“Squid Game” – Red Light, Green Light Game – Siren Pictures/Netflix
Olly Alexander – “It’s A Sin” – Red Production Company/Channel 4
WINNER: Big Zuu – “Big Zuu’s Big Eats” – Boom/Dave
Samson Kayo – “Bloods” – Roughcut TV, Sky Studios/Sky One
“An Audience With Adele” – Adele’s Surprised By The Teacher Who Changed Her Life – Fulwell 73, Onward, Sony, Columbia/ITV
WINNER: “Uprising” – Production Team – Rogan Productions, Lammas Park, Turbine Studios/BBC One
“Emmerdale” – Production Team – ITV Studios/ITV HOLBY CITY Production Team – BBC Studios/BBC One
WINNER: “The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan” – Rhean Archibald, Ben Wicks, Tim Dean, Pollyanna McGirr, David Geli, Mo Gilligan – Expectation, Momo G/Channel 4
Ncuti Gatwa – “Sex Education” – Eleven Film /Netflix
“Black Power: A British Story Of Resistance” – George Amponsah, Helen Bart, Steve Mcqueen, James Rogan, Soleta Rogan, Tracey Scoffield – Rogan Productions, Lammas Park, Turbine Studios/BBC Two
WINNER: “Together” – Production Team – Shoebox Films, Sonia Friedman Productions, BBC Film/BBC Two
“Please Help” – Lucy Pearman, Ben Mallaby, David Simpson – Tiger Aspect Productions/BBC Three
COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
SHORT FORM PROGRAM
“Channel 4 News: Black to Front” – Production Team – Channel 4 News/ Channel 4
WINNER: “ITV News At Ten: Storming Of The Capitol” – Production Team – ITV News, ITN/ITV
Jessica Plummer – “The Girl Before” – 42/BBC One
"My mental health wasn't in the best place," said Gilligan of when he was first shopping around his series. 'Wow that's what I want to do'" Similarly Mo Gilligan, who won best comedy entertainment program for his series “The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan,” also spoke up for the beleaguered network. "[Channel 4] trusted me and let me be myself and bring Black boy joy to people's screens." He implored the industry to try to save Channel 4, saying: "It's so important that the next Mo Gilligan or Judi Love can watch us and say.
No one works harder than us. Apart from people in other professions." "You've suffered enough. "I'm not going to use your faces as punchlines or punchbags," he reassured them.
WINNER: “Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway” – Production Team – Lifted Entertainment, Mitre Studios/ITV
So please, whatever we can do, the BBC and Channel 4 are things we have to hold tight and fight for inch, inch, inch, every inch." Sitting in front of the TV talking, sharing. Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen also made sure to cite the broadcasters in his acceptance speech for best factual series for "Uprising," about the tragic New Cross fire in 1981, saying: "Things like the BBC and Channel 4 bring us together.
Meanwhile popular daytime TV host Lorraine Kelly – who recently found herself at the center of a mini media storm when Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared to not know who she was during a recent interview with one of Kelly's colleagues at ITV – arrived at the podium to present two awards with the words: "A special hello to Boris, I'm Lorraine."
“Casualty” – Deborah Sathe, Loretta Preece, Debbie Biggins, Jenny Thompson, Sarah Beeson – BBC Studios/BBC One
“The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime” Production Team – Minnow Films, Open University/BBC Two
WINNER: “The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Production Team” – Sky Sports, Formula 1/Sky Sports Formula 1
David Thewlis – “Landscapers” – Sister, South of the River Pictures/Sky Atlantic
"People You May Know” – Juliet Riddell, James Graham, Tom Hannen, Franklin Dow – Financial Times, Sonia Friedman Productions/Financial Times
Sean Lock – “8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown” – Zeppotron/Channel 4
WINNER: Jodie Comer – “Help” – The Forge Entertainment, One Shoe Films/Channel 4
WINNER: “Strictly Come Dancing” – Rose And Giovanni’s Silent Dance To ‘Symphony’ – BBC Studios/BBC One
Jessica Sharkey – HTM Television, Baby Cow Productions/ITV
“Help” – Production Team – The Forge Entertainment, One Shoe Films/Channel 4
“The Great British Sewing Bee” – Production Team – Love Productions/BBC One
“The Dog House” – Production Team – Five Mile Films/Channel 4
“ITV Racing: The Grand National” – Mark Demuth, Paul Mcnamara, Paul Cooper, Tasleem Hasham-laywood, Rob Oldham, Jon Harris – ITV Sport/ITV
“Freddie Mercury: The Final Act” – James Rogan, Daniel Hall, Chris Wilson, Mark Hedgecoe, Soleta Rogan, Simon Lupton – Rogan Productions/BBC Two
WINNER: "Our Land" – Alexandra Genova, Alfred Thirolle – Alexandra Genova/Together TV
“Manhunt: The Night Stalker” – Ed Whitmore, Marc Evans, Jo Willett, Evie Bergson-Korn, Philippa Braithwaite – Buffalo Pictures/ITV
"Doctor who," replied to Gatwa to laughs and groans from the audience. After which the duo handed over a gong to winning series "Motherland." "Doctor," said Wood. Meanwhile new Time Lord Gatwa and his "Sex Education" co-star Aimee Lou Wood presented the award for best scripted comedy, taking to the podium with a knock-knock joke. "Knock knock," said Wood. "Who's there?" replied Gatwa.
WINNER: “The Missing Children” Production Team – Truenevision/ITV
"Stephen" – Mark Redhead, Madonna Baptiste, Alrick Riley, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Joe Cottrell Boyce,
Emily Watson – “Too Close” – Snowed-In Productions/ITV
"It's a Sin" – Russell T Davies, Nicola Shindler, Peter Hoar, Phil Collinson – Red Production Company/Channel 4
“Sky News: Afghanistan: Endgame” Production Team – Sky News/Sky News
“The Men Who Sell Football (Al Jazeera Investigations)” – Phil Rees, David Harrison, Jason Gwynne, Sarah Yeo, Nicholas Dove, Naji Tamimi – Al Jazeera I-Unit/Al Jazeera English
"Killing Eve" star Jodie Comer picked up the BAFTA for best leading actress for her role in COVID drama "Help." In her acceptance speech she thanked writer Jack Thorne, revealing: "I very embarrassingly slid into his DMs a few years ago and told him I wanted to work with him. Little did I know [co-star] Stephen Graham had done the same."
“Strictly Come Dancing” – Production Team – BBC Studios/BBC One” />
Michael McIntyre – “Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel” – Hungry McBear Media/BBC One
WINNER: “Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin (Exposure)” Sarah Collinson, David Henshaw, David Alter, Sasha Odynova, Ksenia Barakovskaya – Hardcash Productions, The Economist/ITV
Emily Mortimer – “The Pursuit Of Love” – Open Book Productions, Moonage Pictures, Amazon Studios/BBC One
Céline Buckens – “Showtrial” – World Productions/BBC One
Leah Harvey – “Foundation” – Skydance Television, Phantom Four/Apple TV Plus
WINNER – “The Chase” – Michael Kelpie, Martin Scott, Helen Tumbridge, Hester Davies, Christina Clayton, Mick Thomas – Potato/ITV
WINNER: “Motherland” – Holly Walsh, Helen Serafinowicz, Barunka O’Shaughnessy, Caroline Norris, Sharon Horgan, Clelia Mountford – Merman Television, Twofour/Channel 4
“Grenfell: The Untold Story” – James Newton, Daisy Ayliffe, Emma Lysaght, Kirsty Cunningham, Jessie Versluys – BBC Studios/Channel 4
Omari Douglas – “It’s A Sin” – Red Production Company/Channel 4
Meanwhile the contenders for best international series will be one of the most fraught with some of the past year’s most talked-about series – including “Call My Agent,” “Mare of Easttown,” “Squid Games” and “Succession – up for an award.
"Seeing is believing," Majumdar said of the importance of diversity in the industry, saying the room was full of the most important people in television, who have the chance to make a difference. "We desperately need diversity" among the leaders and gatekeepers in the industry, he added, again earning heartfelt applause.
"I hope you all continue to keep up your valuable work." Prince William also made a brief appearance in a video transmission in which he talked about climate change on screen. "Writers and producers are playing a unique role in ensuring the future of our planet is something we all want to talk about," William said.
WINNER: Sean Bean – "Time" – BBC Studios/BBC One
“Hollyoaks Saved My Life (Hollyoaks IRL)” – Rachel Hardy, Alan Toner, Graham Gallery – Lime Pictures/YouTube
Rose Matafeo – “Starstruck” – Avalon/BBC Three
Denise Gough – “Too Close” – Snowed-In Productions/ITV
Kelly wasn't the only one to address Johnson. Instead of a traditional speech, the team behind “Together," who won the BAFTA for best single documentary, read out a statement from the charity and pressure group Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice when picking up their award, which included a strong rebuke of the government.
“9/11: One Day in America” Caroline Marsden, Daniel Bogado, TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay, David Glover – 72 Films/National Geographic
Graham Norton – “The Graham Norton Show” – So Television/BBC One
“Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles” – Joe Mather, Simon Ford, Jamie Pickup, Mark Casebow, Charlie MacDonald, Juliet Piper – BBC Studios/Channel 4
Joe Lycett – “Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back” – Rumpus Media, My Options Were Limited/Channel 4
Aimee Lou Wood – “Sex Education” – Eleven Film/Netflix
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
“Lupin” – Production Team – Gaumont Télévision/Netflix
WINNER: “My Childhood, My Country – 20 Years In Afghanistan” – Phil Grabsky, Shoaib Sharifi, Amanda Wilkie, Clive Mattock – Seventh Art Productions/ITV
"There was barely enough time to get out of your seat and slap someone," Ayoade said, in reference to the Will Smith slap at the Oscars in March. Citing that it is the 75th anniversary of BAFTA in 2022, he said the TV awards only launched with 5 categories initially. As the audience giggled nervously, he added: "We can laugh about it."
“We Are Lady Parts” – Production Team – Working Title Television/Channel 4
“Unforgotten” – Production Team – Mainstreet Pictures/ITV
“I Am Victoria” – Dominic Savage, Krishnendu Majumdar, Richard Yee, Suranne Jones, Josh Hyams, David Charap – Me + You Productions/Channel 4
“Stath Lets Flats” – Jamie Demetriou, Seb Barwell, Andrew Gaynord, Ash Atalla – Roughcut TV/Channel 4
“Life & Rhymes” – Production Team – CPL Productions, Licklemor Productions/Sky Arts
Callum Scott Howells – “It’s A Sin” – Red Production Company/Channel 4
“I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!” – Ant And Dec Dig At Downing Street’s Lockdown Parties – Lifted Entertainment/ITV
Tahirah Sharif – “The Tower” – Mammoth Screen, Windhover Films/ITV
David Carlyle – “It’s A Sin” – Red Production Company/Channel 4
WINNER: Matthew Macfadyen – “Succession” – Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries, Gary Sanchez Productions, HBO/Sky Atlantic
According to Armstrong, Snook said "lots of nice things" about her on-screen husband, including the fact that "after 12 hours on set he returns his clothes to the costume van smelling better than when he took them out" while Braun said there was "No one I'd rather have kiss me tenderly on the forehead than Matthew Macfadyen," referencing a scene in the show.
“Vigil” – Tom Edge, Simon Heath, Jake Lushington, Angie Daniell, James Strong, Isabelle Sieb – World Productions/BBC One
WINNER: “The Underground Railroad” – Barry Jenkins, Colson Whitehead, Adele Romanski, Mark Ceryak, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner – Plan B, PASTEL, Big Indie, Amazon Studios/Amazon Prime
“9/11: Inside The President’s War Room” – Adam Wishart, Neil Grant, Serena Kennedy, Simon Finch – Wish/Art Films/BBC One
Cathy Tyson, who won a BAFTA for best supporting actress for her role in “Help,” gave a shoutout to Channel 4 when she collected her award, calling the public broadcaster "a voice for the people," as well as saying she stood with the people of both Ukraine and Russia.
Lydia West – “It’s A Sin” – Red Production Company/Channel 4
“Mare of Easttown” – Production Team – wiip Studios, The Low Dweller Productions, Juggle Productions, Mayhem, Zobot Projects, HBO/Sky Atlantic
“Moneybags” – David Flynn, Michelle Woods, Aaron Rosenthal, Louisa Benger, Shaun Parry, Mike Maclaine – Youngest Media/Channel 4
“Succession” – Production Team – Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries, Gary Sanchez Productions, HBO/Sky Atlantic
Kate Winslet – “Mare of Easttown” – wiip Studios, The Low Dweller Productions, Juggle Productions, Mayhem, Zobot Projects, HBO/Sky Atlantic
"Matthew is a lovely man and I'm very glad he's won this award," Armstrong said. He revealed he'd also asked Macfadyen's co-stars Sarah Snook and Nicholas Braun for comments about Macfadyen to share with the BAFTA TV Awards audience. Matthew Macfadyen won the award for best supporting actor for his role as the manipulative Tom in "Succession." Macfadyen was not at the ceremony so "Succession" show runner Jesse Armstrong stepped in to accept it on his behalf.
WINNER: Sophie Willan – “Alma’s Not Normal” – Expectation/BBC Two
"I couldn't be happier," he said. In his acceptance speech, which was delivered in a pre-recorded video transmission, Connolly cited his struggles with Parkinson's disease as well discussing his career. "It's made me such a happy man, getting these good attendance medals now my career is out the window." And comedian and actor Sir Billy Connolly CBE ("Mrs Brown") was honoured with a fellowship, BAFTA’s highest honour.
British Academy Television Awards Nominees and Winners
“Death of England: Face to Face” – Clint Dyer, Dixie Linder, David Sabel, Rufus Norris, Christine Schwarzman, Roy Williams – National Theatre, Sabel Productions, Cuba Pictures/Sky Arts
Steve Coogan – This Time with Alan Partridge – Baby Cow Productions/BBC One TIM RENKOW Jerk – Roughcut TV/BBC Three
Natasia Demetriou – “Stath Lets Flats” – Roughcut TV/Channel 4
Virgin Media’s Must-see Moment (Voted For By The Public)
“Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing” – Paul Whitehouse, Bob Mortimer, Lisa Clark, Stephanie Fyfe, Rob Gill – Owl Power/BBC Two
WINNER: “The Earthshot Prize 2021" – Production Team – BBC Studios/BBC One
Hugh Quarshie – "Stephen" – HTM Television/ITV
“The Ranganation” Ruth Phillips, Richard Cohen, Mark Barrett, Barbara Wiltshire, Debra Blenkinsop, Helena Parkhill – Zeppotron/BBC Two
“Nail Bomber: Manhunt” – Production Team – Expectation/Netflix
“Sort Your Life Out” – Charlotte Brookes, Kurt Seywald, James Callum, Lucy Blatch, Michael Hyland, Demi Doyle – Optomen Television/BBC One
“An Audience With Adele” – Adele, Jonathan Dickins, Sally Wood, Ben Winston, Lou Fox, Bex Hampson – Fulwell 73, Onward, Sony, Columbia/ITV
WINNER: “In My Skin” – Kayleigh Llewellyn, Nerys Evans, Molly Manners, Sophie Francis – Expectation/BBC Three
“Four Hours at the Capitol” – Jamie Roberts, Will Grayburn, Dan Reed – AMOS Pictures/BBC Two
“It’s A Sin” – Colin’s Devastating AIDS Diagnosis – Red Production Company/Channel 4
“Alma’s Not Normal” – Sophie Willan, Gill Isles, Andrew Chaplin, Nerys Evans – Expectation/BBC Two
RuPaul’s Drag race U.K.” – RuPaul Charles, Fenton Bailey, Tom Campbell, Bruce McCoy, Sally Miles, Matt Green – World of Wonder Productions/BBC Three
BAFTA Chair Krishnendu Majumdar opened the ceremony with a speech in which he noted: "We should also cherish public service broadcasting," a statement which earned a long applause and whoops of support in light of the government's current commitment to privatize Channel 4 and freeze the BBC's license fee.
"Springwatch 2021" Production Team – BBC Studio/BBC Two
“The Royal British Legion of Remembrance” – BBC Studios/BBC One
WINNER: “Coronation Street” – Production Team – ITV Studios/ITV
"Landscapers" – Will Sharpe, Ed Sinclair, Katie Carpenter, Olivia Colman, Jane Featherstone, Chris Fry – SISTER, South of the River Pictures/Sky Atlantic
The sun is shining, the stars have made their way down the red carpet and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ (BAFTA) Television Awards is underway at the Royal Festival Hall in London, U.K.
WINNER: “Big Zuu’s Big Eats” – Sam Grace, Alex Gilman, Chris Faith, Lucy Blatch, Big Zuu, Rohan Minhas – Boom/Dave
“Race Around Britain” – Ben Wicks, Andy Brown, Munya Chawawa, Trent Williams-Jones, Claire Cook, Kevin Muyolo – Expectation, Munz Made It/YouTube
“UEFA Euro 2020 Semi-final: England V Denmark” – Mark Demuth, Paul Mcnamara, Phil Heslop, Maggie Price, Roger Pearce, Stuart Smith – ITV Sport/ITV
“The Brit Awards 2021” – Production Team – BRITS TV/ITV
“Steph’s Packed Lunch” – Ben Wicks, Rebecca Papworth, Vivek Sharma, Steph McGovern, Alan Clayton, Derek Hallworth – Expectation, Can Can Productions/Channel 4
The event – the first time it has taken place in person in three years due to the COVID pandemic – is being hosted by comedian and director Richard Ayoade ("The IT Crowd").
“RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K.” ‘UK Hun?’ – Bimini’s Verse – World Of Wonder/BBC Three
Alison Hammond – “I Can See Your Voice” – Thames/BBC One
"Sex Education" star Ncuti Gatwa – who was today announced as the next Doctor Who – is also in the running for an award for best male performance in a comedy for Netflix hit “Sex Education."
Nonso Anozie – “Sweet Tooth” – Warner Bros. Television/Netflix
WINNER: Jamie Demetriou – “Stath Lets Flats” – Roughcut TV/Channel 4 JOE GILGUN Brassic – Calamity Films/Sky Max
Among those nominated for a gong tonight are “An Audience With Adele," for best entertainment program, Rose Matafeo is nominated for best female performance in a comedy for “Starstruck” while Olly Alexander is nominated for leading actor for “It’s A Sin.”
“Tokyo 2020 Olympics” – Production Team – BBC Sport/BBC One
Ayoade also noted that the awards coincided with Sir David Attenborough's 96th anniversary on Sunday.
“Silenced: The Hidden Story Of Disabled Britain” Production Team – Blast! Films/BBC Two
Samuel Adewunmi – “You Don’t Know Me” – Snowed-In Productions/BBC One
“Trump Takes on the World” – Norma Percy, Tim Stirzaker, Sam Collins, Tania Rakhmanova, Lucy Hetherington, Greg Sanderson – Brook Lapping, Les Films D’ici, Arte France/BBC Two
“Married at First Sight U.K.” – Murray Boland, Dermot Caulfield, Danielle Lux, Sharyn Mills, Rachel Viner, James Kayler
Anjana Vasan – “We Are Lady Parts” – Working Title Television/Channel 4
Niamh Algar – “Deceit” – Story Films/Channel 4
WINNER: "Time" – Jimmy McGovern, Tom Sherry, Lewis Arnold, Simon Maloney, Michael Parke, Andrew Morrissey – BBC Studios/BBC One
“Richard Osman’s House of Games” – Tamara Gilder, Breid McLoone, Tom Banks, Abby Brakewell, John Smith, Sarah Boyce – Remarkable Television/BBC Two
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL
"If the government goes ahead with its destructive plan to end Channel 4 as a public organization, those risks won't be taken. "A publicly-owned, risk-taking Channel 4 believed in [the show] and they stuck with it [despite initially low ratings]," said producer Stephen Lambert. And a big part of what makes British television good will have ended." Another shout-out to public service broadcasting meanwhile came from the team behind "Gogglebox," when they picked up the award for best reality or constructed reality TV series.
“Squid Game” – Hwang Dong-hyuk, Kim Ji-Yeon – Siren Pictures/Netflix
Stephen Graham – “Time” – BBC Studios/BBC One
“The Graham Norton Show” – Graham Norton, Graham Stuart, Jon Magnusson, Toby Baker, Catherine Strauss, Pete Snell – So Television/BBC One
WINNER: Cathy Tyson – “Help” – The Forge Entertainment, One Shoe Films/Channel 4
“Call My Agent!” – Harold Valentin, Aurélien Larger, Dominique Besnehard, Michel Feller – Mon Voisin Productions, Mother Productions, France Télévisions/Netflix
Stephen Graham – “Help” – The Forge Entertainment, One Shoe Films/ Channel 4
“Good Morning Britain: Shamima” Begum Production Team – ITV Studios Daytime/ITV
– CPL Productions/E4
On the red carpet outside, George Ezra gave a special outdoor performance of his latest single "Green Green Grass."
Aisling Bea – “This Way Up” – Merman Television/Channel 4
Ayoade delivered his opening monologue in typically caustic style, saying: "I'm here to reassure you this will eventually end. It won't feel like it, but it will."
WINNER: “Gogglebox” – Production Team – Studio Lambert/Channel 4
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
“Squid Game” – Red Light, Green Light Game – Siren Pictures/Netflix