The acclaimed US drama Breaking Bad won in the international category at last night’s Bafta Television Awards. Actor Aaron Paul who played Jesse Pinkman in the series was at the ceremony in London to collect the award. Later seasons of Breaking Bad were shown exclusively online in the UK and it was only eligible for an award after a change in Bafta’s rules.
ITV’s crime drama Broadchurch won three awards – for best drama, best actress for Olivia Colman and best supporting actor for David Bradley.
Actress Julie Walters was given Bafta’s highest honour of a Fellowship for her contribution to film and television. Walters has starred in shows such as Victoria Wood As Seen on TV and Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads and films including Educating Rita and Billy Elliot.
Broadcasters ITV and Channel 4 received eight awards each and the BBC won four, including the audience award. Channel 4 had a total of 27 nominations – the most of any single channel this year. BBC One and BBC Two had 17 each and ITV had 12.
A full list of winners can be found at http://awards.bafta.org/award/2014/television.