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Martin Freeman & Steve Coogan Win BAFTA TV Awards

23 May 2011 2:47 AM, PDT | LOVEFiLM | See recent LOVEFiLM news »

The British Academy Television Awards presented several accolades last night – amongst them soon to be Hobbit, Martin Freeman for his role in Sherlock and Steve Coogan for The Trip.


The Supporting Actor award went to Freeman for his performance as Dr. Watson in Sherlock, which also won the Best Drama Series BAFTA. Lead Benedict Cumberbatch was nominated for Best Actor, but lost out to Daniel Rigby.

First-time nominee, Rigby won Best Actor for his role as Eric Morecambe in the biopic Eric and Ernie while Vicky McClure won Best Actress for playing Lol in Shane MeadowsThis Is England ’86.

The Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme BAFTA was awarded to Steve Coogan for The Trip, the first time in 12 years. Coogan last won a BAFTA in 1998, when he picked up two awards for I’m Alan Partridge.

Lauren Socha won the Supporting Actress award for Misfits, which was last »

- (Charlotte Newman)

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