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Irish stars light up the red carpet at the BAFTAs!

The Irish made an impression at the glitzy awards ceremony

Go Graham - he hosted AND won an award!
Go Graham – he hosted AND won an award!

The Irish were well-represented at the glamourous BAFTA awards last night – and even walked away with an award or two.

Actor Stephen Rea and chatshow favourite Graham Norton, who also played host on the night, were victorious at the TV BAFTAs, scooping Best Supporting Actor and best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment programme respectively.

The Honourable Woman actor Stephen was humble in his acceptance, crediting his cast-members for his win, while Graham was typically cheeky, shooing his team off-stage and claiming ‘go me!’

Stephen Rea also won a coveted award (pic: Ian West/PA Wire)
Stephen Rea also won a coveted award (pic: Ian West/PA Wire)

Graham revealed before the ceremony that he likes to prepare for his hosting duties by enjoying a glass of wine, and he appeared relaxed and content as he delivered his standard witty gags, which went down a treat with the room of A-Listers.

Meanwhile, fellow Irish stars Chris O’Dowd, James Nesbitt and Brendan O’Carroll lost out in their respective categories.

Roscommon actor Chris’ Moone Boy was up for Scripted Comedy but lost out on the night to Detectorists which also proved victorious over Harry and Paul’s Story of the Twos and The Wrong Man.

However, the funnyman still seemed to enjoy his night out with wife Dawn O’Porter, and told reporters that the new parents are loving their time with baby Art.

Chris o'Dowd
Chris ‘n’ Dawn rocked the red carpet together!

“We’re really enjoying it,” he said. “We’ve got three more months to decide whether to give him back or not.

Also lighting up the red carpet was Bray tv star Laura Whitmore, who stunned in a floral pattered gold dress from House of Frazer.

We love Laura's pretty gold dress!
We love Laura’s pretty gold dress!

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