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'Sherlock' triumphs with double awards at Bafta TV awards 2011

London, Mon, 23 May 2011 ANI

London, May 23 (ANI): Detective series 'Sherlock' was a double winner at this year's Bafta TV Awards ceremony here.


The show took home the best drama series title and best supporting actor prize for Martin Freeman, who plays Dr Watson.


Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the title role, missed out on the best actor Bafta, which was won by Daniel Rigby for his portrayal of Eric Morecambe.


The best actress prize title went to "This Is England '86" star Vicky McClure, who played Lol in the gritty drama. "This is what I dreamed of since I can remember," McClure said. "I can't believe this is happening."


Lauren Socha took the best supporting actress prize for her foul-mouthed, mind-reading role in ASBO superhero drama Misfits.


Surprise hit 'The Killing', the compelling Danish crime epic that gathered a fanatical following on BBC Four, won Best International Drama.


Ceremony host Graham Norton found himself on the receiving end of one of the most prized awards, taking the honour for best entertainment performance.


BBC2's "Rev"-which starred Tom Hollander as a maverick clergyman-was named best sitcom, while Steve Coogan collected best male comedy performance prize for "The Trip", in which he played an exaggerated version of himself.


The list is as follows:


Leading actor: Daniel Rigby, Eric And Ernie


Leading actress: Vicky McClure, This Is England '86


Supporting actor: Martin Freeman, Sherlock


Supporting actress: Lauren Socha, Misfits


Entertainment performance: Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show


Drama series: Sherlock


International: The Killing


Specialist factual: Flying Monsters 3D


Features: Hugh's Fish Fight


Situation comedy: Rev


Bafta special award: Peter Bennett-Jones


Bafta fellowship: Sir Trevor McDonald (ANI)


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