‘Sherlock’ triumphs with double awards at Bafta TV awards 2011

Updated: May 23, 2011, 19:08 PM IST

London: 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