However, neither of Moffat's principle stars were able to walk off with the Leading Actor award - both Matt Smith for Doctor Who and Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock were pipped to the post by actor Daniel Rigby, who played the young Eric Morecambe in the BBC's Christmas special Eric and Ernie. The other nominee in this category was Jim Broadbent for Channel 4's Any Human Heart.
Matt Smith's nomination heralded the first time a leading actor for Doctor Who has ever been represented for the award.
The full list of nominees and winners can be found at the BAFTA website.
Matt Smith and Catherine Tate - Television Awards Red Carpet in 2011, BAFTA Online, via YouTube