BAFTA TV Awards 2018: Declan Donnelly accepts BGT award
BAFTA TV Awards 2018: Declan Donnelly accepts Britain’s Got Talent award WITHOUT Ant McPartlin…as fans share shock over Love Island win
Declan Donnelly joined his Britain’s Got Talent co-stars in accepting Best Entertainment Programme at the British Academy Television Awards on Sunday.
In a star-studded evening honouring the best and brightest in TV, Dec took to the stage without his presenting partner Ant McPartlin for the show in London’s Royal Festival Hall.
Hosted by Sue Perkins, tt was a night of shocks for many as Love Island scooped the prize for Best Reality and Constructed Factual, beating out rivals such as The Real Full Monty and Celebrity Hunted.
Thrilled; Declan Donnelly joined his Britain’s Got Talent co-stars in accepting Best Entertainment Programme at the British Academy Television Awards on Sunday
Dec took to the stage along with the Britain’s Got Talent producers and judges Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon, as the ITV primetime favourite beat out rivals such as Saturday Night Takeaway and Michael Mcintyre’s Big Show.
As the group took to the stage – receiving the award from presenters Claire Balding and Sir Mo Farah – Dec stood by with the judges as one of the producers led their acceptance speech.
She said: ‘Thank you very much to BAFTA thank you very much to ITV. Thank you to all our production team all the crew we’re really lucky making this show. Thank you to everyone at Thames. Thank you to everyone at Syco. And thank you to all the contestants.’
Dec’s appearance at the BAFTAs came as he made his first red carpet outing without his trusty sidekick Ant, who has taken a break from presenting duties following his drink-drive arrest in March and his ongoing battle with substance abuse.
Shocking: Love Island took a shock victory at the awards event, beating out its rivals to win Best Reality and Constructed Factual
Meanwhile Love Island’s victory for Best Reality and Constructed Factual came as a shock for many TV fans, after the ITV2 favourite became one of the most talked-about shows of 2017.
Taking to the stage to accept their prize was host Caroline Flack, along with the show’s most recent stars Chris Hughes and Marcel Somerville, while Iain Sterling rushed to the stage in a break from providing commentary for the show.
Joking about struggling to make it to the stage in her grand pink gown Caroline said: ‘I knew this dress was a bad idea. Wow a BAFTA on behalf of all of us thank you so much.
‘It’s been so brilliant watching this show grown over the last three years. A huge thank you to all the Islanders for giving so much of themselves.’
Thrilled: Caroline Flack joined the show’s stars on-stage to accept the award, as the ITV2 show beat out Celebrity Hunted, Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds and The Real Full Monty
2018 British Academy Television Awards: The Winners
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Britain’s Got Talent – WINNER
Michael McIntyre’s Big Show
The Voice UK
Jack Rowan – Born to Kill
Joe Cole – Hang the DJ (Black Mirror)
Sean Bean – Broken – WINNER
Tim Pigott Smith – King Charles III
Claire Foy – The Crown
Molly Windsor – Three Girls – WINNER
Sinead Keenan – Little Boy Blue
Thandie Newton – Line of Duty
COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
Murder in Successville – WINNER
The Last Leg
Would I Lie To You?
Raped: My Story
Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad (Dispatches)
Undercover: Britain’s Immigration Secrets (Panorama) – WINNER
White Right: Meeting The Enemy (Exposure)
Line Of Duty
Peaky Blinders – WINNER
The End of the F***ing World
Adam Hills – The Last Leg
Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show – WINNER
Michael McIntyre – Michael McIntyre’s Big Show
Sandi Toksvig – QI
Ambulance – WINNER
Catching A Killer
Cruising with Jane MacDonald – WINNER
No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?
The Secret Life of the Zoo
Against The Law
Hang The DJ (Black Mirror)
King Charles III
Murdered for Being Different – WINNER
SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
Casualty – WINNER
Basquiat – Rage to Riches – WINNER
Blitz: The Bombs that Changed Britain
Blue Planet II
Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents
VIRGIN TV’S MUST-SEE MOMENT
Blue Planet II (Mother Pilot Whale) – WINNER
Doctor Who (The Thirteenth Doctor Revealed)
Game Of Thrones (Viserion is Killed by the Night King)
Line Of Duty (Huntley’s Narrow Escape)
Love Island (Stormzy Makes a Surprise Appearance)
ITV One Love Manchester (Ariana Grande Sings ‘One Last Time’)
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Anna Maxwell Martin – Motherland
Daisy May Cooper – This Country – WINNER
Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe
Sian Gibson – Peter Kay’s Car Share
Big Little Lies
Feud: Betty and Joan
The Handmaids Tale – WINNER
The Vietnam War
ITV News Election 2017 Live: The Results
One Love Manchester
Wild Alaska Live
World War One Remembered: Passchendaele – WINNER
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME
Asim Chaudry – People Just Do Nothing
Rob Brydon – The Trip to Spain
Samson Kayo – Famalam
Toby Jones – Detectorists – WINNER
Three Girls – WINNER
The Battle for Mosul (Sky News)
Grenfell Tower Fire (Channel 4 News)
The Grenfell Tower Fire (ITV News at Ten)
The Rohingya Crisis (Sky News) – WINNER
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
Love Island – WINNER
Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds
The Real Full Monty
This Country – WINNER
SHORT FORM PROGRAMME
Britain’s Forgotten Men
Eating With My Ex
Morgana Robinson’s Summer – WINNER
Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me
Louis Theroux, Talking to Anorexia
One Deadly Weekend in America
Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad – WINNER
Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitchko
Six Nations: Wales vs England
The Grand National – WINNER
UEFA Women’s Euro semi-final: England vs Netherlands
Adrian Dunbar – Line of Duty
Anupam Kher – The Boy with the Topknot
Brian F. O’Byrne – Little Boy Blue – WINNER
Jimmi Simpson – USS Callister (Black Mirror)
Anna Friel – Broken
Julie Hesmondhalgh – Broadchurch
Liv Hill – Three Girls
Vanessa Kirby – The Crown – WINNER
Sue Perkins once again return to host the show, and never one to shy away from a grand entrance opened proceedings with the help of the Scots band.
Alluding to the recent controversy surrounding the BBC pay gap, she joked she wasn’t going to mention the issue, before adding: ‘To be honest I’m going to be putting half the effort. To be honest I haven’t even cleaned my teeth.’
And paying homage to the Time’s Up movement, which was supported by many actresses walking the red carpet, Sue spoke about Jodie Whittaker being cast as the first female Doctor in Doctor Who.
She said: ‘If there’s one thing this year has taught us, if anyone can beat off horrible grotesque monsters, it’s an actress.’
Jovial: Sue Perkins once again returned to host proceedings, and opened the show with the help of a brass band
Stylish: The former Bake Off presenter donned an all-black three-piece suit as she gave the awards show’s opening monologue
Soon-to-be Doctor Who co-stars Bradley Walsh and Jodie Whittaker presented one of the most sought-after awards of the night: Best Drama Series.
And despite Line of Duty and The Crown having the most nominations, Peaky Blinders scooped the prize in what some may dub an upset.
Taking to the stage along with David Caffrey, Joe Donaldson, Caryn Mandabach and Joe Cole, series creator Steven Knight was greeted by mass applause as he gave the acceptance speech.
Accepting the award Steven paid mention to the show’s stars Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory, saying: ‘I wish the people who created such iconic TV, soon maybe they will be here as well because they deserve to be.’
Up first: Soon-to-be Doctor Who co-stars Bradley Walsh and Jodie Whittaker presented one of the first awards of the night: Best Drama Series
Honoured: Peaky Blinders scooped the first award for Best Drama Series, with creator Steven Knight greeted by massive applause
Up next was Best Comedy Entertainment Programme, presented by Catastrophe co-stars Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, awarded to Murder in Successville.
Joining the producers on-stage was series star Tom Davis, who said: ‘It’s been three years making this show it’s a show we all love. I want to thank the cast, all the guys that come and play with us and d**k about. I wasn’t expecting this I had a broken face ready.’
Best Supporting Actor was awarded to Brian F. O’Byrne, for his performance as devastated father of murdered schoolboy Steve Jones.
Dedicating his award to the little boy and his family he said: ‘I can’t believe I’m going to be one of those people who didn’t prepare anything. Than you BAFTA.
‘It’s kind of difficult to get away and play someone who’s at home tonight, every night for the last ten years, suffering the grief for their loss of a child.’
Thrilled: Best Comedy Entertainment Programme was awarded to Murder in Successville, with star Tom Davies thanking the cast for coming to ‘d**k about’ on the show
Race to the top: Earning the Sport Award for his coverage of the 2018 Grand National, ITV presenter Ed Chamberlain took to the stage
Winning the award for Best Miniseries was the heartbreaking drama Three Girls, which told the true story of the Rochdale child sex abuse ring.
Accepting the award, along with Maggie Oliver and Sara Rowbotham, one of the show’s producers said: ‘Thank you to the BBC for supporting us making this incredible difficult programme. The cast and the crew were the most committed and most dedicated of anyone we have ever worked with.
‘They were inspired by the courage of those who fought incredibly hard for justice.
‘If people came to this programme it’s because of you. You went to the court, you went to the police, you smacked down the doors.
Stunning: Vanessa Kirby scooped Best Supporting Actress for her role as Princess Margaret in The Crown
‘To the thousands of girls in the scores of towns who have been made to feel like you don’t deserve, thank you this is for you.’
One of the most competitive awards of the night was Best Supporting Actress, and was awarded to The Crown star Vanessa Kirby.
The British beauty dedicated the award to the late monarch she portrayed in the Netflix series, saying ‘I just feel like the luckiest person to play someone who was so brave and strong, so thank you Margaret where ever she is.’
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