The BAFTA TV Awards winners were recently announced at a hybrid event filmed at London’s Television Centre.
- This gala event was hosted by Richard Ayoade. Well, amid the rapid spread of Covid-19, the organizers have kept all the protocols in the mind.
- Only the nominees of the main categories were present in person and all others joined virtually.
- Michaela Cole bagged two of the biggest awards for her BBC and HBO series I May Destroy You.
- Other winners include Aimee Lou Wood as Female Performance in Comedy for Netflix’s Sex Education, Leading Actor went to Paul Mescal for Normal People. Season 4 of The Crown did not win any awards, despite bagging the Golden Globes.
The list of winners:
Sport: England v West Indies Test Cricket – Production Team – Sky Sports and Sky Sports Cricket
Single Documentary: Locked In: Breaking the Silence (Storyville) Xavier Alford, Sacha Mirzoeff, Colette Hodges, Poppy Goodheart – Marble Films/ BBC Four
Short-Form Program: They Saw the Sun First – Jess Lowe, Stefan Hunt, Red Bull Media House/ Red Bull TV, Adam Gee – Fresh Film
News Coverage: Sky News: Inside Idlib – Production Team – Sky News
International: Welcome to Chechnya: The gay Purge (Storyville) – Alice Henty, David France, Joy A. Tomchin, Askold Kurov – Public Square Films/ BBC Four.
Current Affairs: America’s War on Abortion (Exposure) – Darin Prindle, Andrew Smith, Deeyah Khan – Fusse Films/ ITV
Leading Actress: Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You – Various Artists, BBC One/FALKNA
Leading Actor: Paul Mescal – Normal People – BBC Three/Element Pictures
Drama Series: Save Me Too – Jessica Sykes, Simon Heath, Lizzie Rusbridger, Lennie James, Jim Loach, Coky Giedroyc – Sky Atlantic/World Productions
Single Drama: Sitting in Limbo – Production Team – BBC One/ Left Bank Pictures
Comedy Entertainment Program: The Big Narstie Show – Nathan Brown, Obi Kevin Akudike, Rina Dayalji, Toby Baker, Ben Wicks – Expectation, Channel 4/ Dice Productions Entertainment
LIVE Event: Springwatch 2020 – Production Team – BBC Two/ BBC Studios Natural History
Factual Series: Once Upon a Time in Iraq – Miriam Walsh, Jo Able, James Bluemel, Andrew Palmer, Will Anderson, Simon Sykes – BBC Two/Keo Films
Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment (voted by the public): Britain’s Got Talent – Diversity perform a routine inspired by the BLM protests – Thames, ITV/Syco
Soap and Continuing Drama: Casualty – Loretta Preece, Simon Harper, Jenny Thompson, Sarah Beeson – BBC One/ BBC Studios
Mini-Series: I May Destroy You – Production Team – Various Artists, BBC One/ FALKNA
Reality and Constructed Factual: The School That Tried to End Racism – Production Team – Channel 4/ Proper Content
Female Performance in a Comedy Program: Aimee Lou Wood – Sex Education – Netflix/Eleven Film
Specialist Factual: The Surgeon’s Cut – James Van Der Pool, Andrew Cohen, James Newton – Netflix/BBC Studios
Male Performance in a Comedy Program: Charlie Cooper – This Country – BBC Three/BBC Studios
Daytime: The Great House Giveaway – Production Team – Channel 4/ Chwarel
Supporting Actor: Malachi Kirby – Small Axe – Turbine Studios, Lammas Park/ BBC One
Features: Long Lost Family – Born Without Trace – Rose Schellenberg, Paddy Lynas, Alice Goodyear, Sally Benton – ITV/Wall to Wall Media
Entertainment Program: Life and Rhymes – Production Team – CPL Productions, Licklemor Productions/Sky Arts
Supporting Actress: Rakie Ayola ‘Anthony’ – BBC One/ LA Productions
Scripted Comedy: Inside No 9 – Steve Pemberton, Andam Tandy, Matt Lipsey, Reece Shearsmith, Guillem Morals – BBC Two/BBC Studios
Entertainment Performance: Romesh Ranganathan – The Ranganation – BBC Two/ Zeppotron
About BAFTA Awards:
- BAFTA is the acronym for The British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
- BAFTA Awards are presented in an annual award show hosted by the BAFTA.
- BAFTA, initially the British Film Academy was formed in 1947 with an aim to promote, support, and develop the art form of the moving image such as film and television in the UK.
- The first-ever Awards, given in 1955, consisted of six categories.
- Until 1958, they were awarded by the Guild of Television Producers and Directors.
- From 1958 onwards, after the Guild had merged with the British Film Academy, the organization was known as the Society of Film and Television Arts.
- In 1976, this became the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.