Jodie and Benedict were the top winners of the night (Picture: Backgrid)Killing Eve actress Jodie Comer had everything to smile about as she left the Bafta TV Awards last night after scooping the top accolade.
The 26-year-old scooped the leading actress award for her role as Villanelle in the hit BBC One drama on Sunday night, adding to the show’s two other award wins for supporting actress and best drama series.
So it’s no surprise that she looked pleased as punch while leaving the star-studded awards ceremony, hosted at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Delivering a tearful speech, Jodie told the audience: ‘Thank you so much. Sorry I’m the only one who’s turned on the waterworks.’
Jodie also praised Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, describing her as ‘the most talented person I know, also an inspiration,’ before paying tribute to her grandmother: ‘Nana Frances sadly passed away on the first week of filming.’
Benedict Cumberbatch was also another happy camper after winning leading actor for his role in Patrick Melrose, and proudly showed off his golden award while climbing into his car.
The 42-year-old actor dedicated his award to his wife Sophie Hunter in his sweet acceptance speech, saying: ‘Oh my gosh I think I’m gonna fall over…’
Jodie had everything to smile about (Picture: Backgrid)
Yes Benedict, we can see your award (Picture: James Curley)
Luther actress Ruth Wilson was ready to go home (Picture: James Curley)
Sheridan Smith met one over zealous fan (Picture: James Curley)
Lesley Manville clearly had a great night (Picture: James Curley)Luckily he didn’t.
‘Thank you to BAFTA for this this, it’s even more of a gift when this material is refined by David, produced by Rachel and my best friend Adam Ackland,’ Benedict continued.
‘There is one other person in this world I have to thank and that’s my wife Sophie, you were my rock.
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‘I had to go pretty weird for this there were some things I had to do and it was very nice to come home and feel stable again,’ he added.
Elsewhere, Sheridan Smith was in good spirits and posed for photos with waiting fans, while Ruth Wilson, Rob Brydon and Lesley Manville all looked like they had a good night.
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