Actress Julie Walters won the Fellowship Award at this year’s BAFTAs.
The most celebrated award of the evening, Walters accepted the award in a speech full of anecdotes. She noted how her mother claimed “she’ll be in the gutter before she’s 20". "And what a gutter!” she replied.
Walters is something of a national treasure, known for her comedy roles in Acorn Antiques, Dinner Ladies and working with Victoria Wood, as well as notable roles as Mrs Weasley in the Harry Potter films, Educating Rita and Billy Elliot.
Julie was recongised at tonight's awards ceremony (WENN)
Elsewhere, Olivia Colman won Leading Actress for her role in ITV drama Broadchurch and Sean Harris won Leading Actor for his role in Channel 4 mini-series Southcliffe, both giving emotional speeches.
The IT Crowd had a successful evening, with Katherine Parkinson and Richard Ayoade winning Best Actress and Best Actor in a comedy respectively for their roles as Jen and Moss. “I hope this serves as inspiration for other nasal men with no facial expressions” joked Ayoade as he accepted his award.
Other major wins went to Ant and Dec for Best Entertainment Performance and Best Entertainment Show, and Breaking Bad for Best International Show, accepted solely by the show's star Aaron Paul.
Controversially, it was Doctor Who: Day Of The Doctor that won the Radio Times Audience Award voted solely by viewers, ahead of Breaking Bad, Great British Bake Off, Educating Yorkshire, Broadchurch and Gogglebox. Clearly the Whovians have been out in force. Gogglebox did, however, win Best Reality And Factual Show earlier on in the evening.
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