Sunday, 22 May 2011

Steven Moffat triumphs at BAFTA

Steven Moffat had cause to celebrate this evening as he won the award for Drama Series with co-creator Mark Gatiss for their mini-series Sherlock. The show beat off opposition from Being Human, Downton Abbey and Misfits. Sherlock also garnered an award for actor Martin Freeman, who won Best Supporting Actor for his role as John Watson, but missed out in the YouTube Audience Award to The Only Way Is Essex.

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