Ireland might not had been celebrating success at the Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on Saturday night in Azerbaijan and saw Jedward finish in the bottom half of the table and Sweden crowned Eurovision winners. But we were celebrating on Sunday night, as Irish talent won a host of prestigious BAFTAs at the ceremony in London.
The BAFTAs hosted this year by our very own Dara O’Briain, recognises the best in British Television Programming and last night Ireland showed their peers how it should be done, snapping up 4 of the famous icon BAFTA Busts.
Irish winners included; Graham Norton, who won Best Entertainment Performance, The Popular Mrs Brown’s Boys who won Best Sitcom, Dublin Actor Andrew Scott who won Best Supporting Actor his role in Sherlock and Monica Dolan who won Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Rose West in Appropriate Adult.
Norton, who was recently in Bandon to officially open the new extension at his old school – Bandon Grammar, was in Azerbaijan over this weekend as he presents the coverage of Eurovision 2012 for the BBC. But like many, will return back to Ireland for the summer, where he will spend his vacation from work relaxing at his summer house in West Cork.