News: Japan Earthquake

ITV News at Ten: Battle of Misrata

Sky News: Libya Rebel Convoy – Live

Best sport & live event

Frankenstein’s Wedding: Live in Leeds

The Royal Wedding (BBC)

Rugby World Cup Final

Tour De France 2011

Best new media

Autumn Watch

The Bank Job



Best entertainment programme

Celebrity Juice

Derren Brown: The Experiments

Harry Hill’s TV Burp

Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Comedy Roadshow

Best comedy programme

Charlie Brooker’s 2011 Wipe

Comic Strip: The Hunt for Tony Blair

The Cricklewood Greats

Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle

Best situation comedy

Fresh Meat

Mrs Brown’s Boys

Friday Night Dinner


You Tube audience award

Celebrity Juice

Holly Willoughby BAFTA red carpet Pictures

Holly Willoughby flashes her granny pants on the BAFTA red carpet


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