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article imageOlivia Colman celebrates winning two BAFTAs

By Mathew Wace Peck     May 14, 2013 in Entertainment
Olivia Colman has been celebrating winning two BAFTA awards at this year’s prestigious television and film event, which was held in London at the weekend.
On the night, Colman was named Supporting Female Actor for her role in Jimmy McGovern’s Accused: Mo’s Story; before going on to also win the award for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for Twenty Twelve, in which she played Sally Owen. Twenty Twelve itself won the Situation Comedy award.
This isn’t the first time Colman has been up for two separate gongs at a single awards ceremony. Last year, she was nominated twice – for Rev and Twenty Twelve – at the British Comedy Awards. Unfortunately, on that occasion, the 39-year-old came away empty-handed.
To the delight of her legion of fans, that was remedied this time. On receiving her first BAFTA, Colman said, “Turns out it does mean a lot. And I’m not going to cry.” She then went on to thank McGovern, Paddy Considine – who directed her in the film Tyrannosaur – and her husband.
As BBC News reports, Colman also paid tribute to her Accused co-star Anne Marie Duff. “If it’s all right with everyone [the award is] for Anne Marie and me to share,” she added, joking: “We’re Anne Malivia Colemuff, we did it together and I couldn’t have done it without her to play off.”
Colman’s star has risen inexorably in the last few years. Most recently, she’s been seen starring with David Tennant (Doctor Who) in Chris Chibnall’s popular ITV drama series, Broadchurch and on Sunday evening, with Considine, in that second instalment of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, which was actually broadcast at the same time as the BBC’s coverage of the BAFTAs.
The 2013 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards was held at London’s Royal Festival Hall. Other BAFTA winners included: Last Tango in Halifax (Best Drama Series); The Shame of the Catholic Church (This World) (Best Current Affairs); and Channel 4’s London 2012 Paralympic Games (Best Sport and Live Event). A genuinely stunned-looking Ben Whishaw picked up the Best Male Actor Award for the eponymous role in BBC Two’s Richard II (The Hollow Crown). The award for Best Entertainment Performance went to this year’s BAFTA host, Graham Norton, for The Graham Norton Show.
Meanwhile, Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary was celebrated during the ceremony with Daleks gliding down the BAFTA red carpet, a montage of clips from the BBC’s long-running science-fiction drama series and a new minisode starring the current Doctor, Matt Smith, and his companion, Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman). Coleman also presented one of the awards.
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