Broadchurch star Olivia Colman opts for fifties chic as she leads the accolades with Best Actress win at the RTS Awards
She led the way in style and prestige on Tuesday evening when she took to the stage at the Royal Television Society awards ceremony to receive one of the night’s biggest accolades.
Indeed, Olivia Colman walked away with the award for Best Female Actress courtesy of her roles in ITV drama Broadchurch and Channel 4 show Run – and she accepted her gong in a smart cream ensemble.
The 40-year-old actress gave the loose fitting dress an elegant finish by opting for a peach and black shift coat with a collarless detail – matching it with a pair of glossy gold heels.
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Fifties chic: Olivia Colman opted for a retro ensemble comprised of cream dress with a peach and black shift coat and gold heels for her night at the Royal Television Society Awards on Tuesday evening
Olivia, a double BAFTA winner for past roles in Accused and Twenty Twelve, completed her outfit with a sparkly clutch bag, bangles and a solid gold watch.
Her look offered a vague echo of fifties chic, and she stood out as she posed for photos alongside Broadchurch co-stars Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan.
Olivia was favourite to scoop the award at London’s Grosvenor House in a category that also included Scottish actress Sharon Rooney for 90s based My Mad Fat Diary and co-star, Jodie
Rivals: Olivia was nominated in the category for Best Actress with Mad Fat Diary star Sharon Rooney
The hit show, an ensemble crime drama that explored the impact of a tragic death on a tightly knit community, developed a huge following during its eight episode run.
Referring to series two, which has been commissioned and will begin principal photography this year, Jodie admitted that its two principal stars, Olivia and David Tennant, would definitely be returning.
‘David and Olivia will obviously be in season two,’ she said. ‘It doesn’t shoot for a few months, I think – middle of the summer sometime.
Time for a selfie: The double BAFTA winner was in high spirits at the event after claiming her award for Best Actress
Three’s company: The two actresses were joined by a host of fellow actors, producers, directors and writers on the night – amongst them Broadchurch co-star Andrew Buchan
‘None of us know if we’re in it, or if we’re not in it. It was exciting and wonderful to be a part of, I really enjoyed it, so there’s no part of me that wouldn’t do it if I was asked.’
Other winners on Tuesday evening included Idris Elba, whose leading role in BBC show Luther landed him the award for Best Male Actor, while fellow BBC star Brendan O’Carroll won Best Comedic Performance for Mrs Brown’s Boys.
Alan Carr pulled an upset over TV veterans Ant and Dec, winning the Best Entertainment Performance gong for his chat show Alan Carr: Chatty Man.
A joint effort: (L-R) Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan at the RTS Awards in London on Tuesday night
Channel 4 celebrated wins for its hit documentary series, with Gogglebox winning the Popular Factual or Features prize, and ‘Educating Yorkshire’ winning Best Documentary Series.
There were additional wins for period crime drama Peaky Blinders for Best Drama Series and long-running show Coronation Street – which claimed the gong for Best Soap and Continuing Drama.
Broadchurch was in further contention in the category for Best Drama Serial – and, as widely predicted, it claimed the award.
Elsewhere Stephen Fry won the award for Best Presenter, while David Suchet claimed the Lifetime Achievement Award.
She’s pleased: Jodie recently admitted that pal Olivia and co-star David Tenant will be back for series two of Broadchurch
RTS AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
Actor – Female
Olivia Colman – Broadchurch/Run (ITV/Channel 4)
Actor – Male
Idris Elba – Luther (BBC One)
Peaky Blinders (BBC Two)
Ant & Dec – Britain’s Got Talent/Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV)
Stephen Fry – Stephen Fry – Out There (BBC Two)
Soap and Continuing Drama
Coronation Street (ITV)
Imagine…Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny’s Pictures? (BBC One)
Dumping Ground (CBBC)
Hard Times – A Newsround Special (CBBC)
Brendan O’Carroll – Mrs Brown’s Boys (BBC One)
Four Rooms (Channel 4)
Educating Yorkshire (Channel 4)
The Last Leg (Channel 4)
Alan Carr – Alan Carr: Chatty Man (Channel 4)
Richard III: King In The Car Park (Channel 4)
Game Of Thrones (HBO Entertainment)
The Ashes – 2013 (Sky Sports)
Popular Factual and Features
Gogglebox (Channel 4)
Science and Natural History
Africa (BBC One)
The Murder Trial (Channel 4)
The Challenger (BBC Two)
Sports Presenter, Commentator or Pundit
Gary Neville – Sky Sports (Sky Sports)
World Athletics – Mo Farah’s Double Gold Win (BBC One)
Writer – Comedy
James Corden and Mathew Baynton, with Tom Basden – The Wrong Mans (BBC Two)
Writer – Drama
Marlon Smith and Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan – Run (Channel 4)
Lifetime Achievement Award
David Suchet CBE