The Thick of It Triumphs at BAFTAs

Political comedy The Thick of It stormed this year's television BAFTAs, winning every award it was nominated for.

BBC Two's foul-mouthed satire celebrated a hat-trick last night, winning awards for best sitcom and top comedy performances for Peter Capaldi and Rebecca Front (who play Malcolm Tucker and Nicola Murray respectively).

It was also a big night for reality recognition: Britain's Got Talent and Ant and Dec took home their first ever BAFTAs, while Simon Cowell won a "Special Award" for services to the entertainment industry, though it was not made clear what these actually were.

Britain's Got Talent beat Harry Hill's TV Burp, The Graham Norton Show and Newswipe with Charlie Brooker in the entertainment programme category. It was the first time the show has been nominated for a BAFTA.

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly were visibly shocked when they too won their first BAFTA, for their entertainment performance on the ninth season of I'm a Celebrity…. When collecting the award Dec admitted they "really, really [weren't] expecting that". He then joked: "I don't know what the hell we did wrong on the first eight series."

Other victors on the night included previous winners,"continuing drama" EastEnders and "international show" Mad Men. New drama Misfits took the award for best drama series while Julie Walters won leading actress for her role in Mo.

MORE: To see the full list of winners visit the official BAFTA page.

PICTURES: Visit the winners' gallery and check out the outfits from the red carpet.

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