BAFTA TV Awards 2013 - comedy winners

Sunday 12th May 2013, 9:27pm

BAFTA Award.The winners of the British Academy Television Awards 2013 - aka the BAFTAs - have been announced.

BBC Three political prank show The Revolution Will Be Televised triumphed in the general comedy category, whilst Olympic Games-linked mockumentary Twenty Twelve picked up the sitcom award.

BAFTA presenter Graham Norton picked up the Entertainment Programme award for The Graham Norton Show, but lost out in the Entertainment Performance category to fellow comic chat show host Alan Carr.

The acting awards for comedy went to Steve Coogan for his portrayal of Alan Partridge in Welcome To The Places Of My Life, and Olivia Colman was selected by the BAFTA judges for her role as Sally Owen in Twenty Twelve. The latter also notably won in the Supporting Actress category for the drama Accused (Mo's Story).

Below are the comedy-related categories in full, with the winners marked in bold.

Comedy Programme

The Revolution Will Be Televised. Image shows from L to R: Heydon Prowse, Jolyon Rubinstein. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.Mr Stink

The Revolution Will Be Televised - Winner

Alan Partridge: Welcome To The Places Of My Life

Cardinal Burns

Situation Comedy

Twenty Twelve. Image shows from L to R: Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes), Nick Jowett (Vincent Franklin), Graham Hitchins (Karl Theobald), Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville), Daniel Stroud (Samuel Barnett), Kay Hope (Amelia Bullmore). Copyright: BBC.Episodes

The Thick Of It


Twenty Twelve - Winner

Entertainment Programme

The Graham Norton Show. Graham Norton. Copyright: So Television.The Graham Norton Show - Winner

A League Of Their Own

Have I Got News For You

Dynamo Magician Impossible

Entertainment Performance

Alan Carr: Chatty Man. Alan Carr. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.Sarah Millican (for The Sarah Millican Television Programme)

Graham Norton (for The Graham Norton Show)

Ant & Dec (for I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!)

Alan Carr (for Alan Carr: Chatty Man) - Winner

Watch Alan Carr's acceptance speech

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme

Twenty Twelve. Sally Owen (Olivia Colman). Copyright: BBC.Julia Davis (for Hunderby)

Jessica Hynes (for Twenty Twelve)

Olivia Colman (for Twenty Twelve) - Winner

Miranda Hart (for Miranda)

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme

Alan Partridge: Welcome To The Places Of My Life. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.Steve Coogan (for Alan Partridge: Welcome To The Places Of My Life) - Winner

Hugh Bonneville (for Twenty Twelve)

Peter Capaldi (for The Thick Of It)

Greg Davies (for Cuckoo)

Michael Palin.

Additionally, hit new BBC comedy drama Last Tango In Halifax won in the Drama category.

Michael Palin picked up the Academy's highest honour, the BAFTA Fellowship award, in recognition of his achievements in television, across both comedy and factual genres.

Here is a video of Palin picking up his award:

The winners were announced at a ceremony held at the Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank, with Graham Norton as the host.

For a full list of winners in all categories see

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