Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders received Bafta's outstanding achievement honour, the Fellowship, at the Bafta TV Awards.
The stars of Channel 4's teen drama Skins accepted the audience award - the only Bafta voted for by viewers.
Spooks actress Miranda Raison posed on the red carpet as the ceremony got under way on London's South Bank on Sunday.
EastEnders stars Barbara Windsor, June Brown and Ross Kemp arrived together - but went home empty-handed.
Jonathan Ross, who attended with wife Jane, was nominated for best entertainment performance. But he was beaten by Harry Hill.
Sir David Attenborough received his first Bafta trophy in 1961. This year, he won best specialist factual for Life in Cold Blood.
The ceremony, at the Royal Festival Hall, was hosted by Graham Norton.
The Bill actress Lisa Maxwell celebrated the long-running ITV police drama's first ever Bafta win.
On the red carpet, Davina McCall joked that she would want Sandra Bullock to play her in Jade: The Musical.
Former OC actress Mischa Barton was among the US stars at the ceremony.
EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer, asked what she was wearing by a journalist, replied: "I don't know. It's a dress and a pair of shoes."