Sarah Lancashire, Adeel Akhtar and Joanna Lumley win at BAFTA TV Awards


Sarah Lancashire, Adeel Akhtar and Joanna Lumley were amongst the winners at tonight’s BAFTA TV Awards.

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Lancashire won Leading Actress at the ceremony for her performance as Catherine Cawood in Happy Valley, beating off competition from The Crown‘s Claire Foy, while Adeel Akhtar triumphed in the Leading Actor category. Lumley won this year’s BAFTA Fellowship, which was presented by her partner-in-crime Jennifer Saunders.

Tom Hollander scooped Supporting Actor for The Night Manager, while Wunmi Mosaku won for Damilola, Our Loved Boy. Phoebe Waller-Bridge beat her co-star Olivia Colman to Female Performance in a Comedy Programme, for The Edge-acclaimed Fleabag.

It was a triumphant night for Happy Valley as it picked up Best Drama Series as well, while the hidden gem Damilola: Our Loved Boy took home Single Drama.

Check out a list of full winners below.

Leading Actress – Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley)

Leading Actor – Adeel Akhtar (Murdered By My Father)

Supporting Actor – Tom Hollander (The Night Manager)

Supporting Actress – Wunmi Mosaku (Damilola, Our Loved Boy)

BAFTA Fellowship – Joanna Lumley

Entertainment Performance – Michael McIntyre (Michael McIntyre’s Big Show)

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme – Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme – Steve Coogan (The Scissored Isle)

Single DramaDamilola, Our Lost Boy

Mini-seriesNational Treasure

Drama SeriesHappy Valley

InternationalThe People vs. OJ Simpson

Factual Series – Exodus: Our Journey to Europe

Soap & Continuing DramaEmmerdale

Specialist FactualPlanet Earth II

Single DocumentaryHillsborough

FeaturesWho Do You Think You Are?

Reality & Constructed FactualMuslims Like Us

Current AffairsTeenage Prisons Abuse Exposed 

News CoverageVictoria Derbyshire, Footballers’ Abuse

Sport Coverage – The Open

Live EventThe Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Entertainment ProgrammeAnt & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Comedy & Comedy Entertainment ProgrammeCharlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe

Scripted ComedyPeople Do Nothing

Virgin TV’s Must See MomentPlanet Earth II: Snakes vs Iguna Chase

Special Award – Nick Fraser


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