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BAFTAs: The best speeches, winners and jokes from the night

There was even a dog on the red carpet…wearing a dickie bow.
May 11th 2015, 9:49 AM 21,012 7

LAST NIGHT’S BAFTAS had some surprises in store with underdogs taking top prizes and Margaret Thatcher being thanked in a speech.

The best actor and actress awards went to first time winners – Jason Watkins and Georgina Campbell.

House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards - Press Room - London Source: Doug Peters

Campbell (23) took home her first major award for her role in BBC Three’s Murdered By My Boyfriend while Watkins won the award for his role in The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries.

House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards - Press Room - London Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

The most talked about speech of the night came from Channel 4 journalist Jon Snow when he was presented with a BAFTA Fellowship award.

Source: BBC/YouTube

It was all going great until he ruffled some feathers by thanking Margaret Thatcher:

He also loved the dog that sponsors House of Fraser had on the red carpet:

Well everybody did really:

Hard not to fall for this …

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Poor Graham Norton lost out to Ant and Dec for the Best Entertainment Performance award.

House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards - Aftershow party - London Source: Ian West

But the BAFTA presenter had a great rejection speech piping up with “and suddenly I’m Ed Balls”.

Norton did win a BAFTA for Comedy Entertainment Programme.

House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards - Press Room - London

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