BAFTA TV Awards

Sarah Lancashire

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards honour the best British and international contribution to TV from the previous year with the British Academy Television Awards.

Better known as the BAFTA TV awards, the 2017 ceremony was held on Sunday, May 14 and was hosted by Sue Perkins while Graham Norton recovered from Eurovision.

The awards ceremony took place at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank and was broadcast on the BBC.

A full list of winners is below.

Winners 2017

Best Actor (winner in bold):

Adeel Akhtar – Murdered by My Father (BBC Three)
Babou Ceesay – Damilola, Our Loved Boy (BBC One)
Robbie Coltrane – National Treasure (Channel 4)
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (BBC Two)

Best Actress:

Sarah Lancashire – Happy Valley (BBC One)
Nikki Amuka-Bird – NW (BBC One)
Jodie Comer – Thirteen (BBC Three)
Claire Foy – The Crown (Netflix)

Best Supporting Actor:

Tom Hollander – The Night Manager (BBC One)
Jared Harris – The Crown (Netflix)
John Lithgow – The Crown (Netflix)
Daniel Mays – Line of Duty (BBC Two)

Best Supporting Actress:

Wunmi Mosaku – Damilola, Our Loved Boy (BBC One)
Siobhan Finneran – Happy Valley (BBC One)
Vanessa Kirby – The Crown (Netflix)
Nicola Walker – Last Tango in Halifax (BBC One)

Best Male Comedy Performance:

Steve Coogan – Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle (Sky Atlantic)
Asim Chaudhry – People Just Do Nothing (BBC Three)
Harry Enfield – The Windsors (Channel 4)
David Mitchell – Upstart Crow (BBC Two)

Best Female Comedy Performance:

Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag (BBC Three)
Olivia Colman – Fleabag (BBC Three)
Lesley Manville – Mum (BBC Two)
Diane Morgan – Cunk on Shakespeare (BBC Two)

Best Entertainment Performance:

Michael McIntyre – Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC One)
Adam Hills – The Last Leg (Channel 4)
Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)
Claudia Winkleman – Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One)

 Best Single Drama:

Damilola, Our Loved Boy (BBC One)
Aberfan: The Green Hollow (BBC One)
Murdered by My Father (BBC Three)
NW (BBC Two)

Best Mini-Series:

National Treasure (Channel 4)
The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (BBC Two)
The Secret (ITV)
The Witness for the Prosecution (BBC One)

Best Drama Series:

Happy Valley (BBC One)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Durrells (ITV)
War and Peace (BBC One)

Best Soap and Continuing Drama:

Emmerdale (ITV)
Casualty (BBC One)
EastEnders (BBC One)
Hollyoaks (Channel 4)

Best International Programme:

American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson (FX) / (BBC Two)
The Night Of (HBO) / (Sky Atlantic)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Transparent (Amazon Prime)

Best Factual Series or Strand:

Exodus: Our Journey to Europe (BBC Two)
24 Hours in Police Custody (BBC Two)
The Prosecutors: Real Crime and Punishment (BBC 4)
Kids on the Edge (Channel 4)

Huw Wheldon Award for Specialist Factual:

Planet Earth II (BBC One)
Alan Bennett’s Diaries (BBC Two)
Attenborough’s Life That Glows (BBC Two)
Grayson Perry’s All Man (Channel 4)

Flaherty Award for Single Documentary:

Hillsborough (BBC Two)
Behind Closed Doors (BBC One)
How to Die: Simon’s Choice (BBC Two)
Hypernormalisation (BBC iPlayer)

Best Feature:

Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC One)
The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs (BBC Two)
The Great British Bake Off (BBC One)
Travel Man (Channel 4)

Best Reality and Constructed Factual:

Muslims Like Us (BBC Two)
First Dates (Channel 4)
The Real Marigold Hotel (BBC Two)
The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds (Channel 4)

Best Current Affairs:

Teenage Prison Abuse Exposed – Panorama (BBC One)
Inside Obama’s White House (BBC Two)
Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks – This World (BBC Two)
Unarmed Black Male – This World (BBC Two)

Virgin’s Must-See Moments:

Planet Earth II – “Snakes v iguanas chase”
Game of Thrones – “Battle of the Bastards”
The Late Late Show with James Corden – “Carpool Karaoke with Michelle Obama”
Line of Duty – “Urgent exit required”
Strictly Come Dancing – “Ed Balls’ Gangnam Style”
Who Do You Think You Are – “Danny Dyer’s origins”

About BAFTAs

BAFTA TV AwardsThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public.

In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – featuring workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes – in the UK, USA and Asia; it offers unique access to the world’s most inspiring talent and connects with a global audience of all ages and backgrounds.

BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, television and games production, visit bafta.org/guru. For more, visit bafta.org.

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