- Mrs Brown's Boys wins a BAFTA award
Mrs Brown's Boys wins a BAFTA award
The winners of the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) TV awards for 2012 have been announced.
The results were revealed on BBC One this evening, in a ceremony hosted by Dara O'Briain. Mrs Brown's Boys, the comedy show popular with TV viewers but a programme that tends to be disliked by critics, has beaten Fresh Meat, Friday Night Dinner and Rev to the award for situation comedy.
Other winners include Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, Darren Boyd, Jennifer Saunders and Graham Norton.
Steven Moffat, the writer behind sitcoms like Joking Apart and Coupling, but now known more for writing Doctor Who and Sherlock, won the BAFTA Special Award this year.
Here is a summary of the comedy-related nominations, with the winners highlighted:
Charlie Brooker's 2011 Wipe
The Comic Strip Presents: The Hunt For Tony Blair
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle - Winner
Mrs. Brown's Boys - Winner
Friday Night Dinner
Alan Carr (for Alan Carr: Chatty Man)
Dara O'Briain (for Mock The Week)
Graham Norton (for The Graham Norton Show) - Winner
Harry Hill (for Harry Hill's TV Burp)
Female Performance in a Comedy Programme
Jennifer Saunders (for Absolutely Fabulous) - Winner
Olivia Colman (for Twenty Twelve)
Ruth Jones (for Stella)
Tamsin Greig (for Friday Night Dinner)
Male Performance in a Comedy Programme
Brendan O'Carroll (for Mrs. Brown's Boys)
Darren Boyd (for Spy) - Winner
Hugh Bonneville (for Twenty Twelve)
Tom Hollander (for Rev)
Celebrity Juice - Winner
The Great British Bake Off
Psychoville (for its interactive websites) - Winner
Elsewhere in the awards Derren Brown: The Experiments beat Celebrity Juice, Harry Hill's TV Burp and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow to the Entertainment Programme award.
To see the full list of winners across all genres see the BAFTA Website
Here's a video of Mrs Brown's Boys creator Brendan O'Carroll picking up the show's Best Sitcom award: