BAFTA 2014: Olivia Colman Cries Accepting Her Leading Actress Award

Olivia Colman won the Leading Actress Award for her role in ITV’s Broadchurch at this year’s BAFTAs.

Accepting the award, she could barely speak for tears in an emotional speech. She still found time to thank her friend Merc (“Cause she’ll laugh – she’s a teacher not an actor”) and her husband (“The best thing in the world”).

Colman is no stranger to winning BAFTAs, having won two last year for her performances in The Accused and comedy Twenty Twelve.

She wasn’t the only one to give a notable speech. Sean Harris won the award for Leading Actor for his role in Southcliffe. He walked up to the podium visibly shaking and nervous and spent a lengthy amount of time thanking a variety of people, including his friend Bob in the pub. He was hilarious in his awkwardness, but will mostly be remembered for his lack of adhering to the dress code.

Funny man Richard Ayoade also amused, winning the award for Best Male Performance in a Comedy for his role as Moss in the IT Crowd. “I hope this serves as inspiration for other nasal men with no facial expressions”, he quipped.

Who was on the BAFTA TV red carpet?

Coronation Street’s Kate Ford looks amazing in her LBD…not anything like her character Tracey Barlow! (WENN)