BAFTA Awards 2017: winners

Happy Valley has toppled The Crown at the BAFTA television awards.

It won the Drama Series and Leading Actress categories, despite The Crown landing more nominations overall -the latter lucked out entirely.

There were also wins by National Treasure, Planet Earth II, The Night Manager and Exodus: Our Journey to Europe.

Aussie Adam Hills also missed out in 2 Comedy categories.

Joanna Lumley also received the BAFTA Fellowship.

Winners in bold:

Leading Actor
Adeel Akhtar – Murdered by My Father 
Babou Ceesay – Damilola, Our Loved Boy
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses
Robbie Coltrane – National Treasure

Leading Actress
Claire Foy – The Crown
Jodie Comer – Thirteen
Nikki Amuka-Bird – NW
Sarah Lancashire – Happy Valley 

Supporting Actor
Daniel Mays – Line of Duty
Jared Harris – The Crown
John Lithgow – The Crown
Tom Hollander – The Night Manager 

Supporting Actress
Nicola Walker – Last Tango in Halifax
Siobhan Finneran – Happy Valley
Vanessa Kirby – The Crown
Wunmi Mosaku – Damilola, Our Loved Boy 

Drama Series
The Crown
The Durrells
Happy Valley 
War & Peace

Comedy & Comedy Entertainment Programme
Charlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe 
Cunk on Shakespeare
The Last Leg

Entertainment Performance
Adam Hills – The Last Leg
Claudia Winkleman – Strictly Come Dancing
Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show
Michael McIntyre – Michael McIntyre’s Big Show 

Entertainment Programme
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway 
Britain’s Got Talent
Michael McIntyre’s Big Show
Strictly Come Dancing

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme
Asim Chaudhry – People Just Do Nothing
David Mitchell – Upstart Crow
Harry Enfield – The Windsors
Steve Coogan – Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle 

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme
Diane Morgan – Cunk on Shakespeare
Lesley Manville – Mum
Olivia Colman – Fleabag
Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag

Reality & Constructed Factual
First Dates
Muslims Like Us 
The Real Marigold Hotel
The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds

Scripted Comedy
People Just Do Nothing

The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs
The Great British Bake Off
Travel Man: 48 Hours In…
Who Do You Think You Are?

Current Affairs
Inside Obama’s White House
Teenage Prison Abuse Exposed 
Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks
Unarmed Black Male

Factual Series
24 Hours in Police Custody Kids on the Edge
Exodus: Our Journey to Europe 
Kids on the Edge
The Prosecutors: Real Crime and Punishment

The Night Of
The People v OJ Simpson 
Stranger Things

Live Event
The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme: Thiepval
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC
Stand Up to Cancer
The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration 

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses
National Treasure 
The Secret
The Witness for the Prosecution

News Coverage
Channel 4 News: Brexit – Day One
BBC North West Tonight: Hillsborough Inquests
Sky News Tonight – Aleppo: Death of a City
Victoria Derbyshire 

Single Documentary
Behind Closed Doors
How to Die: Simon’s Choice

Single Drama
Aberfan: The Green Hollow
Damilola, Our Loved Boy 
Murdered By My Father

Soap & Continuing Drama

Specialist Factual
Alan Bennett’s Diaries
Attenborough’s Life That Glows
Grayson Perry: All Man
Planet Earth II 

The Open 
Rio 2016 Olympics
Rio 2016 Paralympics
Six Nations – England v Wales

Virgin TV’s Must See Moment
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
Planet Earth II: Snakes vs Iguna Chase
Strictly Come Dancing: Ed Balls’ Gangnam Style
Who Do You Think You Are?: Danny Dyer’s Origins


    • Maev....Sydney

      I so agree….not the sort of thing I would normally watch….but it was so well done and well acted…you could not…Although a few parts were viewed through the fingers on my hands….**G*

  1. Maev....Sydney

    The list of soaps…are they shown in Australia?….I am guessing may be pay TV…It would be nice to see some of the older series run during the day..or even later at night.

  2. The Must See Moment category had a lot of amazing choices, especially Line of Duty’s “Urgent Exit” Vicky McClure and Craig Parkinson deserve an award for that scene alone.

  3. The Crown and Happy Valley are both high quality dramas but very well deserved for Happy Valley.
    A truly outstanding program and Sarah Lancashire is exceptional in her role here.
    A big congrats also to Joanna Lumley on her BAFTA Fellowship – a lovely, classy and extremely likeable lady.

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