Monday, May 08, 2006

"Doctor Who" Wins Best Drama In UK

The BAFTA Awards -- the UK equivalent to the Emmys -- were held last night and they were a very British affair indeed. "Doctor Who" won best drama and a viewers' award. The political satire "The Thick of It" won best comedy. And Simon Cowell's "The X Factor" (his Uk spin on "American Idol") won best reality show. The frantically directed "Bleak House" won best miniseries. But what made the night so very British was how everyone kept apologizing for winning. TV host Jonathan Ross won best host but felt bad because everyone expected "Deal Or No Deal" Noel Edmonds to win for his comeback on that game show. And Anna Maxwell Martin won for "Bleak House" but felt bad because she thought it should have been her costar Gillian Anderson. No American has ever felt bad for winning any award ever.

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