2013 British Academy Television Awards

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2013 British Academy Television Awards
Date 12 May 2013
Site Royal Festival Hall, London
Host Graham Norton
Producer Zoe Cook
Best Comedy The Revolution Will Be Televised
Best Drama Last Tango in Halifax
Best Actor Ben Whishaw
Richard II
Best Actress Sheridan Smith
Mrs Biggs
Best Comedy Performance
Most awards Olivia Colman (2)
Television coverage
Channel BBC One
Duration 2 hrs (TV Coverage)
Ratings 6.19 million

The 2013 British Academy Television Awards nominations were announced on 9 April 2013. The award ceremony was held at the Royal Festival Hall in London on 12 May 2013.[1][2][3]

Winners and Nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and emboldened.[4]

Leading Actor[edit]

Leading Actress[edit]

Supporting Actor[edit]

Supporting Actress[edit]

Entertainment Performance[edit]

Female Performance In A Comedy Programme[edit]

Male Performance In A Comedy Programme[edit]

Single Drama[edit]


Drama Series[edit]

Soap & Continuing Drama[edit]


Factual Series[edit]

Huw Wheldon Award for Specialist Factual[edit]

Robert Flaherty Award for Single Documentary[edit]

  • 7/7: One Day in London (BBC Two)
    • Baka: A Cry from the Rainforest (BBC Two)
    • Lucian Freud: Painted Life (BBC Two)
    • Nina Conti – A Ventriloquist's Story: Her Master's Voice (BBC Four)


Reality and Constructed Factual[edit]

Current Affairs[edit]

  • This World: "The Shame of the Catholic Church" (BBC Two)
    • Panorama: "Britain's Hidden Housing Crisis" (BBC One)
    • Exposure: "The Other Side of Jimmy Savile" (ITV)
    • Al Jazeera Investigates: "What Killed Arafat?" (Al Jazeera English)

News Coverage[edit]

Sport & Live Event[edit]

Lew Grade Award for Entertainment Programme[edit]

Comedy Programme[edit]

Situation Comedy[edit]

Radio Times Audience Award[edit]

Special Award[edit]


BAFTA Tribute[edit]

Wins per broadcaster[edit]


Broadcaster Wins
BBC 15
Channel 4 4
Sky 3

See also[edit]


External links[edit]