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TV Baftas 2011: The Only Way Is Essex Gives YouTube A Winning Face

by | 23rd, May 2011

ANORAK presents the British Academy Television Awards winner – each holding a line-free metal face. For obvious reasons, The Only Way Is Essex cast were presented not with an orangey metal face – which only would have made the gong look like a decapitated extra (hold that thought) – but a white glassy one, offering us a kind of Amy Childs before and after shot.

But hats off to TOWIE. The Baftas aim to be so worthy and recognise the very best in telly. But telly is desperate to tap into the yoof market. So. The Essex faces win a gong for Best YouTube Audience – which means they attracted young people who aren’t on the internet watching porn, playing video games, flirting, hunting for a new legal high and bringing down Big Corp websites but watching bits of a bitty TV show and repeating the show’s catchphrase to their parents. Yeah: Shuuttttttup!.

Here are the winners in photos:


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Steve Coogan with the Male in Comedy award at the Philips British Academy Television Awards at the Grosvenor House, 90 Park Lane, London.

Best Comedy Programme is Harry and Paul

Sam Faiers, Amy Childs, Lauren Godger and Lydia Rose Bright with the Youtube Audience award (The Only Way Is Essex)

Vicky McClure with the Best Actress award (This Is England ’86)

Sir Trevor McDonald with the Bafta Fellowship award (stressing the wrongs words ON the telly)

Daniel Rigby with the Best actor award (Eric and Ernie)

Graham Norton with the Best Entertainment performance award (The Graham Norton Show)

Jo Brand with the Female in Comedy award (Getting On)

Sherlock for best Drama Series

Any Human Heart for Best Dram Serial

New Media award for Wallace And Gromit’s World Of Invention

Steve Coogan with the Male in Comedy award (The Trip)

The production team of The Road to Coronation Street with the Single Drama award

Phillip Schofield with the Entertainment Programme award for…The Cube.

Sally Woodward, Lee Morris, Lynn Horsford and Michael Samuels with the Drama Serial award

Kenton Allen, James Woods, Tom Hollander, Peter Cattaneo and Hannah Pescod with the Situation Comedy award (Rev)

The production team of Welcome to Lagos with the Factual Series award

Martin Freeman with the Supporting Actor award (Sherlock)

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman with the best Drama award (Sherlock)

Jezza Neumann, Deborah Shipley, Brian Woods and Zoliswa Sithole with the Current Affairs award

The EastEnders production team with the Continuing Drama series award

Lauren Socha with the Best Supporting Actress award (Misfits)

Sias Wilson, David Attenborough, Anthony Geffen and Celia Taylor with the Specialist Factual award

Sandy Johnson and Izzy Mant with the Comedy Programme award

Will Anderson, Frankie Fathers, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Andrew Palmer with the Features award (Hugh’s Fish Fight)

Members of the ITV News team with the News Coverage award

Nick Holt, Marina Parker and Meredith Chambers with the Best Single Documentary award (Between Life and Death)

ITV News at Ten with the best news coverage award (The Cumbria Murders)

The BBC with the Best Sports Broadcast award(Formula 1 (The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix)

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