Ireland wins big at the TV BAFTAs


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You’ll never beat the Irish.

Ireland has been having its moment in the sun over the last few years when it comes to award shows.

And this year’s BAFTA TV Awards was no different.

Derry Girls and Bad Sisters both were big winners on the night.

Siobhan McSweeney, Anne-Marie Duff, Lisa McGee and Sharon Horgan all picked up awards on Sunday night.

Siobhan won the best female performance in a comedy programme for her role as Sister Michael in Derry Girls.

“So I’ve been warned not to do a political statement, so as my mother laid dying in Cork, one of the very last things she said to me was would I not consider retraining as a teacher,” she joked as she accepted the award.

“If she could see me now, getting a Bafta for playing a teacher. Joke’s on you.”

Lisa McGee won the award for best-scripted comedy. During her speech she thanked “our first home, Derry” as well as Channel 4, asking it to “please never change”.

Anne-Marie Duff won the supporting actress award on the night for Bad Sisters. She admitted that she was “completely shocked”.

During her acceptance speech, she took the time to say: “If someone is in their life who is bullying them who is telling them that who they are is wrong, that what they are isn’t enough.

“I am telling you now you are everything.”

Sharon Horgan took to the stage to accept the award for best drama series for Bad Sisters.

Congrats lads.

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