Olivia Colman wins two BAFTAs

Olivia Colman has won two BAFTA Awards this evening. She claimed the female performance in comedy gong for Twenty Twelve and best supporting actress for Accused (Mo's Story).

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'Astonishing year on the Great British Bake Off'

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry speak to ITV's Nina Nannar
Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry speak to ITV's Nina Nannar Credit: ITV News

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry have told ITV News they are astonished to be nominated for BAFTA awards but that they are happy if they don't win because the show "got people baking".

"Its been a slow burner from the beginning really. We didn't know what to expect from the first year. By year three its out of control really" said Paul Hollywood.

"We still don't class ourselves as a big hitter. I think for the audience (award) we are up against the Olympics which was a pretty big hitter! To be honest I'm happy to lose to the Olympics no problem".

"It's such fun. We love it and we managed to get Britain baking which is what we set out to do" added Mary Berry.

Great British Bake Off is nominated in the Features Award and the Audience Award.

Crowds brave the rain to see celebs at the BAFTAs

Members of the public dressed in wet weather gear wait patiently for the arrival of actors at BAFTA Awards
Members of the public dressed in wet weather gear wait patiently for the arrival of actors at BAFTA Awards Credit: ITV News

The wet and miserable weather has not stopped crowds of TV fans from lining the red carpet at the BAFTA Television Awards 2013. Some umbrellas have been given to the crowds but many are braving the wet weather with just thin rain macs.

The wet weather hasn't stopped crowds gathering at London's Royal Festival Hall
The wet weather hasn't stopped crowds gathering at London's Royal Festival Hall Credit: ITV News

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Daleks installed as security at BAFTA Television Awards

Two daleks patrol the red carpet
Two daleks patrol the red carpet Credit: ITV News/ Nicky Russell-Smith

Two Daleks are patrolling the red carpet at the Royal Festival Hall in London ahead of the BAFTA Television Awards.

The society is celebrating 50 years of the hit TV show Doctor Who. The current Doctor and his assistant will feature in a special sketch to be shown during the awards.

This is not the first time the Daleks have invaded London. Earlier this year they bought traffic to a standstill as they crossed Westminster Bridge.

BAFTA awards polished ahead of ceremony

All the BAFTA awards are carefully polished before the big event
All the BAFTA awards are carefully polished before the big event Credit: ITV News/ Nicky Russell-Smith

All the BAFTA Awards are being carefully inspected ahead of tonight's ceremony to ensure they are ready of their moment in the spotlight.

The iconic mask design was created by the US sculptor Mitzi Cunliffe in 1955. Each mask is made of bronze and since 1976 they have all been made at the same foundry in West Drayton, Middlesex.

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