Bafta TV winners 2009

The 2009 British Academy Television Awards gave nods to stars including Harry Hill, David Mitchell and Anna Maxwell Martin; however, their wins were unexpected by the voters of the Bafta polls who pitted other celebrities and shows as their favourite for the awards.

Below are this year's Bafta Television Award winners and a comparison with the preferred choice of users--and you didn't agree with the academy on a single award! Did the right people win?

Situation Comedy
Winner: The IT Crowd choice: The Inbetweeners

BAFTA winner The IT Crowd came second in our online poll with 25 percent of the total vote, while The Inbetweeners came first with a massive 43 percent.

Comedy Performance
Winner: David Mitchell (Peep Show) choice: Rob Brydon (Gavin and Stacey)

Gaining 31 percent of the BAFTA votes, David Mitchell was the second choice in our online poll. Gavin and Stacey star Rob Brydon was users' top pick, with 50 percent of the votes.

Drama Series
Winner: Wallander choice: Doctor Who

Wallander won the BAFTA award; however, it only gained six percent of the votes in the poll. Doctor Who was voted number one with 67 percent.

Best Actress
Winner: Anna Maxwell Martin choice: June Brown

EastEnders' actress June Brown was the clear choice, gaining a large 63 percent of user votes. Award-winner Anna Maxwell Martin, however, ranked third, behind both Brown and Margaret Thatcher actress Andrea Riseborough with only 13 percent.

Best Actor
Winner: Stephen Dillane choice: Jason Isaacs

Dillane got the least votes in this category, gaining only 14 percent. Jason Isaacs was the clear winner with 48 percent of the votes.

Drama Serial
Winner: Criminal Justice choice: Dead Set

Criminal Justice was the lowest scorer in this category of the BAFTA polls. Dead Set and House of Saddam were joint first with 35 percent of the votes, each.

Single Documentary
Winner: Chosen choice: The Fallen

The Fallen was the clear choice with 40 percent of the votes, while BAFTA winner Chosen ranked third with 20 percent.

Entertainment Performance
Winner: Harry Hill (Harry Hill’s TV Burp) choice: Stephen Fry (QI)

BAFTA award winner Harry Hill was the second choice with voters, who ranked Stephen Fry at number one with 42 percent.

Single Drama
Winner: White Girl choice: Einstein and Eddington

BAFTA winner White Girl received no votes in the polls, where David Tennant's Eisntein and Eddington was chosen as the clear favourite with 64 percent.

Continuing Drama
Winner: The Bill choice: EastEnders / Casualty

This category was very close on the polls, EastEnders and Casualty came joint first with 31 percent of the votes, while BAFTA winner The Bill cane a close second with 23 percent.

Winner: Mad Men choice: Dexter

Gory drama Dexter was voted number one by 58 percent of voters. The BAFTA winner, however, was 1960s drama Man Men, which gained 15 percent of the votes.

Factual Series
Winner: Amazon with Bruce Parry choice: Ross Kemp in Afghanistan

BATFA winner Amazon with Bruce Parry was a close second on the poll, gaining 38 percent of the votes. The winner, however, was Ross Kemp in Afghanistan which achieved 44 percent.

Specialist Factual
Winner: Life in Cold Blood choice: Stephen Fry and the Gutenberg Press: The Machine That Made Us

Life in Cold Blood and Stephen Fry and the Gutenberg Press were the only nominations to rank on the BAFTA poll gaining 38 percent and 63 percent of the votes respectively.

Current Affairs
Winner: Saving Africa's Witch Children (Dispatches) choice: Ross Kemp: A Kenya Special

Ross Kemp's documentary gained the majority of the BAFTA votes with 47 percent, while current affairs winner Saving Africa's Witch Children came last on our poll with 13 percent.

News Coverage
Winner: News at Ten – Chinese Earthquake choice: Channel 4 News

BAFTA winner News at Ten received one vote in the poll, whereas Channel 4 News gained 8.

Sports Coverage
Winner: Brazilian Grand Prix 2008 choice: Olympics 2008

Winning the BAFTA for Sports Coverage this year is the Brazilian Grand Prix, which gained 6 percent of the votes while the Olympics 2008 scored 69 percent.

Winner: Embarrassing Bodies Online choice: Olympics 2008

Embarrassing Bodies Online won the BAFTA Interactivity award and 17 percent of the vote, while Olympics 2008 gained 67 percent on our poll, but missed out on a gong.

Entertainment Programme
Winner: The X Factor choice: QI

The X Factor came joint second with Harry Hill's TV Burp in our online poll gaining 21 percent of the total votes, while QI won with 45 percent.

Comedy Programme
Winner: Harry and Paul choice: That Mitchell and Webb Look

Gaining a score of 43 percent That Mitchell and Webb Look beat the BAFTA winner by 22 percent in our online poll. Award winner Harry and Paul, however, was very close behind with 21 percent.

Winner: The Choir: Boys Don't Sing choice: Top Gear

Storming the poll in this category was Top Gear, which gained 72 percent of the votes, while BAFTA winner The Choir: Boys Don't Sing received no support.

The Philips Audience Award -- the only gong voted on by the public -- went to teen drama Skins while a special award went to BBC Controller Jane Tranter.

Comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders took the highest award of the evening, receiving an Academy fellowship from Dame Helen Mirren.

Comments (1)
Apr 27, 2009
Wow, not a single match to

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